This has certainly been a golden season for tight ends, as so many guys are stepping up and providing their fantasy owners with major points on a weekly basis. Fred Davis made his presence felt with Chris Cooley officially out, Antonio Gates made his return, and Jared Cook found the end zone for the Titans. The good news for fantasy owners is that the Dynamic Duo of tight ends in New England are off of their bye and can go back into your lineups, as well as Jason Witten, and Vernon Davis. What was once a black hole of fantasy sucking, but now is an integral part of your lineups. The contenders are definitely separating themselves from the pretenders in your fantasy leagues, and only contenders will really read the Week 8 Tight End rankings. You are a contender, aren't you?
The probable return of Antonio Gates and the injury to Chris Cooley is the biggest news items when it comes to tight ends in Week 7 and that begs the question can any quarterback in Washington get the ball to Fred Davis so he can show off his enormous potential? Other than that you have to recognize that Jimmy Graham and Greg Olsen are turning themselves into elite players at the position, while Jermichael Finley continues to disappoint even though he stays high on my rankings. it is a rough week for bye weeks upcoming as both New England studs, Vernon Davis, and even up and comers Jake Ballard and Jermaine Gresham won't be playing this weekend, and Zach Miller's concussion will keep him out as well. That fact alone makes it more important than ever to check out the weekly rankings to see which potential free agents might be able to help your team bring home the win as we reach the middle of October.
It is Jeff Mans' favorite position as that guy knows a thing or two about tight ends on a football field. He is known to check out some guys' butts for hours at a time. Nevertheless, we are finding some stars at the position that we didn't expect to start the season like Rob Gronkowski, Dustin Keller, and Greg Olsen. How will these guys do as we move towards the bye weeks and fantasy owners need to tweak their lineups on a weekly basis? What about Dallas Clark and Marcedes Lewis? Will they ever get it together? How long will Antonio Gates be out and what kind of fantasy value does Randy McMichael have? We have a surprise at the top of this list and you can also find out if Rob Gronkowski will score yet again in the Week 4 Tight End rankings.