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Week 11 Tight End Rankings - PPR Leagues

A lot of tight ends flopped last game, so where does that put them in Nick's weekly rankings?

Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

The big news in the world of tight ends right now is Rob Gronkowski’s chest injury. My advice is to plan to start someone else. I don’t think he will play this week so naturally he won’t be in my rankings.

Last week the tight end position was unpredictable and I'll be the first to admit when I'm pretty off on my predictions. I was on a really good span of shot calling but last week for tight ends left a sour taste in my mouth. But I don’t think anyone had Greg Olsen, Jimmy Graham, Gronk, and Travis Kelce finishing in the bottom seven TE’s (using my 25-TE rankings). And if you did you're either psychic and kept it to yourself because you want to win your league or need to start writing fantasy advice. This week should stable out however, so let’s get to the rankings.

BYE WEEKS: Atlanta, Denver, NY Jets, San Diego

Rank Player Team Opponent
1 Greg Olsen CAR NO
2 Delanie Walker TEN @IND
3 Martellus Bennett NE @SF
4 Jordan Reed WAS GB
5 Tyler Eifert CIN BUF
6 Jimmy Graham SEA PHI
7 Eric Ebron DET JAC
8 Travis Kelce KC TB
9 Zach Miller CHI NYG
10 C.J. Fiedorowicz HOU @OAK
11 Julius Thomas JAC @DET
12 Jason Witten DAL BAL
13 Cameron Brate TB @KC
14 Kyle Rudolph MIN ARI
15 Jack Doyle IND TEN
16 Zach Ertz PHI @SEA
17 Lance Kendricks LA MIA
18 Coby Fleener NO @CAR
19 Ladarius Green PIT @CLE
20 Dennis Pitta BAL @DAL
21 Gary Barnidge CLE PIT
22 Vernon Davis WAS GB
23 Vance McDonald SF NE
24 Charles Clay BUF @CIN
25 Will Tye NYG CHI

Ladarius Green - Hey remember this guy? He made a name for himself in San Diego filling in for Antonio Gates when he was injured? He's in Pittsburgh now and made a quiet debut last week after missing nine games with an ankle injury. He's healthy now and last week he was slowly worked into the offense and managed to haul in three passes for 30 yards. I think this week he's a good streaming option. Green is going to see more action in the offense this week, although his involvement and splitting time with Jesse James will be a factor. Facing a weak Cleveland team, Green should be able to find space using his amazing athleticism that made him a hit on the Chargers. He should see more and more targets each week as he settles in so even if you don't need him I suggest picking this guy up for later use.

Lance Kendricks - He had one catch for zero yards last week, a pitiful performance especially coming off two solid games. But I'm sticking with him. A lot that goes into selecting who to start out of mid-tier TE's comes down to their matchup. Kendricks has a great matchup against Miami who give up around 12 points per game to tight ends. He has the potential for a solid week.

Zach Miller - With Alshon Jeffery suspended for the next four games, Miller's value shoots up. He along with the rest of the Bears WR core are going to have to make up for the loss of their top wide out. Cutler has a nice bond with Miller that will translate into a lot of those targets coming his way. He's already been a great option this year but Miller will solidify himself as a top tight end for the week's to come as long as Jeffery isn't on the field.