Week Three TE rankings

Pat Fitzmaurice
Week Three TE rankings

Updated Saturday, Sept. 22 at 11:34 a.m. ET

Byes: none

Here are PFW's Week Three TE rankings:

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

Not listed: Kevin Boss, Chiefs; Aaron Hernandez, Patriots


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.