Fantasy Football 2013: Tight End Rankings

Is this the season Vernon Davis becomes a top fantasy tight end again?

The most intriguing name in Athlon Sports' Fantasy Football 2013 Tight End Rankings entering the regular season remains Rob Gronkowski. The Patriots need to decide whether to keep Gronk on the active roster or place him on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list, which means he would be guaranteed to miss the first six games. For now, Gronk maintains his top-five status, but that doesn't mean he should be treated as such come draft time.

In fact, the emergence of undrafted rookie Zach Sudfeld during the preseason, may make the decision to shelve Gronkowski for the first six weeks easier. Sudfeld has opened many an eye already, which is why he comes in at No. 22 on our rankings. If Gronk does end up on the PUP and Sudfeld makes an early impact on the Patriots' passing game, then it's entirely possible that Sudfeld takes over the Aaron Hernandez role in New England this season.

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Fantasy Football 2013: Final Preseason Tight End Rankings
Updated Aug. 27

 

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 Brandon Myers NYG 9
10 Jared Cook STL 11
11 Jermichael Finley GB 4
12 Antonio Gates SD 8
13 Martellus Bennett CHI 8
14 Brandon Pettigrew DET 9
15 Fred Davis WAS 5
16 Jordan Cameron CLE 10
17 Coby Fleener IND 8
18 Ed Dickson BAL 8
19 Dwayne Allen IND 8
20 Jermaine Gresham CIN 12
21 Rob Housler ARI 9
22 Zach Sudfeld NE 10
23 Tyler Eifert CIN 12
24 Julius Thomas DEN 9
25 Zach Miller SEA 12
26 Brent Celek PHI 12
27 Scott Chandler BUF 12
28 Marcedes Lewis JAC 9
29 Zach Ertz PHI 12
30 Heath Miller PIT 5
31 Dallas Clark BAL 8
32 Delanie Walker TEN 8
33 Anthony Fasano KC 10
34 Travis Kelce KC 10
35 Luke Stocker TB 5
36 Charles Clay MIA 6
37 Kellen Winslow NYJ 10
38 Tony Scheffler DET 9
39 David Paulson PIT 5
40 Jacob Tamme DEN 9
41 Gavin Escobar DAL 11
42 James Casey PHI 12
43 Tom Crabtree TB 5
44 Garrett Graham HOU 8
45 Ladarius Green SD 8
46 Taylor Thompson TEN 8
47 Joel Dreessen DEN 9
48 Tony Moeaki KC 10
49 David Ausberry OAK 7
50 Ben Watson NO 7

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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