Fantasy Football 2015 Tight End Rankings: Week 8

Gary Barnidge has gone from an unknown at the start of this season to a must-start fantasy TE

Last week, for the first time this season, Rob Gronkowski wasn’t the No. 1-ranked fantasy tight end. Then he goes out and plays like he always does — catching a season-high 11 passes (16 targets) for 108 yards and a touchdown in the Patriots' dismantling of the Jets. For the season, Gronk's six touchdown catches has him tied for the league lead and he's 13th in receiving yards (533). It's no surprise that Gronk is back at No. 1 this week, but the rest of the top five sure is interesting.


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Teams on bye: Buffalo, Jacksonville, Philadelphia, Washington


Check out this week’s tight end rankings.


Rank Player Team Opp
1 Rob Gronkowski NE vs. MIA (Thurs.)
2 Greg Olsen CAR vs. IND (Mon.)
3 Gary Barnidge CLE vs. ARI
4 Tyler Eifert CIN at PIT
5 Antonio Gates SD at BAL 
6 Delanie Walker TEN at HOU
7 Travis Kelce KC vs. DET (London)
8 Eric Ebron DET at KC (London)
9 Jason Witten DAL vs. SEA
10 Martellus Bennett CHI vs. MIN
11 Jimmy Graham SEA at DAL
12 Ben Watson NO vs. NYG
13 Crockett Gillmore BAL vs. SD
14 Jacob Tamme ATL vs. TB
15 Vernon Davis SF at STL
16 Jared Cook STL vs. SF
17 Larry Donnell NYG at NO
18 Jordan Cameron MIA at NE (Thurs.)
19 Richard Rodgers GB vs. DEN
20 Kyle Rudolph MIN at CHI
21 Ladarius Green SD at BAL
22 Heath Miller PIT vs. CIN
23 Coby Fleener IND at CAR (Mon.)
24 Owen Daniels DEN vs. GB
25 Dion Sims MIA at NE (Thurs.)
26 Lance Kendricks STL vs. SF
27 Will Tye NYG at NO
28 Anthony Fasano TEN at HOU
29 Jermaine Gresham ARI at CLE
30 Clive Walford OAK vs. NYJ


— 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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