Fantasy Team Advice

Week 15 – Tight End Rankings

Jordan Cameron of the Cleveland Browns

Dennis Pitta showed up big in his first game of the season with 48 yards and a touchdown. Jordan Cameron‘s play this week was a flashback to his dominance earlier in the season. Charles Clay had two touchdown receptions, and continues to be a versatile target for Ryan Tannehill.

Injury Update

Poor Rob Gronkowski. He just can’t avoid the injury bug that has haunted him the past couple years. It appears that his knee injury will cost him the rest of the 2013 season. It’s unlikely that any other Patriots tight end will become fantasy relevant due to his absence. If anything, the Patriots wide receivers, along with Shane Vereen, will now see more targets.

Owen Daniels, Kyle Rudolph, and Jordan Reed are all still listed as questionable heading in to Week 15.  If you are an owner of one of them, I certainly wouldn’t rely on any of them to be in your lineup this week.  The Redskins might be the most desperate to get their tight end back, and Reed would have a nice matchup against the Falcons if he did return.

 

The majority of owners are in the fantasy playoffs right now. If you have made it to the second round, congratulations. If you are starting the playoffs this week, I hope our rankings are able to help carry you to the championship.

Jordan  Cameron of the Cleveland Browns

Jordan Cameron of the Cleveland Browns

If you want personalized advice or help with your lineup for Week 15, comment below this article, or contact us in our **Forums/Community** section. 

 Q = Questionable, P = Probable

Note: Opponents are always taken into account when ranking players week to week.

Rank Player Team Status Week 15
Opponent
Avg. Points
1 Jimmy Graham NO @STL 14.5
2 Julius Thomas DEN SD 11.7
3 Vernon Davis SF @TB 11.4
4 Tony Gonzalez ATL WAS 8.0
5 Jason Witten DAL GB 8.1
6 Jordan Cameron CLE CHI 9.6
7 Charles Clay MIA NE 7.9
8 Garrett Graham HOU @IND 6.3
9 Greg Olsen CAR NYJ 7.3
10 Antonio Gates SD @DEN 7.0
11 Martellus Bennett CHI @CLE 6.8
12 Coby Fleener IND HOU 6.6
13 Dennis Pitta BAL @DET 10.8
14 Jordan Reed WAS Q @ATL 7.7
15 Delanie Walker TEN Q ARI 6.3
16 Jared Cook STL NO 6.4
17 Heath Miller PIT CIN 5.1
18 Rob Housler ARI @TEN 4.0
19 Jermaine Gresham CIN @PIT 4.6
20 Brent Celek PHI @MIN 4.5

Analysis

1. Jimmy Graham - With the injury to Rob Gronkowski, Graham is once again king of the tight end mountain.  A favorable matchup against the Rams this week.

2. Julius Thomas – He has scored a touchdown in all but 2 games he has played in this season. That is absurd.

3. Vernon Davis - He has scored four weeks in a row. Colin Kaepernick looks his way on every red zone trip, and he has a great matchup this week with the Bucs.

4. Tony Gonzalez – The yardage isn’t there this year, but he is still lethal in the red zone, and faces the stumbling Redskins this week, who are in even worse shape than the Falcons.

5. Jason Witten – He’s been hit or miss this year, but he is still a reliable target in a powerful offense.  A pretty good matchup against the Packers at home, not in frigid Green Bay.

6. Jordan Cameron - Imagine that. The Browns finally utilize their super-talent at tight end again, and he explodes for 121 yards and a TD. Let’s hope it continues.

7. Charles Clay - A great surprise this year. He’s been great. Jordan Cameron exploited the Patriots secondary last week. Maybe Clay can do some of the same.

8. Garrett Graham - He has filled in very nicely in the absence of Owen Daniels. The Texans are awful, but this game could be close. The Colts are struggling to score points.

9. Greg Olsen - Continues to be heavily targeted. The Jets defense is tough. This game should be a defensive fist fight.

10. Antonio GatesPhilip Rivers spreads it around a lot, so Gates hasn’t had the great seasons he is used to.  A decent matchup against the Broncos average pass defense.

11-15. Coby Fleener has seen plenty of targets. He will continue to be a middle of the pack tight end.  Dennis Pitta was great in his debut. Him and Joe Flacco have some nice chemistry. The Redskins offense looks awful. Jordan Reed is dearly missed. Let’s hope his concussion recovery comes to a close this week.  If Delanie Walker plays this week, he has a great matchup against one of the worst defenses against tight ends.

16-20. Jared Cook didn’t quite have the game against the Cardinals last week as he did the first week of the season, but he is still a decent weapon in the Rams passing game.  Rob Housler continues to get a steady dose of targets. Brent Celek didn’t get many opportunities last week due to a snow-infested field and LeSean McCoy‘s dominance, but he has a great matchup this week against the Vikings.

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16 Comments

  1. Thomas

    December 10, 2013 at 14:17

    I have clay but I have the option to get Cameron for this week should I do it or stick with clay

  2. Mindy

    December 10, 2013 at 17:49

    I’m in a standard non-PPR league and both Cameron & Clay are on the waiver wire – who should I pick up for week 15?

  3. Tim W

    December 10, 2013 at 21:59

    In standard league, I have j witten, but I dont trust him, i have opportunity to pick up c clay or d pitta, it is 2nd rnd playoffs important choice… Any advice ??

    • Tim W

      December 10, 2013 at 22:25

      Thanks I appreciate the advice

  4. Tim W

    December 10, 2013 at 22:04

    Also, in standard league, i dont know who to start at RB, have F Gore, S Jackson,M Ball, have chance to pick up Danl Thomas or J Starks, need to start two RBs, sat Gore last week for Jackson, almost cost me Win.. Need advice, thanks

    • Tim W

      December 10, 2013 at 22:23

      Thanks I will go with that, any advice on Clay or Pitta over Witten or stay with Witten.,,

  5. Anonymous

    December 10, 2013 at 23:53

    Start pitta or witten or both in a ppr league? I would bench Harry Douglas or Alfred Morris if I start both.

  6. Bob

    December 11, 2013 at 11:36

    Jason witten or Jordan Cameron?

  7. R Snow

    December 11, 2013 at 13:20

    I have Tony Gonzalez and Jordan Cameron both and I am in the first week of the playoffs. Need to know who to start this week because each week I play one, the other has had a huge week. Help?

  8. MT

    December 11, 2013 at 14:03

    Witten or Delanie Walker this week? I know Witten is the “stud”, but can’t seem to dismiss the great match-up Walker has against Arizona.

  9. Anonymous

    December 11, 2013 at 15:27

    Is Reed going to play this week? If so, is he a better option than Gonzalez or Pitta?

  10. Anonymous

    December 11, 2013 at 18:38

    Roethlisburger or Alex Smith?

  11. R Snow

    December 11, 2013 at 18:46

    I know this is a forum about TE’s but I need to to as about QB’s…….Roethlisburger or Alex Smith??

  12. Jenny

    December 11, 2013 at 19:06

    first week of playoffs – have both pitta and clay, which TE? have harry douglas, anotonio brown, cordarelle patterson, golden tate, kenny stills? can start a total of 4 including TE/flex – I have been streaming defenses all year – slim pickins on waiver wire – Green Bay, Eagles, Indy, Jax, Bills or Lions – which should I pick up? Thanks Jenny

  13. Bazinga

    December 12, 2013 at 03:29

    Pitta or Cameron…?

  14. Matt

    December 16, 2013 at 11:31

    Week 16.. Vernon or witten. I have Andre Brown, Bush, Roddy White… need a RB2 AND a flex… stick with Brown and Bush???

    Thanks