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Football season is rapidly approaching. This is the first look at the Lester’s Legends 2015 tight end rankings.
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1. Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots
Rob Gronkowksi finished 2014 with 1,124 yards and 12 touchdowns. It was the fourth time in five years that he had double-digit touchdowns.  Gronk scored in his final three games of the regular season and in all three playoff games.
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2. Jimmy Graham, Seattle Seahawks
In 2014 Jimmy Graham had 889 yards and 10 touchdowns. Over the past four seasons he has averaged 88.8 receptions for 1,099 yards and 11.5 touchdowns. Graham’s value gets bumped a little going from Drew Brees to Russell Wilson, but he remains his team’s primary threat.
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3. Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers
Greg Olsen set career-highs in 2014 with 84 catches for 1,008 yards. Over the past three seasons he has averaged 75.3 receptions for 889 yards and 5.7 touchdowns.
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4. Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs
Travis Kelce quietly finished with 862 yards and five touchdowns in 2014 coming off a knee injury. Look for him to take a step forward in his second full year.
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5. Martellus Bennett, Chicago Bears
Martellus Bennett finished 2014 with 90 catches for 916 yards and six touchdowns. Over the past three years he has averaged 767 yards and 5.3 touchdowns.
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6. Zach Ertz, Philadelphia Eagles
There are a lot of targets up for grabs following the departure of Jeremy Maclin and LeSean McCoy. Zach Ertz caught 58 passes for 702 yards and three touchdowns in his second season. Look for Ertz to breakout in Year 3.
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7. Jordan Cameron, Miami Dolphins
Jordan Cameron was limited to 10 games in 2014, which yielded 24 catches for 424 yards and a pair of scores. In 2013 he caught 80 balls for 917 yards and seven touchdowns. Charles Clay averaged 682 yards over the past two seasons with Ryan Tannehill. As long as Cameron can stay healthy, he should be able to surpass those numbers.
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8. Julius Thomas, Jacksonville Jaguars
Julius Thomas had 489 yards and 12 touchdowns in 2014 with Peyton Manning. Blake Bortles represents a major downgrade at quarterback, but Thomas should be heavily targeted. He can score any given week, but he’s a risky play than some of the other top options because he relies so heavily on touchdowns.
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9. Antonio Gates, San Diego Chargers
Antonio Gates had 12 touchdowns in 2014, the second highest total in his illustrious career. He also finished with 821 yards. At 35 Gates is  bit of a risk, but the big fella just continues to produce.
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10.  Delanie Walker, Tennessee Titans
In 2014 Delanie Walker had 890 yards and four touchdowns. He should be a nice security blanket for Marcus Mariota in his rookie year.
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With another exciting week of football under our belts, here are the Lester’s Legends 2014 Week 17 fantasy football tight end rankings.
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1. Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots
Rob Gronkowski is averaging 74.9 yards and 0.8 touchdowns per game. Gronk has scored in three straight games. He had 94 yards in the first meeting with the Buffalo Bills
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2. Jimmy Graham, New Orleans Saints
Jimmy Graham is averaging 55.7 yards and 0.7 touchdowns per game. He faces the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the season finale. The Bucs have allowed 254.4 yards and 1.8 touchdowns per game.
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3. Antonio Gates, San Diego Chargers
Antonio Gates is averaging 50.3 yards and 0.8 touchdowns per game. He has three scores in the past two games. Gates had 61 yards and a touchdown in the first meeting with the Kansas City Chiefs.
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4. Julius Thomas, Denver Broncos
Julius Thomas 40.8 yards and a touchdown per game. He had 63 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the first meeting with the Oakland Raiders.
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5. Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers
Greg Olsen is averaging 65.4 yards and 0.4 touchdowns per game. He had 61 yards in the first meeting with the Atlanta Falcons. Atlanta has allowed 291.1 passing yards per game.
