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With another exciting week of football under our belts, here are the Lester’s Legends 2014 Week 9 fantasy football tight end rankings.
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1. Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots
Gronk is averaging 69.8 yards and 0.9 touchdowns per game. He’s averaging 102.8 yards and a score in his past four games. Gronkowski is back. Tom Brady will lean on him against the Broncos.
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2. Julius Thomas, Denver Broncos
Julius Thomas is averaging 46.7 yards and 1.3 touchdowns per game. He has not scored a touchdown in the past two games. He is due against the New England Patriots.
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3. Antonio Gates, San Diego Chargers
Antonio Gates is averaging 52.1 yards and 1.1 touchdowns per game. He has six scores in the past four games. Gates should stay hot against the Miami Dolphins.
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4. Jimmy Graham, New Orleans Saints
Jimmy Graham took a little while to warm up last week, but managed to finish with 59 yards and a score. He also appears to be back. He takes on the Carolina Panthers. Graham averaged 65.5 yards and 1.5 touchdowns against Carolina last year.
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5. Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers
Greg Olsen is averaging 63.6 yards and 0.6 touchdowns per game. He’ll be busy against the Saints.
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6. Jordan Reed, Washington Redskins
Jordan Reed is averaging 6.7 receptions for 62 yards in the past three games. He should continue to be peppered with targets against the Minnesota Vikings.
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7. Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs 
Travis Kelce is averaging 50.3 yards and 0.4 touchdowns per game. He takes on the New York Jets. The Jets have allowed 22 passing touchdowns already.
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8. Dwayne Allen, Indianapolis Colts
Dwayne Allen is averaging 40.8 yards with a touchdown in six of eight games, including five of his last six. He’s a solid play against the New York Giants.
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9. Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys 
Jason Witten is averaging 42 yards per game on the year and has scored in two of the last three games. He faces the Arizona Cardinals this week. The Cardinals have allowed 302.9 passing yards per game.
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10. Larry Donnell, New York Giants
Larry Donnell is averaging 47.4 yards and 0.6 touchdowns per game. He faces the Colts. Indianapolis has allowed 70 or more yards to five different tight ends this year.
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The Next Batch
11. Jared Cook, St. Louis Rams at San Francisco 49ers
12. Zach Ertz, Philadelphia Eagles at Houston Texans
13. Heath Miller, Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Baltimore Ravens
14. Jordan Cameron, Cleveland Browns vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (monitor concussion status)
15. Coby Fleener, Indianapolis Colts at New York Giants
16. Clay Harbor, Jacksonville Jaguars at Cincinnati Bengals
17. Crockett Gillmore, Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers
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Julius Thomas
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With another exciting week of football under our belts, here are the Lester’s Legends 2014 Week 8 fantasy football tight end rankings.
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1. Julius Thomas, Denver Broncos
Julius Thomas is averaging 55.4 yards and 1.5 touchdowns per game. He was held out of the end zone for the first time last week. He’s as good as bet as anyone to score this week against the San Diego Chargers.
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2. Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots
Gronk is averaging 58.4 yards and 0.6 touchdowns per game. He’s averaging 87.3 yards the past three games as he has become  the focal point of the offense. That trend should continue against the Chicago Bears.
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3. Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers
Greg Olsen is averaging 70.4 yards and 0.8 touchdowns per game. He’s averaging 79.7 yards and a touchdown in his last three games. He remains a high-end play against the Seattle Seahawks.
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4. Martellus Bennett, Chicago Bears 
Martellus Bennett is averaging 60.3 yards and 0.6 touchdowns per game. The Patriots have struggled against opposing tight ends in recent weeks as Travis Kelce, Scott Chandler and Jeff Cumberland combined for 248 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
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5. Antonio Gates, San Diego Chargers
Antonio Gates is averaging 51.9 yard and a touchdown per game. He has four scores in the past three games. He should be peppered with targets against the Broncos.
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6. Jordan Reed, Washington Redskins
Jordan Reed is averaging 73 yards the past two weeks. Talent has never been an issue. Now that he’s healthy, he’s a solid option against the Dallas Cowboys.
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7. Jimmy Graham, New Orleans Saints
Jimmy Graham was able to play last week, but he failed to catch a pass. He is a risk given his health, but you know what he can do if he’s somewhat healthy. Monitor his status before using him against the Green Bay Packers.
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8. Jordan Cameron, Cleveland Browns
Jordan Cameron was held to five yards last as the Browns were terrible. He had 102 yards and a score the previous week. Look for Cameron to bounce back against the Oakland Raiders. Oakland has allowed 1.8 touchdown passes per game.
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9. Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs 
Travis Kelce is averaging 51.2 yards and 0.5 touchdowns. He faces the St. Louis Rams. The Rams have allowed 1.8 touchdown passes per game.
