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Fantasy Football 2014 Tight End Rankings: Week 5

Jimmy Graham

Jimmy Graham

Jimmy Graham continues to lead the way when it comes to Athlon Sports’ Fantasy Football Tight End Rankings for Week 5, but it’s the rest of the top 10 that may open some eyes. Graham, Julius Thomas, Antonio Gates and Greg Olsen are no real surprises, and the same could even be said for Martellus Bennett and Delaine Walker. However, Larry Donnell has come out of nowhere to emerge as a top-five fantasy TE, while Travis Kelce and Niles Paul are doing their best to keep up. Noticeably absent from the top 10 are guys like Rob Gronkowski (just outside), Vernon Davis and Jason Witten along with Zach Ertz and Kyle Rudolph (dealing with a sports hernia), popular breakout candidates entering this season. Needless to say, tight end has been a fluid situation in 2014.

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 5 Fantasy Football Rankings — Tight Ends

Teams on bye: Miami, Oakland

Rank

Player

Team

Opp

1

Jimmy Graham

NO

vs. TB

2

Julius Thomas

DEN

vs. ARI

3

Martellus Bennett

CHI

at CAR

4

Rob Gronkowski

NE

vs. CIN

5

Larry Donnell

NYG

vs. ATL

6

Delanie Walker

TEN

vs. CLE

7

Greg Olsen

CAR

vs. CHI

8

Antonio Gates

SD

vs. NYJ

9

Jordan Cameron

CLE

at TEN

10

Travis Kelce

KC

at SF

11

Zach Ertz

PHI

vs. STL

12

Heath Miller

PIT

at JAC

13

Jason Witten

DAL

vs. HOU

14

Vernon Davis

SF

vs. KC

15

Dwayne Allen

IND

vs. BAL

16

Owen Daniels

BAL

at IND

17

Austin Seferian-Jenkins

TB

at NO

18

Jared Cook

STL

at PHI

19

Garrett Graham

HOU

at DAL

20

Coby Fleener

IND

vs. BAL

21

Clay Harbor

JAC

vs. PIT

22

Eric Ebron

DET

vs. BUF

23

Jace Amaro

NYJ

at SD

24

Jermaine Gresham

CIN

at NE

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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