2010-11 NFL Conference Championships Fantasy TE Rankings

Jan 18, 2011


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We are not exactly left with the who’s who of NFL tight ends, but this is an example of how deep the position has become. Dustin Keller, Heath Miller, and Greg Olsen are three of the more athletic tight ends in the league. All three are solid plays this week. That said, let’s take a look at the tight end rankings for the Conference Championship games.
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1.  Dustin Keller, New York Jets:  Keller caught just three passes for 15 yards against the Patriots, but had three catches for 42 yards in the win over Indy. He also caught three passes for 19 yards against Pittsburgh in Week 15. I just feel he’ll be the most active of the remaining tight ends.
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2.  Heath Miller, Pittsburgh Steelers:  Miller scored last week as he caught five passes for 39 yards. He has 14 catches in his past three games for 167 yards and two touchdowns. I’m just afraid he’ll be used more in pass protection, which will limit his targets.
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3.  Greg Olsen,  Chicago Bears:  Olsen was a stud last week catching three passes for 113 yards, including a 58 yard touchdown to start things off for the Bears. He has ten catches for 93 yards and a score in the two meetings with the Packers. His inconsistency during the season keeps him out of the top two spots.
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4.  Andrew Quarless, Green Bay Packers:  He has four catches for 41 yards in the Packers two playoff games. He is a bigger risk than the first three, who are basically 1A, 1B, and 1C this week. Of course the way the playoffs have gone for tight ends, perhaps the most unlikely of the bunch will have the best game.
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