Monday, August 10, 2009

Fantasy Rankings: Tight Ends

I'm usually one of the last people to draft a tight end. If the absolute best tight ends are already gone, I'd much rather go ahead and take a solid backup at running back or wide receiver.
Below is my list of the top 12 tight ends for 2009. My list was made by comparing each player's fantasy points from 2008 to lists made thus far by the "experts."
I really hated to put Tony Gonzalez so high, but I really believe he'll be Ryan's #2 option in Atlanta this year. Along that same line, with the departure of T.O. in Dallas, I believe Jason Witten will prove to be Tony Romo's #1 go-to guy in the passing game. Here's how the rest of my list shakes out...

1. Jason Witten (Dal)
2. Tony Gonzales (Atl)
3. Antonio Gates (SD)
4. Dallas Clark (Ind)
5. Visanthe Shiancoe (Min)
6. Owen Daniels (Hou)
7. John Carlson (Sea)
8. Kellen Winslow Jr. (TB)
9. Greg Olsen (Chi)
10. Dustin Keller (NYJ)
11. Tony Scheffler (Den)
12. Chris Cooley (Was)
A few others were close to making the list. If you need a backup tight end, you should consider Kevin Boss, Anthony Fasano, or Heath Miller.

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