Fantasy Football Playoff Tight End Rankings
The fantasy football playoffs wage on. Sort of. Whether it’s games or leagues, you’re still partaking in the fantasy realm, and we’re here to help you out.
There are still plenty of great tight end options in these here NFL Playoffs, and we’re going to rank them for you:
1. Jimmy Graham (New Orleans Saints)
I’d probably take Gronk here if he didn’t get worked by the Broncos last time. Graham just beats every matchup with great size and speed. I don’t see the 49ers stopping him.
2. Rob Gronkowski (New England Patriots)
The Broncos did a good job shutting him down last time, but he’s still the top tight end in the game, so I like him to at least fare better than he did last time.
3. Jermichael Finley (Green Bay Packers)
Finley has been disappointed with his regular season play, which means he’ll be playing with a bit of a chip on his shoulder. He had a nice game against the Giants in their last meeting, so he should be very solid in this one.
4. Aaron Hernandez (New England Patriots)
He destroyed the Broncos last time as they focused on Gronk and Welker. It won’t be quite as good, but expect him to still be pretty effective.
5. Vernon Davis (San Francisco 49ers)
Davis can go off at any time and the 49ers may have to keep up with the Saints’ offense, so he should end with a solid game.
6. Jake Ballard (New York Giants)
Ballard still isn’t fully healthy, but Green Bay stinks against the pass, so he’s worth a look.
7. Joel Dreessen (Houston Texans)
Dreessen stands to get a few extra targets with Owen Daniels (hand) our or limited. I’m not in love with him this week, but I’d feel safer using him than Daniels at the moment.
8. Ed Dickson (Baltimore Ravens)
Dickson is hit or miss, but he’s the starter and the Texans’ defensive weakness remains their pass defense.
9. Owen Daniels (Houston Texans)
He is battling injuries (most notably a hand injury), and while he’s expected to play in this game, I see him as a huge risk.
10. Dennis Pitta (Baltimore Ravens)
Pitta plays second-fiddle to Dickson, but he’s a quality receiver who can still be solid in random games.
11. Tom Crabtree (Green Bay Packers)
Andrew Quarless is on IR and Crabtree is good for a random touchdown when you least expect it. He’s a shot in the dark, but he could pay off.
12. Daniel Fells (Denver Broncos)
Fells doesn’t get a ton of targets and Tebow only completes about 11 passes per game, so he’s clearly not an ideal option.
13. Travis Beckum (New York Giants)
Beckum has been nicked-up and isn’t a safe bet to get targets even if he plays.