Jimmy Graham’s two touchdown catches against Cleveland was more than enough for him to maintain his hold on the top spot in Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Tight End Rankings for Week 3. However, for the second straight week, Graham didn’t post the best numbers for his position. Instead that honor in Week 2 belongs to Antonio Gates, who victimized Seattle’s vaunted defense for three touchdowns as the Chargers overwhelmed the defending Super Bowl champions 30-21. Even though this game took place in San Diego and the Seahawks return home to CenturyLink Field for a Super Bowl rematch with the Broncos, one can’t help but wonder if Julius Thomas will enjoy similar success Sunday afternoon. After all, despite Graham’s and Gates’ big days, it’s Thomas who is tied for the NFL lead with four touchdown grabs after two games.
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2014 NFL Week 3 Fantasy Football Rankings — Tight Ends
Gets first 2 TDs vs. Browns.
Tied for NFL lead w/ 4 TD catches.
Playing time becoming an issue.
Who's old now? 3 TDs vs. Seahawks.
Upstaged by Daniels in win vs. Steelers.
Already has seven catches of 20+ yards.
at NYJ (Mon.)
Two games, two TD catches.
Left loss to CHI early w/ ankle injury. Watch status.
Slow target for reliable target.
Enjoys career day (10-142-1) vs. Cowboys.
DNP (shoulder) Week 2. Watch very carefully.
Young buck made some nice plays vs. DEN.
Steps in for injured Reed, excels (8-99-1).
Quickly making name for himself.
Fantasy impact has been minimal to this point.
Reserve Jack Doyle had more rec., TD.
Followed up solid Week 1 w/ dud (0 rec.).
Two TDs among five receptions vs. Ravens.
Made season debut (back) last week.
vs. TB (Thurs.)
Posts first three career catches.
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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