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6. Delanie Walker, Tennessee Titans
Delanie Walker is averaging 60.5 yards and 0.3 touchdowns per game. He had 84 yards and a touchdown in the first meeting with the Indianapolis Colts.
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7. Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys
Jason Witten is averaging 43.6 yards and 0.3 touchdowns per game. He had 70 yards and a touchdown in the first meeting with the Washington Redskins.
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8. Martellus Bennett, Chicago Bears 
Martellus Bennett is averaging 57.1 yards and 0.4 touchdowns per game. He wraps the season up against the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikes have allowed 1.7 passing touchdowns per game.
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9. Coby Fleener, Indianapolis Colts
Coby Fleener is averaging 47.9 yards and 0.4 touchdowns per game. He scored in the first meeting with the Titans.
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10. Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs
Travis Kelce is averaging 51.9 yards and 0.3 touchdowns. He finishes a strong rookie season against San Diego.
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The Next Batch
11. Jordan Reed, Washington Redskins vs. Dallas Cowboys
12. Zach Ertz, Philadelphia Eagles at New York Giants
13. Owen Daniels, Baltimore Ravens vs. Cleveland Browns
14. Charles Clay, Miami Dolphins vs. New York Jets
15. Jordan Cameron, Cleveland Browns at Baltimore Ravens
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With another exciting week of football under our belts, here are the Lester’s Legends 2014 Week 16 fantasy football tight end rankings.
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1. Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots
Rob Gronkowski is averaging 78.1 yards and 0.8 touchdowns per game. He is averaging 97.7 yards and a touchdown in his past seven games. Gronk faces the New York Jets. The Jets have allowed 29 touchdown passes on the year.
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2. Jimmy Graham, New Orleans Saints
Jimmy Graham is averaging 55.9 yards and 0.6 touchdowns per game. He faces the Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons have allowed a league-worst 292.5 passing yards per game.
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3. Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers
Greg Olsen is averaging 68.6 yards and 0.4 touchdowns per game. He’s averaging 84.2 yards in his past two games. Olsen is averaging 96.5 yards and 0.5 touchdowns in two starts with Derek Anderson at quarterback. He should be good regardless of the starter when the Panthers face the Cleveland Browns.
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4. Martellus Bennett, Chicago Bears 
Martellus Bennett is averaging 61.2 yards and 0.4 touchdowns per game. He had 109 yards in the first meeting with the Detroit Lions.
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5. Coby Fleener, Indianapolis Colts
Coby Fleener is averaging 48.7 yards and 0.4 touchdowns per game. He’s averaging 77.3 yards and 0.5 touchdowns in the past six games. Fleener should see plenty of looks against the Dallas Cowboys. The Boys have allowed 249.6 passing yards per game.
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6. Antonio Gates, San Diego Chargers
Antonio Gates is averaging 47.3 yards and 0.7 touchdowns per game. He faces the San Francisco 49ers. The Niners have allowed 1.6 passing touchdowns per game.
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7. Delanie Walker, Tennessee Titans
Delanie Walker is averaging 61 yards and 0.3 touchdowns per game. He’s averaging 70.3 yards in his past four games. Walker faces the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jags have allowed 243 yards per game.
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8. Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs
Travis Kelce is averaging 53.4 yards and 0.4 touchdowns per game. He’s averaging 68 yards in his past four games. Kelce goes up against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Pittsburgh has allowed 252.9 yards and a pair of touchdowns per game.
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9. Julius Thomas, Denver Broncos
Julius Thomas returned to action for the first time in a month. He was still limited by an ankle injury. If he does not get in the end zone against the Cincinnati Bengals you are likely to be disappointed with his production. Thomas is a somewhat risky play in this stage of the fantasy season.
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10. Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys
Jason Witten is averaging 40.3 yards and 0.3 touchdowns per game. He faces the Indianapolis Colts. Indy has allowed 240.6 passing yards per game.
