The Fantasy Flavor Positional Power Rankings – Week 16 TEs

December 18, 2008 | Thyrl Nelson

Not much news to report when it comes to the tight end power rankings this week, as it’s been a pretty boring year for tight ends all the way around. Some things never change I suppose. When it comes to the match ups this week, there’s pretty tough work ahead for most of the marquee tight ends from the season so far. Still, there may be some sleepers that could lend a hand in this all-important week too.

 

Keep in mind that the power rankings, listed here, are based on year to date performance and not a reflection of your best options for week 16. Just below the power rankings are match up previews advising who should be better or worse than usual this week, based on their opponents. At the bottom, are the week 16 start rankings, that’s where you should look for help with your week 16 lineup decisions.

 

Week 16 Fantasy Tight End Power Rankings

 

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(last week’s rankings in parentheses)

 

1. Tony Gonzalez (1) – KC – 941 yds 8 TD

 

2. Antonio Gates (2) – SD – 612 yds 6 TD

 

3. Dallas Clark (8) – IND – 684 yds 5 TD

 

4. Jason Witten (3) – DAL – 815 yds 3 TD

 

5. John Carlson (5) – SEA – 601 yds 4 TD

 

6. Tony Scheffler (4) – DEN – 514 yds 2 TD

 

7. Kevin Boss (7) – NYG – 338 yds 5 TD

 

8. Kellen Winslow Jr. (11) – CLE – 428 yds 3 TD

 

9. Chris Cooley (9) – WAS – 764 yds 1 TD

 

10. Zach Miller (14) – OAK – 674 yds 1 TD

 

11. Anthony Fasano (12) – MIA – 368 yds 4 TD

 

12. Visanthe Schaincoe (13) – MIN – 446 yds 5 TD

 

13. Owen Daniels (6) – HOU – 714 yds 2 TD

 

14. Billy Miller (15) – NO – 485 yds 1 TD

 

15. Heath Miller (15) – PIT – 390 yds 3 TD

 

16. Dustin Keller (13) – NYJ – 509 yds 3 TD

 

17. Martellus Bennett (20) – DAL – 269 yds 4 TD

 

18. Jerramy Stevens (NR) – TB – 348 yds 2 TD

 

19. Greg Olsen (19) – CHI – 495 yds 3 TD

 

20. Donald Lee (NR) – GB – 303 yds 5 TD

 

Dropped From Rankings: Bo Scaife – TEN; Daniel Graham – DEN

 

TEs Who Should Be Better Than Usual In Week 16: Jerramy Stevens & Alex Smith vs. SD; Jeremy Shockey & Billy Miller @ DET; John Carlson vs. NYJ; Chris Cooley vs. PHI; Visanthe Schiancoe vs. ATL; Dallas Clark @ JAX; Dustin Keller @ SEA; Zach Miller vs. HOU

 

TEs Who Could Be Sleepers Based On Week 16 Match Ups: Robert Royal @ DEN; Leonard Pope & Jerrame Tuman @ NE

 

TEs With Tough Week 16 Match Ups: Tony Gonzalez vs. MIA; Antonio Gates @ TB; Jason Witten & Martellus Bennett vs. BAL; Mercedes Lewis vs. IND; Todd Heap @ DAL; LJ Smith @ WAS

 

TEs You Might Want To Avoid In Week 16: Dante Rosario & Jeff King @ NYG; Joe Klopfstein vs. SF; Casey Fitzsimmons vs. NO; Reggie Kelly @ CLE

 

And here are the week 16 Fantasy TE start rankings; it’s my top 35 TEs in the order that you should consider them this week. They were gotten using the Fantasy Flavor secret formula, and have their formulary numbers in parentheses, the lower the better.

 

1. John Carlson (13)

2. Dallas Clark (14)

3. Chris Cooley (21)

4. Zach Miller (27)

5. Billy Miller (28)

6. Visanthe Schiancoe (29)

7. Tony Gonzalez (34)

8. Tony Scheffler (34)

9. Antonio Gates (35)

10. Jason Witten (35)

11. Kevin Boss (35)

12. Anthony Fasano (35)

13. Jerramy Stevens (35)

14. Dustin Keller (40)

15. Heath Miller (42)

16. Owen Daniels (43)

17. Greg Olsen (48)

18. Alex Smith (49)

19. Donald Lee (51)

20. Joey Haynos (55)

21. Martellus Bennett (59)

22. Jerrame Tuman (60)

23. Jeremy Shockey (62)

24. Derek Fine (62)

25. Todd Heap (65)

26. Steve Heiden (65)

27. Daniel Graham (66)

28. Bo Scaife (66)

29. Vernon Davis (67)

30. David Martin (67)

31. Mercedes Lewis (68)

32. Robert Royal (70)

33. Benjamin Watson (82)

34. Desmond Clark (82)

35. LJ Smith (84)

 

You can use the links at the bottom of the page to get to the rest of this week’s rankings and catch the show on Saturday from 4-7. We’ll be leading up to the Ravens game and setting up the rest of week 16 as well.

 

Peace,

T

(thyrl@wnst.net)

 

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