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Fantasy Football 2016 Tight End Rankings: Week 6

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As was expected, Rob Gronkowski finally came through for his fantasy owners last week, as New England’s top tight end posted his first 100-yard game. However, it was his teammate and fellow tight end, Martellus Bennett who really enjoyed Tom Brady’s first game back, as the former Bear caught six passes for 87 yards and three touchdowns. Yes, that’s right, in Brady’s first game he helped not one, but two tight ends, finish among the top 10 in fantasy points for Week 6.

Greg Olsen may have not found the end zone on Monday night, but he still produced in a major way, catching nine passes (on 13 targets) for 181 yards in Carolina’s last-second loss to Tampa Bay. It doesn’t matter if it’s Cam Newton or Derek Anderson at quarterback, Olsen is one of the main focal points of the Panthers’ offense.

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Olsen, Gronkowski and Bennett all are safe starting options in Week 7, as well as the other usual suspects — Jordan Reed (provided he's not placed in the concussion protocol after showing symptoms on Wednesday), Travis Kelce and Delanie Walker. It will be interesting to see if Jimmy Graham can continue his renaissance coming off of a bye, and to see if a break was just what Coby Fleener and Julius Thomas needed to get them going. Also is this the week Tyler Eifert finally returns?

Positional Rankings: QB I RB I WR I TE I DST I K I Flex

Teams on bye: Minnesota, Tampa Bay

Rk

Player

Team

Opp

1

Greg Olsen

CAR

at NO

2

Rob Gronkowski

NE

vs. CIN

3

Jordan Reed

WAS

vs. PHI

4

Travis Kelce

KC

at OAK

5

Jimmy Graham

SEA

vs. ATL

6

Delanie Walker

TEN

vs. CLE

7

Martellus Bennett

NE

vs. CIN

8

Julius Thomas

JAC

at CHI

9

Coby Fleener

NO

vs. CAR

10

Zach Ertz

PHI

at WAS

11

Zach Miller

CHI

vs. JAC

12

Gary Barnidge

CLE

at TEN

13

Dennis Pitta

BAL

at NYG

14

Tyler Eifert

CIN

at NE

15

Jason Witten

DAL

at GB

16

Antonio Gates

SD

vs. DEN (Thurs.)

17

Jesse James

PIT

at MIA

18

Hunter Henry

SD

vs. DEN (Thurs.)

19

Charles Clay

BUF

vs. SF

20

Dwayne Allen

IND

at HOU

21

Jacob Tamme

ATL

at SEA

22

Will Tye

NYG

vs. BAL

23

Virgil Green

DEN

at SD (Thurs.)

24

Clive Walford

OAK

vs. KC

25

Richard Rodgers

GB

vs. DAL

26

Lance Kendricks

LA

at DET

27

Vance McDonald

SF

at BUF

28

Jack Doyle

IND

at HOU

29

Dion Sims

MIA

vs. PIT

30

C.J. Uzomah

CIN

at NE


— Rankings 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.