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The Next Batch
11. Jordan Reed, Washington Redskins vs. Philadelphia Eagles
12. Larry Donnell, New York Giants at St. Louis Rams
13. Owen Daniels, Baltimore Ravens at Houston Texans
14. Charles Clay, Miami Dolphins vs. Minnesota Vikings
15. Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota Vikings at Miami Dolphins
16. Jordan Cameron, Cleveland Browns at Carolina Panthers
17. Heath Miller, Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Kansas City Chiefs
18. Mychal Rivera, Oakland Raiders vs. Buffalo Bills
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With another exciting week of football under our belts, here are the Lester’s Legends 2014 Week 15 fantasy football tight end rankings.
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1. Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots
Rob Gronkowski is averaging 94.4 yards and 0.8 touchdowns in his last nine games. Gronk scored a touchdown in the first meeting with the Miami Dolphins.
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2. Jimmy Graham, New Orleans Saints
Jimmy Graham is averaging 53.5 yards and 0.7 touchdowns per game. He should bounce back from a quiet game when he faces the Chicago Bears this week. The Bears have allowed 265.5 yards and 2.3 touchdowns per game.
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3. Julius Thomas, Denver Broncos
Julius Thomas has not played since November 16th. Monitor his ankle, but look for him to return against the San Diego Chargers. The Bolts have allowed 1.8 passing touchdowns per game.
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4. Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers
Greg Olsen is averaging 65.4 yards and 0.5 touchdowns per game. He faces the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Olsen had 83 yards and a touchdown in the first meeting with the Bucs with Derek Anderson at QB.
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5. Martellus Bennett, Chicago Bears 
Martellus Bennett is averaging 63.2 yards and 0.5 touchdowns per game. He is averaging 10 receptions for 96.5 yards in his past two games. With Brandon Marshall out look for a heavier dose of Bennett.
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6. Antonio Gates, San Diego Chargers
Antonio Gates is averaging 46.8 yards and 0.7 touchdowns per game. Gates had 54 yards and two touchdowns in the first meeting with Denver.
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7. Coby Fleener, Indianapolis Colts
Coby Fleener is averaging 86.4 yards and 0.6 touchdowns in the past five games. He scored a touchdown in the first meeting with the Houston Texans.
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8. Delanie Walker, Tennessee Titans
Delanie Walker is averaging 58.3 yards and 0.3 touchdowns per game. He faces the New York Jets. The Jets have allowed 2.2 passing touchdowns per game.
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9. Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs
Travis Kelce is averaging 52.9 yards and 0.3 touchdowns per game. He had 67 yards in the first meeting with the Oakland Raiders.
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10. Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys
Jason Witten has been quiet the past few weeks but was playing solid football before his slump.
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The Next Batch
11. Jordan Reed, Washington Redskins at New York Giants
12. Charles Clay, Miami Dolphins at New England Patriots
13. Jordan Cameron, Cleveland Browns vs. Cincinnati Bengals
14. Larry Donnell, New York Giants vs. Washington Redskins
15. Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota Vikings at Detroit Lions
16. Owen Daniels, Baltimore Ravens vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
17. Heath Miller, Pittsburgh Steelers at Atlanta Falcons
18. Mychal Rivera, Oakland Raiders at Kansas City Chiefs
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With another exciting week of football under our belts, here are the Lester’s Legends 2014 Week 14 fantasy football tight end rankings.
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1. Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots
Rob Gronkowski is averaging 75.8 yards and 0.8 touchdowns per game. He’s averaging 95.4 yards with six touchdowns in his past eight games. This week he faces the San Diego Chargers. The Bolts have allowed 1.7 touchdown passes per game.
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2. Jimmy Graham, New Orleans Saints
Jimmy Graham failed to get a look last week but still has nine touchdowns in 12 games. He’ll look to bounce back against the Carolina Panthers. Graham had 83 yards and a touchdown in the first meeting. Carolina has allowed 1.8 touchdown passes per game.
