Chet Gresham Week 1 Fantasy Rankings - Tight End

Published 9/7/2017 12:00 AM

By Chet Gresham

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  • 1. Rob Gronkowski, TE, Patriots. Bye: 9.

    Gronkowski will always be the No. 1 tight end when healthy, but I could see Eric Berry slowing him down some. If the Patriots want to force the issue, they could likely give Gronk a big game, but Cooks and Hogan are nice options for Brady and will likely have easier coverage to exploit.

  • 2. Delanie Walker, TE, Titans. Bye: 13.

    Walker may be getting up there in age, but he gets a great matchup against Oakland's poor tight end defense in a game with the highest over/under of the weekend.

  • 3. Greg Olsen, TE, Panthers. Bye: 7.

    The 49ers don't have the personnel to stop many offenses, and Olsen is still the most trusted receiver on the team.

  • 4. Kyle Rudolph, TE, Vikings. Bye: 6.

    Rudolph is solid week in and week out, and has a good ceiling against the Saints' pass defense.

  • 5. Jordan Reed, TE, Redskins. Bye: 9.

    Reed is nearly unstoppable when clicking on all cylinders, but did have trouble against Philadelphia last season.

  • 6. Tyler Eifert, TE, Bengals. Bye: 9.

    Eifert scores touchdowns when healthy, so the odds are in his favor to do just that.

  • 7. Zach Ertz, TE, Eagles. Bye: 4.

    Ertz should be a top target for Wentz with Jordan Matthews out of the picture. Add in Josh Norman on Alshon Jeffery, and Ertz could end up as the No. 1 target this week.

  • 8. Travis Kelce, TE, Chiefs. Bye: 5.

    Kelce will likely be the leading fantasy point accumulater for Kansas City this week, but I don't expect that he will go off.

  • 9. Jimmy Graham, TE, Seahawks. Bye: 5.

    Graham was up and down last season and didn't see the targets we'd like for fantasy, but it appears he is healthier now and could end up seeing more targets.

  • 10. Jason Witten, TE, Cowboys. Bye: 7.

    Witten owns the Giants, especially on opening day.

  • 11. Charles Clay, TE, Bills. Bye: 10.

    Clay's knees are a problem, but Week 1 against the Jets' weak secondary should be the best spot for him all season.

  • 12. Coby Fleener, TE, Saints. Bye: 5.

    The last time Willie Snead missed a game, Fleener went off, but this Minnesota defense is no slouch.

  • 13. Eric Ebron, TE, Lions. Bye: 10.

  • 14. Martellus Bennett, TE, Packers. Bye: 4.

  • 15. C.J. Fiedorowicz, TE, Texans. Bye: 9.

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