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Tight End Rankings Week 8

Tight End Rankings Week 8: Zach Ertz

Tight End Rankings Week 8: Zach Ertz

No one likes having to roster two tight ends on their fantasy football team. But if you are a Rob Gronkowski owner, you basically have no choice.

Gronk didn’t play last week, leaving a lot of fantasy owners scrambling at the last minute, and there is no guarantee that he plays this week. And Gronk's situation is further complicated by the fact that the Patriots play on Monday night.

So who should you use instead of Gronk? Or who should be the second tight end on your roster? It won't be Austin Hooper or Antonio Gates or even Geoff Swaim this week, that's for sure. At least not unless you want to guarantee a goose egg from your tight end. (Hint: they are all on bye.)

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

Teams on bye: Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles Chargers, Tennessee

Rank

Player

Team

Opp

1

Travis Kelce

KC

vs. DEN

2

Zach Ertz

PHI

vs. JAC (London)

3

George Kittle

SF

at ARI

4

Eric Ebron

IND

at OAK

5

David Njoku

CLE

at PIT

6

Jared Cook

OAK

vs. IND

7

Jimmy Graham

GB

at LAR

8

Trey Burton

CHI

vs. NYJ

9

Rob Gronkowski

NE

at BUF (Mon.)

10

O.J. Howard

TB

at CIN

11

Jordan Reed

WAS

at NYG

12

Kyle Rudolph

MIN

vs. NO

13

Vance McDonald

PIT

vs. CLE

14

Evan Engram

NYG

vs. WAS

15

Greg Olsen

CAR

vs. BAL

16

C.J. Uzomah

CIN

vs. TB

17

Benjamin Watson

NO

at MIN

18

Ricky Seals-Jones

ARI

vs. SF

19

Cameron Brate

TB

at CIN

20

Charles Clay

BUF

vs. NE (Mon.)

21

Dallas Goedert

PHI

vs. JAC (London)

22

Chris Herndon IV

NYJ

at CHI

23

Jesse James

PIT

vs. CLE

24

Jeff Heuerman

DEN

at KC

25

Vernon Davis

WAS

at NYG

26

Mike Gesicki

MIA

at HOU (Thurs.)

27

Mark Andrews

BAL

at CAR

28

Nick Vannett

SEA

at DET

29

Hayden Hurst

BAL

at CAR

30

Nick O'Leary

MIA

at HOU (Thurs.)

— 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.