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3. Julius Thomas, Denver Broncos
Julius Thomas has missed the past two weeks with an ankle injury. He still has 12 touchdowns in 10 games. Monitor his status, but he should be able to return against the Buffalo Bills.
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4. Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers
Greg Olsen is averaging 64.8 yards and 0.4 touchdowns per game. He should see plenty of looks against the Saints. New Orleans has allowed 268.4 yards and 1.6 touchdowns per game.
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5. Martellus Bennett, Chicago Bears 
Martellus Bennett is averaging 61.4 yards and 0.4 touchdowns per game. He’ll be pumped up to face the Dallas Cowboys. Bennett started his career with them. The Boys have allowed nine touchdowns to tight ends this year.
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6. Antonio Gates, San Diego Chargers
Antonio Gates is averaging 47.8 yards and 0.8 touchdowns. He faces the Patriots. New England has allowed 250.9 yards and 1.7 touchdowns per game.
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7. Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys
Jason Witten is averaging 40.6 yards and 0.6 touchdowns in his past five games. He faces the Bears in Soldier Field. Witten has scored three of his four touchdowns in five road starts. The Bears have allowed 10 touchdowns to tight ends.
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8. Coby Fleener, Indianapolis Colts
Coby Fleener is averaging 94 yards and 0.8 touchdowns per game. He faces the Cleveland Browns. Andrew Luck could look to him with Joe Haden focusing his attention on T.Y. Hilton.
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9. Jordan Reed, Washington Redskins
Jordan Reed meshed with Colt McCoy again to the tune of nine catches for 123 yards last week against the Colts. He should be a solid play against the Rams.
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10. Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs 
Travis Kelce is averaging 48.2 yards and 0.3 touchdowns per game. He faces the Arizona Cardinals. The Cards have allowed 263.3 passing yards per game.
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The Next Batch
11. Delanie Walker, Tennessee Titans vs. New York Giants
12. Charles Clay, Miami Dolphins vs. Baltimore Ravens
13. Jordan Cameron, Cleveland Browns vs. Indianapolis Colts
14. Larry Donnell, New York Giants at Tennessee Titans
15. Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota Vikings vs. New York Jets
16. Owen Daniels, Baltimore Ravens at Miami Dolphins
17. Heath Miller, Pittsburgh Steelers at Cincinnati Bengals
18. Mychal Rivera, Oakland Raiders 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 13 fantasy football tight end rankings.
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1. Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots
Rob Gronkowski is averaging 73.8 yards and 0.8 touchdowns per game. He’s averaging 95 yards per game in his past seven starts. Gronk is Green Bay’s problem this week.
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2. Jimmy Graham, New Orleans Saints
Jimmy Graham is averaging 58.8 yards and 1.2 touchdowns in his past five games and 60.9 yards and 0.8 touchdowns on the year. The Pittsburgh Steelers are his next victim. Pittsburgh has allowed 1.7 touchdown passes per game.
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3. Julius Thomas, Denver Broncos
Julius Thomas missed last week with an ankle injury, but still has 12 touchdowns on the year. Monitor his status. If healthy he’s a great start against the Kansas City Chiefs.
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4. Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers
Greg Olsen is averaging 65.4 yards and 0.5 touchdowns. He is coming out of a bye to face the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikes have allowed 1.7 touchdown passes per game.
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5. Antonio Gates, San Diego Chargers
Antonio Gates is averaging 44.6 yards and 0.8 touchdowns. He’s been quiet the past few weeks. Look for an outburst against the Baltimore Ravens.
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6. Martellus Bennett, Chicago Bears 
Martellus Bennett is averaging 57.1 yards and 0.5 touchdowns per game. He faces the Detroit Lions in Detroit. Four of his five scores have come on the road.
