Fantasy Football Week 10 Rankings: Top 20 Tight Ends

Eric StashinSenior Writer INovember 9, 2011

NEW ORLEANS, LA - OCTOBER 23:  Ernie Sims #55 of the Indianapolis Colts tackles Jimmy Graham #80 of the New Orleans Saints during a game being held at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on October 23, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  The Saints defeated the Colts 62-7.  (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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Let’s keep our Week 10 rankings rolling with a look at the best tight ends for the coming week. 

Who has the best matchup?  Who has been struggling? 

Let’s take a look.

  1. Jimmy Graham – New Orleans Saints – at Atlanta
  2. Jason Witten – Dallas Cowboys – vs. Buffalo
  3. Rob Gronkowski – New England Patriots – at New York Jets
  4. Antonio Gates – San Diego Chargers – vs. Oakland
  5. Jermichael Finley – Green Bay Packers – vs. Minnesota
  6. Aaron Hernandez – New England Patriots – at New York Jets
  7. Owen Daniels – Houston Texans – at Tampa Bay
  8. Tony Gonzalez – Atlanta Falcons – vs. New Orleans
  9. Fred Davis – Washington Redskins – at Miami
  10. Dustin Keller – New York Jets – vs. New England
  11. Brandon Pettigrew – Detroit Lions – at Chicago
  12. Jake Ballard – New York Giants – at San Francisco
  13. Vernon Davis – San Francisco 49ers – vs. New York Giants
  14. Greg Olsen – Carolina Panthers – vs. Tennessee
  15. Visanthe Shiancoe – Minnesota Vikings – at Green Bay
  16. Brent Celek – Philadelphia Eagles – vs. Arizona
  17. Kellen Winslow – Tampa Bay Buccaneers – vs. Houston
  18. Heath Miller – Pittsburgh Steelers – at Cincinnati
  19. Ed Dickson – Baltimore Ravens – at Seattle
  20. Jared Cook – Tennessee Titans – at Carolina

Antonio Gates

We all know that there were plenty of concerns surrounding the health of Antonio Gates, but he helped put those to rest in Week 9 by picking up eight receptions for 96 yards and a touchdown.  That goes a long way in making fantasy owners comfortable with him again, doesn’t it? 

In two games against the Raiders in 2010, he totaled 11 receptions for 165 yards and two TDs.  Consider him a must-use option for the coming week.

Vernon Davis

Over his last four games, Vernon Davis has 12 receptions for 115 yards and two TDs (and both touchdowns came in the same game). 

Unfortunately for fantasy owners, the 49ers just continue to win, meaning they have no reason to change their offensive philosophy anytime soon.  His potential keeps him intriguing, but he’s nothing more than a low-end option right now.

Brandon Pettigrew

According to, the Chicago Bears are among the worst teams defensively against tight ends. 

With Brandon Pettigrew having shown flashes of brilliance, consider him a viable option if you are in need of a replacement this week.

Jake Ballard

Jake Ballard just continues to get better and better, doesn’t he? 

He has at least 55 yards in each of his past four games and has scored a TD in three of his past five.  He’s easily making Giants fans forget about Kevin Boss and is becoming a viable option in all formats.

Visanthe Shiancoe

Would it surprise anyone if the Minnesota Vikings have to go a little more pass-heavy in order to keep up with the Packers? 

Those throws have to go to someone, and Visanthe Shiancoe could be an intriguing option in deeper formats.

Make sure to check out all the rest of our Week 10 articles.

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