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Week 7 Tight End Rankings - PPR Leagues

The fantasy week kicks off tonight and Nick gives you his tight end rankings, plus two reliable players to stream if your main tight end is hurt or on the bye.

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From here on out Rob Gronkowski is going to be the heavyweight champion of tight ends. He won't stay on top longer than the great "Brown Bomber" Joe Louis, who held the boxing world heavyweight championship title for 11 years and eight months (just a little history lesson along with you're fantasy advice), but on production alone it looks like Gronk can sustain his top ranked spot for the ten games he has left.

So if you have Gronk, kudos for waiting to play him because you are getting your money's worth. But what if you have Greg Olsen or Jason Witten, two guys on the bye? You may be looking for someone that can just put up some numbers for the week they are gone. Well, you're in luck because I have a couple of streaming plays that I think will really perform this week.

BYE WEEK: Carolina, Dallas

Rank Player Team Opponent
1 Rob Gronkowski NE @PIT
2 Jimmy Graham SEA @ARI
3 Travis Kelce KC NO
4 Jordan Reed WAS @DET
5 Delanie Walker TEN IND
6 Martellus Bennett NE @PIT
7 Kyle Rudolph MIN @PHI
8 Zach Miller CHI @GB
9 Hunter Henry SD @ATL
10 Gary Barnidge CLE @CIN
11 Charles Clay BUF @MIA
12 Dennis Pitta BAL @NYJ
13 Cameron Brate TB @SF
14 C.J. Fiedorowicz HOU @DEN
15 Julius Thomas JAC OAK
16 Coby Fleener NO @KC
17 Jack Doyle IND @TEN
18 Antonio Gates SD @ATL
19 Zach Ertz PHI MIN
20 Jesse James PIT NE
21 Vernon Davis WAS @DET
22 Jacob Tamme ATL SD
23 Richard Rodgers GB CHI
24 Virgil Green DEN HOU
25 Larry Donnell NYG @LA

Charles Clay - Clay is one of my top-streaming options this week if you're looking to fill in the gaps. He has recorded five receptions in each of his last three games and is second on the team in targets over that span. He has scored well over the best three weeks: 9, 12, and 10 points respectively. Here's why I really like Clay this week. McCoy and Woods are banged up, they didn't practice today while Clay got some limited work in. If McCoy can't go it will be a huge hit to the Bills offense and if Woods can't go then Clay will be Tyrod Taylor's most valuable option. I not only think Clay has a great consistency factor that I look for in streamers, but I think he could have a really good game and find the endzone for the first time this season.

Zach Ertz - The Eagles are facing Minnesota, one of the leagues best defenses. The Vikings are a little more lax when it comes to the TE, although they still rank 12th against the position. But the kicker is they haven't allowed a tight end to score against them this year. The best performance against the Vikings came in Week 3 when they faced the Panthers. Greg Olsen came up with 12 points and that is an offense that centers around the tight end. The Eagles offense has struggled as of late and Ertz has only scored nine points total in the last two games. I just don't think he will be involved enough in this offense to make a big impact.

C.J. Fiedorowicz - Here's my other streaming option this week. Much like Clay, Fiedorowicz has been very consistent over the last three weeks. Over that span he has had 14 receptions for 194 yards and two touchdowns. He has developed a great relationship with Brock Osweiler and even though fellow TE Ryan Griffin gets some looks in the offense, Fiedorowicz is Houston's top tight end. I think he is a solid option to play this week against Denver who is a middle of the road defense against the position.