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Week 1 Tight End Rankings - PPR Leagues

Thursday means the first day of football season, and also you're first weekly tight end PPR rankings.

Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Not many people are very high on Tyler Eifert, but he should prove them wrong in week one. Against a shaky Oakland defense that will be busy with A.J. Green, Eifert should get a lot of targets.

Greg Olsen shoots to number two on my list simply because he is the only option that Cam Newton has. Kelvin Benjamin is out for the season and Devin Funchess is rumored to miss week one with a hamstring injury. That leaves Olsen virtually uncontested in targets. A lot of throws will come his way and he should make his owners very happy this week.

Zach Ertz is listed as questionable for the season opener due to offseason surgery, but was cleared to practice for the first time on Wednesday. Ertz is a game-time decision, but if he plays you have to like his stock against a porous Atlanta secondary. If he happens to be the only tight end on your roster, Brent Celek is a must own for this week just in case Ertz is a no-go.

Rank Player Team Opponent
1 Rob Gronkowski New England Patriots PIT
2 Greg Olsen Carolina Panthers @JAC
3 Jimmy Graham Seattle Seahawks @StL
4 Travis Kelce Kansas City Chiefs @HOU
5 Martellus Bennett Chicago Bears GB
6 Jason Witten Dallas Cowboys NYG
7 Tyler Eifert Cincinnati Bengals @OAK
8 Jordan Cameron Miami Dolphins @WAS
9 Delanie Walker Tennessee Titans @TB
10 Owen Daniels Denver Broncos BAL
11 Kyle Rudolph Minnesota Vikings @SF
12 Larry Donnell New York Giants @DAL
13 Dwayne Allen Indianapolis Colts @BUF
14 Zach Ertz Philadelphia Eagles @ATL
15 Jordan Reed Washington Redskins MIA
16 Austin Seferian-Jenkins Tampa Bay Buccaneers TEN
17 Charles Clay Buffalo Bills IND
18 Ladarius Green San Diego Chargers DET
19 Heath Miller Pittsburgh Steelers @NE
20 Coby Fleener Indianapolis Colts @BUF
21 Richard Rodgers Green Bay Packers @CHI
22 Vernon Davis San Francisco 49ers MIN
23 Josh Hill New Orleans Saints @ARI
24 Mercedes Lewis Jacksonville Jaguars CAR
25 Eric Ebron Detroit Lions @SD
26 Benjamin Watson New Orleans Saints @ARI
27 Jared Cook Saint Louis Rams SEA
28 Crockett Gilmore Baltimore Ravens @DEN
29 Mychal Rivera Oakland Raiders CIN
30 Scott Chandler New England Patriot PIT