Preseason Ranks: Tight End

Rankings: Top 100 | QB | RB | WR | TE | K | D

Hernandez
(US Presswire)
There was only a minor change in the top 11 of the tight end rankings in the latest update, as Indy’s Dallas Clark(notes) moved out of a tie with San Fran’s Vernon Davis(notes) and into sole possession of the No. 3 spot on the board. … New England’s Aaron Hernandez(notes) is enjoying, arguably, the best preseason among tight ends, and his efforts have been rewarded with a top 12 placement in the latest TE rankings. … Despite less competition for targets with the loss of John Carlson(notes), Seattle’s Zach Miller actually fell down the latest tight end board because of serious concerns about the Seahawks’ quarterback and offensive line.

Note: The following list comprises the top 20 tight end rankings for 2011 of each Yahoo! Sports fantasy expert. The list is ordered by the overall top 20 composite ranking of the four experts, with the remaining tight ends that received votes rounding out the bottom of the list.

2011 Tight End Rankings 
    
Brandon
Funston
 
Andy
Behrens
 
Brad
Evans
 
Scott
Pianowski

Composite
Ranking
Antonio Gates(notes) 1 1 1 1 1
Jermichael Finley(notes) 2 2 2 2 2
Dallas Clark 3 5 3 4 3
Vernon Davis 4 4 4 5 4
Jason Witten(notes) 7 3 6 3 5
Owen Daniels(notes) 5 7 5 7 6
Jimmy Graham(notes) 6 6 7 6 7
Kellen Winslow(notes) 9 9 10 8 8
Tony Gonzalez(notes) 12 8 9 12 9
Greg Olsen(notes) 14 10 11 11 10
Jared Cook(notes) 8 12 8 18 11
Aaron Hernandez 10 11 18 10 12
Marcedes Lewis(notes) 13 18 16 9 13
Brandon Pettigrew(notes) 15 15 14 13 14
Dustin Keller(notes) 11 14 17 15 15
Lance Kendricks(notes) 18 13 12 19 16
Rob Gronkowski(notes) 19 16 15 14 17
Zach Miller 17 17 16 18
Visanthe Shiancoe(notes) 13 19
Todd Heap(notes) 20 20 20
Jermaine Gresham(notes) 16
Benjamin Watson(notes) 17
Brent Celek(notes) 19
Heath Miller(notes) 19
Tony Moeaki(notes) 20
Evan Moore(notes) 20

Scoring system: Pass TD = 4; 20 Pass Yards = 1; Rush/Receive TD = 6; 10 Rush/Receive Yards = 1