We have reached the end of the regular season for the NFL and pretty much all seasons for fantasy football, week 17. It has been a crazy ride and I'm sure that you want your team to finish strong. So without any more lengthy introduction, here are your week 17 tight end rankings.
Injury Concerns: Dwayne Allen IND (knee)
The Elite Tier (Must Starts):
1. Rob Gronkowski NE vs. BUF
Gronk remains the number 1 tight end after a decent showing against the Jets.
2. Jimmy Graham NO @TB
The Saints are out of the hunt in the NFC South, but Graham looked better last game which bodes well for the finale.
Starter Worthy (Should Be Safe To Roll With These Guys):
3. Antonio Gates SD @KC
Gates is not always in the stratosphere these days, but as long as he gets his touches he should produce.
4. Greg Olsen CAR @ATL
Olsen has a revitalized Cam Newton and a team with a chance at the playoffs...somehow.
5. Coby Fleener IND @TEN
Look for Fleener to see lots of looks with Dwayne Allen ineffective and potentially out of action this week.Fleener may have a big week with Dwayne Allen potentially sidelined.
6. Julius Thomas DEN vs. OAK
Thomas is still looking to get back on track, showing limited production since his injury.
7. Martellus Bennett CHI @MIN
This is a tough one since Bennett will have Jay Cutler at QB, but I think that he might pick up a score.
8. Travis Kelce KC vs. SD
This game will be an all out battle with both teams still alive for a playoff spot. Look for Kelce to see a lot of reps.
Dangerous With Potential (Do You Feel Lucky?)
9. Delanie Walker TEN vs. IND
Walker could have a big game against an Indy team that was beaten up by the Cowboys last week.
10. Zach Ertz PHI @NYG
The Giants don't have a lot to play for, but they'll put up some points and Philly will need to throw to keep up.
11. Jermaine Gresham CIN @PIT
Gresham has had some decent showings of late and Pittsburgh is not known for their defense this year.
12. Jason Witten DAL @WAS
I have been fooled by Witten before, this looks like a great matchup but don't expect vintage numbers.
13. Charles Clay MIA vs. NYJ
14.Scott Chandler BUF @NE
15. Heath Miller PIT vs. CIN
Waiver Wire Fodder (There Are Better Opt
16. Mychal Rivera OAK @DEN
17. Chase Ford MIN vs. CHI
18. Jordan Cameron CLE @BAL
19. Gavin Escobar DAL @WAS
20. Larry Donnell NYG vs. PHI
21. Owen Daniels BAL vs. CLE
22. Jeff Cumberland NYJ @MIA
23. Jared Cook STL @SEA
24. John Carlson ARI @SF
25. Jordan Reed WAS vs. DAL
26. Andrew Quarless GB vs. DET
27. Marcedes Lewis JAC @HOU
28. Vernon Davis SF vs. ARI
29. Eric Ebron DET @GB
30. Luke Willson SEA vs. STL