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Fantasy Football 2013 Tight End Rankings: Week 14

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Rob Gronkowski

Rob Gronkowski

He has only played in six games, but Rob Gronkowski has proven his value to both his team and yours, which is why he's No. 1 in Athlon Sports' fantasy football Week 14 tight end rankings. Gronk still trails Jimmy Graham by more than 100 fantasy points on the season, but Tom Brady's favorite target has recorded a touchdown in four straight games. Gronk's average of 16.6 fantasy points per game is topped by just one of his peers — Graham.

Speaking of Graham, he hauled in his 12th touchdown catch of the season on Monday night in Seattle, but the Seahawks did a pretty good job of keeping him in check with just three receptions for 42 yards. He faces another tough matchup in Carolina this week, but he and Gronkowski are clearly the cream of the tight end crop.

That doesn't mean there aren't other productive tight ends out there, however. One possible option is Julius Thomas, who is third in fantasy points at the position despite not playing the past two weeks because of an ankle injury. If Thomas is able to return to the Broncos' lineup this week, he gets a Tennessee defense that is in the middle of the pack when it comes to fantasy points allowed to tight ends. Just make sure Thomas is playing before plugging him into your lineup. Fantasy playoff time is not the week you want to risk a DNP from one of your starters.

Each week during the NFL season, we will rank enough players at each position to appease everyone from those in 8-team leagues to 16-team leagues, those that can start two QBs, two TEs, three RBs and four WRs. We cut out the rest, because if you're looking at who the 50th-best running back or the 17th-best kicker is for that week, you need more help than any website can give you.

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2013 NFL Week 14 Fantasy Football Rankings — Tight Ends

Rk

Player

Team

OPP

1

Rob Gronkowski

NE

vs. CLE

2

Jimmy Graham

NO

vs. CAR

3

Vernon Davis

SF

vs. SEA

4

Jason Witten

DAL

at CHI (Mon.)

5

Tony Gonzalez

ATL

at GB

6

Greg Olsen

CAR

at NO

7

Julius Thomas

DEN

vs. TEN

8

Antonio Gates

SD

vs. NYG

9

Martellus Bennett

CHI

vs. DAL (Mon.)

10

Jared Cook

STL

at ARI

11

Coby Fleener

IND

at CIN

12

Jordan Cameron

CLE

at NE

13

Delanie Walker

TEN

at DEN

14

Jordan Reed

WAS

vs. KC

15

Charles Clay

MIA

at PIT

16

Ladarius Green

SD

vs. NYG

17

Heath Miller

PIT

vs. MIA

18

Garrett Graham

HOU

at JAC (Thurs.)

19

Brandon Myers

NYG

at SD

20

Rob Housler

ARI

vs. STL

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 Week 14 Positional Rankings

Quarterbacks
Running Backs
Wide Receivers
Defense/Special Teams

Kickers