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Tight End Rankings Week 8

Zach Ertz: Tight End Rankings Week 8

Zach Ertz: Tight End Rankings Week 8

Even after seven weeks of the fantasy season, the tight end position (and rankings for that matter) is still as foggy as the Falcons vs. Patriots game on Sunday night. Each week, it's a new TE making headlines, with O.J. Howard stealing the show in Week 7 thanks to a 98-yard, two-touchdown performance.

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There also was Jared Cook, who had more than 100 receiving yards and came inches away from adding a touchdown to his stat sheet. So who it will be for Week 8? One thing’s for sure, with six teams on bye there are definitely some new names for TE-needy owners to consider taking a flyer on.

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

Teams on bye: Arizona, Green Bay, Jacksonville, Los Angeles Rams, New York Giants, Tennessee

Rk

Player

Team

Opp

1

Rob Gronkowski 

NE

vs. LAC

2

Zach Ertz 

PHI

vs. SF

3

Travis Kelce 

KC

vs. DEN (Mon.)

4

Hunter Henry 

LAC

at NE

5

Jimmy Graham 

SEA

vs. HOU

6

Kyle Rudolph 

MIN

vs. CLE (London)

7

Jordan Reed 

WAS

vs. DAL

8

Austin Seferian-Jenkins 

NYJ

vs. ATL

9

Cameron Brate 

TB

vs. CAR

10

Jason Witten 

DAL

at WAS

11

Jared Cook 

OAK

at BUF

12

Tyler Kroft 

CIN

vs. IND

13

Jack Doyle 

IND

at CIN

14

Zach Miller 

CHI

at NO

15

George Kittle 

SF

at PHI

16

Austin Hooper 

ATL

at NYJ

17

Nick O'Leary 

BUF

vs. OAK

18

Ed Dickson 

CAR

at TB

19

Benjamin Watson 

BAL

vs. MIA (Thurs.)

20

O.J. Howard 

TB

vs. CAR

21

Julius Thomas 

MIA

at BAL (Thurs.)

22

Vernon Davis 

WAS

vs. DAL

23

Ryan Griffin 

HOU

at SEA

24

Eric Ebron 

DET

vs. PIT

25

A.J. Derby 

DEN

at KC (Mon.)

26

David Njoku 

CLE

vs. MIN (London)

27

Darren Fells 

DET

vs. PIT

28

Coby Fleener 

NO

vs. CHI

29

Antonio Gates 

LAC

at NE

30

Jesse James 

PIT

at 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.

(O.J. Howard photo courtesy of www.buccaneers.com)