Fantasy Football Rankings at Week 9: Top 30 TEs for the Rest of 2010

Nick CaronAnalyst INovember 5, 2010

ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 31:  Jaosn Witten #82 of the Dallas Cowboys looks on against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Cowboys Stadium on October 31, 2010 in Arlington, Texas.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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One of the biggest movers this week was Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten, who has now caught 9 and 10 passes respectively in the two weeks since Jon Kitna took over as the Dallas Cowboys quarterback.

Many experts criticized Tony Romo in the past for staring down the star tight end, but it looks like Jon Kitna might actually be doing more of that than Romo ever did.

While the Cowboys offense is likely to be mediocre down the stretch, Jason Witten’s fantasy value is actually on the rise.

Indianapolis Colts tight end Jacob Tamme was added to the list for the first time this week and shoots all the way up to 12th in his debut.

The rookie tight end caught six passes for 64 yards and a touchdown as he replaced Dallas Clark in the high-powered Colts offense.

Don’t expect that kind of performance every week, but it’s good to see that the Colts haven’t completely lost track of the tight end position in fantasy football.

This biggest faller this week is Seattle Seahawks tight end John Carlson who drops six spots this week down to 17th among tight ends.

Carlson has only seven passes in his past four games combined and hasn’t caught a touchdown pass since Week 3.

He is being asked to block significantly more now in this offense due to the lack of offensive line depth, and it’s hurting his fantasy numbers considerably.

View all of the updated rankings here:
Quarterbacks | Running Backs | Wide Receivers | Tight Ends

RANKPLAYERTEAMPREVIOUS RANKMOVEMENT
1Antonio GatesSD10
2Vernon DavisSF20
3Zach MillerOAK30
4Jason WittenDAL84
5Dustin KellerNYJ4-1
6Aaron HernandezNE5-1
7Chris CooleyWAS6-1
8Tony GonzalezATL7-1
9Todd HeapBAL123
10Marcedes LewisJAC166
11Brent CelekPHI9-2
12Jacob TammeIND--
13Kellen WinslowTB10-3
14Tony MoeakiKC151
15Brandon PettigrewDET13-2
16Visanthe ShiancoeMIN14-2
17John CarlsonSEA11-6
18Andrew QuarlessGB17-1
19Jermaine GreshamCIN18-1
20Heath MillerPIT19-1
21Benjamin WatsonCLE20-1
22Jeremy ShockeyNO21-1
23Bo ScaifeTEN263
24Greg OlsenCHI22-2
25Rob GronkowskiNE23-2
26Tony SchefflerDET24-2
27Anthony FasanoMIA25-2
28Kevin BossNYG27-1
29Evan MooreCLE--
30Daniel FellsSTL--