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Tight End Rankings Week 5

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The tight end position for fantasy football right now is basically three players – Rob Gronkowski, Travis Kelce and Zach Ertz – and then everyone else. You're lucky if you have one of those three studs, especially after injuries to Greg Olsen, Tyler Eifert and Jordan Reed. But if you're like most fantasy owners, you're left scrambling to see which tight end is worth starting week in and week out.

To add to the degree of difficulty in Week 5 is the fact that Reed, Coby Fleener, Austin Hooper and Virgil Green aren’t even options because they are on bye. As a result there are some surprises in this week’s 10 top 10 because of that and matchups.

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Teams on bye: Atlanta, Denver, New Orleans, Washington

Rk

Player

Team

Opp

1

Rob Gronkowski 

NE

at TB (Thurs.)

2

Travis Kelce 

KC

at HOU

3

Zach Ertz 

PHI

vs. ARI

4

Delanie Walker 

TEN

at MIA

5

Jimmy Graham 

SEA

at LAR

6

Charles Clay 

BUF

at CIN

7

Cameron Brate 

TB

vs. NE (Thurs.)

8

Evan Engram 

NYG

vs. LAC

9

Kyle Rudolph 

MIN

at CHI (Mon.)

10

Hunter Henry 

LAC

at NYG

11

Jared Cook 

OAK

vs. BAL

12

Jason Witten 

DAL

vs. GB

13

Martellus Bennett 

GB

at DAL

14

Austin Seferian-Jenkins 

NYJ

at CLE

15

Benjamin Watson 

BAL

at OAK

16

Antonio Gates 

LAC

at NYG

17

Jack Doyle 

IND

vs. SF

18

Eric Ebron 

DET

vs. CAR

19

Tyler Kroft 

CIN

vs. BUF

20

Julius Thomas 

MIA

vs. TEN

21

Ryan Griffin 

HOU

vs. KC

22

Zach Miller 

CHI

vs. MIN (Thurs.)

23

Ed Dickson 

CAR

at DET

24

O.J. Howard 

TB

vs. NE (Thurs.)

25

Gerald Everett  

LAR

vs. SEA

26

George Kittle 

SF

at IND

27

Jesse James 

PIT

vs. JAC

28

David Njoku 

CLE

vs. NYJ

29

Seth DeValve 

CLE

vs. NYJ

30

Luke Willson

SEA

at LAR

— 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.