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Fantasy Football 2014 Tight End Rankings: Week 2

Author:
Julius Thomas

Julius Thomas

Jimmy Graham is still king of the mountain as it relates to Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Tight End Rankings for Week 2, but last week belonged to Julius Thomas. Denver’s tight end caught three touchdown passes in the second quarter, finishing his night’s work with seven catches and 104 yards. A total of 13 tight ends scored in Week 1, but Thomas and San Francisco’s Vernon Davis (2 vs. Dallas) were the only ones who found the end zone more than once. New England’s Rob Gronkowski was one of those to find paydirt, but that was the only highlight in an otherwise dull effort (4 rec., 44 yds.) as Gronk played limited snaps. Will that change this week against Minnesota? We shall see. 

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 Web site can give you.

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

2014 NFL Week 2 Fantasy Football Rankings — Tight Ends

Rank

Player

Team

Opp

Comments

1

Jimmy Graham

NO

at CLE

No TD, but 10 targets, 8 catches vs. Falcons.

2

Julius Thomas

DEN

vs. KC

Another monster (7-104-3) opener.

3

Rob Gronkowski

NE

at MIN

Saw limited snaps, but made most of them.

4

Greg Olsen

CAR

vs. DET

Didn't miss a beat (8-83-1) w/ Anderson at QB.

5

Vernon Davis

SF

vs. CHI

Half of his catches (4) went for TDs.

6

Dennis Pitta

BAL

vs. PIT (Thurs.)

Tied S. Smith w/ 15 targets (10-83) vs. CLE.

7

Zach Ertz

PHI

at IND (Mon.)

Only 3 grabs, but went for 77 yards and TD.

8

Jordan Cameron

CLE

vs. NO

May not play (shoulder). Watch closely.

9

Jason Witten

DAL

at TEN

Only caught two passes for 14 yards vs. SF.

10

Martellus Bennett

CHI

at SF

Saw more looks after WRs got hurt.

11

Kyle Rudolph

MIN

vs. NE

One game in already has first TD.

12

Delanie Walker

TEN

vs. DAL

Caught one of Locker's 2 TD passes.

13

Heath Miller

PIT

at BAL (Thurs.)

 

14

Charles Clay

MIA

at BUF

What is his role in Fins' new offense?

15

Antonio Gates

SD

vs. SEA

Still a favorite target of Rivers.

16

Travis Kelce

KC

at DEN

Big-play ability, but depends on snaps.

17

Dwayne Allen

IND

vs. PHI (Mon.)

Returns to field and produces 41-yard TD.

18

Jermaine Gresham

CIN

vs. ATL

Eifert (elbow) placed on short-term IR.

19

Ladarius Green

SD

vs. SEA

 

20

Coby Fleener

IND

vs. PHI (Mon.)

 

21

Jared Cook

STL

at TB

 

22

Levine Toilolo

ATL

at CIN

Ryan's new TE scores TD in first game.

23

Marcedes Lewis

JAC

at WAS

 

24

Tim Wright

NE

at MIN

 

25

Larry Donnell

NYG

vs. ARI

Former UDFA dominates snaps, catches TD.

26

Niles Paul

WAS

vs. JAC

J. Reed (hamstring) out for Week 2.

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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

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