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.
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2014 NFL Week 2 Fantasy Football Rankings — Tight Ends
No TD, but 10 targets, 8 catches vs. Falcons.
Another monster (7-104-3) opener.
Saw limited snaps, but made most of them.
Didn't miss a beat (8-83-1) w/ Anderson at QB.
Half of his catches (4) went for TDs.
vs. PIT (Thurs.)
Tied S. Smith w/ 15 targets (10-83) vs. CLE.
at IND (Mon.)
Only 3 grabs, but went for 77 yards and TD.
May not play (shoulder). Watch closely.
Only caught two passes for 14 yards vs. SF.
Saw more looks after WRs got hurt.
One game in already has first TD.
Caught one of Locker's 2 TD passes.
at BAL (Thurs.)
What is his role in Fins' new offense?
Still a favorite target of Rivers.
Big-play ability, but depends on snaps.
vs. PHI (Mon.)
Returns to field and produces 41-yard TD.
Eifert (elbow) placed on short-term IR.
vs. PHI (Mon.)
Ryan's new TE scores TD in first game.
Former UDFA dominates snaps, catches TD.
J. Reed (hamstring) out for Week 2.
Rankings are based upon Athlon Sports' standard scoring system:
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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