Brent Celek: 4 catches for 46 yards. Celek continues his nondescript disappointing season. There was some hope when Kevin Kolb got under center as he and Celek had a great rapport last season in the time they played together. I have to admit I thought Celek would have an even better year than his excellent 2009 campaign. Some fantasy football owners have even dropped him in some leagues and I honestly cant blame them at this point.
Tony Gonzalez: 3 catches for 19 yards with 2 TD’s. Gonzalez made the most of his few catches in the game and its clear QB Matt Ryan looks to him in the red zone. Gonzalez is still a top TE option week in and week out.
Benjamin Watson: 6 catches for 88 yards with 1 TD. I have been badmouthing Watson all season but he is doing his best to shut me up. Watson has a string of three straight solid games under his belt and is almost becoming fantasy football worthy. I am still not a fan of the QB situation by if rookie QB Colt McCoy is going to rely on anyone, than it would be the TE so Watson could continue his good efforts. Your call.
Heath Miller: 2 catches for 50 yards with 1 TD. Miller sees hit value shoot up big time now that Big Ben is back. The raw catches are never there for Miller so he is strictly a TD heavy option but one that could be consistent in that department the rest of the year.
Greg Olson: zero catches. Nothing doing for Olson and he is really not worth the hassle right now as the Bears offense is totally off track. Olson has great natural ability but he is not worth owning in most fantasy football leagues now.
John Carlson: 2 catches for 21 yards. I took a flier on Carlson in my PPR money league draft but cut bait quickly as he has not gotten enough looks from QB Matt Hasselbeck. Like Greg Olson, Carlson has very good ability but he is not involved in his offense enough to be fantasy football relevant.
Anthony Fasano: 1 catch for 22 yards. It looked like Fasano would be a usable fantasy football TE a few years back but he is one of the lower ranked guys in the game now. Leave him on the wire all year.
Kevin Boss: 2 catches for 27 yards. A John Carlson clone in that he has terrific hands but not a big enough role in the offense to be considered anything more than a bye week fill in. Even in that situation he is a low end stock.
Brandon Pettigrew: 7 catches for 61 yards. I think Pettigrew is great. I love the guy and I actually am offering up old friend Jason Witten around due to my belief that Pettigrew wont be much of a dropoff. I thought the injury to Shaun Hill would hurt his value but Drew Stanton looked his way often. If you are in my situation with Witten, I would offer him up and see what you can get.
Jeremy Shockey: 2 catches for 21 yards. Shockey vanished this week after being very good the last few weeks but that’s the nature of the New Orleans passing offense. Shockey is still a low end TE 1 option for fantasy football owners the rest of the season.
Kellen Winslow: 7 catches for 43 yards. Winslow has always been a better PPR TE than a TD heavy one as he doesn’t score much. He is what he is and he no longer is the exciting young option he was when he first got to the league.
Antonio Gates: 2 catches for 12 yards. This could be bad. Gates left in the first half with a foot problem and was seen after the game with a boot on it. That’s never a good sign and right now there is no word on its severity. Get ready to pounce on Aaron Hernandez or Brandon Pettigrew.
Tony Moeaki: 2 catches for 21 yards. Moeaki is having a nice year but I am not on this bandwagon. He has to get into the end zone more to overcome the inconsistent catches.
Owen Daniels: 5 catches for 79 yards. We are starting to see the Owen Daniels from early 2009 as its taken him awhile to get back into playing shape off last year’s season ending injury. If Daniels is sitting on your free agent wire and you are or were a Jermichael Finley owner, than Daniels is perfect for you.
Todd Heap: 3 catches for 49 yards with 1 TD. Heap is still a decent player but no longer the must start option he was years ago.
Aaron Hernandez: 4 catches for 61 yards. Like Brandon Pettigrew, Hernandez is a TE that I love for this year as a breakout. Hernandez is going to get a nice boost in receptions now that Randy Moss has been traded so pick the man up if he is sitting out there.
Zach Miller: 2 catches for 48 yards. Miller would be a great PPR TE option if he were anywhere but Oakland so for now he is nothing but a bye week fill in.
Vernon Davis: 4 catches for 35 yards with 1 TD. Davis is scoring TD’s like usual but the raw receptions are down some. Still Alex Smith loves him and he will continue to get his catches. Now that Gates could be out, you could say Davis is right behind Dallas Clark in the hierarchy at TE.
Dustin Keller: 3 catches for 75 yards. The word is out on Keller and he has been seeing some more defensive attention which has cut into his catchers. Still he is having a breakout season and is worth continuing to start.
Jason Witten: 3 catches for 52 yards. Witten has been somewhat of a disappointment as he always makes up for a lack of TD’s with a boatload of catches. Its clear QB Tony Romo is loving Miles Austin and Roy Williams right now so Witten is the forgotten man here. I have started looking into trading Witten as I have Brandon Pettigrew and can also get Aaron Hernandez off waivers. I would see what you can get for the guy if someone needs a TE with all of the recent injuries we have seen.
Vishante Shiancoe: zero catches. Shiancoe has dropped fast after a great start and he now has to deal with Randy Moss and a soon to return Sidney Rice for catches in the offense.
Dallas Clark: 6 catches for 52 yards. Another nice effort from the best TE in the game.
Chris Cooley: 5 catches for 37 yards. Cooley sustained a concussion in the second half and didn’t return which leaves his status in doubt for next week. Keep checking on his progress this week.