The good news: Jimmy Graham, Jared Cook, and Vance McDonald are back from bye weeks. Also, Rob Gronkowski seems likely to play Week 8 after missing action last week. The bad news: The tight end position is still top-heavy and thin, and many will have to rely on streamers to fill voids as they look to stay competitive heading toward the fantasy playoffs. There are always a couple of good matchups to exploit, and our Week 8 fantasy TE rankings will try to help you sort through difficult start ’em, sit ’em decisions. It may get tough if you have to resort to waiver wire fodder (Jeff Heuerman…anyone?), but there is always the possibility that some guy might catch a TD.
The streamers we like this week are C.J. Uzoman (vs. Bucs) and Heuerman (@ Chiefs), and Ben Watson of the Saints has a better-than-expected matchup against a Vikings defense that has struggled against TEs this year. Chris Herndon (Jets) may be a popular name on the waiver wire, as well, but given that he has a matchup with the Bears, we don’t recommend starting him this week.
Week 8 Rankings:
Quarterback | Running Back | Wide Receiver | D/ST | Kicker
Reminder: We will keep these rankings updated and add analysis during the week, so check back often. For even more fantasy insight, check out “How Your Fantasy Team Will Lose in Week 8” and our Week 8 preview podcast!
WEEK 8 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end
Week 8 Fantasy Rankings: TE
These rankings are for standard, non-PPR leagues
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