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Fantasy Football 2016 Tight End Rankings: Week 7

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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.

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

Teams on bye: Carolina, Dallas

Rk

Players

Team

Opp

1

Rob Gronkowski

NE

at PIT

2

Travis Kelce

KC

vs. NO

3

Jimmy Graham

SEA

at ARI

4

Martellus Bennett

NE

at PIT

5

Zach Miller

CHI

at GB (Thurs.)

6

Dennis Pitta

BAL

at NYJ

7

Delanie Walker

TEN

vs. IND

8

Kyle Rudolph

MIN

at PHI

9

Jordan Reed

WAS

at DET

10

Gary Barnidge

CLE

at CIN

11

Cameron Brate

TB

at SF

12

Jack Doyle

IND

at TEN

13

Hunter Henry

SD

at ATL

14

Coby Fleener

NO

at KC

15

Eric Ebron

DET

vs. WAS

16

Charles Clay

BUF

at MIA

17

Julius Thomas

JAC

vs. OAK

18

Vernon Davis

WAS

at DET

19

Lance Kendricks

LA

vs. NYG (London)

20

Antonio Gates

SD

at ATL

21

Zach Ertz

PHI

vs. MIN

22

Tyler Eifert

CIN

vs. CLE

23

Richard Rodgers

GB

vs. CHI (Thurs.)

24

C.J. Fiedorowicz

HOU

at DEN (Mon.)

25

Vance McDonald

SF

vs. TB

26

C.J. Uzomah

CIN

vs. CLE

27

Jacob Tamme

ATL

vs. SD

28

Clive Walford

OAK

at ATL

29

Jesse James

PIT

vs. NE

30

Larry Donnell

NYG

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.