Fantasy Football 2013: Tight End Rankings

Jimmy Graham is the clear leader when it comes to fantasy tight end options in 2013

Preseason action has yet to really begin and there are already several familiar names missing on Athlon Sports' Fantasy Football 2013 Tight End Rankings. While Aaron Hernandez' omission goes without saying, Dennis Pitta's season-ending injury was unexpected and means the loss of one of the league's most productive tight ends (not to mention one of Joe Flacco's favorite targets) from last season. Will Ed Dickson be able to step up and fill Pitta's big shoes? Only time will.

Speaking of time, it may be running out on Rob Gronkowski as it relates to his status as one of the top fantasy tight ends. The Gronk underwent back surgery in June and it's looking more and more likely that he will start the season on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list, which means he would miss the first six games, at minimum. His uncertainty, not to mention ever-growing medical file, is why Gronkowski is barely hanging in at No. 5 in our rankings.

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Fantasy Football 2013: Preseason Tight End Rankings
Updated Aug. 5

 

Rk Player Team Bye
1 Jimmy Graham NO 7
2 Jason Witten DAL 11
3 Tony Gonzalez ATL 6
4 Vernon Davis SF 9
5 Rob Gronkowski NE 10
6 Owen Daniels HOU 8
7 Kyle Rudolph MIN 5
8 Greg Olsen CAR 4
9 Antonio Gates SD 8
10 Brandon Myers NYG 9
11 Jared Cook STL 11
12 Jermichael Finley GB 4
13 Martellus Bennett CHI 8
14 Brandon Pettigrew DET 9
15 Ed Dickson BAL 8
16 Dustin Keller MIA 6
17 Fred Davis WAS 5
18 Coby Fleener IND 8
19 Jordan Cameron CLE 10
20 Dwayne Allen IND 8
21 Jermaine Gresham CIN 12
22 Jake Ballard NE 10
23 Tyler Eifert CIN 12
24 Rob Housler ARI 9
25 Zach Miller SEA 12
26 Jacob Tamme DEN 9
27 Brent Celek PHI 12
28 Marcedes Lewis JAC 9
29 Zach Ertz PHI 12
30 Delanie Walker TEN 8
31 Heath Miller PIT 5
32 Joel Dreessen DEN 9
33 James Casey PHI 12
34 Travis Kelce KC 10
35 Luke Stocker TB 5
36 David Paulson PIT 5
37 Kellen Winslow NYJ 10
38 Tony Scheffler DET 9
39 Scott Chandler BUF 12
40 Tony Moeaki KC 10
41 Garrett Graham HOU 8
42 Anthony Fasano KC 10
43 David Ausberry OAK 7
44 Ben Watson NO 7
45 Levine Toilolo ATL 6
46 Gavin Escobar DAL 11
47 Julius Thomas DEN 9
48 Tom Crabtree TB 5
49 Michael Hoomanawanui NE 10
50 Taylor Thompson TEN 8
51 Jeff Cumberland NYJ 10
52 Ladarius Green SD 8
53 Logan Paulsen WAS 5
54 Jordan Reed WAS 5
55 Vance McDonald SF 9
56 Chris Gragg BUF 12
57 Zach Sudfeld NE 10
58 Orson Charles CIN 12
59 Richard Gordon OAK 7
60 Lance Kendricks STL 11

Rankings are based upon Athlon Sports' standard scoring system:

OFFENSIVE SCORING
All touchdowns are 6 points
1 point for 25 yards passing
1 point for 10 yards rushing/receiving
Receptions are .5 points
Interceptions/fumbles are minus-2 points

Additional Fantasy Football Rankings:

2013 Big Board (Top 250)
Quarterbacks
Running Backs
Wide Receivers
Defense/Special Teams
Kickers

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