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Week 14 Rankings

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Week 14 Tight Ends

Rank Player Name Opponent Notes
1 Travis Kelce vs. OAK -
2 Jimmy Graham at JAC -
3 Evan Engram vs. DAL -
4 Delanie Walker at ARZ -
5 Hunter Henry vs. WAS -
6 Jack Doyle at BUF -
7 Jason Witten at NYG -
8 Jared Cook at KC -
9 Kyle Rudolph at CAR -
10 Cameron Brate vs. DET -
11 Austin Seferian-Jenkins at DEN -
12 Stephen Anderson vs. SF -
13 Ricky Seals-Jones vs. TEN -
14 Trey Burton at LAR -
15 Vernon Davis at LAC -
16 Charles Clay vs. IND Questionable (knee)
17 Austin Hooper vs. NO -
18 Greg Olsen vs. MIN -
19 Tyler Kroft vs. CHI -
20 Julius Thomas vs. NE -
21 David Njoku vs. GB -
22 Eric Ebron at TB -
23 Ben Watson at PIT -
24 Marcedes Lewis vs. SEA -
25 O.J. Howard vs. DET -
26 Jesse James vs. BAL -
27 Dwayne Allen at MIA -
28 Garrett Celek at HOU -
29 Tyler Higbee vs. PHI -
30 George Kittle at HOU -
31 Ed Dickson vs. MIN -

TE Notes: Alone at the top with Rob Gronkowski suspended, Travis Kelce has a delightful matchup in the Raiders. Kelce has 23 more yards than any other tight end (Gronk is No. 2). … Speaking of Gronk, don’t bother playing Dwayne Allen in his absence. If you’re desperate for a Patriots dart throw, UDFA Jacob Hollister might actually offer more upside (still not recommended). ... Zach Ertz is dealing with his second concussion in three seasons. If he sits against the Rams, backup Trey Burton will offer streamer appeal for desperate playoff-bound owners. … Jimmy Graham has at least one touchdown in seven of his past eight games. His 25 red zone targets are five more than anyone else in the NFL. … Reuniting with Eli Manning after a one-week layoff, Evan Engram remains the TE5 by average points despite a quiet past month. With or without Sean Lee, the Cowboys have been soft up the seam. Lee is tentatively expected to return from his hamstring injury.

Rishard Matthews (hamstring) is expected back for the Titans, but that’s not enough to dent Delanie Walker’s fantasy appeal. With four games to go, 33-year-old Walker is on pace for 901 yards, which would be the second most of his career. … Hunter Henry drew a season-high nine targets in Week 13. He’s the TE7 by average points over the past three weeks. The Redskins are allowing the fourth most tight end points. … Jack Doyle has drawn at least five targets every game since Week 1. Jacoby Brissett’s struggles have made Doyle’s ceiling more volatile, but he is maintaining floor. … Jared Cook is coming off back-to-back one-catch efforts. With Amari Cooper still questionable and the Chiefs boasting arguably the worst defense in the league, I’m giving Cook a(nother) mulligan. … Jameis Winston’s return equaled two touchdowns for Cameron Brate, albeit on two catches. Coughing up the eighth most tight end points, the Lions are a strong matchup.

Vernon Davis has been out-targeted 8-3 by Niles Paul over the past two weeks. The only reason Davis isn’t falling even farther in the ranks is because he has still out-snapped Paul 119-49 in that timespan. … Ricky Seals-Jones is the TE3 by average points over the past three weeks. He might be a #thing, at least with Blaine Gabbert at the controls. Week 14 foe Tennessee is forgiving up the seam. … With C.J. Fiedorowicz (concussion) back on injured reserve, Stephen Anderson is the starting tight end for an offense/quarterback that loves to target them. The second-year UDFA went off in the role in Week 13, catching 5-of-12 looks for 79 yards and a touchdown. His setup could be even better for Week 14 if Will Fuller (ribs) does not return. Bruce Ellington (hamstring) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday. If you’re missing Gronk, Zach Ertz or are just low on ideas for the fantasy quarterfinals, Anderson’s upside case is easy to make.     

Week 14 Kickers

Rank Player Name Opponent Notes
1 Stephen Gostkowski at MIA -
2 Matt Bryant vs. NO -
3 Greg Zuerlein vs. PHI -
4 Wil Lutz at ATL -
5 Justin Tucker at PIT -
6 Travis Coons vs. WAS -
7 Harrison Butker vs. OAK -
8 Kai Forbath at CAR -
9 Ryan Succop at ARZ -
10 Matt Prater at TB -
11 Jake Elliott at LAR -
12 Dan Bailey at NYG -
13 Chris Boswell vs. BAL -
14 Nick Rose at LAC -
15 Robbie Gould at HOU -
16 Chandler Catanzaro at DEN -
17 Graham Gano vs. MIN -
18 Phil Dawson vs. TEN -
19 Josh Lambo vs. SEA -
20 Stephen Hauschka vs. IND -
21 Giorgio Tavecchio at KC -
22 Blair Walsh at JAC -
23 Patrick Murray vs. DET -
24 Adam Vinatieri at BUF -
25 Randy Bullock vs. CHI Questionable (back)
26 Ka'imi Fairbairn vs. SF -
27 Cody Parkey vs. NE -
28 Brandon McManus vs. NYJ -
29 Mason Crosby at CLE -
30 Zane Gonzalez vs. GB -
31 Aldrick Rosas vs. DAL -
32 Cairo Santos at CIN -

Week 14 Defense/Special Teams

Rank Player Name Opponent Notes
1 Patriots Def/Spec Team at MIA -
2 Jaguars Def/Spec Team vs. SEA -
3 Bengals Def/Spec Team vs. CHI -
4 Steelers Def/Spec Team vs. BAL -
5 Packers Def/Spec Team at CLE -
6 Seahawks Def/Spec Team at JAC -
7 Jets Def/Spec Team at DEN -
8 Cowboys Def/Spec Team at NYG -
9 Vikings Def/Spec Team at CAR -
10 Chargers Def/Spec Team vs. WAS -
11 Ravens Def/Spec Team at PIT -
12 Bills Def/Spec Team vs. IND -
13 Colts Def/Spec Team at BUF -
14 Titans Def/Spec Team at ARZ -
15 Fortyniners Def/Spec Team at HOU -
16 Browns Def/Spec Team vs. GB -
17 Bears Def/Spec Team at CIN -
18 Cardinals Def/Spec Team vs. TEN -
19 Rams Def/Spec Team vs. PHI -
20 Eagles Def/Spec Team at LAR -
21 Lions Def/Spec Team at TB -
22 Broncos Def/Spec Team vs. NYJ -
23 Texans Def/Spec Team vs. SF -
24 Panthers Def/Spec Team vs. MIN -
25 Buccaneers Def/Spec Team vs. DET -
26 Chiefs Def/Spec Team vs. OAK -
27 Giants Def/Spec Team vs. DAL -
28 Saints Def/Spec Team at ATL -
29 Redskins Def/Spec Team at LAC -
30 Falcons Def/Spec Team vs. NO -
31 Raiders Def/Spec Team at KC -
32 Dolphins Def/Spec Team vs. NE -

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