Fantasy: Week 4 Rankings - Tight Ends (Final Edition)

Sep 28, 9:21 AM

Over the last two seasons, theScore's Justin Boone has finished in the top 10 in FantasyPros' Most Accurate Expert Competition. This year he's first overall after three weeks. Follow the links to see his final rankings for Week 4. 

Rankings
QB | RB | WR | TE | DST | K

Tight Ends

RkPlayerOpp
1Jimmy Graham - NOat Dal
2Rob Gronkowski - NEat KC
3Antonio Gates - SDvs. Jac
4Martellus Bennett - CHIvs. GB
5Greg Olsen - CARat Bal
6Zach Ertz - PHIat SF
7Niles Paul - WASvs. NYG
8Delanie Walker - TENat Ind
9Travis Kelce - KCvs. NE
10Larry Donnell - NYGat Was
11Jason Witten - DALvs. NO
12Vernon Davis - SFvs. Phi
13Heath Miller - PITvs. TB
14Eric Ebron - DETat NYJ
15Owen Daniels - BALvs. Car
16Dwayne Allen - INDvs. Ten
17Charles Clay - MIAat Oak
18Andrew Quarless - GBat Chi
19Garrett Graham - HOUvs. Buf
20Coby Fleener - INDvs. Ten
21Mychal Rivera - OAKvs. Mia
22Scott Chandler - BUFat Hou
23Anthony Fasano - KCvs. NE
24Jace Amaro - NYJvs. Det
25Levine Toilolo - ATLat Min
26Ladarius Green - SDvs. Jac
27Austin Seferian-Jenkins - TBat Pit
28Jeff Cumberland - NYJvs. Det
29Tim Wright - NEat KC
30Brandon Myers - TBat Pit
31Brent Celek - PHIat SF
32Josh Hill - NOat Dal

Sunday Updates

  • Antonio Gates was already a great option against the Jaguars defense, but now with Ladarius Green's availability in doubt, Gates is solidified as a top-3 tight end in Week 4. 
  • Delanie Walker is questionable, but expected to play. While the Titans offense may be less successful with Charlie Whitehurst, Walker could actually benefit by getting more looks in the short passing game. 
  • Travis Kelce is a low-end TE1 and an excellent option in re-draft and daily fantasy leagues this week. Plus, it's always nice to have players going on Monday night. 
  • Vernon Davis is a game-time decision, but is likely to get back on the field this week. Davis gets downgraded due to the injury and owners should have a backup plan in mind, just in case of a late inactive.

Feature photo courtesy of Reuters/Eric Hartline

Sep 25, 1:53 PM

Fantasy: Week 4 Rankings - Tight Ends (Analysis)

Sep 25, 1:53 PM

Over the last two seasons, theScore's Justin Boone has finished in the top 10 in FantasyPros' Most Accurate Expert Competition. This year he's first overall after three weeks. Follow the links to see his rankings for Week 4. 

A final rankings update will be available on Sunday morning.