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7. Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs 
Travis Kelce is averaging 49.3 yards and 0.4 touchdowns per game. He should see additional targets as the Chiefs try to keep pace with the Broncos.
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8. Delanie Walker, Tennessee Titans
Delanie Walker is averaging 66.7 yards and 0.4 touchdowns per game. He returned from a concussion last week to post 155 yards on the Philadelphia Eagles. He faces the Houston Texans this week.
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9. Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys
Jason Witten is averaging 41.9 yards and 0.4 touchdowns on the year. He has four touchdowns in the past six games. He takes on the Eagles.
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10. Larry Donnell, New York Giants
Larry Donnell is averaging 41.9 yards and 0.5 touchdowns per game. He takes on the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jags have allowed 257.5 yards and 1.7 touchdowns per game.
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The Next Batch
11. Coby Fleener, Indianapolis Colts vs. Washington Redskins
12. Mychal Rivera, Oakland Raiders at St. Louis Rams
13. Charles Clay, Miami Dolphins at New York Jets
14. Heath Miller, Pittsburgh Steelers vs. New Orleans Saints
15. Owen Daniels, Baltimore Ravens vs. San Diego Chargers
16. Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota Vikings vs. Carolina Panthers
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With another exciting week of football under our belts, here are the Lester’s Legends 2014 Week 12 fantasy football tight end rankings.
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1. Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots
Rob Gronkowski is averaging 73.4 yards and 0.9 touchdowns on the year and 97.8 yards and a touchdown in his past six games. He’ll be a tough cover even against a tough Detroit Lions defense.
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2. Jimmy Graham, New Orleans Saints
Jimmy Graham is averaging 62.3 yards and 0.7 touchdowns per game. Before last week’s stinker he scored four touchdowns in three games. He faces the Baltimore Ravens.
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3. Julius Thomas, Denver Broncos
Julius Thomas is averaging 42.6 yards and 1.2 touchdowns. Monitor his ankle injury, but he is trending in the right direction. If he can go he’s a big-time touchdown threat against the Miami Dolphins.
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4. Antonio Gates, San Diego Chargers
Antonio Gates is averaging 47.7 yards and 0.9 touchdowns per game. He faces the St. Louis Rams at home. Gates is averaging 55.8 yards and 1.2 touchdowns in five home starts.
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5. Martellus Bennett, Chicago Bears 
Martellus Bennett is averaging 59.1 yards and 0.5 touchdowns per game. He’s a strong play against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bucs have allowed 266.1 yards and a pair of touchdowns per game.
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6. Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs 
Travis Kelce is averaging 47.5 yards and 0.4 touchdowns per game. He faces the Oakland Raiders. The Raiders have allowed 1.8 touchdown passes per game.
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7. Coby Fleener, Indianapolis Colts
Coby Fleener is averaging 72.3 yards in his past four games. With Dwayne Allen (ankle) hurting, he should continue to play a prominent role for the Colts against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He had 49 yards and a touchdown against the Jags in Week 3. Jacksonville has allowed six touchdowns to tight ends.
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8. Larry Donnell, New York Giants
Larry Donnell is averaging 43.7 yards and 0.6 touchdowns. He faces the Dallas Cowboys. Donnell had 90 yards against them in Week 7. The Boys have allowed eight touchdowns to tight ends.
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9. Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys
Jason Witten is averaging 43.2 yards and 0.6 touchdowns in his past five games. The Giants have allowed 252.7 yards and 1.5 touchdowns per game.
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10. Mychal Rivera, Oakland Raiders
Mychal Rivera is averaging 56.3 yards and 0.8 touchdowns in his past four games. He faces the Chiefs. Kansas City has allowed eight touchdowns to tight ends.
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The Next Batch
11. Charles Clay, Miami Dolphins
12. Jared Cook, St. Louis Rams
13. Zach Ertz, Philadelphia Eagles
14. Owen Daniels, Baltimore Ravens
15. Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota Vikings
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