Week 14 TE Fantasy Football Rankings
It might just be my opinion, but the Week 14 TE Fantasy Football Rankings are filled with a lot of players with upside this week. You have your usual Tony Gonzalez’s and Jason Witten’s, but now veterans such as Jacob Tamme and even Dallas Clark are finding themselves pushing the fantasy football envelope and getting their name in the rankings. But there is no other tight end I loved more last week than Aaron Hernandez.
Going into Week 13, I thought I had my opponent by the cajones. He started off by keeping Andre Brown in his lineup. Duh. Big zero there, so that had me feeling good. The Sunday games were starting and I felt great with guys like Ryan Broyles and Justin Blackmon anchoring my receiving corps. Oh what a mistake that was. Sitting with a stat of .8, not even a point, Broyles was knocked out against the Colts with a knee injury. I prayed it wasn’t serious, until I saw that Broyles was done for not only the game but the season. “Okay. Don’t panic.” That’s all I could think about. Blackmon didn’t do any better against the Bills. So with 2 players barely able to scrape 2 points between them, Hernandez swooped in and saved the day with a solid 13.7 points.
It might not be a ton of points by comparison, but never underestimate the power a tight end has in your lineup. This is why I am still amazed that Brandon Myers isn’t even reaching 30% owned in ESPN leagues. All the guy does is put up double-digit points on a weekly basis. Maybe people simply don’t put a lot of stock in tight ends if they don’t have THE BIG FIVE. But give someone on your waiver wire a chance if you’re desperate. They could be the difference between losing your game, or making it to the next round of your playoffs and fantasy glory.
While I get down off my soap box, lets take a look at the Week 14 TE Fantasy Football Rankings. Like every week, make sure to check out the rest of our rankings in our RANKINGS SECTION (Including IDP).
Also, make sure to check the rankings again between now and Friday to see if anyone has moved up or down due to latest news and injuries.
RANK PLAYER TEAM OPPONENT NOTES
1. Jimmy Graham New Orleans @ New York Giants Graham is just too talented to not continue on as the top-ranked tight end.
2. Tony Gonzalez Atlanta @ Carolina 3. Aaron Hernandez New England vs. Houston Finally came back to life last week. Certainly helped one of my teams.
4. Jason Witten Dallas @ Cincinnati 5. Owen Daniels Houston @ New England Could be a high scoring affair.
6. Brandon Myers Oakland vs. Denver If you have him, play him. If you don't and he's still on the wire, snag him.
7. Greg Olsen Carolina vs. Atlanta Could be in line for a huge game with Brandon LaFell injured.
8. Jermaine Gresham Cincinnati vs. Dallas 9. Vernon Davis San Francisco vs. Miami Hasn't been the same player since Colin Kaepernick's debut.
10. Heath Miller Pittsburgh vs. San Diego 11. Marcedes Lewis Jacksonville vs. New York Jets 12. Kyle Rudolph Minnesota vs. Chicago Like Matt Zawaski says, the Bears can't handle big tight ends. Plus, Rudolph has come back to life.
13. Antonio Gates San Diego @ Pittsburgh It's so strange ranking Gates this low. But with Danario Alexander coming on, the looks just aren't going Gates' way.
14. Martellus Bennett New York Giants vs. New Orleans 15. Brandon Pettigrew Detroit @ Green Bay 16. Jermichael Finley Green Bay vs. Detroit Had a big game in Week 13, but he needs to sustain consistency.
17. Jacob Tamme Denver @ Oakland 18. Dallas Clark Tampa Bay vs. Philadelphia Has been a bigger part of the offense recently, but still not enough to warrant a higher value.
19. Jared Cook Tennessee @ Indianapolis 20. Dustin Keller New York Jets @ Jacksonville With Mark Sanchez expected to head to the bench, Keller's value plummets.