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Fantasy Football 2016 Tight End Rankings: Week 8

Jack Doyle

Jack Doyle

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The tight end position this year is a terrible mess, much to the chagrin of fantasy owners. It even took Rob Gronkowski a month (and for Tom Brady to return) to get going. Gronk aside, there’s just no telling who is going to a top-five fantasy tight end each week.

For example, take Indianapolis’ Jack Doyle. An unknown behind popular sleeper Dwayne Allen entering the season, Doyle has seized a chance to start in place of his injured teammate. He had 13.8 fantasy points last week alone. So who is going to be Week 8’s Doyle? And who are fantasy owners that are without Dennis Pitta, Jesse James or any of the tight ends on bye going to turn to this week?

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Teams on bye: Baltimore, Los Angeles, Miami, New York Giants, Pittsburgh, San Francisco

Rk

Player

Team

Opp

1

Rob Gronkowski

NE

at BUF

2

Jimmy Graham

SEA

at NO

3

Greg Olsen

CAR

vs. ARI

4

Delanie Walker

TEN

vs. JAC (Thurs.)

5

Jack Doyle

IND

vs. KC

6

Travis Kelce

KC

at IND

7

Kyle Rudolph

MIN

at CHI (Mon.)

8

Cameron Brate

TB

vs. OAK

9

C.J. Fiedorowicz

HOU

vs. DET

10

Hunter Henry

SD

at DEN

11

Vernon Davis

WAS

vs. CIN (London)

12

Martellus Bennett

NE

at BUF

13

Gary Barnidge

CLE

vs. NYJ

14

Coby Fleener

NO

vs. SEA

15

Zach Miller

CHI

vs. MIN (Mon.)

16

Tyler Eifert

CIN

vs. WAS (London)

17

Julius Thomas

JAC

at TEN (Thurs.)

18

Charles Clay

BUF

vs. NE

19

Antonio Gates

SD

at DEN

20

Jason Witten

DAL 

vs. PHI

21

Jacob Tamme

ATL

vs. GB

22

Zach Ertz

PHI

at DAL

23

Clive Walford

OAK

at TB

24

Richard Rodgers

GB

at ATL

25

Austin Hooper

ATL

vs. GB

26

Virgil Green

DEN

vs. SD

27

Jermaine Gresham

ARI

at CAR

28

Austin Seferian-Jenkins

NYJ

at CLE

29

Josh Hill

NO

vs. SEA

30

Ryan Griffin

HOU

vs. DET

— 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.