Week 17 TE rankings

Pat Fitzmaurice
December 30, 2012
Week 17 TE rankings

Updated 12:26 p.m. ET on Sunday, Dec. 30

Here are PFW's Week 17 TE rankings:

  1. Jimmy Graham, Saints vs. Panthers
  2. Aaron Hernandez, Patriots vs. Dolphins
  3. Jason Witten, Cowboys at Redskins
  4. Tony Gonzalez, Falcons vs. Buccaneers
  5. Rob Gronkowski, Patriots vs. Dolphins (UP)        INJ
  6. Dennis Pitta, Ravens at Bengals
  7. Greg Olsen, Panthers at Saints
  8. Owen Daniels, Texans at Colts
  9. Antonio Gates, Chargers vs. Raiders
  10. Kyle Rudolph, Vikings vs. Packers
  11. Martellus Bennett, Giants vs. Eagles
  12. Jermichael Finley, Packers at Vikings
  13. Tony Scheffler, Lions vs. Bears
  14. Jermaine Gresham, Bengals vs. Ravens
  15. Dallas Clark, Buccaneers at Falcons
  16. Marcedes Lewis, Jaguars at Titans
  17. Brent Celek, Eagles at Giants
  18. Brandon Myers, Raiders at Chargers
  19. Delanie Walker, 49ers vs. Cardinals
  20. Brandon Pettigrew, Lions vs. Bears (UP)
  21. Jeff Cumberland, Jets at Bills
  22. Ben Watson, Browns at Steelers
  23. Jacob Tamme, Broncos vs. Chiefs
  24. Joel Dreessen, Broncos vs. Chiefs
  25. Vernon Davis, 49ers vs. Cardinals                     INJ
  26. Lance Kendricks, Rams at Seahawks
  27. Dwayne Allen, Colts vs. Texans
  28. Anthony Fasano, Dolphins at Patriots
  29. Garrett Graham, Texans at Colts
  30. Coby Fleener, Colts vs. Texans
  31. David Thomas, Saints vs. Panthers
  32. James Casey, Texans at Colts
  33. Logan Paulsen, Redskins vs. Cowboys
  34. Zach Miller, Seahawks vs. Rams
  35. Anthony McCoy, Seahawks vs. Rams
  36. Craig Stevens, Titans vs. Jaguars
  37. Kellen Davis, Bears at Lions
  38. Will Heller, Lions vs. Bears
  39. Michael Hoomanawanui, Patriots vs. Dolphins
  40. Tony Moeaki, Chiefs, Chiefs at Broncos                         INJ

Not listed: Scott Chandler, Bills; Rob Housler, Dustin Keller, Jets; Cardinals; Heath Miller, Steelers

We base our rankings on the following scoring system: For skill-position players, one point for every 10 rushing/receiving yards, one point for every 30 passing yards, six points for a TD run or catch, four points for a TD pass, two points for a two-point conversion run or catch, two points for a two-point conversion pass. For kickers, three points for FGs of 18-39 yards, four points for FGs of 40-49 yards, and five points for FGs of 50-plus yards. Defensive rankings are based primarily on points allowed, yardage allowed and sack potential.

Glossary of notations

INJ — player has an injury that may affect productivity or availability.
ILL — player has an illness that may affect productivity or availability.
UP — player was moved up on draft board after original posting.
DOWN — player was moved down on draft board after original posting.
Not listed — player is temporarily sidelined due to injury or suspension but otherwise would be ranked.
ACTIVE — on game day, player has been designated active (posted shortly before kickoff, when available).
INACTIVE — on game day, player has been designated inactive (posted shortly before kickoff, when available).

Players and/or notations added after the original posting are shown in boldface.

Note: Remember to check back for late-week and weekend updates, as well as game inactives (when available) in the 90 minutes preceding the 1 p.m. Sunday kickoffs.