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Week 6 Rest of Season Fantasy Football Rankings: Tight Ends

Up to date rankings of NFL TEs for the remainder of the 2015 fantasy football season before Week 6.

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Nothing makes the NFL more fun than fantasy football and few things make fantasy sports more fun than rankings, rankings, and more rankings. WRs are ranked in this post with the ESPN and Yahoo! standard fractional scoring.

Rank Player Team
1 Rob Gronkowski Patriots
2 Greg Olsen Panthers
3 Tyler Eifert Bengals
4 Antonio Gates Chargers
5 Travis Kelce* Chiefs
6 Martellus Bennett* Bears
7 Charles Clay* Bills
8 Gary Barnidge* Browns
9 Jimmy Graham Seahawks
10 Julius Thomas Jaguars
11 Jordan Cameron* Dolphins
12 Jason Witten* Cowboys
13 Jordan Reed* Washington
14 Delanie Walker Titans
15 Kyle Rudolph Vikings
16 Eric Ebron Lions
17 Richard Rodgers Packers
18 Larry Donnell Giants
19 Zach Ertz Eagles
20 Ladarius Green Chargers
21 Jacob Tamme Falcons
22 Dwayne Allen Colts
23 Darren Fells Cardinals
24 Crockett Gillmore Ravens
25 Derek Carrier Washington
26 Owen Daniels Broncos
27 Heath Miller Steelers
28 Jared Cook Rams
29 Benjamin Watson Saints
30 Vernon Davis 49ers
* - notable players with increased PPR value

Notes:

  • There is a special bump for the Greg Olsen and Jordan Cameron, who have 12 games remaining in their regular seasons against everyone else's 11. For everyone else who has had bye, you should definitely be streaming from week-to-week anyway.

  • Denoting PPR value is mainly for deciding your flex spots where a TE is a legitimate option in your deeper PPR leagues. Otherwise, it is very difficult to justify a TE as a flex. Martellus Bennett or Charles Clay may be the cut-off spot in 12-team leagues.

  • Be careful with these ranks. The position is a total mess after the #8 spot. Because Jimmy Graham is TE9, making him a legit #1 TE, that is the spot in the rankings where we are likely better off plugging in whomever is playing the Raiders. After Cameron or Jason Witten, we may be better off streaming whomever is playing the Giants, Lions, or 49ers, maybe the Steelers, Seahawks, Chargers, Titans, or Jaguars.

  • If Graham as TE9 seems blasphemous, I thought I was being charitable, considering no one ever throws him the ball.

  • As we go down the rankings, there is an increase in the weight of strength of schedule. And the better matchups sooner than later because there is sell-high value to come. These are not weekly rankings, but the idea of these rankings is to measure whom we should be owning now over whom.

  • Do your research and use rankings cautiously, as they are always a work-in-progress. Rankings are a bad tools to tell us what to do. They are conversation starters, tier setters, value mirrors, and a combination of the scientific explanations of what has happened with the art of predicting what will happen. Feel free to supply contrary evidence to me on Twitter at @AlexSontySBN or in the comments. They will help me help you.