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Fantasy Player Projections: Week 8

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Tight Ends

    1. 1
    2. Rob Gronkowski
    3. Rob
      Gronkowski
      TE
    4. REC YDS104
    5. REC TD2

    Gronkowski finally made his 2013 debut, catching eight passes for 114 yards. You want him in your lineup every single week.

    1. 2
    2. Vernon Davis
    3. Vernon
      Davis
      TE
    4. REC YDS86
    5. REC TD1

    Davis caught four of his eight targets for 62 yards last week. The Jaguars have surrendered the sixth most fantasy points per game to tight ends.

    1. 3
    2. Tony Gonzalez
    3. Tony
      Gonzalez
      TE
    4. REC YDS86
    5. REC TD1

    Gonzalez got just four targets a week ago, a shock given that Julio Jones and Roddy White were out. After Harry Douglas' big day, defenses might have to allow Gonzalez a bit more freedom to operate.

    1. 4
    2. Jason Witten
    3. Jason
      Witten
      TE
    4. REC YDS84
    5. REC TD1

    Witten had just four catches for 48 yards last week, his second straight down game. He's too good to be slowed for long.

    1. 5
    2. Jordan Reed
    3. Jordan
      Reed
      TE
    4. REC YDS74
    5. REC TD1

    Reed broke out against the Bears, catching nine passes for 134 yards and a touchdown. He should be started every week the rest of the way.

    1. 6
    2. Jordan Cameron
    3. Jordan
      Cameron
      TE
    4. REC YDS68
    5. REC TD1

    Cameron got back in the end zone last week, catching seven passes for 55 yards and a score. You're starting him no matter what, even in this tough matchup.

    1. 7
    2. Greg Olsen
    3. Greg
      Olsen
      TE
    4. REC YDS65
    5. REC TD1

    Olsen played through a foot injury a week ago, catching four passes for 47 yards. Deploy him as usual this week.

    1. 8
    2. Charles Clay
    3. Charles
      Clay
      TE
    4. REC YDS56
    5. REC TD1

    Clay had just one catch last week but he made it count, as it went for a seven-yard TD. He has scored in three straight games.

    1. 9
    2. Kyle Rudolph
    3. Kyle
      Rudolph
      TE
    4. REC YDS52
    5. REC TD1

    Rudolph had three catches for 27 yards last week, but the nine targets were encouraging.

    1. 10
    2. Joseph Fauria
    3. Joseph
      Fauria
      TE
    4. REC YDS42
    5. REC TD1

    With Tony Scheffler out of town, there should be more work in store for Fauria this week.

    1. 11
    2. Heath Miller
    3. Heath
      Miller
      TE
    4. REC YDS72
    5. REC TD0

    Miller had just two catches for 17 yards against the Ravens. You should feel comfortable playing him as usual, though.

    1. 12
    2. Julius Thomas
    3. Julius
      Thomas
      TE
    4. REC YDS57
    5. REC TD0

    Thomas had five catches for 41 yards and a TD last week, but he'll be the one left out of the fun on Sunday.

    1. 13
    2. Jermaine Gresham
    3. Jermaine
      Gresham
      TE
    4. REC YDS47
    5. REC TD0

    Gresham had a nice day against the Lions, catching four passes for 64 yards. It's not enough to make him a starter this week, though.

    1. 14
    2. Tim Wright
    3. Tim
      Wright
      TE
    4. REC YDS44
    5. REC TD0

    Wright reamins a decent deep option at tight end, but this is not the week to use him.

    1. 15
    2. Jared Cook
    3. Jared
      Cook
      TE
    4. REC YDS43
    5. REC TD0

    Cook caught four passes for 33 yards a week ago. I don't trust any pass catcher in this offense this week.

    1. 16
    2. Jeff Cumberland
    3. Jeff
      Cumberland
      TE
    4. REC YDS42
    5. REC TD0

    Cumberland had seven more targets last week and has developed into one of Geno Smith's favorite targets.

    1. 17
    2. Ben Watson
    3. Ben
      Watson
      TE
    4. REC YDS40
    5. REC TD0

    Jimmy Graham's injury opens the door for Watson this week, but I'm betting the receivers will be the ones to really pick up the slack.

    1. 18
    2. Andrew Quarless
    3. Andrew
      Quarless
      TE
    4. REC YDS29
    5. REC TD0

    Quarless will start for the injured Jermichael Finley. He is not a fantasy option.

    1. 19
    2. Brandon Myers
    3. Brandon
      Myers
      TE
    4. REC YDS27
    5. REC TD0

    Myers caught two passes for 15 yards last week. At a position where seemingly everyone with a modicum of preseason hype followed through, Myers has fallen short.

    1. 20
    2. Anthony Fasano
    3. Anthony
      Fasano
      TE
    4. REC YDS26
    5. REC TD0

    Fasano returned last week after missing four games. He should not yet be considered in fantasy leagues.

    1. 21
    2. Brandon Pettigrew
    3. Brandon
      Pettigrew
      TE
    4. REC YDS25
    5. REC TD0

    Pettigrew got seven targets a week ago, but caught just three for an almost-impossible seven yards. Teammate Joseph Fauria is the fantasy tight end in Detroit you want.

    1. 22
    2. Brent Celek
    3. Brent
      Celek
      TE
    4. REC YDS25
    5. REC TD0

    Celek caught one pass for nine yards a week ago. Even if Michael Vick is back this week, you don't want to have anything to do with Celek.

    1. 23
    2. Tyler Eifert
    3. Tyler
      Eifert
      TE
    4. REC YDS22
    5. REC TD0

    Eifert caught three passes for 45 yards last week. You know he's going to go off one of these weeks, but it won't be this one.

    1. 24
    2. Scott Chandler
    3. Scott
      Chandler
      TE
    4. REC YDS14
    5. REC TD0

    Chandler caught two of his three targets for 18 yards last week. He's not a good option with all the depth at the position.

    1. 25
    2. Jimmy Graham
    3. Jimmy
      Graham
      TE
    4. REC YDS0
    5. REC TD0

    Graham has not practiced this week and is likely to miss Sunday's game against the Bills.

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