The Atlanta Falcons are in trouble, with Julio Jones headed to the injured reserve and Roddy White banged up. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Oct. 16, the Falcons plan to use tight end Tony Gonzalez as their new number one receiver in the game.
Here are the fantasy football tight end rankings for week seven.
1. Vernon Davis – There is not another tight end in the NFL as dangerous as Vernon Davis. Last week, he gained 180 yards and caught two touchdown passes against Arizona and has six total touchdowns on the season. Expect big things against Tennessee this week.
2. Julius Thomas – Another big reason that Peyton Manning is so good this year is a solid tight end. What is interesting is that a rookie has beaten out both tight ends that played with Manning last year and is now one of the best in the game. While the Colts are solid against tight ends, there are so many weapons that Thomas will get open in this game. He has seven touchdowns on the season.
3. Jason Witten – The Eagles defense ranks last in the NFL and with the Dallas Cowboys needing to throw the ball more to offset DeMarco Murray’s injury, expect Jason Witten to be a big part of the game. The Eagles have success against tight ends this season, but Witten is no ordinary tight end.
4. Antonio Gates – While Gates is not as dominant as he was in his younger days, he is playing the Jacksonville Jaguars this week. The Jags allow the fifth most fantasy points to tight ends in 2013.
5. Tony Gonzalez – Poor Tony Gonzalez. The Atlanta Falcons convinced him to not retire to help them win a Super Bowl. Then, they lose Julio Jones for the season and Roddy White is hurt so bad that he is about worthless. That leaves Gonzalez as their only true weapon on a team that won’t even make the playoffs. At least he will get most the targets this week against Tampa Bay.
6. Jermichael Finley
7. Martellus Bennett
8. Jordan Cameron
9. Kyle Rudolph
10. Heath Miller