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Fantasy Football 2013 Tight End Rankings: Week 6

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Jason Witten

Jason Witten

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.

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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