Fantasy Football 2013 Tight End Rankings: Week 6

Jason Witten caught seven passes for a season-high 121 yards last week

While Jimmy Graham is far and away the No. 1 choice on Athlon Sports' fantasy football Week 6 tight end rankings, Jason Witten also decided to join in on the fun last week. Witten went for a season-high 121 yards receiving and a touchdown in the high-scoring affair with Denver. Witten and his Broncos counterpart, Julius Thomas, were the two tight ends that did the most damage, fantasy wise, in Week 5. Thomas was the top scorer at the position with nine catches for 122 yards and two TDs. In fact, if you include the Cowboys' Gavin Escobar and James Hanna, all tight ends in this game combined for 18 receptions, 271 yards and three touchdowns. Welcome to today's NFL.

But we shouldn't forget about Graham either. All he did was quietly post his fourth-straight 100-yard game with another 10 grabs for 135 yards in the win in Chicago. Graham, who in September became the first tight end to be named NFL Player of the Month, is leading the entire NFL in receiving yards with 593 through five games. That's an average of nearly 120 yards per game and he's a tight end!

The Saints are in New England this week, which means we could see two of modern-day tight ends that are revolutionizing NFL offenses in Graham and the Patriots' Rob Gronkowski. Fantasy owners who have waited all season will no doubt be ecstatic to see Gronk back out there, but just keep in mind that he's no longer the fantasy standard-bearer for his position. Gronk, meet Mr. Graham.

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.

2013 NFL Week 6 Fantasy Football Rankings — Tight Ends
Teams on bye: Atlanta, Miami

Rk Player Team OPP Notes
1 Jimmy Graham NO vs. NE Leads NFL in rec. yds., 4 100-yard games in a row.
2 Jason Witten DAL vs. WAS Big part of Romo's big day (7-121-1).
3 Julius Thomas DEN vs. JAC Peyton's main target (9-122-2) vs. DAL.
4 Vernon Davis SF vs. ARI Top receiver (3-88-1) vs. HOU despite hamstring.
5 Jordan Cameron CLE vs. DET Had his quietest (3-36) game of the season.
6 Rob Gronkowski NE vs. NO Will Gronk have immediate impact vs. Saints?
7 Antonio Gates SD vs. IND (Mon.) Second only to Graham in rec. yards (438).
8 Greg Olsen CAR at MIN Vikings have allowed second-most fantasy pts. to TEs.
9 Martellus Bennett CHI vs. NYG (Thurs.) Game-time decision (knee) to face old team.
10 Jermichael Finley GB at BAL Appears to be over concussion.
11 Garrett Graham HOU vs. STL Now the starter w/ Daniels (leg) out 4-6 weeks.
12 Coby Fleener IND at SD (Mon.) Luck used WRs to attack Seahawks last week.
13 Heath Miller PIT at NYJ Should be even more involved following bye.
14 Jared Cook STL at HOU Lance Kendricks more involved than Cook last week.
15 Brent Celek PHI at TB First TD pass came courtesy of Foles last week.
16 Brandon Myers NYG at CHI (Thurs.) Doing more blocking than catching lately.
17 Kyle Rudolph MIN vs. CAR  
18 Jermaine Gresham CIN at BUF  
19 Brandon Pettigrew DET at CLE Led Lions (4-59) in Megatron's absence.
20 Sean McGrath KC vs. OAK Has emerged as Chiefs' top TE target.
21 Kellen Winslow NYJ vs. PIT Made most of 1 target last week = 1-yard TD.
22 Tyler Eifert CIN at BUF Season-high 7 targets last week, had 5 catches.
23 Scott Chandler BUF vs. CIN Could be more involved with new QB starting.
24 Jordan Reed WAS at DAL Missed last week's game b/c of quad contusion.
25 Dallas Clark BAL vs. GB Not targeted at all last week vs. Dolphins.
26 Delanie Walker TEN at SEA Been better in odd weeks this season.

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 6 Positional Rankings

Quarterbacks
Running Backs
Wide Receivers
Defense/Special Teams

Kickers

Week 6 Waiver Wire

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