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Week 7 Tight End Rankings - Standard Leagues

NFL: Indianapolis Colts at Houston Texans Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Six weeks of the NFL season are already gone. Here are the Top 12 tight ends so far (in order):

Greg Olsen, Martellus Bennett, Zach Miller, Hunter Henry, Jordan Reed, Coby Fleener, Kyle Rudolph, Jimmy Graham, Jack Doyle, Travis Kelce, Delanie Walker, Rob Gronkowski.

Notable absences from the top 12 are Gary Barnidge (TE17), Dennis Pitta (TE18), and Jason Witten (TE20), as none of the three have managed a single touchdown so far this season. Julius Thomas (TE25) has been a colossal bust and was limited in practice on both Thursday and Friday of this week. He is a low-end TE2 even in a forgiving matchup against the Oakland Raiders.

Gary Barnidge is a more solid option than usual this week as Terrelle Pryor is currently hobbled with a hamstring injury and is a game-time decision for Sunday. I have Barnidge as a TE1 but that is due mostly to a lack of options at a thin position.

Dwayne Allen (ankle) and Phillip Dorsett (foot, hamstring) are already ruled out for Sunday, so consider me all-in on Jack Doyle. Doyle already ranks as a TE1 option this year and will be one of the top two targets for Andrew Luck against the Titans. Doyle is only $4,700 on FanDuel this week...

Cameron Brate is another guy who gets a bump due to a teammate’s injury. With Vincent Jackson on injured reserve, the Buccaneers have Mike Evans and Brate as the top passing game options. Adam Humphries will man the slot, but Brate should get plenty of opportunities against the lowly 49ers this weekend. He is a legitimate TE1 option in my book.

Finally, Vernon Davis has to be considered as a top option against the Detroit Lions. Ouch.

Here are Week 7 Tight End Rankings:

1 Rob Gronkowski

2 Travis Kelce

3 Delanie Walker

4 Hunter Henry

5 Jack Doyle

6 Jimmy Graham

7 Cameron Brate

8 Gary Barnidge

9 Vernon Davis

10 Dennis Pitta

11 Martellus Bennett

12 Kyle Rudolph

13 Coby Fleener

14 Zach Ertz

15 Charles Clay

16 Antonio Gates

17 Tyler Eifert

18 Julius Thomas

19 Lance Kendricks

20 C.J. Fiedorowicz

21 Jacob Tamme

22 Jesse James

23 Larry Donnell

24 Will Tye

25 Vance McDonald

26 C.J. Uzomah

27 Clive Walford

28 Niles Paul

29 Erik Swoope

30 Virgil Green

Good luck, ladies and gents! Haggle with me in the comments section.