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Week 3 Rankings

Friday, September 24, 2010

Week 3 Tight Ends

RankPlayer NameOpponentNotes
1Antonio Gatesat SEA -
2Dallas Clarkat DEN -
3Jermichael Finleyat CHI -
4Visanthe Shiancoevs. DET -
5Vernon Davisat KC -
6Chris Cooleyat STL -
7Jason Wittenat HOU Probable(concussion)
8Brent Celekat JAC Probable(chest)
9Tony Gonzalezat NO -
10Kellen Winslowvs. PIT Probable(knee)
11Zach Millerat ARZ -
12Dustin Kellerat MIA -
13Heath Millerat TB -
14Aaron Hernandezvs. BUF Probable(knee)
15John Carlsonvs. SD -
16Todd Heapvs. CLE -
17Marcedes Lewisvs. PHI -
18Jermaine Greshamat CAR -
19Tony Schefflerat MIN -
20Greg Olsenvs. GB -
21Tony Moeakivs. SF -
22Owen Danielsvs. DAL Probable(knee)
23Jeremy Shockeyvs. ATL -
24Ben Watsonat BAL -
25Bo Scaifeat NYG -
26Brandon Pettigrewat MIN -
27Anthony Fasanovs. NYJ -
28Dante Rosariovs. CIN -
29Rob Gronkowskivs. BUF -
30Martellus Bennettat HOU -

TE 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.

Week 3 Team Defense

RankPlayer NameOpponentNotes
1Steelers Def/Spec Teamat TB -
2Ravens Def/Spec Teamvs. CLE -
3Vikings Def/Spec Teamvs. DET -
4Packers Def/Spec Teamat CHI -
5Patriots Def/Spec Teamvs. BUF -
6Bengals Def/Spec Teamat CAR -
7Jets Def/Spec Teamat MIA -
8Dolphins Def/Spec Teamvs. NYJ -
9Eagles Def/Spec Teamat JAC -
10Fortyniners Def/Spec Teamat KC -
11Buccaneers Def/Spec Teamvs. PIT -
12Titans Def/Spec Teamat NYG -
13Giants Def/Spec Teamvs. TEN -
14Saints Def/Spec Teamvs. ATL -
15Raiders Def/Spec Teamat ARZ -
16Cowboys Def/Spec Teamat HOU -
17Chiefs Def/Spec Teamvs. SF -
18Chargers Def/Spec Teamat SEA -
19Redskins Def/Spec Teamat STL -
20Lions Def/Spec Teamat MIN -
21Cardinals Def/Spec Teamvs. OAK -
22Panthers Def/Spec Teamvs. CIN -
23Texans Def/Spec Teamvs. DAL -
24Bears Def/Spec Teamvs. GB -
25Rams Def/Spec Teamvs. WAS -
26Colts Def/Spec Teamat DEN -
27Seahawks Def/Spec Teamvs. SD -
28Jaguars Def/Spec Teamvs. PHI -
29Falcons Def/Spec Teamat NO -
30Broncos Def/Spec Teamvs. IND -
31Browns Def/Spec Teamat BAL -
32Bills Def/Spec Teamat NE -

Week 3 Kickers

RankPlayer NameOpponentNotes
1David Akersat JAC -
2Nate Kaedingat SEA -
3Stephen Gostkowskivs. BUF -
4Garrett Hartleyvs. ATL -
5Rob Bironasat NYG -
6Neil Rackersvs. DAL -
7Ryan Longwellvs. DET -
8Robbie Gouldvs. GB -
9Mason Crosbyat CHI -
10Matt Pratervs. IND -
11Jeff Reedat TB -
12Mike Nugentat CAR -
13John Kasayvs. CIN -
14Sebastian Janikowskiat ARZ -
15Adam Vinatieriat DEN -
16Dan Carpentervs. NYJ -
17Lawrence Tynesvs. TEN -
18Jason Hansonat MIN -
19Olindo Marevs. SD -
20Matt Bryantat NO -
21Josh Brownvs. WAS -
22Ryan Succopvs. SF -
23Graham Ganoat STL -
24Billy Cundiffvs. CLE -
25Joe Nedneyat KC -
26Jay Feelyvs. OAK -
27David Buehlerat HOU -
28Nick Folkat MIA -
29Connor Barthvs. PIT -
30Josh Scobeevs. PHI -
31Phil Dawsonat BAL -
32Rian Lindellat NE -

Gregg Rosenthal has directed Rotoworld's football content since 2003. He co-hosts the NBC Fantasy Fix and covers the NFL for and Catch him on Twitter.
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