Here are my top 25 tight ends for Week 7 (points-per-reception leagues).
This countdown identifies the weekend's best bets for catches, total yards, touchdowns and receiving targets—a stat that must always factor into lineup strategies with receivers, tight ends and running backs.
NOTE: The Chiefs, Chargers, Falcons, Broncos, Dolphins and Eagles have bye weeks.
To view my weekly top 25 tight ends in standard-scoring leagues, click here.
Week 7: Top 25 PPR Tight Ends
1. Vernon Davis vs. Seattle
2. Rob Gronkowski vs. N.Y. Jets
3. Jason Witten at Carolina
4. Jimmy Graham at Tampa Bay
5. Aaron Hernandez vs. N.Y. Jets
6. Brandon Pettigrew at Chicago
7. Martellus Bennett vs. Washington
8. Kyle Rudolph vs. Arizona
9. Fred Davis at N.Y. Giants
10. Owen Daniels vs. Baltimore
11. Greg Olsen vs. Dallas
12. Scott Chandler vs. Tennessee
13. Heath Miller at Cincinnati
14. Jermaine Gresham vs. Pittsburgh
15. Jared Cook at Buffalo
16. Dennis Pitta at Houston
17. Coby Fleener vs. Cleveland
18. Brandon Myers vs. Jacksonville
19. Dustin Keller at New England
20. Marcedes Lewis at Oakland
21. Jermichael Finley at St. Louis
22. Dallas Clark vs. New Orleans
23. Kellen Davis vs. Detroit
24. Benjamin Watson at Indianapolis
25. Rob Housler at Minnesota
25a. Lance Kendricks vs. Green Bay
1. In his last two games against the Jets, Rob Gronkowski (29 catches, 356 yards, 3 TD) has per-outing averages of six catches, 72 yards and one touchdown.
2. It never fails. Every week, I get at least one complaint of Buffalo's Scott Chandler being ranked too low on either standard-scoring or PPR boards. And here's my Week 7 reply to that:
In his last seven games against AFC East foes (2011-12), Chandler has per-outing averages of four catches, 45 yards and 0.57 TDs. In his last 13 non-divisional games, the averages dip to 2.15 catches, 25 yards and 0.46 TDs.
In other words, No. 12 for PPR leagues is more than fair.
3. Vernon Davis' three-year averages (six games total) against the Seahawks—six catches, 65 yards, 0.33 TDs—won't turn a lot of heads in the fantasy realm. But during that span, Davis also collected eight targets per game. For Thursday's bruising battle with Seattle, I'm thinking 85 yards and one score.
Jay Clemons can be reached on Twitter, day or night, at @ATL_JayClemons.
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