I think I hit it right on the head by calling Rob Gronkowski the number one tight end last week, but surprisingly he will not be perched atop the rankings again this week. Instead we will find a Thanksgiving Day surprise as the threat in Big D will be the man this week against Miami. I am liking what I am seeing more and more in Jermaine Gresham, and obviously so is Andy Dalton as he is becoming a bigger part of the Bengals' passing attack. Can Vernon Davis keep up the little momentum he gained last week? How will Jimmy Graham do coming off of his bye? Will both Patriots be in the top ten of these rankings again? How far down has Jermichael Finley fallen this season? Can we trust Jake Ballard after he couldn't catch a ball last Sunday night? I am not sure how it is the last week in November already, but we are certainly coming down the stretch of this fantasy football season so be sure you have the best roster in your lineups with the help of the Week 12 tight end rankings.
What do you do on your time off of work? I'm sure none of us have as cool of stories as this guy to the right here on his bye week from the NFL. Yeah, this story might be a few weeks old, but it is time for Rob Gronkowski (the greatest tight end ever!!!! LOL) to ascend to the top of the Fantasy Alarm tight end rankings, so we commemorate that ranking with that picture. Man, why didn't I practice more when I was a kid? Anyway, it is Week 11 in the NFL and this is the final time that we have to deal with bye weeks this year. Both of the New England studs are in the top five this week, as well as Greg Olsen staying in the top ten even though it seems that everyone who is emailing or tweeting me is ready to give up on the guy. Can Vernon Davis actually live up to my ranking of him this week? Will Jermichael Finley finish his disappointing season strong? Is Jake Ballard really an every week starter? Will your fantasy team last longer in the playoffs than Kim Kardashian's marriage? The answer to that might depend on if your players in the Week 11 tight end rankings perform like they should.
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.
You might find the name at the top of this list to be a little strange, but I am really liking what I am seeing from Greg Olsen and I think this is going to be a huge game for him. I also like the fact that Vernon Davis has finally gotten his head out of his rear end and is starting to live up to some of his predraft hype. Jimmy Graham came through for me big time last week, which means that this week might not be so hot. But I am really liking what I see from Dustin Keller as well as Brandon Pettigrew. Who else do I like and not like? You can find it all below in this week's tight end rankings.
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.
Dear reader, allow me to introduce you to that gentleman in the picture. If you would have told me three weeks ago that I would have ANY article this season with a picture of Rob Gronkowski attached to it, I would have told you that you were crazy. But here we sit in the end of September, and the New England Patriots passing game seems to nearly revolve around their tight ends. And with Aaron Hernandez not being able to play this week and the Buffalo Bills on the other side of the field, Gronkowski becomes one of the hottest plays at tight end in Week 3. Other than Fred Davis looking like a more valuable play and Zach Miller looking like a disaster, tight ends are still pretty much cut and dry from what we thought before the season started. Enjoy this week's rankings.
This was possibly the best week in the history of tight ends. Not only did some of the top guys in the league have impressive performances, but guys like Jermaine Gresham, Rob Gronkowski, Fred Davis, and Dustin Keller all looked like world beaters in the first game of the season. Which of these guys can keep it going and turn into viable fantasy options through the rest of the season? Which one of the top guys at draft time are going to disappoint you throughout the season? Who is the player who will take the next step to fantasy stardom? Those answers might come over time, but if you need to know who is going to score the big fantasy points this coming week, look no further than this week's tight end rankings!