Week 3 RankingsFriday, September 24, 2010
Week 3 Tight EndsTE Going up:
We had Antonio Gates first, but he looks like a late third-round pick from early results. He'll be a force. … No Sidney Rice and intermittent Percy Harvin has turned Visanthe Shiancoe into a high-volume target early. He may not be a bad sell high candidate. … I had serious doubts about Chris Cooley this year, but looks like I'll be wrong. He fits neatly into the end of the top ten tight ends. … The tight end position is just so ridiculously deep. Dustin Keller, Greg Olsen, Aaron Hernandez, Brandon Pettigrew, and Jermaine Gresham are all eminently useful and went undrafted.
Guys like Zach Miller and John Carlson look like they've started slower than they really have because the tight end position has exploded through two weeks. You want your tight ends to catch four passes for 40 yards during the off weeks. There will be better games ahead.
TE Going down: Most tight ends have performed. That serves to devalue some of the higher-drafted guys like Jason Witten, if only because you could have waited at the position and done just fine. It remains to be seen whether Michael Vick hurts Brent Celek; I think he'll be fine. … Tony Gonzalez has struggled to get open. Seven targets in two weeks is a concern. … Considering the young guns at the position, it's barely worth holding on to Owen Daniels during his slow start. Wait until he's all the way back. … Heath Miller is someone that will be on waiver wires by the time Charlie Batch is done with him. Pick him up when Ben Roethlisberger is ready to return.
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