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Fantasy Football 2014 Tight End Rankings: Week 3

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Antonio Gates

Antonio Gates

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.

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 3 Fantasy Football Rankings — Tight Ends

Rank

Player

Team

 

Comments

1

Jimmy Graham

NO

vs. MIN

Gets first 2 TDs vs. Browns.

2

Julius Thomas

DEN

at SEA

Tied for NFL lead w/ 4 TD catches.

3

Rob Gronkowski

NE

vs. OAK

Playing time becoming an issue.

4

Greg Olsen

CAR

vs. PIT

 

5

Antonio Gates

SD

at BUF

Who's old now? 3 TDs vs. Seahawks.

6

Dennis Pitta

BAL

at CLE

Upstaged by Daniels in win vs. Steelers.

7

Zach Ertz

PHI

vs. WAS

Already has seven catches of 20+ yards.

8

Martellus Bennett

CHI

at NYJ (Mon.)

Two games, two TD catches.

9

Kyle Rudolph

MIN

at NO

 

10

Vernon Davis

SF

at ARI

Left loss to CHI early w/ ankle injury. Watch status.

11

Jason Witten

DAL

at STL

Slow target for reliable target.

12

Delanie Walker

TEN

at CIN

Enjoys career day (10-142-1) vs. Cowboys.

13

Jordan Cameron

CLE

vs. BAL

DNP (shoulder) Week 2. Watch very carefully.

14

Travis Kelce

KC

at MIA

Young buck made some nice plays vs. DEN.

15

Niles Paul

WAS

at PHI

Steps in for injured Reed, excels (8-99-1).

16

Larry Donnell

NYG

vs. HOU

Quickly making name for himself.

17

Charles Clay

MIA

vs. KC

Fantasy impact has been minimal to this point.

18

Heath Miller

PIT

at CAR

 

19

Jared Cook

STL

vs. DAL

 

20

Coby Fleener

IND

at JAC

Reserve Jack Doyle had more rec., TD.

21

Dwayne Allen

IND

at JAC

Followed up solid Week 1 w/ dud (0 rec.).

22

Jermaine Gresham

CIN

vs. TEN

 

23

Owen Daniels

BAL

at CLE

Two TDs among five receptions vs. Ravens.

24

Garrett Graham

HOU

at NYG

Made season debut (back) last week.

25

Levine Toilolo

ATL

vs. TB (Thurs.)

 

26

Eric Ebron

DET

vs. GB

Posts first three career catches.

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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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