Week Six TE rankings

Pat Fitzmaurice
Pro Football Weekly
Week Six TE rankings

Updated at 11:55 a.m. EST on Saturday, Oct. 13

Byes: Carolina, Chicago, Jacksonville, New Orleans

Here are PFW's Week Six TE rankings: 

  1. Tony Gonzalez, Falcons vs. Raiders
  2. Vernon Davis, 49ers vs. Giants
  3. Rob Gronkowski, Patriots at Seahawks — INJ
  4. Antonio Gates, Chargers vs. Broncos
  5. Owen Daniels, Texans vs. Packers
  6. Brent Celek, Eagles vs. Lions
  7. Brandon Pettigrew, Lions at Eagles
  8. Jason Witten, Cowboys at Ravens
  9. Fred Davis, Redskins vs. Vikings
  10. Kyle Rudolph, Vikings at Redskins
  11. Heath Miller, Steelers at Titans
  12. Jermaine Gresham, Bengals at Browns
  13. Martellus Bennett, Giants at 49ers (UP)INJ
  14. Aaron Hernandez, Patriots at Seahawks (DOWN) INJ
  15. Jacob Tamme, Broncos at Chargers
  16. Dennis Pitta, Ravens vs. Cowboys
  17. Brandon Myers, Raiders at Falcons
  18. Jared Cook, Titans vs. Steelers
  19. Dustin Keller, Jets vs. Colts (UP)
  20. Joel Dreessen, Broncos at Chargers
  21. Coby Fleener, Colts at Jets
  22. Jermichael Finley, Packers at Texans (DOWN)INJ
  23. Lance Kendricks, Rams at Dolphins
  24. Scott Chandler, Bills at Jets
  25. Anthony Fasano, Dolphins vs. Rams
  26. Dwayne Allen, Colts at Jets
  27. Zach Miller, Seahawks vs. Patriots
  28. James Casey, Texans vs. Packers
  29. Rob Housler, Cardinals vs. Bills
  30. Tony Scheffler, Lions at Eagles
  31. Dallas Clark, Buccaneers vs. Chiefs
  32. Jordan Cameron, Browns vs. Bengals
  33. Tony Moeaki, Chiefs at Buccaneers
  34. Ed Dickson, Ravens vs. Cowboys
  35. Ben Watson, Browns vs. Bengals
  36. Jeff Cumberland, Jets vs. Colts
  37. Anthony McCoy, Seahawks vs. Patriots      
  38. Charles Clay, Dolphins vs. Rams
  39. Craig Stevens, Titans vs. Steelers
  40. Todd Heap, Cardinals vs. Bills — INJ
  41. D.J. Williams, Packers at Texans (DOWN)INJ


Not listed: none

The above player rankings are based on expectations for this week only, not for the entire season, taking into account this week's specific matchups and injuries. The initial rankings are compiled before the release of the NFL's early injury report and are updated Thursday to reflect the status of each player.

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.