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.
2014 NFL Week 4 Fantasy Football Rankings — Tight Ends
Teams on bye: Arizona, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Denver, St. Louis, Seattle
DAL most fantasy pts. allowed to TEs. Uh oh.
at KC (Mon.)
Playing time still limited, but gets TD vs. OAK.
Follows up 3-TD game w/ just 1 catch vs. BUF.
Motivated by Ryan's quip, catches 2 TDs on MNF.
Should be back after missing last week.
Has been Titans' post productive pass-catcher.
Only targeted 3 times vs. WAS.
vs. NYG (Thurs.)
Remaining active (6-68) in passing game.
vs. NE (Mon.)
Snaps on rise, catches TD vs. Miami.
Just 10 catches, no TDs through first 3 G.
at WAS (Thurs.)
Involved (6-45), but upstaged by Cruz vs. HOU.
Also got into scoring column vs. Jaguars.
Moves up to starter w/ Pitta (hip) on IR.
vs. OAK (London)
Disappointing start continues for Clay.
His 4 grabs for 64 yards best showing yet.
Records first TD catch of season vs. JAC.
Recorded five catches vs. Giants last week.
Seferian-Jenkins (ankle) still ailing.
After quiet 2 G, shows up (4-43-1) vs. DET.
vs. MIA (London)
Too inconsistent to trust?
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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