Updated Week 1 RankingsSaturday, September 08, 2012
Week 1 Tight Ends
TE Notes: Last summer, Gronkowski was the most unstoppable player in Patriots camp. This year, it's been Hernandez. Don't be surprised if Hernandez, a superstar in his own right, leads all tight ends in fantasy points this season. ... Gates should dominate targets in San Diego with Vincent Jackson and Vincent Brown out of the picture.
I wouldn't worry too much about Fred Davis' quiet preseason. Mike Shanahan has relied heavily on the tight end since the days of Shannon Sharpe; that's not going to change with a rookie quarterback. ... We like Olsen, Rudolph and Cook as the top three breakout candidates at tight end. Olsen and Rudolph will be targeted more consistently as perhaps the No. 2 target in their respective passing attacks.
Gresham is expected to play, but his conditioning is question mark after missing the past three weeks. ... We're not buying the industry-wide consensus that Tamme will be a fantasy stud, leaving Dreessen in the dust. Tamme saw six targets from Peyton Manning to Dreessen's five in preseason action, and Dreessen has been the primary red-zone tight end in practices.
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