2011 NFL Fantasy Football Week 14: Tight Ends (TE) Rankings and Projections

Sean E. DouglasSenior Writer IIIDecember 5, 2011

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 04:  Jermichael Finley #88 of the Green Bay Packers catches a 12-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter against Jacquian Williams #57 and Antrel Rolle #26 of the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium on December 4, 2011 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Jermichael Finley vs. Raiders 

Finally we saw a quality performance from Packers tight end Jermichael Finley as the Giants attempted to force Rodgers to beat them by limiting his opportunities to Jordy Nelson and Greg Jennings. This is probably the best strategy to slow down the Packers, but when you have Finley, Driver and solid depth beyond that, this offense is still going to post 35 points or more if Aaron Rodgers is left with a clean pocket.

Finley should have another solid performance this week as we watched Dolphins tight end Anthony Fasano have a solid game with four receptions for 66 yards last week.

Vernon Davis at Cardinals

No doubt last week was another disappointing performance for Vernon Davis owners as the 49ers spent a good portion of the first half of the season keeping him in for pass protection, and fellow tight end Delanie Walker continues to be active in the offense. That said, it was Davis’ poor hands that dropped a 40-yard touchdown in the end zone, as Alex Smith couldn’t have thrown the football any better.

Just a few weeks ago, Davis had one of his better performances this season against the Cardinals secondary, and he should have another respectable stat line this week.

More WK 14 Rankings – QB | RB | WR | TE | K/D | Flex | Waivers | Start / Sit |

1 Rob Gronkowski @ Redskins
2 Jimmy Graham @ Titans
3 Jason Witten Giants
4 Antonio Gates Bills
5 Aaron Hernandez @ Redskins
6 Tony Gonzalez @ Panthers
7 Jermichael Finley Raiders
8 Vernon Davis @ Cardinals
Brandon Pettigrew Vikings
10 Ed Dickson Colts
11 Dustin Keller Chiefs
12 Jake Ballard @ Cowboys
13 Jermaine Gresham Texans
14 Heath Miller Browns
15 Anthony Fasano Eagles
16 Brent Celek @ Dolphins
17 Kellen Winslow @ Jaguars
18 Joel Dreessen @ Bengals