Fantasy Player Projections

 
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RankTeamPlayerProjectionOpponent
1San Diego ChargersAntonio Gates
8 rec, 100 yards, 1 TD
With Vincent Jackson on the sidelines, Gates has re-emerged as the Chargers' most dangerous -- and productive -- receiving option. Gates has scored at least one touchdown in each game this season. Another big week looms.
atOakland Raiders
2Oakland RaidersZach Miller
6 rec, 70 yards, 1 TD
Miller has upped his production the last couple weeks and should again be Bruce Gradkowski's top target. Get him in your lineup.
vsSan Diego Chargers
3Atlanta FalconsTony Gonzalez
5 rec, 60 yards, 1 TD
Gonzalez had another solid week despite not finding the end zone. His seven catches were a nice bonus in PPR leagues, and 12 targets suggest that he still is a big part of the offense. There?s no reason to take him out of your lineup at this point.
atCleveland Browns
4Philadelphia EaglesBrent Celek
5 rec, 55 yards, 1 TD
Celek is not producing much in terms of yardage or receptions. Give him a start this week, but don't expect big numbers.
atSan Francisco 49ers
5San Francisco 49ersVernon Davis
5 rec, 50 yards, 1 TD
Davis has remained productive despite Alex Smith's troubles, but don't expect a big week against an Eagles team that is strong agains the pass.
vsPhiladelphia Eagles
6Indianapolis ColtsDallas Clark
4 rec, 50 yards, 1 TD
Clark has now posted three touchdowns in four games, solidifying him as a solid source of scores as well as receptions. He should continue to see plenty of targets on a weekly basis.
vsKansas City Chiefs
7Washington RedskinsChris Cooley
5 rec, 70 yards
Green Bay was unable to stop Detroit's tight ends in Week 4, so consider Cooley a strong start this week.
vsGreen Bay Packers
8Green Bay PackersJermichael Finley
3 rec, 50 yards, 1 TD
Finley is leading the Packers in both receptions and receiving yards, and he found the end zone for the first time in Week 4. He should see plenty of action again this week.
atWashington Redskins
9Cincinnati BengalsJermaine Gresham
4 rec, 40 yards, 1 TD
Gresham has averaged 4.5 receptions over his first four games, good numbers for a rookie. He has been a pretty consistent target so far, and though he won't post elite numbers, he's worth a bench spot especially with bye weeks starting.
vsTampa Bay Buccaneers
10Houston TexansOwen Daniels
3 rec, 35 yards, 1 TD
Daniels has been limited to just seven catches and 68 yards this season, so it is probably best to use another option until Daniels starts producing again.
vsNew York Giants
11Dallas CowboysJason Witten
5 rec, 55 yards
It's puzzling that Witten does not score more touchdowns, but Tony Romo's ability to get him the ball means he should stay in your lineup despite an average start.
vsTennessee Titans
12New York JetsDustin Keller
3 rec, 30 yards, 1 TD
Keller continued his strong play last week with a two-touchdown game in a blowout of the Bills. Expect him to see plenty of action this week in what figures to be a much closer game.
vsMinnesota Vikings
13New Orleans SaintsJeremy Shockey
3 rec, 30 yards, 1 TD
Shockey's production has picked up the last couple weeks, making him worth a start in most formats.
atArizona Cardinals
14St. Louis RamsDaniel Fells
3 rec, 25 yards, 1 TD
Fells finds himself in a starting role with injuries to Billy Bajema (knee) and Michael Hoomanawanui (ankle). He has yet to record more than three receptions in a game, but should continue to see end-zone looks near the goal line.
atDetroit Lions
15Tampa Bay BuccaneersKellen Winslow
4 rec, 45 yards
Winslow has yet to bust out this season, with just 11 catches and no touchdowns. He'll continue to see a fair amount of targets, but the passing offense isn't strong enough behind Josh Freeman to support Winslow as a weekly fantasy starter.
atCincinnati Bengals
16Chicago BearsGreg Olsen
4 rec, 40 yards
Olsen's value is trending upward, catching five passes last week on a team-high eight targets. He appears to be a trusted target, and should continue to be the primary receiver near the goal line. His value dips if Jay Cutler isn't the quarterback, however.
atCarolina Panthers
17Washington RedskinsFred Davis
4 rec, 35 yards
Davis has a nice matchup this week against a Green Bay team that has struggled stopping opposing tight ends, but his lack of production this season makes him a big risk.
vsGreen Bay Packers
18New York GiantsKevin Boss
3 rec, 30 yards
Boss produced almost nothing last week after a nice Week 3 performance. With a lot of other tight ends putting up steady production, go in another direction.
atHouston Texans
19Jacksonville JaguarsMarcedes Lewis
3 rec, 30 yards
The Jags will continue to run their offense behind Maurice Jones-Drew as much as they can, making anyone involved in the passing game a fantasy liability. Lewis does have three touchdowns so far, however.
atBuffalo Bills
20Tennessee TitansBo Scaife
3 rec, 30 yards
Scaife has not reached 40 yards in a game yet this season and has not scored since Week 1, but he has a decent matchup this week if you need him.
atDallas Cowboys
21Baltimore RavensTodd Heap
2 rec, 25 yards
Heap saw his typical middle-of-the-road production last week. He's worth a look with bye weeks starting. Otherwise, he's better left on the bench.
vsDenver Broncos
22Kansas City ChiefsTony Moeaki
3 rec, 20 yards
Moeaki is Matt Cassel's most-targeted option in the passing game as a rookie. Though the Chiefs' offense has admittedly been pretty stagnant through the air, Moeaki is a solid backup fantasy option, if not starter with bye weeks beginning.
atIndianapolis Colts
23Cleveland BrownsBenjamin Watson
2 rec, 25 yards
Watson has developed into the team's most consistent pass catcher, with 15 receptions over the past three games. Jake Delhomme's return would mean more looks downfield for other targets. In the meantime, Watson is a nice option to have on your bench.
vsAtlanta Falcons
24Denver BroncosDaniel Graham
2 rec, 20 yards
The tight end position isn't what it used to be in Denver, especially not with so many receivers to throw to. Graham has just 10 receptions for 56 yards on the season.
atBaltimore Ravens
25Detroit LionsBrandon Pettigrew
2 rec, 20 yards
Pettigrew is blossoming into a vital part of the Lions' offense, averaging seven receptions over the last three games. He has yet to record a touchdown, but his steady stream of catches warrant a waiver pickup if he's available.
vsSt. Louis Rams
26Detroit LionsTony Scheffler
2 rec, 20 yards
Scheffler and Pettigrew combined for 27 catches over the last two games, so it looks like both tight ends can coexist within the Lions' offense. Pettigrew has the greater upside of the two, but Scheffler has been productive and has a score as well.
vsSt. Louis Rams
27Minnesota VikingsVisanthe Shiancoe
2 rec, 20 yards
Expect Brett Favre to continue utilizing Shiancoe often in the passing game. The fact he has been Favre's primary target makes him worth a start this week.
atNew York Jets
28Buffalo BillsShawn Nelson
2 rec, 15 yards
Nelson returns from suspension this week and should be a free pickup in almost every fantasy league. There's no reason to trust any Bills offensive player at this points, however.
vsJacksonville Jaguars
29Carolina PanthersDante Rosario
2 rec, 15 yards
Rosario is averaging just over two catches a game and has yet to find the end zone. There should be much better tight ends available for free off waivers.
vsChicago Bears
30Arizona CardinalsBen Patrick
1 rec, 15 yards
Patrick has just five catches for 52 yards this season. He is not a fantasy factor at this point.
vsNew Orleans Saints
 
 
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