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Week 14 Rankings

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Week 14 Tight Ends

Rank Player Name Opponent Notes
1 Travis Kelce vs. BAL -
2 Zach Ertz at DAL -
3 George Kittle vs. DEN -
4 Eric Ebron at HOU -
5 Rob Gronkowski at MIA -
6 Jared Cook vs. PIT -
7 David Njoku vs. CAR -
8 Cameron Brate vs. NO -
9 Vance McDonald at OAK -
10 Jordan Reed vs. NYG -
11 Evan Engram at WAS -
12 Austin Hooper at GB -
13 Jimmy Graham vs. ATL -
14 Trey Burton vs. LAR -
15 Kyle Rudolph at SEA -
16 C.J. Uzomah at LAC -
17 Chris Herndon at BUF -
18 Ian Thomas at CLE -
19 Jonnu Smith vs. JAC Sidelined (knee)
20 Mark Andrews at KC -
21 Gerald Everett at CHI -
22 Charles Clay vs. NYJ -
23 Tyler Higbee at CHI -
24 Ben Watson at TB -
25 Matt LaCosse at SF -
26 Jordan Thomas vs. IND -
27 Jesse James at OAK -
28 Vernon Davis vs. NYG -
29 Antonio Gates vs. CIN -
30 Ricky Seals-Jones vs. DET -
31 Levine Toilolo at ARZ -
32 Adam Shaheen vs. LAR -
33 Nick Vannett vs. MIN -
34 Dallas Goedert at DAL -

TE Notes: Travis Kelce is just the second tight end this century to post back-to-back 127-yard games. The Ravens are not as tough against tight ends as they have been in years past. … Zach Ertz enters Week 14 22 yards shy of his first 1K campaign. … George Kittle is averaging 11 targets over his past three games. The Broncos have been soft up the seam but are expected to get Brandon Marshall back this weekend. … With Jack Doyle out for Week 13 (and beyond), Eric Ebron became just the second tight end after Zach Ertz to have a 16-target game in 2018. He will remain featured against a Texans defense permitting the 12th-most tight end fantasy points. … Rob Gronkowski has not caught more than three passes since Week 5. Getting smashed by tight ends of late, the Dolphins would be a perfect spot for Gronk to start getting hot headed into the real-life playoffs.

The Chiefs supplied Jared Cook’s first 100-yard day since Week 4. The Steelers are not as soft of a matchup but are not difficult, either. Mike Tomlin’s defense has coughed up the 14th-most tight end fantasy points. Cook has scored in three-straight appearances. … Although he generated only eight yards in the process, David Njoku’s six Week 13 targets were his most in five games. Now he has a dream Week 14 matchup in a Panthers defense that has silver plattered the most tight end receptions (69). … The Saints are a challenge for Cameron Brate. Fantasy owners simply have to trust in his 5-6 targets in a down year at the position. … Eighth in tight end targets over the past three weeks (18), Vance McDonald has an attackable foe in the Raiders. … Jordan Reed busted hard following Colt McCoy’s early leg break on Monday Night Football. For Week 14, he will try to heat back up versus a Giants defense that will be missing Landon Collins (shoulder).      

Jimmy Graham is coming off a season-high 11 targets. That figures to remain a theme as the desperate Packers try to simplify on offense. Aaron Rodgers just cannot get in sync with his young wideouts. … Coming off a doughnut, Trey Burton has 37 yards over his past three games. Mitchell Trubisky’s return and a possible shootout with the Rams increase his Week 14 “boom” potential. … Panthers TE Ian Thomas has drawn at least five targets in each of the past three games Greg Olsen has either missed or didn’t finish. He returns to the starting lineup against a Browns team allowing the eighth-most tight end fantasy points. … Third-rounder Mark Andrews continues to be the only Ravens tight end making plays. They will be needed if Lamar Jackson is to have any chance of keeping up with the Chiefs. … Saints second-year UDFA Dan Arnold is suddenly running more routes and out-producing Ben Watson. He’s not the worst desperation option against a Bucs defense that has struggled to defend the seam. … Charles Clay committed one of the worst drops of the year in Week 14, but his usage figures to increase following Kelvin Benjamin’s release.   

Week 14 Kickers

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

Week 14 Defense/Special Teams

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

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