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Fantasy Football 2016 Tight End Rankings: Week 3

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Raise your hand if you thought after two weeks Trey Burton would have more fantasy points among tight ends than Rob Gronkowski, Zach Ertz, Coby Fleener or Gary Barnidge. That somewhat sums up how the story has played out at the position thus far – expect the unexpected.

So while Gronk missed his second straight game in Week 2, we watched Philadelphia’s Burton (filling in for an injured Ertz) and San Francisco’s Vance McDonald emerge and finish as top-10 options.  That’s not to say you should expect (there’s that word again) this sort of production from them on a weekly basis, but then again very little has gone according to plan at tight end early this season.

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So what’s going to happen in Week 3? Will Gronk finally make his debut on Thursday night (the ranking below is an indication of cautious optimism)? Will Fleener or Barnidge finally produce for their owners? Or will be talking about another “new” name in this space next week?

Here are the Week 3 fantasy tight end rankings:

Rk

Player

Team

Opp

1

Delanie Walker

TEN

vs. OAK

2

Jordan Reed

WAS

at NYG

3

Greg Olsen

CAR

vs. MIN

4

Dennis Pitta

BAL

at JAC

5

Jacob Tamme

ATL

at NO (Mon.)

6

Rob Gronkowski

NE

vs. HOU (Thurs.)

7

Antonio Gates

SD

at IND

8

Eric Ebron

DET

at GB

9

Travis Kelce

KC

vs. NYJ

10

Julius Thomas

JAC

vs. BAL

11

Jason Witten

DAL

vs. CHI

12

Martellus Bennett

NE

vs. HOU (Thurs.)

13

Kyle Rudolph

MIN

at CAR

14

Dwayne Allen

IND

vs. SD

15

Jesse James

PIT

at PHI

16

Clive Walford

OAK

at TEN

17

Gary Barnidge

CLE

at MIA

18

Jordan Cameron

MIA

vs. CLE

19

Vance MacDonald

SF

at  SEA

20

Coby Fleener

NO

vs. ATL (Mon.)

21

Jimmy Graham

SEA

vs. SF

22

Jared Cook

GB

vs. DET

23

Zach Miller

CHI

at DAL

24

Charles Clay

BUF

vs. ARI

25

Austin Seferian-Jenkins

TB

vs. LA

26

Virgil Green

DEN

at CIN

27

Trey Burton

PHI 

vs. PIT

28

Larry Donnell

NYG

vs. WAS

29

Lance Kendricks

LA

at TB

30

Jack Doyle

IND

vs. SD

— 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.