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Updated Week 4 Rankings

Sunday, September 30, 2012



Week 4 Tight Ends

Rank Player Name Opponent Notes
1 Jimmy Graham at GB -
2 Rob Gronkowski at BUF -
3 Antonio Gates at KC -
4 Vernon Davis at NYJ Probable(back)
5 Jermichael Finley vs. NO -
6 Tony Gonzalez vs. CAR -
7 Martellus Bennett at PHI -
8 Brandon Pettigrew vs. MIN -
9 Kyle Rudolph at DET -
10 Brent Celek vs. NYG -
11 Jason Witten vs. CHI -
12 Dennis Pitta vs. CLE -
13 Owen Daniels vs. TEN -
14 Greg Olsen at ATL -
15 Jared Cook at HOU -
16 Jermaine Gresham at JAC -
17 Fred Davis at TB -
18 Scott Chandler vs. NE -
19 Jacob Tamme vs. OAK Probable(groin)
20 Dustin Keller vs. SF Questionable(hamstring)
21 Anthony Fasano at ARZ -
22 Jordan Cameron at BAL -
23 Brandon Myers at DEN Probable(concussion)
24 Tony Moeaki vs. SD -
25 Dallas Clark vs. WAS -
26 Marcedes Lewis vs. CIN -
27 Joel Dreessen vs. OAK -
28 Rob Housler vs. MIA -
29 Lance Kendricks vs. SEA -

 

TE Notes: Gronkowski averaged 7.75 targets per week under Bill O’Brien last season. He’s down to six per week under Josh McDaniels, largely because he spent the second half of the Ravens game doing nothing but blocking. Gronk remains a red-zone monster, but his consistency will suffer as McDaniels uses his parts differently this season.

 

The Chiefs have allowed the ninth-most fantasy points to tight ends through three weeks, and the Chargers figure to try to get Gates going after a disappointing output versus the Falcons. Gates’ ribs looked fine last week. … Vernon Davis is leading all tight ends in fantasy points; the Jets are without their best cover man. … Finley leads the Packers in targets. If he can’t be trusted in a potential shootout with the Saints, you’re never going to use him.

 

Heath Miller, who leads all players in red-zone targets, is the only tight end with more than Martellus Bennett. … Pitta is tied with Jimmy Graham for the tight-end target lead with 31. He’s here to stay as a TE1 option. … Rudolph is Christian Ponder’s go-to guy in the end zone, to the point where a wide open Adrian Peterson was ignored on the tight end’s circus catch last week. The Lions have surrendered 15 receptions, 220 yards and 3 TDs to tight ends the past two weeks.

 

Witten’s problems have been related to rust and concentration. He’s getting open, just not catching the ball. … Olsen’s 14 Week 3 targets are encouraging, but the matchup is tough this week. … Cook is touch-and-go with a shoulder injury against the best defense in the league. … Cameron is worth tracking to see if his role continues to expand, but he’s hardly trustworthy at Baltimore. … Myers has velcro hands, but he’s not targeted heavily and doesn’t make plays after the catch.



Week 4 Defense/Special Teams

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

 


Week 4 Kickers

Rank Player Name Opponent Notes
1 David Akers at NYJ -
2 Mason Crosby vs. NO -
3 Garrett Hartley at GB -
4 Matt Bryant vs. CAR -
5 Stephen Gostkowski at BUF -
6 Sebastian Janikowski at DEN  Questionable (groin)
7 Nate Kaeding at KC -
8 Alex Henery vs. NYG -
9 Jason Hanson vs. MIN -
10 Dan Bailey vs. CHI -
11 Justin Tucker vs. CLE -
12 Matt Prater vs. OAK -
13 Shayne Graham vs. TEN -
14 Robbie Gould at DAL -
15 Billy Cundiff at TB -
16 Lawrence Tynes at PHI -
17 Blair Walsh at DET -
18 Justin Medlock at ATL -
19 Ryan Succop vs. SD -
20 Steven Hauschka at STL -
21 Greg Zuerlein vs. SEA -
22 Connor Barth vs. WAS -
23 Rob Bironas at HOU -
24 Nick Folk vs. SF -
25 Rian Lindell vs. NE -
26 Josh Scobee vs. CIN -
27 Dan Carpenter at ARZ -
28 Mike Nugent at JAC -
29 Jay Feely vs. MIA -
30 Phil Dawson at BAL -


Chris Wesseling is a senior football editor and Dynasty league analyst for Rotoworld.com. The 2011 NFL season marks his fifth year with Rotoworld and his third year contributing to NBCSports.com. He can be found on Twitter @ChrisWesseling.
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