It’s shaping up to be a poor overall week for fantasy football tight ends in Week 9. Two of the top five matchups (the New England Patriots and New York Jets) for fantasy tight ends are on a bye this week. The other three (Tennessee Titans, Washington Redskins and Denver Broncos) are up against tight ends that won’t be the focal point of their respective offenses.
Jermaine Gresham is currently the highest-ranked fantasy tight end to face a top-five opponent in terms of points allowed to his position.
All of this is not to mention that Rob Gronkowski, Aaron Hernandez and Vernon Davis are all on a bye this week. Still, there are fantasy TE slots to be filled. Here are six through 15 for Week 9’s tight ends.
6. Owen Daniels, Houston Texans (vs. Buffalo Bills)
7. Jermaine Gresham, Cincinnati Bengals (vs. Denver Broncos)
8. Brandon Pettigrew, Detroit Lions (at Jacksonville Jaguars)
9. Kellen Davis, Chicago Bears (at Tennessee Titans)
10. Marcedes Lewis, Jacksonville Jaguars (vs. Detroit Lions)
11. Joel Dreessen, Denver Broncos (at Cincinnati Bengals)
12. Scott Chandler, Buffalo Bills (at Houston Texans)
13. Martellus Bennett, New York Giants (vs. Pittsburgh Steelers)
14. Dallas Clark, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (at Oakland Raiders)
15. Jermichael Finley, Green Bay Packers (vs. Arizona Cardinals)