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


1Jimmy GrahamNO7
2Jason WittenDAL11
3Tony GonzalezATL6
4Vernon DavisSF9
5Rob GronkowskiNE10
6Owen DanielsHOU8
7Kyle RudolphMIN5
8Greg OlsenCAR4
9Antonio GatesSD8
10Brandon MyersNYG9
11Jared CookSTL11
12Jermichael FinleyGB4
13Martellus BennettCHI8
14Brandon PettigrewDET9
15Ed DicksonBAL8
16Dustin KellerMIA6
17Fred DavisWAS5
18Coby FleenerIND8
19Jordan CameronCLE10
20Dwayne AllenIND8
21Jermaine GreshamCIN12
22Jake BallardNE10
23Tyler EifertCIN12
24Rob HouslerARI9
25Zach MillerSEA12
26Jacob TammeDEN9
27Brent CelekPHI12
28Marcedes LewisJAC9
29Zach ErtzPHI12
30Delanie WalkerTEN8
31Heath MillerPIT5
32Joel DreessenDEN9
33James CaseyPHI12
34Travis KelceKC10
35Luke StockerTB5
36David PaulsonPIT5
37Kellen WinslowNYJ10
38Tony SchefflerDET9
39Scott ChandlerBUF12
40Tony MoeakiKC10
41Garrett GrahamHOU8
42Anthony FasanoKC10
43David AusberryOAK7
44Ben WatsonNO7
45Levine ToiloloATL6
46Gavin EscobarDAL11
47Julius ThomasDEN9
48Tom CrabtreeTB5
49Michael HoomanawanuiNE10
50Taylor ThompsonTEN8
51Jeff CumberlandNYJ10
52Ladarius GreenSD8
53Logan PaulsenWAS5
54Jordan ReedWAS5
55Vance McDonaldSF9
56Chris GraggBUF12
57Zach SudfeldNE10
58Orson CharlesCIN12
59Richard GordonOAK7
60Lance KendricksSTL11

Rankings are based upon Athlon Sports' standard scoring system:

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)
Running Backs
Wide Receivers
Defense/Special Teams

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