NFL Week 6 Fantasy Rankings: Tight Ends

by Michael Drahota | Posted on Saturday, October 11th, 2014 | 0


The position of tight end has been revolutionized in today’s ever-evolving NFL landscape, as athletes have gone from blocking-focused players who sometimes caught passes to integral parts of their team’s attacks.

That’s created a sort of wide receiver-tight end hybrids that dominate fantasy football. However, injuries have impacted the position heavily as well. The New Orleans Saints’ Jimmy Graham was forced out of last week’s win over Tampa Bay with a shoulder injury. Fortunately for him, the Saints are on a bye this week.

Rob Gronkowski is seemingly healing from the torn ACL that cost him much of last season. He’s our No. 1-ranked tight end heading into New England’s match-up with his hometown Buffalo Bills in Week 6.

Julius Thomas and Martellus Bennett continue to rack up big points, and the Browns’ Jordan Cameron has the chance to put up some decent points coming off of his shoulder injury.

With starter Dennis Pitta out for the season, Baltimore Raven Owen Daniels has a good match-up against the Buccaneers this weekend. Washington starter Jordan Reed is tentatively set to return against Arizona in Week 6, and Patriot Tim Wright made his way to onto the list after playing well in New England’s Week 5 win over Cincinnati.

Here are the Week 6 fantasy rankings for the Top 15 tight ends:

1 Rob Gronkowski NE at Buf
2 Julius Thomas DEN at NYJ
3 Martellus Bennett CHI at Atl
4 Greg Olsen CAR at Cin
5 Antonio Gates SD at Oak
6 Delanie Walker TEN vs. Jac
7 Jordan Cameron CLE vs. Pit
8 Heath Miller PIT at Cle
9 Larry Donnell NYG at Phi
10 Zach Ertz PHI vs. NYG
11 Jason Witten DAL at Sea
12 Vernon Davis SF at StL
13 Owen Daniels BAL at TB
14 Jordan Reed WAS at Ari
15 Tim Wright NE at Buf
About the Author

Both an avid NFL fan and analyst, I’ve been following professional football since the late 1980s. I’m also an avid fantasy football player with several league victories under my belt. Check out my NFL articles on TSM for the latest NFL news, highlights, predictions, and more.

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