Fantasy Football Week 11 Rankings: Top 20 Tight Ends

Eric StashinSenior Writer INovember 17, 2011

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 13:  Rob Gronkowski #87 of the New England Patriots celebrates after scoring a touchdown late in the second quarter against the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on November 13, 2011 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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Let’s keep our Week 11 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. Rob Gronkowski – New England Patriots – vs. Kansas City
  2. Antonio Gates – San Diego Chargers – at Chicago
  3. Jermichael Finley – Green Bay Packers – vs. Tampa Bay
  4. Jason Witten – Dallas Cowboys – at Washington
  5. Aaron Hernandez – New England Patriots – vs. Kansas City
  6. Fred Davis – Washington Redskins – vs. Dallas
  7. Tony Gonzalez – Atlanta Falcons – vs. Tennessee
  8. Vernon Davis – San Francisco 49ers – vs. Arizona
  9. Kellen Winslow – Tampa Bay Buccaneers – at Green Bay
  10. Benjamin Watson – Cleveland Browns – vs. Jacksonville
  11. Jake Ballard – New York Giants – vs. Philadelphia
  12. Greg Olsen – Carolina Panthers – at Detroit
  13. Brandon Pettigrew – Detroit Lions – vs. Carolina
  14. Brent Celek – Philadelphia Eagles – at New York Giants
  15. Dustin Keller – New York Jets – at Denver
  16. Jared Cook – Tennessee Titans – at Atlanta
  17. Scott Chandler – Buffalo Bills – at Miami
  18. Anthony Fasano – Miami Dolphins – vs. Buffalo
  19. Visanthe Shiancoe – Minnesota Vikings – vs. Oakland
  20. Delanie Walker – San Francisco 49ers – vs. Arizona


  • Rob Gronkowski has caught at least 7 passes in each of the past four games. He has at least 90 yards in each of the past three (and back-to-back 100 yard days). In his past three games he has 3 TD receptions. It’s hard to argue against him at the top of these rankings, isn’t it?
  • At least Jason Witten has started to find the end zone, right?  He’s under 50 yards in four of his past five games, but has 3 TD over that span (he had 1 TD in the first four games despite posting over 90 yards three times). The upside is there to continue viewing him among the best options in the game.
  • According to, the Dallas Cowboys are allowing the third most points per game to opposing tight ends (the Bears are allowing the most). Fred Davis is looking like a great play for the coming week.
  • Given all of the injuries to the Eagles, could Brent Celek continue to produce? He has at least 50 yards in each of his past three games and should be considered a viable option in all formats.
  • Dustin Keller hasn’t scored since Week 2 and hasn’t had more than 64 yards or 4 receptions since Week 3. It’s just impossible to trust him as a TE1 right now. 

Make sure to check out the rest of our Week 11 articles: