Fantasy Football 2013 Tight End Rankings: Week 7

Vernon Davis had a monster first half alone last week against Arizona

New Orleans is on bye in Week 7, so that means no Jimmy Graham atop Athlon Sports' fantasy football tight end rankings, probably the only week he will not be at No. 1. Instead, Tony Gonzalez, the future Hall of Famer, gets our vote. While Gonzalez' numbers don't compare to Graham's through six games, he's been his usual productive self and could post some Graham-esque totals in the weeks ahead. With Julio Jones out for the season and Roddy White dealing with injuries, Gonzalez becomes Matt Ryan's clear-cut No. 1 target.

Another tight end who is quickly establishing himself as his quarterback's top weapon is San Francisco's Vernon Davis. Since missing Week 3's home loss to Indianapolis because of a hamstring injury, Davis has returned to the field with a vengeance. He has caught four touchdown passes in his last three games and last week against Arizona, he put up the following numbers — 7 rec., 171 yards, 2 TDs — in the first half. There's no reason to not expect Colin Kaepernick, who has struggled with accuracy and turnovers to start this season, to keep feeding the ball to his athletic tight end.

And as far as Rob Gronkowski goes, your guess is as good as mine as to if this is finally the week he gets on the field. Personally speaking, I have had my fill of "Gronk Watch," and I don't even have him on my roster.

Each week during the NFL season, we will rank enough players at each position to appease everyone from those in 8-team leagues to 16-team leagues, those that can start two QBs, two TEs, three RBs and four WRs. We cut out the rest, because if you're looking at who the 50th-best running back or the 17th-best kicker is for that week, you need more help than any website can give you.

2013 NFL Week 7 Fantasy Football Rankings — Tight Ends
Teams on bye: New Orleans, Oakland

1Tony GonzalezATLvs. TBRyan's No. 1 target now w/ Jones out, White hurting.
2Vernon DavisSFat TENWent 7-171-2 in first half last week vs. Cardinals.
3Antonio GatesSDat JACFour-catch, 28-yard effort on MNF worst of season.
4Julius ThomasDENat INDHas caught a TD pass in all but one game so far.
5Jason WittenDALat PHICareer vs. PHI: 19 G, 109 rec. , 1,233 yds., 7 TDs.
6Jordan CameronCLEat GBTotal of 10 catches, 100 yards and no TDs in last 2 G.
7Jermichael FinleyGBvs. CLEBigger role coming b/c of WR injuries?
8Martellus BennettCHIat WASNo TD catches since Week 2.
9Greg OlsenCARvs. STLWas his foot injury a factor last week (2 rec., 19 yds.)?
10Heath MillerPITvs. BALRavens have had issues defending TEs.
11Rob GronkowskiNEat NYJIs anyone else tired of waiting for him to play?
12Kyle RudolphMINat NYG (Mon.)Lone bright spot (9-97-1) last week vs. CAR.
13Charles ClayMIAvs. BUFBills giving up second-fewest fantasy pts. to TEs.
14Coby FleenerINDvs. DENJust five catches for 31 yards in last 2 games.
15Garrett GrahamHOUat KCFirst game as Texans' starter didn't go well (2-25).
16Jared CookSTLat CARLance Kendricks stealing targets, TDs from Cook.
17Jordan ReedWASvs. CHIActive (4-58) in first game back from injury.
18Scott ChandlerBUFat MIACaught his second TD pass last week.
19Brent CelekPHIvs. DALTE just not a huge part of Eagles' passing game.
20Jeff CumberlandNYJvs. NE 
21Brandon MyersNYGvs. MIN (Mon.)Has seen 0 targets in 2 of last 3 games.
22Timothy WrightTBat ATLHas 12 catches for 132 yards in last 2 games.
23Jermaine GreshamCINat DETHard to trust either Bengal TE right now.
24Brandon PettigrewDETvs. CINMore involved past 3 games, but still no TDs.
25Sean McGrathKCvs. HOU 
26Dallas ClarkBALat PITHad 81 yards, first TD last week vs. Packers.

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 Week 7 Positional Rankings

Running Backs
Wide Receivers
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