Week 8 TE Rankings – Start/Sit Advice. Week 8 TE Rankings are based on the best matchups and highest potential fantasy football point outcomes among all fantasy football TE in Week 8. Use these Week 8 TE Rankings to help you decide which TE to Start and which TE to Sit on your fantasy football team this week.
Hawk Michaels at Hawk Fantasy Sports Blog
Week 8 – TE Rankings
1. Dustin Keller – NYJ = GB
Defending the tight end has not been a strength of the Packers defense, and Keller is no average tight end. Equipped with wide receiver ability, Keller should be Mark Sanchez’ favorite target in this game, and stats in the range of 5-10 receptions for 75-100 receiving yards and 1 touchdown is absolutely within reach for Keller in this game.
2. Antonio Gates – SD = Ten
The toe injury was extremely evident for Gates in last weeks game, however he luckily came through for fantasy football teams who stuck with him and started him, as Gates posted a huge 4th quarter that included a touchdown. However on the downside, without that performance in crunch time, Gates would have been a huge bust for fantasy football teams last week. So if you are looking for a safe play, it is hard to completely trust Gates this week. Yet even at that, Gates offers outstanding potential and is worth a starting spot in most leagues.
3. Jason Witten – Dal = Jac
Witten has been almost non-existent at TE for fantasy football teams this season, but a matchup at home against an awful Jaguars pass defense could have him eyeing a season high stat line. Add in the fact that Jon Kitna should look to him a lot, more than what Tony Romo did, and sometime along the lines of 5-10 receptions for 50-100 receiving yards and 1 touchdown is definitely possible.
4. Vernon Davis – SF = Den
Even with QB issues in San Francisco, Davis should be the security blanket for whoever is the 49ers quarterback this week. Add in Davis’ ability to stretch the field and win matchups with linebackers, and Davis should once again lead all 49ers receivers in this game. 50-100 receiving yards is easily within reach, and a touchdown is very possible as well.
5. Zach Miller – Oak = Sea
After last weeks offensive outburst, Oakland could continue that trend this week at home against a relatively weak Seahawks pass defense that has allowed an average of 261 passing yards per game so far this season. Miller could be pushing stats in the 5 reception and 80 receiving yard range, and a touchdown is very easily within reach as well.
6. Kellen Winslow – TB = @Ari
I love the matchup for Winslow in this game. He could be looking at his best stat output of the season this week.
7. Owen Daniels – Hou = @Ind / SLEEPER – SPOT STARTER PICKUP
With health nearing 100%, Daniels could be in store for a full fledged breakout game this week.
8. Chris Cooley – Was = @Det
Outstanding matchup, now it is just a matter of determining who will score for the Redskins in this game.
9. Brandon Pettigrew – Det = Was / SLEEPER – SPOT STARTER PICKUP
Slowly building a resume as one of the best young receiving tight ends in the league. In my opinion, think Dustin Keller but a year behind the learning curve. Stats in the range of 5 receptions for 50-80 receiving yards are easily within reach for Pettigrew in this game.
10. Tony Moeaki – KC = Buf / SLEEPER – SPOT STARTER PICKUP
After tight end Todd Heap tallied 59 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns against the Bills defense last week, imagining Moeaki tally 50 receiving yards and 1 touchdown is not unrealistic.
11. Aaron Hernandez – NE = Min
12. Visanthe Shiancoe – Min = @NE
13. Heath Miller – Pit = @NO
14. Jacob Tamme – Ind = Hou / SLEEPER – SPOT STARTER PICKUP
The new starting tight end in Indianapolis, Tamme will likely not put up Dallas Clark type of numbers, but he should still see a good amount of targets his way. At just 5% owned, and with a QB like Peyton Manning throwing to him, now is the time to take a flyer on Tamme and pick him up this week. A matchup against a terrible Texans pass defense also makes Tamme a solid spot starter at TE if you need someone on the cheap this week.
15. Marcedes Lewis – Jac = @Dal
16. John Carlson – Sea = @Oak
17. Andrew Quarless – GB = @NYJ / SLEEPER – SPOT STARTER PICKUP
With Jermichael Finley out for the year, the starting TE job is Quarless’ to lose. And anytime you have a quarterback like Aaron Rodgers throwing you the ball, you have to believe that your chances of getting some passes your way is pretty good.
18. Jermaine Gresham – Cin = Mia
19. Jeremy Shockey – NO = Pit
20. Tony Scheffler – Det = Was
21. Donald Lee – GB = @NYJ
22. Rob Gronkowski – NE = Min
23. Shawn Nelson – Buf = @KC
24. Ben Patrick – Ari = TB
25. Bo Scaife – Ten = @SD
26. Fred Davis – Was = @Det
27. Jimmy Graham – NO = Pit
28. Daniel Fells – StL = Car
29. Anthony Fasano – Mia = @Cin
30. David Thomas – NO = Pit
31. Jared Cook – Ten = @SD
32. Michael Hoomanawanui – StL = Car
33. Martellus Bennett – Dal = Jac
Tony Gonzalez – Atl = BYE
Brent Celek – Phi = BYE
Greg Olsen – Chi = BYE
Kevin Boss – NYG = BYE
Todd Heap – Bal = BYE
Ben Watson – Cle = BYE
Ed Dickson – Bal = BYE
Travis Beckum – NYG = BYE
WILL NOT PLAY – WEEK 3
Dallas Clark – Ind = OUT – INJURED RESERVE
Jermichael Finley – GB = OUT – INJURED RESERVE