2013 Fantasy Football Tight End Rankings: Week 1

Ryan Lester@LestersLegendsSenior Writer IAugust 31, 2013

NEW ORLEANS, LA - AUGUST 16:  Mike Jenkins #21 of the Oakland Raiders tackles Jimmy Graham #80 of the New Orleans Saints during a preseason game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on August 16, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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The smell of football is in the air. Here are the LestersLegends 2013 Week 1 fantasy football tight end rankings. .

1. Jimmy Graham, New Orleans Saints vs. Atlanta Falcons

Graham has averaged 1,146 yards and 10 touchdowns over the past two seasons. He has 355 yards and five touchdowns in his last five meetings with the Falcons.

2. Vernon Davis, San Francisco 49ers vs. Green Bay Packers

Davis should see plenty of targets with Michael Crabtree out. He had 87 yards and a touchdown in two meetings with the Packers last year.

3. Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys vs. New York Giants

Witten caught 110 passes last year for 1,039 yards and registered three scores. He caught 18 passes for 167 yards in his last meeting with New York.

4. Tony Gonzalez, Atlanta Falcons @ New Orleans Saints

Gonzo kept churning with 930 yards and eight touchdowns last year. He had 180 yards and three touchdowns in two meetings with New Orleans.

5. Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers vs. Seattle Seahawks

Olsen had 843 yards and five touchdowns last year. He’s the No. 2 target for Cam Newton behind Steve Smith.

6. Antonio Gates, San Diego Chargers vs. Houston Texans

Gates is healthy, which hasn’t been the case in recent years. He was down last year, but scored a touchdown in his final three games. He’ll be Philip Rivers’ primary threat once again.

7. Jermichael Finley, Green Bay Packers @ San Francisco 49ers

Finley had seven catches for 47 yards and a touchdown in the opener last year against the Niners. He had four grabs for 35 yards in the playoff loss to them.

8. Zach Sudfeld, New England Patriots @ Buffalo Bills

Sudfeld, at 6’7″, will be a red-zone threat. With Gronk out, the potential is there.

9. Jared Cook, St. Louis Rams vs. Arizona Cardinals

Cook is big and athletic. He had 50 yards and a touchdown in the third preseason game. He should get off to a good start as Sam Bradford is an upgrade over what he worked with in Tennessee.

10. Fred Davis, Washington Redskins vs. Philadelphia Eagles

Davis was limited to seven games last year, but is healthy entering the season. He’s the next best threat in the passing game for Washington after Pierre Garcon.

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