If you are in the fantasy football playoffs, be sure to check out my strength of schedule rankings for tight ends. The links are available through the main page, and will give you an idea of how easy or tough the schedule is for your players in weeks 15 and 16.
The tight end rankings remain on a roller coaster ride after another tumultuous round of games in week 13, lucky for the majority of owners, the top options remain the same. While some tight ends do have solid matchups, we can expect another wild week for the tight ends here in week 14.
Week 14 Rankings and Matchups – Tight Ends
|Rank||Tight End||Team||Week 13||PTS
|1||Tony Gonzalez||ATL||11.80||119.00||at CAR|
|2||Jimmy Graham||NO||5.90||113.40||at NYG|
|3||Aaron Hernandez||NE||9.70||40.10||vs HOU|
|4||Jason Witten||DAL||10.80||87.80||at CIN|
|5||Owen Daniels||HOU||4.30||95.80||at NE|
|6||Jermaine Gresham||CIN||7.50||87.30||vs DAL|
|7||Greg Olsen||CAR||10.70||82.60||vs ATL|
|8||Brandon Myers||OAK||19.00||96.10||vs DEN|
|9||Heath Miller||PIT||15.70||105.30||vs SD|
|10||Brandon Pettigrew||DET||10.30||69.60||at GB|
|11||Vernon Davis||SF||1.50||80.20||vs MIA|
|12||Jared Cook||TEN||5.10||66.30||at IND|
|13||Brent Celek||PHI||7.30||62.20||at TB|
|14||Kyle Rudolph||MIN||11.10||91.20||vs CHI|
|15||Dallas Clark||TB||8.10||58.10||vs PHI|
|16||Jermichael Finley||GB||6.00||54.80||vs DET|
|17||Scott Chandler||BUF||7.10||75.70||vs STL|
|18||Martellus Bennett||NYG||14.20||77.70||vs NO|
|19||Dustin Keller||NYJ||1.70||43.70||at JAX|
|20||Jacob Tamme||DEN||8.90||56.90||at OAK|
|21||Joel Dreessen||DEN||0.00||49.30||at OAK|
|22||Dennis Pitta||BAL||1.90||68.20||at WAS|
|23||Marcedes Lewis||JAC||6.80||63.80||vs NYJ|
|24||Antonio Gates||SD||4.90||65.70||at PIT|
|25||Dwayne Allen||IND||5.00||55.50||vs TEN|
|INJ||Rob Gronkowski||NE||132.80||vs HOU|
News and notes – week 14 rankings and mathcups – tight ends (TE)
Dallas Clark – TE – Tampa Bay Bucs
Dallas Clark continues his ascent up the rankings, going from early season blocker to impact TE for Tampa Bay. While he certainly isn’t right for everyone, if you find yourself heading into the playoffs with Antonio Gates or Dennis Pitta as your TE, you will definitely want to consider Clark as a superior option.
Antonio Gates – TE – San Diego Chargers
This offseason there will be plenty of speculation as to whether Gates poor performance in 2012 was due to Philip Rivers, or Gates himself. Either way, we do know that he isn’t the TE1 that many expected this season, and he has dropped out of my top 20 tight ends all together.
Brandon Pettigrew – TE – Detroit Lions
It was revealed earlier this week that Pettigrew had not fully regained the strength in his legs until just last week, and suddenly he is starting to produce much like we expected before the season began. If you have held on to Pettigrew this long, it looks like he is starting to come around at just the right time and can be trusted as a low TE1 again in all formats.
As always if you have any questions or comments feel free to post them in the forums for the community to get involved in.