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Fantasy Football Rankings: Tight ends in Week 2

Heath gives you his top options for Week 2.

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Last week was pretty brutal for our upper-echelon tight ends, but some of them should be in for a rebound. Rob Gronkowski, Greg Olsen, and Jimmy Graham all have cushy matchups to take advantage of this week.

Zach Ertz continues to produce with Carson Wentz, and I am excited about his matchup this week. Annual tight end annihilator Eric Berry is on the shelf for Kansas City, so his pathway to production should be easier than normal against a team that is generally stout against tight ends. As long as Ertz is getting elite wide receiver volume, I will rank him aggressively.

A big question this week is how high to rank Eric Ebron... the Giants are vulnerable to tight ends (as Jason Witten proved last week) but Ebron hasn’t been consistently involved in the Lions game plan. I expect that to change this week, but I would like to see one game before I move into flat-out trusting him again. That said, I will definitely have some exposure to him in my DFS lineups.

Evan Engram looked like one of the better bets for the Giants last week, and he has a decent chance at a usable game against the Lions this week.

A.J. Derby is my favorite “cheap” play this week against Dallas. He caught all three of his balls in Week 1 and he shouldn’t be a popular choice in any format. So if you need a deep play in a large league, he is worth a look as a TE2 option.

Let me know your thoughts in the comments, ladies and gents. Onward and upward.

Week 2 Tight End Rankings

Rank Name Opponent
Rank Name Opponent
1 Rob Gronkowski @ NO
2 Zach Ertz @ KC
3 Greg Olsen vs. BUF
4 Jimmy Graham vs. SF
5 Travis Kelce vs. PHI
6 Jordan Reed @ LAR
7 Kyle Rudolph @ PIT
8 Martellus Bennett @ ATL
9 Delanie Walker @ JAC
10 Austin Hooper vs. GB
11 Tyler Eifert vs. HOU
12 Coby Fleener vs. NE
13 Charles Clay @ CAR
14 Eric Ebron @ NYG
15 Jason Witten @ DEN
16 Evan Engram vs. DET
17 Jared Cook vs. NYJ
18 Hunter Henry vs. MIA
19 Cameron Brate vs. CHI
20 Zach Miller @ TB
21 Julius Thomas @ LAC
22 Antonio Gates vs. MIA
23 A.J. Derby vs. DAL
24 Benjamin Watson vs. CLE
25 Jack Doyle vs. ARI
26 Jermaine Gresham @ IND
27 Jesse James vs. MIN
28 George Kittle @ SEA
29 Dwayne Allen @ NO
30 O.J. Howard vs. CHI
31 Seth DeValve @ BAL
32 David Njoku @ BAL