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Week 5 Rankings

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Week 5 Tight Ends

Rank Player Name Opponent Notes
1 Jimmy Graham at CHI -
2 Jordan Cameron vs. BUF -
3 Antonio Gates at OAK -
4 Tony Gonzalez vs. NYJ -
5 Julius Thomas at DAL -
6 Vernon Davis vs. HOU Questionable (hamstring)
7 Jason Witten vs. DEN -
8 Greg Olsen at ARZ -
9 Martellus Bennett vs. NO -
10 Jermichael Finley vs. DET Probable (concussion)
11 Jared Cook vs. JAC -
12 Charles Clay vs. BAL -
13 Brandon Myers vs. PHI -
14 Owen Daniels at SF Probable (back)
15 Coby Fleener vs. SEA -
16 Brandon Pettigrew at GB -
17 Jermaine Gresham vs. NE -
18 Scott Chandler at CLE -
19 Dallas Clark at MIA -
20 Tyler Eifert vs. NE -
21 Brent Celek at NYG -
22 Garrett Graham at SF -
23 Delanie Walker vs. KC Questionable (ribs)
24 Rob Housler vs. CAR -
25 Sean McGrath at TEN -
26 Mychal Rivera vs. SD -
27 Luke Willson at IND -
28 Kellen Winslow at ATL Questionable (knee)
29 Lance Kendricks vs. JAC -
30 Joseph Fauria at GB -

TE Notes: So, uhh, hope you guys have been starting Jimmy Graham. … Can Jordan Cameron keep it up? It’s always hard to completely trust the new kid on the block — particularly when they’re coming off two nondescript years under former management — but Cameron has been held below 90 yards only once and drawn at least 11 targets in three of four games. His five touchdowns are tied for the second most in the league. That’s real enough for No. 2 overall for the time being. … About Antonio Gates’ bad feet: They haven’t stopped him from racking up more yards after the catch than any other tight end in the league. The primary beneficiary of Philip Rivers’ resurgence gets a Raiders team ill-equipped to stop a tight end of his caliber this weekend.

That’ll do, Tony Gonzalez, that’ll do. … Julius Thomas has just 127 yards since his Week 1 eruption. His red-zone prowess keeps him locked in as a TE1, but don’t be surprised if he starts slipping further down the ranks on a weekly basis. … Same old inconsistent Vernon Davis? It’s still too early to judge, but he’s on notice. The Texans have been extremely stingy against tight ends this season. … Greg Olsen has been good for at least 4/54 every week, locking him in as an every-week, if low-end, TE1. … Jason Witten has yet to surpass 70 yards in a game, and is on pace for just 768, which would be his lowest total since 2006. … Martellus Bennett is going to be inconsistent and fairly touchdown dependent in Chicago, but he’s quickly established himself as a TE1 in his new home.

Jared Cook hasn’t been formidable since Week 1, but has been just good enough to keep himself on the TE1 radar. He has a solid matchup in a Jaguars defense allowing the 10th most fantasy points to opposing tight ends. … Jermichael Finley is coming off of a serious concussion, but was a big part of the game plan in both Weeks 1 and 2. He’s a safe option. … Charles Clay: This is starting to get serious. The H-Back has gone at least 4/40 every week out, and is averaging 5/61. He’s inching toward every-week TE1 status. … Coby Fleener had a great Week 4. Now let’s see him do it again in Week 5. … Don’t count on Rob Gronkowski (back) returning this week. He’ll likely be pulled from the ranks on Friday.

Week 5 Kickers

Rank Player Name Opponent Notes
1 Stephen Gostkowski at CIN -
2 Dan Bailey vs. DEN -
3 Garrett Hartley at CHI -
4 Matt Prater at DAL -
5 Sebastian Janikowski vs. SD Probable (calf)
6 Matt Bryant vs. NYJ -
7 Justin Tucker at MIA -
8 David Akers at GB -
9 Greg Zuerlein vs. JAC -
10 Josh Brown vs. PHI -
11 Mason Crosby vs. DET -
12 Phil Dawson vs. HOU -
13 Steven Hauschka at IND -
14 Alex Henery at NYG -
15 Nick Novak at OAK -
16 Jay Feely vs. CAR -
17 Adam Vinatieri vs. SEA -
18 Caleb Sturgis vs. BAL -
19 Robbie Gould vs. NO -
20 Nick Folk at ATL -
21 Ryan Succop at TEN -
22 Rob Bironas vs. KC -
23 Mike Nugent vs. NE -
24 Randy Bullock at SF -
25 Graham Gano at ARZ -
26 Josh Scobee at STL -
27 Dan Carpenter at CLE -
28 Billy Cundiff vs. BUF Sidelined (quadriceps)

Week 5 Defense/Special Teams

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

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