The tight end remained a forgettable position in 2017. Rob Gronkowski and Travis Kelce were the best of the group during the regular fantasy season and it was great to see guys like Zach Ertz, Jimmy Graham and Evan Engram become reliable options like all right. Unfortunately, we can be without Ertz and Gronk entering the first week of the playoffs since Ertz is in the concussion protocol and Gronk was Randy "Macho Man" Savage in a defeated defender and is suspended.
To keep the bad news, this is not a great week to convey the tight end position. Trey Burton is usually a solid fill for Ertz, but whoever starts will have a tough game against the Los Angeles Rams. Dwayne Allen will have more action with Gronk and Martellus Bennett, but he did nothing with his chance the last time Gronkowski missed a game.
Cameron Brate returned to the scene with Jameis Winston back at the quarterback. You like the two touchdowns, but their lack of volume (two receptions) should make you doubt starting against the Detroit Lions. O.J. Howard is still around him to further pollute the waters. Tyler Kroft is also a low volume play and would prefer his home game against the Chicago Bears.
David Njoku had his best game of the year and the Cleveland Browns are finally presenting him more. On Sunday, he receives the Green Bay Packers, who are one of the best teams in the league in the defense of tight ends. Charles Clay is a better option if it is still available and if Tyrod Taylor starts. I also like Ricky Seals-Jones, who returned to Earth in Week 13, but is getting enough attention to throw him against a Tennessee Titans defense in distress.
For the tight end in the middle of the pack, there are some to stay and a few you may want to sit down. Kyle Rudolph has been excited, but he has a date with the Carolina Panthers this week in what could be a low-profile slogan. Delanie Walker, Hunter Henry and Jason Witten are positive moves with positive confrontations
Did I miss a tight end that interested you? Do you have alignment questions for week 13? Check out our ranking for week 14 and leave a comment! Good luck in the playoffs!
Closed ranking, Week 14
(SK: Scott Kaliska; JG: Jeff Goldberg; DG: Derek Gordon; KB: Kyle Bennett; ZS: Zach Senvisky; JM: Jason Marcum)
TE Ratings , Week 14
|1||Travis Kelce  KC||vs . OAK||1||1||1||1||1||1|
|2||Jimmy Graham||SEA||@ JAC||2||2||3||3||3||2|
|3||Zach Ertz||PHI||@ LAR||3||3||2||2||2||3|
|4||Delanie Walker||TEN||@ ARI||5||4||4||4||4||5|
|5||Evan Engram||NYG||vs. DAL||4||5||6||5||6||4|
|6||Hunter Henry||LAC||vs. WAS||6||6||9||6||9||6|
|7||Jason Witten||DAL||@ NYG||8||9||7||8||7||8|
|8||Jack Doyle||IND||@ BUF||7||7||10||7||10||7|
|9||Kyle Rudolph||MIN||@ CAR||9||8||8||9||8||9|
|10||Charles Clay||BUF||vs. IND||13||14||5||11||5||14|
|11||Jared Cook||OAK||@ KC||10||10||14||10||14||11|
|12||Austin Seferian-Jenkins||NYJ||@ DEN||12||12||12  12||12||13|
|13||Tyler Kroft||CIN||vs. CHI||16||13||13||13||13||12|
|14||Cameron Brate||TB||vs. DET||11||11||19||14||19||10|
|15||Ricky Seals-Jones||ARI||vs. TEN||14||15||15||15||15||16|
|16||Vernon Davis||ERA||@ LAC||15||20||18||17||18||15|
|17||Greg Olsen||CAR||vs. MIN||20||18||16||16||16||20|
|18||David Njoku||CLE||vs. GB||17||16||20||20||20||19|
|19||Austin Hooper||ATL||vs. NO||19||17||23||18||23||17|
|20||Julius Thomas||MIA||vs. NE||18||19||22||19||22||18|
|21||Stephen Anderson||HOU||vs. SF||21||21||21||21||21||21|
|22||Dwayne Allen||NE||@ MIA||–  –||11||–||11||–|
|23||Benjamin Watson||BAL||@ PIT||–||–  17||–||17||–|
|24||Eric Ebron||DET||@ TB||22||22||–  22||–||22|
|25||Antonio Gates||LAC||vs. WAS||25||23||24||23||24||23|
|–||O.J. Howard||TB||vs. DET||23||24||25||24||25||25|
|–||C.J. Fiedorowicz||HOU||vs. SF||24||25||–||25||–||24|