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10. Dwayne Allen, Indianapolis Colts
Dwayne Allen is averaging 43.6 yards and 0.7 touchdowns. He has four scores in his past five games. He’ll look to extend his scoring spree against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
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The Next Batch
11. Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys vs. Washington Redskins
12. Delanie Walker, Tennessee Titans vs. Houston Texans
13. Jared Cook, St. Louis Rams at Kansas City Chiefs
14. Zach Ertz, Philadelphia Eagles at Arizona Cardinals
15. Heath Miller, Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Indianapolis Colts
16. Owen Daniels, Baltimore Ravens at Cincinnati Bengals
17. Coby Fleener, Indianapolis Colts at Pittsburgh Steelers
18. Clay Harbor, Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Miami Dolphins
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Julius Thomas
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With another exciting week of football under our belts, here are the Lester’s Legends 2014 Week 7 fantasy football tight end rankings.
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1. Julius Thomas, Denver Broncos
Julius Thomas has nine touchdowns in five games. He has scored in every game this year, including multiple touchdowns in three of five games. Does it even matter that he’s facing the San Francisco 49ers?
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2. Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots
Gronk is averaging 56.8 yards and 0.7 touchdowns. He has averaged 97 yards the past two weeks as he has become more of a focal point in the offense. He should keep rolling against the New York Jets. The Jets have allowed 15 passing touchdowns.
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3. Martellus Bennett, Chicago Bears 
Martellus Bennett is averaging 60.7 yards and 0.7 touchdowns. Other than a two-point conversion, he’s been held out of the end zone the past three games. That could change against the Miami Dolphins. The Dolphins have allowed a pair of touchdown passes per game.
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4. Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers
Greg Olsen is averaging 64.7 yards and 0.8 touchdowns per game. He has three scores in his past two games. Olsen will look to stay hot against the Green Bay Packers.
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5. Antonio Gates, San Diego Chargers
Antonio Gates is averaging 50.3 and a touchdown per game. He also has three scores in his past two games. He faces the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs have allowed 1.8 touchdown passes per game.
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6. Jordan Cameron, Cleveland Browns
Jordan Cameron broke out last week with 102 yards and a touchdown. He should keep rolling against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jags have allowed 294 yards and a pair of touchdowns per game.
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7. Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs 
Travis Kelce is averaging 54.8 yards and 0.6 touchdowns. He scored in three straight games before last week’s bye. Kelce faces the San Diego Chargers. The Bolts have allowed 1.7 touchdowns per game.
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8. Delanie Walker, Tennessee Titans
Delanie Walker is averaging 70.2 yards and 0.5 touchdowns per game. He takes on the Washington Redskins. The ‘Skins have allowed 13 passing touchdowns.
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9. Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys
Jason Witten scored his first touchdown of the season against the Seattle Seahawks last week. He’s still being targeted 5.5 times per game. Witten should start being more productive. He faces the New York Giants this week. The G-Men have allowed 261.7 passing yards per game.
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10. Dwayne Allen, Indianapolis Colts
Dwayne Allen is averaging 42.2 yards with 0.7 touchdowns. He faces the Cincinnati Bengals.
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The Next Batch
11. Larry Donnell, New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys
12. Jared Cook, St. Louis Rams vs. Seattle Seahawks
13. Vernon Davis, San Francisco 49ers at Denver Broncos
14. Heath Miller, Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Houston Texans
15. Owen Daniels, Baltimore Ravens  vs. Atlanta Falcons
16. Jordan Reed, Washington Redskins vs. Tennessee Titans
17. Coby Fleener, Indianapolis Colts vs. Cincinnati Bengals
18. Clay Harbor, Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Cleveland Browns
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Julius Thomas
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With another exciting week of football under our belts, here are the Lester’s Legends 2014 Week 6 fantasy football tight end rankings.
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1. Julius Thomas, Denver Broncos
Thomas is averaging 56.5 yards and 1.8 touchdowns per game. He has scored in all four games this year and should keep rolling against the New York Jets.
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2. Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots
Gronk has scored a touchdown in three straight games and four of five games on the year. His 100 yards last week against the Cincinnati Bengals topped his previous season-high by 56 yards. He may not be all the way back, but he’s getting there. Look for another strong performance against the Buffalo Bills. The Bills have allowed 251.8 yards and 1.4 touchdowns per game.
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3. Martellus Bennett, Chicago Bears 
Bennett had a reality check in Week 5 as he was held to 17 yards. He’s still averaging 73.8 yards and 0.8 touchdowns. Look for him to return to form against the Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons have allowed 259.6 yards per game.
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4. Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers
Olsen is averaging 65.2 yards and 0.8 touchdowns per game, including a pair of scores last week against the Bears. He’ll look to stay hot against the Cincinnati Bengals. Cincinnati gave up 185 combined yards last week to Gronk and Tim Wright.
