Week 1 of the 2013 fantasy football season has been a very high scoring week, with numerous players having outstanding games. Interestingly on Sunday, Sept. 9, it was the surprisingly strong looking St. Louis Rams and tight end Jared Cook who led the way for all tight ends in the first week of the season.
Here is a look at the top tight ends in the Sunday games from week one of the fantasy football season.
Jared Cook – The word in the preseason was that the St. Louis Rams were going to rely heavily on their tight end despite their big rookie wide receivers. That turned out to be true as Jared Cook caught seven balls for 141 yards and two touchdowns. Jeff Fisher called it “near perfect” and Sam Bradford said he will keep playing like that. Cook might be the best fantasy tight end this year.
Jordan Cameron – Coming into the season, Jordan Cameron was considered a breakout candidate and he didn’t disappoint his fantasy football owners on Sunday. Cameron ended up being Brandon Weeden’s favorite target with 13 targets. He finished with nine catches for 108 yards and a touchdown.
Vernon Davis – While Anquan Boldin was Colin Kaepernick’s favorite target in the game, Vernon Davis got his looks as well. The big play tight end finished with six receptions for 98 yards and two touchdowns in the game.
Jason Witten – Always reliable Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten was the second most targeted receiver for Tony Romo on Sunday night, and finished with eight receptions for 70 yards and two touchdowns in the win.
Kellen Winslow – Most experts said to avoid all New York Jets starters in fantasy football leagues, but Kellen Winslow found new life with the Jets. With Geno Smith learning the NFL system, he found Winslow as his security blanket on a regular basis. Winslow finished the game with seven receptions for 79 yards and a touchdown.
Coby Flenner – Yes, Coby Flenner lost his starting tight end job to rookie Dwayne Allen, but neither tight end did anything despite the Indianapolis Colts promising to run two-tight end sets this season. Both tight ends finished with only one reception apiece, but at least Allen found the end zone. Flenner finished with seven total yards for the game.