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2011 NFL Fantasy Football Week 9: Tight Ends (TE) Rankings / Projections

HOUSTON - OCTOBER 09:  Tight-end Owen Daniels #81 of the Houston Texans snags a reception over cornerback DeMarcus Van Dyke #23 of the Oakland Raiders at Reliant Stadium on October 9, 2011 in Houston, Texas.  (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
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Sean E. DouglasSenior Writer IIINovember 1, 2011

Owen Daniels vs Browns -

The Texans top tight end remains a worthy starter at his position for fantasy leagues, but Daniels is clearly losing targets to fellow tight end Joel Dreessen, who had another touchdown this week, giving him three in the Texans past four games. While Dreessen will get looks in the red zone, Daniels is the top target in this offense, until Andre Johnson comes back from his hamstring injury.

Fred Davis vs 49ers -

The Redskins started the season out playing well, but have steadily regressed to now being one of the worst offenses in football. While Washington continues to struggle, tight end Fred Davis isn’t one of the problems, as he’s played like a weekly starter for fantasy leagues. Davis played through the entirety of the team's Week 8 matchup against the Bills, but was seen wearing a protective boot on Monday.

Monitor Davis’s progress through the week, but if he’s practicing by Friday, and will play, he’s worth a shot.

More WK 9 Rankings – QB | RB | WR | FlexWaivers | Start / Sit |

1 Jimmy Graham Buccaneers
2 Aaron Hernandez Giants
3 Rob Gronkowski Giants
4 Jason Witten Seahawks
5 Antonio Gates (I) Packers
6 Vernon Davis @ Redskins
7 Jermichael Finley @ Chargers
8 Fred Davis (I) 49ers
9 Tony Gonzalez @ Colts
10 Jake Ballard @ Patriots
11 Dustin Keller @ Bills
12 Owen Daniels Browns
13 Kellen Winslow @ Saints
14 Jermaine Gresham (I) @ Titans
15 Ed Dickson @ Steelers
16 Dallas Clark Falcons
17 Jared Cook Bengals
18 Heath Miller Ravens
19 Joel Dreessen Browns

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