Travis Kelce leap
Here are the 2017 Lester’s Legends Week 9 tight end rankings.
Bye Week: Chicago, Cleveland, Los Angeles Chargers, Minnesota, New England, Pittsburgh
1. Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs
2. Zach Ertz, Philadelphia Eagles
3. Jimmy Graham, Seattle Seahawks
4. Cameron Brate, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
5. Evan Engram, New York Giants
6. Austin Seferian-Jenkins, New York Jets
7. Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys
8. Delanie Walker, Tennessee Titans
9. Jack Doyle, Indianapolis Colts
10. Vernon Davis, Washington Redskins
11. Jared Cook, Oakland Raiders
12. Tyler Croft, Cincinnati Bengals
13. Austin Hooper, Atlanta Falcons
14. Benjamin Watson, Baltimore Ravens
15. Ed Dickson, Carolina Panthers
16. George Kittle, San Francisco 49ers
17. Eric Ebron, Detroit Lions
18. O.J. Howard, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
19. A.J. Derby, Denver Broncos
20. Nick O’Leary, Buffalo Bills
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Greg Olsen
Here are the 2016 Lester’s Legends Week 9 tight end rankings.
1. Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers
2. Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs
3. Delanie Walker, Tennessee Titans
4. Jimmy Graham, Seattle Seahawks
5. Coby Fleener, New Orleans Saints
6. Julius Thomas, Jacksonville Jaguars
7. Gary Barnidge, Cleveland Browns
8. Antonio Gates, San Diego Chargers
9. Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys
10. Zach Ertz, Philadelphia Eagles
11. Cameron Brate, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
12. Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota Vikings
13. Jack Doyle, Indianapolis Colts
14. Eric Ebron, Detroit Lions
15. Dennis Pitta, Baltimore Ravens
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Here are the 2015 LestersLegends Week 9 tight end rankings.
1. Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots
2. Tyler Eifert, Cincinnati Bengals
3. Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers
4. Antonio Gates, San Diego Chargers
5. Gary Barnidge, Cleveland Browns
6. Benjamin Watson, New Orleans Saints
7. Martellus Bennett, Chicago Bears
8. Delanie Walker, Tennessee Titans
9. Jordan Reed, Washington Redskins
10. Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys
11. Charles Clay, Buffalo Bills
12. Heath Miller, Pittsburgh Steelers
13. Jordan Cameron, Miami Dolphins
14. Julius Thomas, Jacksonville Jaguars
15. Jacob Tamme, Atlanta Falcons
16. Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota Vikings
17. Larry Donnell, New York Giants
18. Zach Ertz, Philadelphia Eagles
19. Ladarius Green, San Diego Chargers
20. Coby Fleener, Indianapolis Colts
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Here’s my Week 9 tight end rankings. Keep in mind that the Broncos, Jaguars, Niners, Rams, Redskins, and Titans are on bye.

1. Antonio Gates @ Houtson
2. Jason Witten @ Green Bay
3. Tony Gonzalez vs. Tampa Bay
4. Dustin Keller @ Detroit
5. Zach Miller vs. Kansas City
6. Brent Celek vs. Indianapolis
7. Aaron Hernandez @ Cleveland
8. Kellen Winslow @ Atlanta
9. Visanthe Shiancoe vs. Arizona
10. Jacob Tamme @ Philadelphia
11. Todd Heap vs. Miami
12. Tony Moeaki @ Oakland
13. Greg Olsen @ Buffalo
14. Brandon Pettigrew vs. New York Jets
15. Heath Miller @ Cincinnati

Inside the numbers:

  • Gates has nine TDs in eight games. He’s averaging 82.9 yards per game. Nobody is even close to him.
  • Jason Witten has 19 catches and 2 TDs in the past two games. Jon Kitna has restored his fantasy value.
  • With a bye week looming, the Raiders may opt to rest Zach Miller (foot).
  • With Randy Moss gone, the Vikings will likely rely on Visanthe Shiancoe more.
  • It sure looks like Jacob Tamme does a good Dallas Clark impression.


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