Fantasy Football 2015 Tight End Rankings: Week 5

Antonio Gates is back from suspension. How high is he in this week's rankings?

So Rob Gronkowski is back this week and he takes his rightful place as the No. 1-ranked tight end. But the rest of the tight end rankings are really as clear as mud. Can you trust supposed studs like Travis Kelce or Greg Olsen on a week-to-week basis? Probably not but there really aren’t any better options out there.


Week 5 also marks the return of San Diego's Antonio Gates from suspension. Gates isn't getting any younger, but he's been as reliable as they come at the position, Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers has gotten off to a strong start throwing the ball, and Gates' fill-in, Ladarius Green has already suffered a couple of concussions. If you have held onto Gates this long, you may as well throw him out there and see what he does Monday night against Pittsburgh.


Positional Rankings: QB I RB I WR I TE I DST I K I Flex

Teams on bye: Carolina, Miami, Minnesota, New York Jets


Here are the Week 5 tight end rankings:


Rank Player Team Opp
1 Rob Gronkowski  NE  at DAL
2 Martellus Bennett  CHI  at KC
3 Jason Witten  DAL  vs. NE
4 Charles Clay  BUF  at TEN
5 Antonio Gates  SD vs. PIT (Mon.)
6 Travis Kelce  KC  vs. CHI
7 Tyler Eifert  CIN  vs. SEA
8 Delaine Walker  TEN  vs. BUF
9 Gary Barnidge  CLE  at BAL
10 Jimmy Graham  SEA  at CIN
11 Jared Cook  STL  at GB
12 Larry Donnell  NYG  vs. SF
13 Richard Rodgers  GB  vs. STL
14 Coby Fleener  IND  at HOU (Thurs.)
15 Eric Ebron*  DET  vs. ARI
16 Owen Daniels  DEN  vs. OAK
17 Ben Watson  NO  at PHI
18 Maxx Williams  BAL  vs. CLE
19 Heath Miller  PIT  at SD (Mon.)
20 Vernon Davis*  SF   NYG
21 Zach Ertz  PHI  vs. NO
22 Lance Kendricks  STL  at GB
23 Derek Carrier  WAS  at ATL
24 Brandon Myers  TB  vs. JAC
25 Crockett Gillmore*  BAL  vs. CLE 
26 Clay Harbor  JAC  at TB
27 Scott Chandler  NE  at DAL
28 Darren Fells  ARI  at DET
29 Jacob Tamme  ATL  vs. WAS
30 Garrett Celek  SF  at NYG

*If they play. Monitor practice and injury reports closely.


— Written by Michael Horvath, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network. Horvath is a Canadian who also happens to be a fantasy football (not to be confused with CFL) and fitness nut. Follow him on Twitter @realmikehorvath.

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