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5. Delanie Walker, Tennessee Titans 
Walker is averaging 72.8 yards and 0.6 touchdowns. He faces the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jags have allowed 308.8 yards and 2.4 touchdowns per game through the air.
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6. Antonio Gates, San Diego Chargers
Gates is averaging 55 yards and a touchdown per game. He’s a strong play against the Oakland Raiders.
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7. Larry Donnell, New York Giants
Donnell was held without a catch last week after going for three touchdowns in Week 4. He’s still averaging 47.2 yards and 0.8 touchdowns. He should get back in the action against the Philadelphia Eagles. Philly has allowed 274.2 yards and 2.6 touchdowns per game through the air.
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8. Dwayne Allen, Indianapolis Colts
Allen is averaging 40.8 yards per game and has scored a touchdown in four of five games. He goes up against the Houston Texans. Houston has allowed 253.2 yards and 1.4 touchdowns per game.
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9. Jordan Cameron, Cleveland Browns
Cameron is off to a slow start thanks to a shoulder injury. He faces the Pittsburgh Steelers again. He had 47 yards against them in Week 1.
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10. Heath Miller, Pittsburgh Steelers
Miller is averaging 48.6 yards on the year and 60.7 yards the past three weeks.
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The Next Batch
11. Zach Ertz, Philadelphia Eagles vs. New York Giants
12. Vernon Davis, San Francisco 49ers at St. Louis Rams
13. Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys at Seattle Seahawks
14. Owen Daniels, Baltimore Ravens at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
15. Jared Cook, St. Louis Rams vs. San Francisco 49ers
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With another exciting week of football under our belts, here are the Lester’s Legends 2014 Week 5 fantasy football tight end rankings.
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1. Jimmy Graham, New Orleans Saints
Graham is averaging 85 yards and 0.8 touchdowns. He’s facing the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Graham averaged 125 yards and a touchdown in two games against the Bucs last year.
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2. Julius Thomas, Denver Broncos
Thomas is averaging 53.3 yards per game, but has scored in all three games for a total of five touchdowns. He’s an elite fantasy option despite a tough match-up against the Arizona Cardinals.
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3. Martellus Bennett, Chicago Bears 
Bennett is averaging 73.8 yards and a touchdown. He has either scored a touchdown or topped 100 yards in every game this year. He faces the Carolina Panthers.
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4. Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers
Olsen is averaging 74.7 and 0.5 touchdowns per game. The Bears gave up four touchdown passes last week to the Green Bay Packers.
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5. Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots
Gronk and the Patriots offense has yet to click, but the potential for a big outburst is there. Gronk has scored in three of the first four games. The Cincinnati Bengals present a tough challenge.
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6. Jordan Cameron, Cleveland Browns
Cameron has just 70 yards on the year, but his shoulder should be close to fully healed coming out of his bye. Cameron had  917 yards and seven touchdowns last year. He should return to his role a high-end tight end against the Tennessee Titans.
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7. Larry Donnell, New York Giants
Donnell caught fire last week catching three touchdown passes, but he has had at least 45 yards every game this year. Donnell is averaging 59 yards and a touchdown per game. At 6’6″ he is a great red zone threat for Eli Manning. I don’t expect multiple scores against the Atlanta Falcons, but he should be solid.
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8. Delanie Walker, Tennessee Titans
Walker is averaging 79.3 yards and 0.8 touchdowns. He’s a solid TE1 against the Browns.
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9. Heath Miller, Pittsburgh Steelers
Miller caught 10 passes for 85 yards and a touchdown last week against the Bucs. He should stay hot against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jags have allowed 321.8 yards and 2.8 touchdowns per game through the air.
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10. Antonio Gates, San Diego Chargers
Gates is averaging 53.8 yards and 0.8 touchdowns per game. He faces the New York Jets.
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The Next Batch
11. Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys vs. Houston Texans
12. Zach Ertz, Philadelphia Eagles vs. St. Louis Rams
13. Vernon Davis, San Francisco 49ers vs. Kansas City Chiefs
14. Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs at San Francisco 49ers
15. Dwayne Allen, Indianapolis Colts vs. Baltimore Ravens
16. Owen Daniels, Baltimore Ravens at Indianapolis Colts
17. Jared Cook, St. Louis Rams at Philadelphia Eagles
18. Coby Fleener, Indianapolis Colts vs. Baltimore Ravens
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With another exciting week of football under our belts, here are the Lester’s Legends 2014 Week 4 fantasy football tight end rankings.
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1. Jimmy Graham, New Orleans Saints
Graham is averaging 84.7 yards and 0.7 touchdowns. Look for a big performance against the Dallas Cowboys.
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2. Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots
Gronk is averaging just 38.7 yards through three games, but he has scored twice. Eventually he’s going to turn in a performance that will merit his draft position. Perhaps as soon as this week against the Kansas City Chiefs.
