Here’s my Week 8 tight end rankings. Keep in mind that the Bears, Browns, Eagles, Falcons, Giants and Ravens are on bye.
1. Antonio Gates vs. Tennessee
2. Zach Miller vs. Seattle
3. Vernon Davis vs. Denver
4. Chris Cooley @ Detroit
5. Jason Witten vs. Jacksonville
6. Dustin Keller vs. Green Bay
7. Kellen Winslow @ Arizona
8. Aaron Hernandez vs. Minnesota
9. Marcedes Lewis @ Dallas
10. Owen Daniels @ Indianapolis
11. John Carlson @ Oakland
12. Jermaine Gresham vs. Miami
13. Brandon Pettigrew vs. Washington
14. Heath Miller @ New Orleans
15. Visanthe Shiancoe @ New England
Inside the numbers:
Antonio Gates played through his toe injury and scored yet another TD, bringing his total to 8 on the year. I don’t know how you can place him anywhere other than #1 at this point.
Zach Miller has 4 TDs in his past 5 games.
Vernon Davis has scored in 4 straight games.
Jason Witten was active when Romo went down. Look for Jon Kitna to rely heavily on the talented TE.
Owen Daniels finally looked healthy, catching 5 passes for 79 yards against the Chiefs.
Shiancoe should have had a TD last week, if it weren’t for poor officiating, but I’m not ready to label him TE1 just yet.
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