Week 10 Fantasy Rankings: Tight End Risers and Fallers

Nick SeroCorrespondent IIINovember 8, 2011

FOXBORO, MA - NOVEMBER 6:   Jake Ballard #85 of the New York Giants scores against the defense of  Tracy White #58 of the New England Patriots in the second half on November 6, 2011 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
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Week 10 fantasy football rankings are here! Got the bye week blues because you need a replacement tight end or could pick up another loss? Don’t sweat it; you may have a good replacement on you bench, or there could be one sitting on waivers waiting to get picked up.

TheSportsCannon.com’s updated positional rankings have the best consistency rankings out there, so you won’t pick up a guy that is just a flash in the pan. The road to a fantasy championship is paved by consistency, so stick with our rankings for the best idea of who to pick sit and who to start.

How it works: Each week, we analyze a player’s production on the football field and rank him accordingly—then we go one step further and analyze their competition. Just because someone dominated the Bears doesn’t mean he was that week’s best performer. You want a tight end that continually puts up big numbers, even when he takes on one of the NFL's toughest defenses.



9(17): Antonio Gates, San Diego Chargers

We likely won’t have to write about Gates trending upward in the future, but it is only fitting we talk about how strong he has been in fantasy the week leading up to his game against the Raiders. Gates has torched the Raiders historically, and in his past two games, has 12 catches for 169 yards…need we say more?


13(19): Jake Ballard, New York Giants

Ballard had seven targets in the Giants’ upset win over the Patriots, but more importantly, has earned the trust of his quarterback. Ballard came up big in the Giants' game-winning drive and has now put together three straight games of at least four catches. It may not be anything fantastic, but if you are in a bind, you could do worse than start Ballard.



18(14): Brandon Pettigrew, Detroit Lions

Yes, we know Pettigrew had a bye this past week, but this is a precautionary blurb for the second young TE. The Lions have a history (albeit a short one) of shuffling production between their tight ends. Pettigrew was a top TE earlier in the year, but now it is Tony Scheffler getting all the valuable tosses for the Lions. We’re not saying he has to be dumped now, but wait until he is hot again to give Pettigrew a start.

Every week, TheSportsCannon.com updates their fantasy football positional rankings to keep up with the changing landscape of the football season.


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