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Week 7 Rest of Season Fantasy Football Tight End Rankings: Gary Barnidge over Travis Kelce

Up to date rankings of NFL TEs for the remainder of the 2015 fantasy football season before Week 7.

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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

Last Week

1

Rob Gronkowski

Patriots

1

2

Greg Olsen

Panthers

2

3

Antonio Gates*

Chargers

4

4

Tyler Eifert

Bengals

3

5

Gary Barnidge*

Browns

8

6

Travis Kelce*

Chiefs

5

7

Julius Thomas

Jaguars

10

8

Jimmy Graham

Seahawks

9

9

Martellus Bennett*

Bears

6

10

Charles Clay*

Bills

7

11

Delanie Walker*

Titans

14

12

Jordan Cameron*

Dolphins

11

13

Jason Witten*

Cowboys

12

14

Benjamin Watson

Saints

29

15

Larry Donnell

Giants

18

16

Jordan Reed*

Washington

13

17

Crockett Gillmore*

Ravens

24

18

Ladarius Green

Chargers

20

19

Jacob Tamme

Falcons

21

20

Eric Ebron

Lions

16

21

Kyle Rudolph

Vikings

15

22

Richard Rodgers

Packers

17

23

Zach Ertz

Eagles

19

24

Dwayne Allen

Colts

22

25

Darren Fells

Cardinals

23

26

Owen Daniels

Broncos

26

27

Heath Miller

Steelers

27

28

Jared Cook

Rams

28

29

Derek Carrier

Washington

25

30

Vernon Davis

49ers

30

* - notable players with increased PPR value

  • There is a special bump for the Greg Olsen, Jordan Cameron, and Jason Witten, who have 11 games remaining in their regular seasons against everyone else's 10. 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 #12 spot. Because Jimmy Graham is TE8, making him a legit #1 TE, but near 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 TE8 seems blasphemous, I thought I was being charitable, considering no one ever throws him the ball. Waiting to see if Week 6 was a fluke or Russell Wilson actually tying to use his elite weapon.

  • Austin Seferian-Jenkins was not ranked because his status is too unclear. He is probably worth rostering in 12-team leagues again to speculate. If he returns for Week 7, his upside alone puts him in the top-12, but he is very risky from week-to-week.

  • 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.