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Fantasy Football 2016 Tight End Rankings: Week 1

Rob Gronkowski

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You can imagine who’s No. 1 in the Week 1 fantasy football tight end rankings. Of course it’s Rob Gronkowski. And even though Gronk has a new running mate (Martellus Bennett) and will have a "new" quarterback for the first four games, there’s no reason to remove him from the top spot. At least not yet.

But Gronk aside, the tight end position this year has plenty of sleepers that could be really good streaming plays on a week-to-week basis if you didn’t happen to land one of the bigger names in your fantasy draft.

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Let’s find out where everyone falls in the Week 1 tight end rankings:

Rk

Player

Team

Opp

1

 Rob Gronkowski

NE

at ARI

2

 Jordan Reed

WAS

vs. PIT (Mon.)

3

 Travis Kelce

KC

vs. SD

4

 Greg Olsen

CAR

at DEN (Thurs.)

5

 Zach Ertz

PHI

vs. CLE

6

 Coby Fleener

NO

vs. OAK

7

 Gary Barnidge

CLE

at PHI

8

 Delanie Walker

TEN

vs. MIN

9

 Dwayne Allen

IND

vs. DET

10

 Julius Thomas

JAC

vs. GB

11

 Eric Ebron

DET

at IND

12

 Antonio Gates

SD

at KC

13

 Jason Witten

DAL

vs. NYG

14

 Martellus Bennett

NE

at ARI

15

 Zach Miller

CHI

at HOU

16

 Vance McDonald

SF

vs. LA (Mon.)

17

 Jesse James

PIT

at WAS (Mon.)

18

 Charles Clay

BUF

at BAL

19

 Clive Walford

OAK

at NO

20

 Kyle Rudolph

MIN

at TEN

21

 Cameron Brate

TB

at ATL

22

 Jared Cook

GB

at JAC

23

 Jacob Tamme

ATL

vs. TB

24

 Luke Willson

SEA

vs. MIA

25

 Lance Kendricks

LA

at SF (Mon.)

26

 Jordan Cameron

MIA

at SEA

27

 Virgil Green

DEN

vs. CAR (Thurs.)

28

 Tyler Kroft

CIN

at NYJ

29

 Ryan Griffin

HOU

vs. CHI

30

 Richard Rodgers

GB

at JAC

— 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.