Emergency Shuffle Up: Pricing tight ends in a Gronkless world

Tight ends are the popular shopping item right now, for a couple of reasons. First and foremost, we saw the unfortunate Rob Gronkowski injury Sunday, and unfortunately it's a season-ender. And heck, these big guys seem to score a lot in the modern NFL, especially at this time of the year. Eighteen different tight ends made end zone visits in Week 14, a season high - and even with the league posting the highest touchdown count in history, that's significant.

Let's get you some prices. Here's how I'd attack the tight end position if starting from scratch right now. Players at the same price are considered even. If you want to go to the moon for Jimmy Graham, fine ... this exercise really isn't about him.

Opponents for Weeks 15-16 have been added. Happy hunting.

$27 Jimmy Graham (at STL, at CAR)
$23 Vernon Davis (at TB, ATL)
$21 Julius Thomas (SD, at HOU)
$21 Jason Witten (GB, at WAS)
$19 Jordan Cameron (CHI, at NYJ)
$17 Greg Olsen (NYJ, NO)
$15 Tony Gonzalez (WAS, at SF)
$14 Coby Fleener (HOU, at KC)
$13 Garrett Graham (at IND, DEN)
$12 Dennis Pitta (at DET, NE)
$12 Charles Clay (NE, at BUF)
$11 Martellus Bennett (at CLE, at BUF)
$10 Heath Miller (CIN, at GB)
$9 Antonio Gates (at DEN, OAK)
$8 *Jordan Reed (at ATL, DAL)
$6 Rob Housler (at TEN, at SEA)
$7 *Delanie Walker (ARI, at JAC)
$6 Ladarius Green (at DEN, OAK)
$7 Jacob Tamme (SD, at HOU)
$6 Jared Cook (NO, TB)
$5 Tim Wright (SF, at STL)
$5 Zach Miller (at NYG, ARI)
$4 John Carlson (PHI, at CIN)
$4 Zach Ertz (at MIN, CHI)
$3 Andrew Quarless (at DAL, PIT)
$2 Scott Chandler (at JAC, MIA)
$2 Brandon Myers (SEA, at DET)
$2 Tyler Eifert (at PIT, MIN)
$1 Brandon Pettigrew (BAL, NYG)
$1 Kellen Winslow (at CAR, CLE)
$1 Jermaine Gresham (at PIT, MIN)
$1 Marcedes Lewis (BUF, TEN)
$0 *Anthony Fasano (at OAK, IND)
$0 Jeff Cumberland (at CAR, CLE)
$0 Mychal Rivera (KC, at SD)

But wait, there's more. Here's Andy Behrens with his take on the tight end market.