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Fantasy Football 2016 Tight End Rankings: Week 6

Martellus Bennett one-upped his Patriot running mate with three touchdown catches against Cleveland last week

As was expected, Rob Gronkowski finally came through for his fantasy owners last week, as New England’s top tight end posted his first 100-yard game. However, it was his teammate and fellow tight end, Martellus Bennett who really enjoyed Tom Brady’s first game back, as the former Bear caught six passes for 87 yards and three touchdowns. Yes, that’s right, in Brady’s first game he helped not one, but two tight ends, finish among the top 10 in fantasy points for Week 6.

 

Greg Olsen may have not found the end zone on Monday night, but he still produced in a major way, catching nine passes (on 13 targets) for 181 yards in Carolina’s last-second loss to Tampa Bay. It doesn’t matter if it’s Cam Newton or Derek Anderson at quarterback, Olsen is one of the main focal points of the Panthers’ offense.

 

Olsen, Gronkowski and Bennett all are safe starting options in Week 7, as well as the other usual suspects — Jordan Reed (provided he's not placed in the concussion protocol after showing symptoms on Wednesday), Travis Kelce and Delanie Walker. It will be interesting to see if Jimmy Graham can continue his renaissance coming off of a bye, and to see if a break was just what Coby Fleener and Julius Thomas needed to get them going. Also is this the week Tyler Eifert finally returns?

 

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

 

Teams on bye: Minnesota, Tampa Bay

 

Rk Player Team Opp
1 Greg Olsen CAR at NO
2 Rob Gronkowski NE vs. CIN
3 Jordan Reed WAS vs. PHI
4 Travis Kelce KC at OAK
5 Jimmy Graham SEA vs. ATL
6 Delanie Walker TEN vs. CLE
7 Martellus Bennett NE vs. CIN
8 Julius Thomas JAC at CHI
9 Coby Fleener NO vs. CAR
10 Zach Ertz PHI at WAS
11 Zach Miller CHI vs. JAC
12 Gary Barnidge CLE at TEN
13 Dennis Pitta BAL at NYG
14 Tyler Eifert CIN at NE
15 Jason Witten DAL at GB
16 Antonio Gates SD vs. DEN (Thurs.)
17 Jesse James PIT at MIA
18 Hunter Henry SD vs. DEN (Thurs.)
19 Charles Clay BUF vs. SF
20 Dwayne Allen IND at HOU
21 Jacob Tamme ATL at SEA
22 Will Tye NYG vs. BAL
23 Virgil Green DEN at SD (Thurs.)
24 Clive Walford OAK vs. KC
25 Richard Rodgers GB vs. DAL
26 Lance Kendricks LA at DET
27 Vance McDonald SF at BUF
28 Jack Doyle IND at HOU
29 Dion Sims MIA vs. PIT
30 C.J. Uzomah CIN at NE


— 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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