The NFL has yet to confirm an SI.com report that TE Fred Davis will miss the final four games of the season for violating the substance abuse policy for a third time over the summer. It’s coming, though. Coach Mike Shanahan expects to receive notice from the league office on Tuesday. “We’ll find out here shortly what their status is,” Shanahan said via CSN Washington. “I’m just going from past history. Normally if they wait until Wednesday, that player plays through the week. It’s been that way in the past. If somebody is suspended, you would know today or tomorrow.”“Fred has had an opportunity since Chris has been down to take over the tight end position and has really taken advantage of the opportunity,” Shanahan added. “He has big play ability, he has practiced hard, he has played hard. Now we wait and see what the situation is.”Davis leads the Redskins with 59 catches and 796 yards in a breakout season, sitting behind only Rob Gronkowski, Jimmy Graham, Tony Gonzalez, and Jason Witten among fantasy tight ends. The impending free agent will be a priority for the Redskins this offseason, but he’s cost himself a chunk of guaranteed money. If he’s caught smoking weed again, the next suspension could be for a full year. Teammates have been critical rather than supportive since hearing the news. “It’s disappointing because everyone is aware of the rules,” LB Lorenzo Alexander told CSN Washington. “More than just yourself is at stake if you get caught.” “When we sign on that dotted line to be a part of the NFL, it’s a privilege to be a part of it and we have to act accordingly,” safety Reed Doughty opined. Former Redskins DE Phillip Daniels took to Twitter to speak out: “If true and you get caught 3 times, you have a problem. #CharacterIssues.” Fantasy owners casting a wide net for a Davis replacement are faced with a blunt truth about the tight-end market: At this point in the season, viable alternatives are scarce. Owen Daniels (QB questions, run-heavy offense), Greg Olsen (banged up, offense leaning on the run), Brandon Pettigrew (hit-or-miss), and Vernon Davis (spotty at best) have fallen from the ranks of the legit TE1 options. Borderline fantasy tight ends such as Jermaine Gresham, Heath Miller and Jake Ballard have seen a drain on their production of late while Scott Chandler is questionable to play with an ankle injury. As unappetizing as these options are, they're still owned in the majority of fantasy leagues because there are no superior tight ends available for free. To go a step further, note the matchups for Week 14. The most generous tight-end defense in the league, Chicago’s, draws fantasy persona non grata Daniel Fells. The second-most generous tight-end defense in the league, Green Bay’s, faces Kevin Boss, who is splitting snaps and production with some creature named Brandon Myers. Just how bleak is it at tight end? Over the past five weeks, Anthony Freaking Fasano is No. 7 in fantasy points. Over the past three weeks, Bears TE Kellen Davis (really?) is the No. 12 fantasy tight end. Not so unequivocally, the good news is that Fasano is available in most leagues as a last-ditch option. Jacob Tamme is certainly worth a sniff in PPR formats, though I’d point out that the Colts are facing a Ravens defense this week that has been death to tight ends all season. On to the players. Here is how I rank the top players at each position as we head into Week 13. Full writeups of each player are below.Editor’s Note: Join subscriber only chats, get weekly rankings before anyone else, plus exclusive weekly projections, stat tools, dynasty ranks, columns, and much more including the Rotoworld Oracle in our Season Pass.