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.
Teams on bye: Carolina, Miami, Minnesota, New York Jets
Here are the Week 5 tight end rankings:
|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.)|
|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.