Rankings
QB | RB | WR | TE DST | K

Tight Ends

RkPlayerOpp
1Jimmy Graham - NOat Dal
2Rob Gronkowski - NEat KC
3Antonio Gates - SDvs. Jac
4Martellus Bennett - CHIvs. GB
5Greg Olsen - CARat Bal
6Delanie Walker - TENat Ind
7Niles Paul - WASvs. NYG
8Zach Ertz - PHIat SF
9Vernon Davis - SFvs. Phi
10Larry Donnell - NYGat Was
11Travis Kelce - KCvs. NE
12Jason Witten - DALvs. NO
13Heath Miller - PITvs. TB
14Owen Daniels - BALvs. Car
15Charles Clay - MIAat Oak
16Dwayne Allen - INDvs. Ten
17Andrew Quarless - GBat Chi
18Coby Fleener - INDvs. Ten
19Mychal Rivera - OAKvs. Mia
20Garrett Graham - HOUvs. Buf
21Austin Seferian-Jenkins - TBat Pit
22Scott Chandler - BUFat Hou
23Ladarius Green - SDvs. Jac
24Anthony Fasano - KCvs. NE
25Jace Amaro - NYJvs. Det
26Eric Ebron - DETat NYJ
27Levine Toilolo - ATLat Min
28Jeff Cumberland - NYJvs. Det
29Joseph Fauria - DETat NYJ
30Brandon Myers - TBat Pit
31Tim Wright - NEat KC
32Brent Celek - PHIat SF
33Brandon Pettigrew - DETat NYJ
34Daniel Fells - NYGat Was
35Josh Hill - NOat Dal
  • Antonio Gates followed up his 96-yard, three-touchdown day against the Seahawks, with a one-catch, eight-yard game against the Bills. Gates isn't a lock to deliver every week, but he remains a high-end TE1 in a bye week like this. Ladarius Green's usage continues to be infrequent, despite 64 yards in Week 3. 
  • Regardless of whether Jake Locker suits up this week, Delanie Walker has carved himself out a nice chunk of the Titans offense. The Colts are generous to tight ends and Walker has shown he can take advantage of that. 
  • Not only is Vernon Davis expected to be back for Sunday's game against the Eagles, he walks right into a potentially high-scoring affair. Follow his practice participation this week, but don't hesitate to start him if he is active. 
  • Fantasy owners have to take tight end Larry Donnell seriously. He's a big part of the Giants offense so far, receiving 23 targets over the first three weeks. Travis Kelce owners would love to see what their guy could do, if he was as involved In Kansas City's offense, as Donnell is in New York. 
  • For the very desperate out there, Buccaneers rookie Austin Seferian-Jenkins is set to return from a foot injury this week. He may need time to settle in, but in deeper leagues where the waiver wire has little to offer, ASJ has the potential to be someone who emerges as the season goes on. 

Feature photo courtesy of USA Today/Jim Brown

Sep 24, 12:15 AM

Fantasy: Week 4 Rankings - Tight Ends (Early Edition)

Sep 24, 12:15 AM

Over the last two seasons, theScore's Justin Boone has finished in the top 10 in FantasyPros' Most Accurate Expert Competition. This year he's first overall after three weeks. Follow the links to get a first look at his early rankings for Week 4. 

More detailed rankings, featuring analysis, will be available Thursday, with a final update on Sunday morning.

Rankings
QB | RB | WR | TE | DST | K

Tight Ends

RankPlayerMatchup
1Jimmy Graham - NOat Dal
2Rob Gronkowski - NEat KC
3Antonio Gates - SDvs. Jac
4Martellus Bennett - CHIvs. GB
5Greg Olsen - CARat Bal
6Vernon Davis - SFvs. Phi
7Niles Paul - WASvs. NYG
8Zach Ertz - PHIat SF
9Delanie Walker - TENat Ind
10Larry Donnell - NYGat Was
11Travis Kelce - KCvs. NE
12Jason Witten - DALvs. NO
13Heath Miller - PITvs. TB
14Charles Clay - MIAat Oak
15Owen Daniels - BALvs. Car
16Coby Fleener - INDvs. Ten
17Mychal Rivera - OAKvs. Mia
18Dwayne Allen - INDvs. Ten
19Eric Ebron - DETat NYJ
20Levine Toilolo - ATLat Min
21Garrett Graham - HOUvs. Buf
22Scott Chandler - BUFat Hou
23Jace Amaro - NYJvs. Det
24Ladarius Green - SDvs. Jac
25Brandon Myers - TBat Pit
26Anthony Fasano - KCvs. NE
27Jeff Cumberland - NYJvs. Det
28Tim Wright - NEat KC
29Richard Rodgers - GBat Chi
30Brent Celek - PHIat SF

Feature photo courtesy of USA TODAY Sporrts/Howard Smith