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Week 6 Tight End Rankings - Standard Leagues

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Here we are again, at that slightly melancholy moment when we collectively acknowledge that a third of the fantasy football season is behind us. Sigh. At least we have Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski back. And Jimmy Graham. The tight end position, once left for dead, may be on the rise again. We shall see. Let’s hop to it.

1 Greg Olsen

2 Rob Gronkowski

3 Delanie Walker

4 Jimmy Graham

5 Travis Kelce

Rob Gronkowski missed Friday’s practice with an illness. It was already close between him and Olsen, and right now I’m giving a slight edge to Olsen as the top choice.

6 Martellus Bennett

7 Jason Witten

8 Dennis Pitta

9 Julius Thomas

10 Zach Miller

11 Hunter Henry

12 Zach Ertz

Dez Bryant is legitimately questionable this week, and it would be surprising if he played. The Packers have been solid against the run, so all signs point to Dallas throwing more than usual. Witten isn’t generally an upside play, but this week seems like an exception. I’ll be working him into my DFS lineups, especially on PPR sites.

13 Jesse James

14 Gary Barnidge

15 Coby Fleener

16 Charles Clay

17 C.J. Uzomah

18 Antonio Gates

19 Richard Rodgers

20 Jacob Tamme

No Tyler Eifert means C.J. Uzomah will be a top streaming option this week. If the Patriots succeed in taking away A.J. Green, the middle of the field should be open for Uzomah (and perhaps Gio Bernard). Uzomah has an excellent chance to have his best game as a professional this weekend.

21 Vernon Davis

22 Virgil Green

23 Dwayne Allen

24 C.J. Fiedorowicz

25 Will Tye

26 Lance Kendricks

27 Clive Walford

28 Vance McDonald

29 Austin Seferian-Jenkins

30 Niles Paul

Jordan Reed has not practiced all week and is in the concussion protocol. If he decides to play just a few days after experiencing fresh symptoms, I would be shocked. Vernon Davis has out-snapped Niles Paul by a wide margin and makes for low-end TE2 material against the stout Eagles defense.

You can follow me on Twitter at @HeathCapps for updates this weekend. Good luck, gamers.