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Fantasy Football 2015 Tight End Rankings: Week 5

Antonio Gates

Antonio Gates

So Rob Gronkowski is back this week and he takes his rightful place as the No. 1-ranked tight end. But the rest of the tight end rankings are really as clear as mud. Can you trust supposed studs like Travis Kelce or Greg Olsen on a week-to-week basis? Probably not but there really aren’t any better options out there.

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Week 5 also marks the return of San Diego's Antonio Gates from suspension. Gates isn't getting any younger, but he's been as reliable as they come at the position, Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers has gotten off to a strong start throwing the ball, and Gates' fill-in, Ladarius Green has already suffered a couple of concussions. If you have held onto Gates this long, you may as well throw him out there and see what he does Monday night against Pittsburgh.

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Here are the Week 5 tight end rankings:

Rank

Player

Team

Opp

1

Rob Gronkowski

 NE 

at DAL

2

Martellus Bennett

 CHI 

at KC

3

Jason Witten

 DAL 

vs. NE

4

Charles Clay

 BUF 

at TEN

5

Antonio Gates

 SD

vs. PIT (Mon.)

6

Travis Kelce

 KC 

vs. CHI

7

Tyler Eifert

 CIN 

vs. SEA

8

Delaine Walker

 TEN 

vs. BUF

9

Gary Barnidge

 CLE 

at BAL

10

Jimmy Graham

 SEA 

at CIN

11

Jared Cook

 STL 

at GB

12

Larry Donnell

 NYG 

vs. SF

13

Richard Rodgers

 GB 

vs. STL

14

Coby Fleener

 IND 

at HOU (Thurs.)

15

Eric Ebron*

 DET 

vs. ARI

16

Owen Daniels

 DEN 

vs. OAK

17

Ben Watson

 NO 

at PHI

18

Maxx Williams

 BAL 

vs. CLE

19

Heath Miller

 PIT 

at SD (Mon.)

20

Vernon Davis*

 SF 

 NYG

21

Zach Ertz

 PHI 

vs. NO

22

Lance Kendricks

 STL 

at GB

23

Derek Carrier

 WAS 

at ATL

24

Brandon Myers

 TB 

vs. JAC

25

Crockett Gillmore*

 BAL 

vs. CLE 

26

Clay Harbor

 JAC 

at TB

27

Scott Chandler

 NE 

at DAL

28

Darren Fells

 ARI 

at DET

29

Jacob Tamme

 ATL 

vs. WAS

30

Garrett Celek

 SF 

at NYG

*If they play. Monitor practice and injury reports closely.

— Written by Michael Horvath, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network. Horvath is a Canadian who also happens to be a fantasy football (not to be confused with CFL) and fitness nut. Follow him on Twitter @realmikehorvath.