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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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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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With an exciting opening week of football under our belts, here are the Lester’s Legends 2014 Week 2 fantasy football tight end rankings.
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1. Jimmy Graham, New Orleans Saints
Graham did not score a touchdown this week so he’s probably due for a pair against the Cleveland Browns. Graham did catch eight passes for 82 yards.
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2. Julius Thomas, Denver Broncos
Orange Julius had three servings of touchdowns in the second quarter of last week’s win over the Indianapolis Colts. Clearly he’s dialed in with Peyton Manning and should be a force against the Kansas City Chiefs. He scored in last year’s meeting with the Chiefs.
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3. Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots
If Gronk plays, Gronk scores. That’s about where he’s at right now. Gronk scored last week against the Miami Dolphins. He has 43 touchdowns in 51 career games. He’ll look to add to that total against the Minnesota Vikings.
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4. Vernon Davis, San Francisco 49ers
Davis had a pair of first quarter touchdowns against the Dallas Cowboys after catching 13 touchdowns last year. He’ll look to stay hot against the Chicago Bears.
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5. Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers
Olsen caught eight passes for 83 yards and a touchdown for Derek Anderson. He gets Cam Newton back as they face the Detroit Lions. The Lions allowed a passing score the New York Giants tight end Larry Donnell last week.
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6. Zach Ertz, Philadelphia Eagles 
Ertz began what should be a breakout season with 77 yards and a touchdown against the Jacksonville Jaguars. This week he faces the Colts. They allowed the aforementioned three touchdowns to Julius Thomas last week.
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7. Dennis Pitta, Baltimore Ravens
Pitta led all tight ends last week with 10 receptions and 15 targets en route to 83 yards. Expect a heavy volume of looks against the Pittsburgh Steelers this week.
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8. Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota Vikings
Rudolph scored last week, but only managed 16 yards. He should be more productive against the Patriots.
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9. Martellus Bennett, Chicago Bears 
Bennett caught eight passes last week for 70 yards and a touchdown. He could see a few more looks against the Niners if Alshon Jeffery’s hamstring acts up.
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10. Delanie Walker, Tennessee Titans 
Walker had 37 yards and a touchdown last week against the Chiefs. He faces a bad Cowboys defense.
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The Next Batch
11. Antonio Gates, San Diego Chargers vs. Seattle Seahawks
12. Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys @ Tennessee Titans
13. Jordan Cameron, Cleveland Browns vs. New Orleans Saints (Monitor shoulder injury)
14. Charles Clay, Miami Dolphins @ Buffalo Bills
15. Dwayne Allen, Indianapolis Colts vs. Philadelphia Eagles
16. Heath Miller, Pittsburgh Steelers @ Baltimore Ravens
17. Larry Donnell, New York Giants vs. Arizona Cardinals
18. Jared Cook, St. Louis Rams @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
19. Levine Toilolo, Atlanta Falcons @ Cincinnati Bengals
20. Niles Paul, Washington Redskins vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
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The smell of football is in the air. Here are the Lester’s Legends 2014 Week 1 fantasy football tight end rankings.
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1. Jimmy Graham, New Orleans Saints
Graham has averaged 1,169 yards and 12 touchdowns over the past three seasons. Last year, Graham racked up an amazing 1,215 yards and 16 touchdowns. Graham will terrorize the Atlanta Falcons this week. He had 145 yards and two touchdowns against them last year.
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2. Julius Thomas, Denver Broncos
Orange Julius exploded on the scene with 788 yards and 12 touchdowns in 14 games. He faces the Indianapolis Colts. Thomas had five catches for 41 yards and a touchdown against them last year.
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3. Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots
Gronk has 42 touchdowns in 50 career games, but he has managed to play just 18 games over the past two seasons. He’s going to play against the Miami Dolphins so he should be in your lineup.
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4. Vernon Davis, San Francisco 49ers
Davis finished with 850 yards and 13 touchdowns last year. He should get off to a strong start against the Dallas Cowboys. They Boys allowed 286.8 yards and 2.1 touchdowns per game last year through the air.
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5. Jordan Cameron, Cleveland Browns
Cameron emerged last year with 917 yards and seven touchdowns. With Josh Gordon suspended Cameron will be the primary target against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
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6. Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers
Olsen finished with 816 yards, giving him an average of 829.5 yards over the past two seasons. Olsen caught six touchdowns in his sixth straight season with at least five scores. He faces the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Olsen had 106 yards and a touchdown in two meetings with the Bucs last year.
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7. Dennis Pitta, Baltimore Ravens
Pitta caught 20 passes for 169 yards and a score in four games last year. In 2012, he caught 61 passes for 669 yards and seven scores. He just get off to a good start against the Cincinnati Bengals
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8. Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys
Last year Witten reached 850 receiving yards for the seventh straight season. He’s a solid choice against the San Francisco 49ers.
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9. Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota Vikings
Rudolph appears ready to break out in Norv Turner’s offense. He will one of Matt Cassel’s primary targets against the St. Louis Rams.
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10. Jordan Reed, Washington Redskins
Reed caught 45 passes for 499 yards and three touchdown last year despite being limited to nine games because of concussions. He draws the Houston Texans in the Redskins’ opener.
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The Next Batch
11. Martellus Bennett, Chicago Bears vs. Buffalo Bills
12. Zach Ertz, Philadelphia Eagles vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
13. Charles Clay, Miami Dolphins vs. New England Patriots
14. Delanie Walker, Tennessee Titans @ Kansas City Chiefs
15. Antonio Gates, San Diego Chargers @ Arizona Cardinals
16. Dwayne Allen, Indianapolis Colts @ Denver Broncos
17. Ladarius Green, San Diego Chargers @ Arizona Cardinals
18. Heath Miller, Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns
19. Jared Cook, St. Louis Rams vs. Minnesota Vikings
20. Tyler Eifert, Cincinnati Bengals @ Baltimore Ravens
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