Week 10 – TE Rankings
Vernon Davis vs Giants –
Another disappointing season from Vernon Davis as the 49ers have been asking him to block more. Truthfully, last week could’ve been a nice game as Davis had a long reception down the field in his hands, but he failed to haul it in. Drops have been an issue for Davis throughout his career, but I feel like he might have a nice game this week.
The Giants are coming to town and playing some good football after beating the Patriots in New England last week. If Manning can lead the Giants to an early lead, it will force the 49ers to think about breaking away from their run heavy ways, especially with Frank Gore nursing a bad ankle. That said, if you have another tight end that’s been playing well for you, it’s best to keep them in the lineup, because of the 49ers tendencies to run, and that no team has forced them from their style of play this year.
Antonio Gates vs Raiders –
Coming off his best performance of the season, it will be interesting to see if Antonio Gates can play close to the level he did against the Packers, with only three days to get ready. The Raiders have fallen hard in recent weeks to fellow division rival Chiefs and Broncos at home. This week the Chargers are in a crucial situation as they have fallen back to a four and four record, but because the Chiefs lost to the Dolphins, they have a chance to regain first place this week.
Philip Rivers may not be the same quarterback we’ve come to expect from past years’ performances, but he clearly favors Gates when healthy and his eight receptions last week is evidence of that. As long as Gates is on the field this week, consider him a must start unless you have a player like Jimmy Graham on your team as well.
Last Update – Nov. 11th
Please Note: Raider and Charger players have been removed from rankings because they played on Thursday.
|1||Jimmy Graham||@ Falcons|
|3||Rob Gronkowski||@ Jets|
|4||Aaron Hernandez||@ Jets|
|5||Fred Davis (I)||@ Dolphins|
|7||Brandon Pettigrew||@ Bears|
|8||Jake Ballard||@ 49ers|
|11||Owen Daniels||@ Buccaneers|
|14||Ed Dickson||@ Seahawks|
|15||Heath Miller||@ Bengals|
|16||Joel Dreessen||@ Buccaneers|
|17||Lance Kendricks||@ Browns|
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