Fantasy Football 2016 Tight End Rankings: Week 13

Tyler Eifert should see plenty of targets on Sunday against Philadelphia

Remember when it was a forgone conclusion that Rob Gronkowski was going to be the No. 1-ranked fantasy tight end every week and the debate would be who was next? Well the battle for the top spot is on with the news on Thursday that Gronk has a herniated disc in his back and will undergo surgery. It's safe to assume that, from a fantasy standpoint, Gronk's season is over.


Jordan Reed also is hurting right now, dealing with a Grade 3 AC joint separation in his left shoulder, which has already caused him to miss practice time.


So that leaves Greg Olsen, Travis Kelce (coming off back-to-back 100-yard games) and Jimmy Graham as the most likely leadoff options for this week’s rankings, and it’s possible Tyler Eifert could sneak into the conversation too. Two guys who already are eliminated from consideration are Delanie Walker and Gary Barnidge, as Tennessee and Cleveland are the last two teams to go on bye.


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


Teams on bye: Cleveland, Tennessee


Note: Rankings were updated once it was reported that Rob Gronkowski would need back surgery.

Rk Player Team Opp
1 Jimmy Graham  SEA vs. CAR
2 Travis Kelce KC at ATL
3 Greg Olsen  CAR at SEA
4 Tyler Eifert  CIN vs. PHI
5 Kyle Rudolph  MIN vs. DAL (Thurs.)
6 Eric Ebron  DET at NO
7 Cameron Brate  TB at SD
8 Antonio Gates  SD vs. TB
9 Zach Ertz  PHI at CIN
10 Martellus Bennett  NE vs. LA
11 C.J. Fiedorowicz  HOU at GB
12 Vance McDonald  SF at CHI
13 Jason Witten  DAL at MIN (Thurs.)
14 Coby Fleener   NO vs. DET
15 Lance Kendricks  LA at NE
16 Hunter Henry  SD vs. TB
17 Jordan Reed  WAS at ARI
18 Vernon Davis  WAS at ARI
19 Jared Cook  GB vs. HOU
20 Ladarius Green  PIT vs. NYG
21 Dennis Pitta  BAL vs. MIA
22 Jermaine Gresham   ARI vs. WAS
23 Will Tye  NYG at PIT
24 Jack Doyle  IND at NYJ (Mon.)
25 Virgil Green  DEN at JAC
26 Clive Walford  OAK vs. BUF
27 Charles Clay  BUF at OAK
28 Julius Thomas  JAC vs. DEN
29 Dwayne Allen  IND at NYJ (Mon.)
30 Josh Hill NO vs. DET

— Rankings 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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Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 22:17

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