Fantasy Player Projections

 
Tight Ends
RankTeamPlayerProjectionOpponent
1texansOwen Daniels

Owen Daniels

6 rec, 81 yards, rec TD

Daniels could be the Texans' secret weapon this week. In the month of October, Chicago allowed Marcedes Lewis and Brandon Pettigrew to catch five balls each, and allowed Dallas' Jason Witten to catch 13 passes for 112 yards.

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2saintsJimmy Graham

Jimmy Graham

7 rec, 80 yards, rec TD

Graham continues to prove he's healthy once again, catching eight balls for 72 yards and a touchdown against Philadelphia. In the three career games he has started against the Falcons, he has scored in each one.

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3falconsTony Gonzalez

Tony Gonzalez

6 rec, 65 yards, rec TD

After a hot start to the season, with four touchdowns in his first five games of the season, Gonzalez has 11 catches for 107 yards and no touchdowns over his past three contests. The Saints' porous pass defense will cure those ills.

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4patriotsRob Gronkowski

Rob Gronkowski

5 rec, 60 yards, rec TD

Over Gronk's past two games, he has 14 catches for 224 yards and four touchdowns. He caught five passes for 104 yards and a touchdown against the Bills in Week 4, so things are looking up for Gronk's owners in Week 10.

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5panthersGreg Olsen

Greg Olsen

5 rec, 55 yards, rec TD

Olsen caught a team-high five passes for 48 yards in Week 9 at Washington, and he now has 12 catches for 102 yards in his past three games. The Broncos have a tough time with opposing defenses, so Olsen could reach paydirt once again.

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6jetsDustin Keller

Dustin Keller

6 rec, 55 yards, rec TD

In Keller's last two game before the bye week, he had 14 catches for 160 yards and a touchdown. He has earned top-12 fantasy tight end status going forward now that he's healthy again.

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7steelersHeath Miller

Heath Miller

5 rec, 49 yards, rec TD

Not only has Miller been a touchdown magnet with six scores this season, he has put up consistent catch and yardage totals as well, registering four catches and 40 or more yards receiving in seven of eight games. A tight end's career is supposed to end at 30; for Miller, it appears his career is just beginning.

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8giantsMartellus Bennett

Martellus Bennett

3 rec, 46 yards, rec TD

After posting three touchdowns in his first three games, Bennett hasn't returned to the end zone. Perhaps the Bengals can give him a boost? Cincinnati has allowed a touchdown catch to an opposing tight end in each of its last three games.

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949ersVernon Davis

Vernon Davis

4 rec, 45 yards, rec TD

After three consecutive bad performances, Davis should be ready to reward fantasy owners once again in Week 10. The Rams are one of the worst defenses against opposing tight ends, allowing an average of 8.5 points per game.

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10vikingsKyle Rudolph

Kyle Rudolph

3 rec, 43 yards, rec TD

The tight end position has been absent from Minnesota's struggling passing attack in recent weeks. In fact, Rudolph has caught just two balls over the past three games. Fantasy owners should expect quarterback Christian Ponder to work to get Rudolph back in the mix this week.

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11broncosJoel Dreessen

Joel Dreessen

4 rec, 41 yards, rec TD

Dreessen caught four passes for 38 yards and his fourth touchdown of the season at Cincinnati in Week 9. He rebounded after being AWOL from the stat sheet in Week 8. He should be a nice play once again in Week 10.

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12billsScott Chandler

Scott Chandler

4 rec, 40 yards, rec TD

Chandler caught three passes for 51 yards at Houston Sunday, but he still hasn't seen the end zone since Week 4, when he scored twice against the Patriots. He faces New England again in Week 10, making him a sneaky fantasy sleeper.

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13patriotsAaron Hernandez

Aaron Hernandez

6 rec, 60 yards

Hernandez (ankle) was inactive in Week 8, before the Patriots' Week 9 bye, but he's expected to be healthy for Week 10. The Patriots have too many weapons for the Bills, so Hernandez should do well once again. He caught seven passes for 138 yards and a touchdown last January against Buffalo.

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14raidersBrandon Myers

Brandon Myers

5 rec, 58 yards

The league's most under-appreciated fantasy tight end continues to march quietly through his breakout campaign. The 2009 sixth-round draft pick is on pace to catch close to 80 balls, and should catch a bunch this week against a Baltimore defense that was beat up by Owen Daniels and Jason Witten in October.

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15cowboysJason Witten

Jason Witten

6 rec, 58 yards

Remember when some fantasy owners were concerned Witten's spleen would cost him the bulk of the 2012 season? Yeah, well, he currently leads all tight ends in catches with 58.

