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Fantasy Football 2016 Tight End Rankings: Week 9

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The whole tight end position has been a disaster this season for fantasy owners. Other than Rob Gronkowski (and it took him a few weeks to get up to speed), it has been really hard to rely on any specific tight end.

Last week Jimmy Graham was supposed to be a stud, and he was a dud. While a previously unknown Texans tight end, C.J. Fiedorowicz, is now a thing. Heading into Week 9, it looks like guys like Gary Barnidge and Travis Kelce could be top-5 starting options, but who rounds out the top 10?

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One thing is for sure, it won’t be Gronk or Jordan Reed or Tyler Eifert or Zach Miller or Martellus Bennett, or even Fiedorowicz for that matter, as they are all on bye.

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

Teams on bye: Arizona, Chicago, Cincinnati, Houston, New England, Washington

Rk

Player

Team

Opp

1

Greg Olsen

CAR

at LA

2

Delanie Walker

TEN

at SD

3

Travis Kelce

KC

vs. JAC

4

Jimmy Graham

SEA

vs. BUF (Mon.)

5

Kyle Rudolph

MIN

vs. DET

6

Gary Barnidge

CLE

vs. DAL

7

Coby Fleener

NO

at SF

8

Cameron Brate

TB

vs. ATL (Thurs.)

9

Jack Doyle

IND

at GB

10

Antonio Gates

SD

vs. TEN

11

Eric Ebron

DET

at MIN

12

Jason Witten

DAL

at CLE

13

Dennis Pitta

BAL

vs. PIT

14

Julius Thomas

JAC

at KC

15

Hunter Henry

SD

vs. TEN

16

Austin Hooper

ATL

at TB (Thurs.)

17

Zach Ertz

PHI

at NYG

18

Lance Kendricks

LA

vs. CAR

19

Charles Clay

BUF

at SEA (Mon.)

20

Virgil Green

DEN

at OAK

21

Jesse James

PIT

at BAL

22

Vance McDonald

SF

vs. NO

23

Richard Rodgers

GB

vs. IND

24

Dwayne Allen

IND

at GB

25

Ladarius Green

PIT

at BAL

26

Will Tye

NYG

vs. PHI

27

Clive Walford

OAK

vs. DEN

28

Josh Hill

NO

at SF

29

Erik Swoope

IND

at GB

30

Larry Donnell

NYG

vs. PHI

— 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.