It took longer than his fantasy owners were hoping, but Rob Gronkowski is back atop the tight end rankings for Week 7. He might not even be 100 percent healthy, but all Gronk needs is Tom Brady, although that touchdown spike had to feel awfully good too.
Moving forward you can assume that Gronk will maintain his spot atop the weekly tight end rankings (except for Week 9 when the Patriots are on bye), so that leaves a big-time battle for No. 2. Who will it be this week? Well there’s no Greg Olsen (on bye), so that eliminates one usual suspect. Kansas City is hosting New Orleans, so that helps Travis Kelce’s case. Kyle Rudolph returns from bye and then there’s rookie Hunter Henry, who’s rather quickly making a future Hall of Fame teammate irrelevant. Check below to see how the tight end chips fall in line after Gronk for Week 7.
Teams on bye: Carolina, Dallas
at GB (Thurs.)
vs. NYG (London)
vs. CHI (Thurs.)
at DEN (Mon.)
at LA (London)
— 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.