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16dolphinsAnthony Fasano

Anthony Fasano

3 rec, 45 yards

Fasano could be a sneaky play against a Titans team that ranks among the worst against opposing tight ends. Fasano has just two catches for 12 yards and a touchdown in the past two weeks, but he's a good bye-week replacement this week.

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17chargersAntonio Gates

Antonio Gates

4 rec, 45 yards

Gates scored his third touchdown of the season in Week 9 against the Chiefs. He was only targeted three times, though, and the Buccaneers have given up just two touchdowns to tight ends this season.

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18bengalsJermaine Gresham

Jermaine Gresham

4 rec, 43 yards

Don't let last week fool you: Gresham's 108-yard afternoon was uncharacteristic for the third-year tight end, who most weeks leaves fantasy owners nearly empty handed.

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19eaglesBrent Celek

Brent Celek

3 rec, 42 yards

Bruce Carter is becoming one of the best cover linebackers in football, and he will be responsible for shadowing Celek in this contest. Celek has just one touchdown catch this season and hasn't reached 50 yards receiving since September, so it may not be much of a matchup.

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20lionsBrandon Pettigrew

Brandon Pettigrew

3 rec, 37 yards

Pettigrew has a tendency to disappear from the game plan, as was the case last week when he caught just one pass. Fantasy owners want something more reliable from a tight end. At this point, Pettigrew is nothing more than a spot starter.

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21titansJared Cook

Jared Cook

3 rec, 35 yards

Cook did more harm than good for fantasy owners in Week 9, as he caught two passes for six yards and fumbled the ball away. He has just seven catches for 88 yards in his past three games.

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22coltsDwayne Allen

Dwayne Allen

3 rec, 30 yards

Allen has been better than fellow rookie tight end Coby Fleener, but both players face a touch matchup Thursday night. Keep the Colts' tight ends on the bench this week.

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23coltsCoby Fleener

Coby Fleener

2 rec, 28 yards

It might be time to give up on the rookie tight end. Even though Andrew Luck's numbers have been through the roof, Fleener's role in the offense has slipped since the start of the year, as he's seen just 11 targets over the past three weeks. Even Jacksonville's defense will not provide much relief.

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24ravensDennis Pitta

Dennis Pitta

2 rec, 28 yards

At least Pitta has been consistent, gaining 33 yards receiving in each of the past three games. That's not an exciting number for fantasy owners, however. Joe Flacco's priority is now feeding Torrey Smith and Anquan Boldin, and as the season turns cold the Ravens will hand more work to Ray Rice and the ground game.

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25jaguarsMarcedes Lewis

Marcedes Lewis

3 rec, 27 yards

The Colts have limited Lewis to five catches over their past three meetings with Jacksonville, and Lewis hasn't scored a touchdown since September. Fantasy owners should stay away.

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26broncosJacob Tamme

Jacob Tamme

3 rec, 25 yards

Tamme caught three passes for 18 yards at Cincinnati, despite dealing with a hip injury. He hasn't scored since Week 1, and Joel Dreessen has surpassed him in the fantasy rankings on his own team.

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27seahawksZach Miller

Zach Miller

3 rec, 25 yards

Miller caught two passes for 47 yards against the Vikings in Week 9. He has three or fewer catches in every game this season, and fantasy owners can do better elsewhere.

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28ramsLance Kendricks

Lance Kendricks

2 rec, 25 yards

Kendricks is on pace to catch 40 passes for 330 yards and two touchdowns this season. That's not going to get it done.

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29chiefsTony Moeaki

Tony Moeaki

2 rec, 24 yards

No Kansas City tight end caught a pass in last week's loss to San Diego, and Moeaki has collected 40 or more yards in just one game all season.

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30dolphinsCharles Clay

Charles Clay

2 rec, 20 yards

The second-year tight end caught one pass for a 31-yard touchdown against the Colts in Week 9. The Titans are horrible against tight ends, and Clay could steal more attention away from Anthony Fasano, but he's not yet worth starting in fantasy play. Dynasty owners should consider him the Dolphins' future at the position, as Michael Egnew continues to struggle.

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31buccaneersDallas Clark

Dallas Clark

2 rec, 20 yards

Clark caught a pair of passes for 22 yards at Oakland, and he continues to be spotty in fantasy play. Look elsewhere in Week 10, as the Chargers are pretty tough against tight ends.

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32bearsKellen Davis

Kellen Davis

2 rec, 17 yards

The Bears have virtually removed the tight end position from their game plan, and last week not a single one of Jay Cutler's 26 attempts went to a tight end. Since catching three balls for 62 yards on Oct. 1, Davis has seen just four passes thrown in his direction the past four games combined.

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