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Week 4 Tight End Rankings - PPR Leagues

The first bye week is here and you know what that means: Rob Gronkowski is finally not number one this week! So who claimed the top spot? Nick Petraccione ranks his top-30 tight ends for Week 4.

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Well it's official, Rob Gronkowski's reign as the number one tight end has ended at Week 4. But, don't be surprised if he takes back the throne when he returns from his week of rest. A piece of advice as bye weeks start picking up: get a solid backup. The waiver wire really won't help you all that much in terms of getting solid option on short notice. Once you get passed the top-15 tight ends, a lot of those guys are hit or miss, and most of the time they miss by miles. However, there are some guys on the waivers right now that I think are worth picking up to fill in your missing TE slot, but we will get into that after the rankings.

BYE WEEKS: New England Patriots and Tennessee Titans

Rank

Player

Team

Opponent

1

Greg Olsen

CAR

@TB

2

Jimmy Graham

SEA

DET

3

Travis Kelce

KC

@CIN

4

Tyler Eifert

CIN

@KC

5

Jordan Reed

WAS

PHI

6

Martellus Bennett

CHI

OAK

7

Jason Witten

DAL

@NO

8

Charles Clay

BUF

NYG

9

Eric Ebron

DET

@SEA

10

Ladarius Green

SD

CLE

11

Heath Miller

PIT

BAL

12

Jordan Cameron

MIA

NYJ

13

Coby Fleener

IND

JAC

14

Zach Ertz

PHI

@WAS

15

Kyle Rudolph

MIN

@DEN

16

Jared Cook

StL

@ARI

17

Larry Donnell

NYG

@BUF

18

Vernon Davis

SF

GB

19

Benjamin Watson

NO

DAL

20

Owen Daniels

DEN

@MIN

21

Maxx Williams

BAL

@PIT

22

Darren Fells

ARI

StL

23

Gary Barnidge

CLE

@SD

24

Clay Harbor

JAC

@IND

25

Richard Rodgers

GB

@SF

26

Jacob Tamme

ATL

HOU

27

Virgil Green

DEN

@MIN

28

Dwayne Allen

IND

JAC

29

Brandon Myers

TB

CAR

30

Mychal Rivera

OAK

@CHI

If we are going to talk free agent finds, we are going to talk about Charles Clay. He is available in most leagues and is a player I would not only pick up to fill the bye week, but to also start consistently. I ranked Clay at #20 last week because I was weary of a possible random spike, but he backed it up with another solid performance in Week 3 (5 receptions, 82 yards and a touchdown). So this week I'm buying on Clay, I think he is a top-10 play, especially when he is facing a Giants defense who has been terrible at defending the tight end position.

A guy I'm not so high on this week is Richard Rodgers. After seeing Aaron Rodgers go off last week, you would've hoped he would at least look at his tight end, but he didn't. A-Rog has never really utilized the tight ends in his offense. So even with Andrew Quarless is sidelined 4-6 weeks with a sprained MCL, don't expect an increased share of targets from R. Rodgers.

Crockett Gillmore has been ruled out for Thursday's game, meaning rookie Maxx Williams will get the call to start. I've always liked Williams while he was at Minnesota and I think he meshes well with this Ravens offense. Even though he is the backup, Williams will get involved in this offense. In Gillmore's absence, Williams saw seven targets in Week 3. I think the second-round pick of the 2015 draft will surprise people this game. He has the size, strength, and versatility to make an impact and can be considered as a option if you are in deeper league formats.