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Fantasy Football 2014 Tight End Rankings: Week 4

Author:
Greg Olsen

Greg Olsen

Even with six teams on bye, there are not a lot of changes as it relates to Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Tight End Rankings for Week 4. Yes leading scorer Julius Thomas is not playing and his absence will probably be felt, but he’s the only one in the top 10 that’s not available this week. Jimmy Graham continues to lead our rankings, despite being third in fantasy points, and he has an appealing matchup this week against Dallas. Martellus Bennett, Greg Olsen and Delanie Walker continue to provide consistent production, as have a couple of guys who weren’t even on anyone’s radar entering this season – Niles Paul and Larry Donnell. Paul has taken advantage of another injury to Jordan Reed and quickly is entering must-start status, as he trails Graham by just one yard (253 to 254) for top billing among TEs.

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 4 Fantasy Football Rankings — Tight Ends

Teams on bye: Arizona, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Denver, St. Louis, Seattle

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Rank

Player

Team

Opp

Comments

1

Jimmy Graham

NO

at DAL

DAL most fantasy pts. allowed to TEs. Uh oh.

2

Rob Gronkowski

NE

at KC (Mon.)

Playing time still limited, but gets TD vs. OAK.

3

Greg Olsen

CAR

at BAL

 

4

Antonio Gates

SD

vs. JAC

Follows up 3-TD game w/ just 1 catch vs. BUF.

5

Martellus Bennett

CHI

vs. GB

Motivated by Ryan's quip, catches 2 TDs on MNF.

6

Vernon Davis

SF

vs. PHI

Should be back after missing last week.

7

Delanie Walker

TEN

at IND

Has been Titans' post productive pass-catcher.

8

Zach Ertz

PHI

at SF

Only targeted 3 times vs. WAS.

9

Niles Paul

WAS

vs. NYG (Thurs.)

Remaining active (6-68) in passing game.

10

Travis Kelce

KC

vs. NE (Mon.)

Snaps on rise, catches TD vs. Miami.

11

Jason Witten

DAL

vs. NO

Just 10 catches, no TDs through first 3 G.

12

Larry Donnell

NYG

at WAS (Thurs.)

Involved (6-45), but upstaged by Cruz vs. HOU.

13

Dwayne Allen

IND

vs. TEN

Also got into scoring column vs. Jaguars.

14

Heath Miller

PIT

vs. TB

 

15

Owen Daniels

BAL

vs. CAR

Moves up to starter w/ Pitta (hip) on IR.

16

Charles Clay

MIA

vs. OAK (London)

Disappointing start continues for Clay.

17

Ladarius Green

SD

vs. JAC

His 4 grabs for 64 yards best showing yet.

18

Coby Fleener

IND

vs. TEN

Records first TD catch of season vs. JAC.

19

Garrett Graham

HOU

vs. BUF

Recorded five catches vs. Giants last week.

20

Jace Amaro

NYJ

vs. DET

 

21

Brandon Myers

TB

at PIT

Seferian-Jenkins (ankle) still ailing.

22

Scott Chandler

BUF

at HOU

 

23

Levine Toilolo

ATL

at MIN

 

24

Andrew Quarless

GB

at CHI

After quiet 2 G, shows up (4-43-1) vs. DET.

25

Mychal Rivera

OAK

vs. MIA (London)

 

26

Eric Ebron

DET

at NYJ

Too inconsistent to trust?

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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