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Fantasy Football 2013: Tight End Rankings

Author:
Jimmy Graham

Preseason action has yet to really begin and there are already several familiar names missing on Athlon Sports' Fantasy Football 2013 Tight End Rankings. While Aaron Hernandez' omission goes without saying, Dennis Pitta's season-ending injury was unexpected and means the loss of one of the league's most productive tight ends (not to mention one of Joe Flacco's favorite targets) from last season. Will Ed Dickson be able to step up and fill Pitta's big shoes? Only time will.

Speaking of time, it may be running out on Rob Gronkowski as it relates to his status as one of the top fantasy tight ends. The Gronk underwent back surgery in June and it's looking more and more likely that he will start the season on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list, which means he would miss the first six games, at minimum. His uncertainty, not to mention ever-growing medical file, is why Gronkowski is barely hanging in at No. 5 in our rankings.

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Fantasy Football 2013: Preseason Tight End Rankings
Updated Aug. 5

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Player

Team

Bye

1

Jimmy Graham

NO

7

2

Jason Witten

DAL

11

3

Tony Gonzalez

ATL

6

4

Vernon Davis

SF

9

5

Rob Gronkowski

NE

10

6

Owen Daniels

HOU

8

7

Kyle Rudolph

MIN

5

8

Greg Olsen

CAR

4

9

Antonio Gates

SD

8

10

Brandon Myers

NYG

9

11

Jared Cook

STL

11

12

Jermichael Finley

GB

4

13

Martellus Bennett

CHI

8

14

Brandon Pettigrew

DET

9

15

Ed Dickson

BAL

8

16

Dustin Keller

MIA

6

17

Fred Davis

WAS

5

18

Coby Fleener

IND

8

19

Jordan Cameron

CLE

10

20

Dwayne Allen

IND

8

21

Jermaine Gresham

CIN

12

22

Jake Ballard

NE

10

23

Tyler Eifert

CIN

12

24

Rob Housler

ARI

9

25

Zach Miller

SEA

12

26

Jacob Tamme

DEN

9

27

Brent Celek

PHI

12

28

Marcedes Lewis

JAC

9

29

Zach Ertz

PHI

12

30

Delanie Walker

TEN

8

31

Heath Miller

PIT

5

32

Joel Dreessen

DEN

9

33

James Casey

PHI

12

34

Travis Kelce

KC

10

35

Luke Stocker

TB

5

36

David Paulson

PIT

5

37

Kellen Winslow

NYJ

10

38

Tony Scheffler

DET

9

39

Scott Chandler

BUF

12

40

Tony Moeaki

KC

10

41

Garrett Graham

HOU

8

42

Anthony Fasano

KC

10

43

David Ausberry

OAK

7

44

Ben Watson

NO

7

45

Levine Toilolo

ATL

6

46

Gavin Escobar

DAL

11

47

Julius Thomas

DEN

9

48

Tom Crabtree

TB

5

49

Michael Hoomanawanui

NE

10

50

Taylor Thompson

TEN

8

51

Jeff Cumberland

NYJ

10

52

Ladarius Green

SD

8

53

Logan Paulsen

WAS

5

54

Jordan Reed

WAS

5

55

Vance McDonald

SF

9

56

Chris Gragg

BUF

12

57

Zach Sudfeld

NE

10

58

Orson Charles

CIN

12

59

Richard Gordon

OAK

7

60

Lance Kendricks

STL

11

Rankings are based upon Athlon Sports' standard scoring system:

OFFENSIVE SCORING
All touchdowns are 6 points
1 point for 25 yards passing
1 point for 10 yards rushing/receiving
Receptions are .5 points
Interceptions/fumbles are minus-2 points

Additional Fantasy Football Rankings:

2013 Big Board (Top 250)
Quarterbacks
Running Backs
Wide Receivers
Defense/Special Teams
Kickers