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3. Martellus Bennett, Chicago Bears
Bennett is averaging 53.7 yards and 1.3 touchdowns. He has scored in all three games. Bennett faces the Green Bay Packers.
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4. Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers
Olsen is averaging 74.7 yards and 0.7 touchdowns. He should remain hot against the Baltimore Ravens.
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5. Antonio Gates, San Diego Chargers
Gates came back to Earth last week, but is still averaging 61.7 yards and a touchdown per game. He should shine against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jags have allowed 306 yards and 2.7 touchdowns per game. Four of their eight passing touchdowns allowed went to tight ends.
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6. Delanie Walker, Tennessee Titans 
Walker is averaging 77.7 yards and 0.7 touchdowns per game. He faces the Indianapolis Colts.
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7. Niles Paul, Washington Redskins 
Paul is averaging 84.3 yards and 0.3 touchdowns per game.  He’s been heavily involved in the offense, which should continue this week against the New York Giants.
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8. Zach Ertz, Philadelphia Eagles
Ertz is averaging 59 yards and 0.3 touchdowns. He was quiet last week against the Washington Redskins, but should be back in the mix against the San Francisco 49ers.
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9. Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys
Witten has just 95 yards through three games, but he’s due to break out against the New Orleans Saints. Last year Witten averaged 80.8 yards at home and 25.6 yards on the road. Look for him to get back on track.
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10. Larry Donnell, New York Giants
Donnell is averaging 60.7 yards and 0.3 touchdowns. He’ll face the Redskins this week.
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The Next Batch
11. Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs vs. New England Patriots
12. Dwayne Allen, Indianapolis Colts vs. Tennessee Titans
13. Heath Miller, Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers
14. Charles Clay, Miami Dolphins @ Oakland Raiders
15. Owen Daniels, Baltimore Ravens @ Cleveland Browns
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With another exciting week of football under our belts, here are the Lester’s Legends 2014 Week 3 fantasy football tight end rankings.
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1. Jimmy Graham, New Orleans Saints
Last week I said Graham was due for a pair of touchdowns and he delivered. He’s just that good. Graham is averaging 100 yards and a touchdown.  Look for another dominating performance this week against the Minnesota Vikings.
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2. Julius Thomas, Denver Broncos
Thomas “only” caught one touchdown pass last week, giving him four scores on the year. They will use his size and speed to combat the Seattle Seahawks’ physical defense.
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3. Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots
Gronk had a quiet game against the Vikings, but Tom Brady only had to throw 22 times as the Pats rolled the Vikes. Look for a return to the end zone against the Oakland Raiders.
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4. Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers
Olsen is averaging 77.5 yards and 0.5 touchdowns per game. He faces the Pittsburgh Steelers. They allowed a pair of touchdowns last week to Owen Daniels.
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5. Zach Ertz, Philadelphia Eagles 
Ertz is averaging 81.5 yards and 0.5 touchdowns as he continues to break out as a high-end tight end. He’ll look to keep that going against the Washington Redskins.
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6. Antonio Gates, San Diego Chargers
The reports of Antonio Gates’ demise have been greatly exaggerated. Gates has 177 yards and three touchdowns after two weeks. He should keep on trucking against the Buffalo Bills
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7. Martellus Bennett, Chicago Bears 
Bennett has 107 yards on the season and has scored both weeks. Jay Cutler spreads the ball around and Bennett should be solid again against the New York Jets.
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8. Delanie Walker, Tennessee Titans 
Walker had 37 yards and a touchdown in Week 1 before exploding for 142 yards and a score last week. He’s earned a fantasy start against the Cincinnati Bengals.
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9. Vernon Davis, San Francisco 49ers
Davis has 83 yards and a pair of touchdowns on the year. Monitor his ankle, but it looks like he avoided a serious injury.
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10. Dennis Pitta, Baltimore Ravens
Pitta has 113 yards in two games, but was vultured by Owen Daniels for a pair of scores last week. The cream rises to the top so look for the more talented Pitta to get his love against the Cleveland Browns.
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The Next Batch
11. Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota Vikings @ New Orleans Saints
12. Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys @ St. Louis Rams
13. Jordan Cameron, Cleveland Browns vs. Baltimore Ravens (monitor shoulder)
14. Dwayne Allen, Indianapolis Colts @ Jacksonville Jaguars
15. Niles Paul, Washington Redskins @ Philadelphia Eagles
16. Larry Donnell, New York Giants vs. Houston Texans
17. Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs @ Miami Dolphins
18. Charles Clay, Miami Dolphins vs. Kansas City Chiefs
19. Jared Cook, St. Louis Rams vs. Dallas Cowboys
20. Heath Miller, Pittsburgh Steelers @ Carolina Panthers
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