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Week 4 TE Rankings - Standard Leagues

Heath drops some Week 4 knowledge.

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Today, we start with the obvious. The Oakland Raiders cannot defend tight ends. The Raiders have allowed five touchdowns to tight ends in just three weeks, and they travel to Chicago to take on the Bears this Sunday. If you happen to own Martellus Bennett, you must start him this weekend. For one week only, he is an elite play (despite the quarterback situation). For daily purposes, he is a solid value on FanDuel and DraftKings. I will certainly have some exposure after ignoring the signs that told me to roster Gary Barnidge in Week 3.

Charles Clay has two touchdowns for Tyrod Taylor so far and he may add to that total against the Giants this weekend in Buffalo. Sammy Watkins is nursing a calf injury and is considered day-to-day. Clay is a slam-dunk TE1 as long as this status quo holds up in Buffalo.

There are multiple injuries to check on before lineups lock on Sunday. Ladarius Green is questionable with a concussion, Jordan Cameron is nursing a groin injury, Vernon Davis has a knee strain, and Dwayne Allen did not practice on Wednesday but expects to play on Sunday. I suppose you could start Allen if you were desperate, but I hate starting a player in the first game back from injury. Make him prove his health to you first, if you are able. For me, Coby Fleener is still the play this Sunday.

No Rob Gronkowski this week is a sad, sad thing. Welcome to the big show, Greg Olsen. Good luck in your matchups, and remember to keep an eye on those injuries leading up to Sunday.

RANK PLAYER TEAM OPPONENT
1 Greg Olsen CAR @ TB
2 Travis Kelce KC @ CIN
3 Tyler Eifert CIN KC
4 Jimmy Graham SEA DET
5 Martellus Bennett CHI OAK
6 Jordan Reed WAS PHI
7 Charles Clay BUF NYG
8 Jason Witten DAL @ NO
9 Kyle Rudolph MIN @ DEN
10 Coby Fleener IND JAC
11 Maxx Williams BAL @ PIT
12 Eric Ebron DET @ SEA
13 Heath Miller PIT BAL
14 Jared Cook STL @ ARI
15 Jordan Cameron MIA NYJ
16 Zach Ertz PHI @ WAS
17 Larry Donnell NYG @ BUF
18 Richard Rodgers GB @ SF
19 Gary Barnidge CLE @ SD
20 Owen Daniels DEN MIN
21 Vernon Davis SF GB
22 Marcedes Lewis JAC @ IND
23 Dwayne Allen IND JAC
24 John Phillips SD CLE
25 Ben Watson NO DAL
26 Nick Boyle BAL @ PIT
27 Mychal Rivera OAK @ CHI
28 Gavin Escobar DAL @ NO
29 Darren Fells ARI STL
30 Ladarius Green SD CLE
31 Virgil Green DEN MIN
32 Josh Hill NO

DAL