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Week 3 Tight End Rankings - PPR Leagues

There are a lot of TE questions after Week 2: Where does Jimmy Graham stand? Will Rob Gronkowski ever be number 2? Nick Petraccione has your answers in this weeks rankings.

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The answer is no, Gronkowski is staying at #1 this week. Also, I am sticking with the same top three even though Travis Kelce, and especially Jimmy Graham, didn't put up great numbers in their last performance. Rumors in the locker room are that Graham is frustrated because of his lack of involvement (only two targets last week) and rightfully so. Be patient Graham owners, the Seahawks are motivated to get him involved more in the offense. He is always a must-start, he just needs some time to adjust. I think you will see the Graham you've hoped for this week against a poor Chicago defense.

A tight end I have been raving about since preseason is living it to my hype. I'm talking about Eric Ebron. He has finally found a way into this Detroit offense after not having much of a role at all last season. He has found the end zone the last two weeks and puts up very consistent numbers. This week, Ebron moves up into my top-10. He may be a touchdown dependent tight end, but he has a lot of upside as he should become a bigger part of the offense as time goes on. I guess all that building chemistry with Matt Stafford in the offseason is finally paying off.

Delanie Walker owners, make sure to keep tabs on him. He was limited in practice Wednesday, but I expect him to play come Sunday. Against the Colts last year, Walker had 12 receptions for 127 yards and tacked on a score. It's a favorable mathcup you don't want to miss. However, if his hand injury is bothering him too much to suit up, pick up Anthony Fasano who filled in well during Walker's absence.

Jason Witten is the main target in Dallas and he's facing the Falcons this week, but there are a couple concerns about him. First is the knee/ankle injury. He practiced today in individual drills and has plans to make it on the field Sunday, but it could limit his effectiveness. Second, and most important, is the QB situation. Witten doesn't have nearly the rapport with Brandon Weeden that he does with Tony Romo. All that being said, unless you have a guy ranked above him, you're starting him.

Rank

Player

Team

Opponent

1

Rob Gronkowski

NE

JAC

2

Travis Kelce

KC

@GB

3

Jimmy Graham

SEA

CHI

4

Greg Olsen

CAR

NO

5

Tyler Eifert

CIN

@BAL

6

Jordan Reed

WAS

@NYG

7

Martellus Bennett

CHI

@SEA

8

Heath Miller

PIT

@StL

9

Delanie Walker

TEN

IND

10

Eric Ebron

DET

DEN

11

Jason Witten

DAL

ATL

12

Ladarius Green

SD

@MIN

13

Jordan Cameron

MIA

BUF

14

Larry Donnell

NYG

WAS

15

Zach Ertz

PHI

@NYJ

16

Kyle Rudolph

MIN

SD

17

Vernon Davis

SF

@ARI

18

Jared Cook

StL

PIT

19

Crockett Gillmore

BAL

CIN

20

Charles Clay

BUF

@MIA

21

Dwayne Allen

IND

@TEN

22

Richard Rodgers

GB

KC

23

Jacob Tamme

ATL

@DAL

24

Owen Daniels

DEN

@DET

25

Darren Fels

ARI

SF

26

Coby Fleener

IND

@TEN

27

Gavin Escobar

DAL

ATL

28

Scott Chandler

NE

JAC

29

Benjamin Watson

NO

@CAR

30

Gary Barnidge

CLE

OAK