The quarterback and tight end positions always seem so full of talent, there are difficult decisions made each week when we do these Week 5 TE Rankings. Who do we leave outside of the top 12? We’re basically saying they’re not start-worthy.
That’s not true, of course, because there are tons of different Fantasy formats in which these players would be worth starting. Plus many leagues might have teams that happen to own two or more of the top 12 tight ends, which means the 13th and 14th are worth starting for other Fantasy teams.
But a few things are certain – we’ll see good production week after week from the tight ends that happen to be ranked between 10th and 20th on this list.
Some interesting news and notes tidbits you should be interested in surround the NFC East division, specifically.
Giants TE Larry Donnell scored three touchdowns in last Thursday’s game against the Redskins, and he has emerged into a top-five Fantasy tight end.
Donnell was interviewed by FantasyGuru.com’s John Hansen Monday afternoon on SiriusXM’s Fantasy Sports Radio channel, and the rookie admitted that he actually sat himself in his Fantasy Football league. Can you imagine that!?! He scored three touchdowns – on his own bench!
That reminds me of the story former Redskins TE Chris Cooley told about the time he scored three touchdowns in a game – and then ended up beating himself in Fantasy that week because of the three scores.
Speaking of Redskins tight ends, Jordan Reed (hamstring) looks like he’ll be ready to go for Week 5, as he participated in individual drills at Tuesday’s practice. Niles Paul (concussion) was unable to practice, however, so if Reed can’t go, it looks like it might be Logan Paulsen to the rescue.
Defenses vs. Tight Ends in 2014
We like to use the “Defenses vs. Pos” stats from CBSSports.com. Basically, this tool tells you the average points per position a defense gives up.
The five toughest defenses against tight ends so far this year include:
- Ravens: 2.50 Fantasy pts allowed to TEs per game
- 49ers: 4.00
- Eagles: 4.00
- Saints: 4.50
- Falcons: 4.50
The five softest defenses against tight ends this year include:
- Cowboys: 17.50 Fantasy pts allowed to TEs per game
- Seahawks: 15.00
- Jaguars: 14.00
- Colts: 13.00
- Redskins: 11.50
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Week 5 TE Rankings
These tight end rankings are based on standard non-PPR Fantasy leagues with six points per touchdown.
Are there some tight ends you think we have too high or too low in our Week 5 TE Rankings? We want to help our readers, so your comments on these tight end rankings can give them an added perspective and we definitely welcome that!
David Gonos spent 5 years as a CBSSports.com Senior Fantasy Writer and three more years writing with SI.com. Over the past 17 years, his work has been published on NFL.com, MLB.com, FanDuel, FoxSports.com and USA Today. Since 2001, he has been tracking down the Top 50-plus Free Fantasy Football Draft Tools online. You can contact David Gonos here.