The Fantasy Flavor Positional Power Rankings – Week 8 TEs

October 23, 2008 | Thyrl Nelson

Here are the Week 8 Fantasy Flavor Tight End Power Rankings. It’s the top 20 TEs based on what we’ve seen so far, and a look ahead at this week’s match ups. In addition to the power rankings, we’ve identified the best and worst match ups for week 8 and ranked the top 35 TEs in the order you should consider them this week.

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Week 8 Fantasy Quarterback Rankings and Projections

Week 8 Fantasy Running Back Rankings and Projections

Week 8 Fantasy Wide Receiver Rankings and Projections

Fantasy Tight End Power Rankings – Week 8

The power rankings are based on year to date performance and not a reflection of who to start this week, match up information is listed below the rankings. Last weeks rankings are in parenthesis.

1. Jason Witten (1) – DAL – 541 yds 2 TD

2. Antonio Gates (2) – SD – 307 yds 4 TD

3. Owen Daniels (8) – HOU – 374 yds 2 TD

4. Visanthe Schiancoe (15) – MIN – 223 yds 3 TD

5. Chris Cooley (5) – WAS – 377 yds 1 TD

6. Tony Scheffler (4) – DEN – 259 yds 2 TD

7. Tony Gonzalez (6) – KC – 290 yds 2 TD

8. Greg Olsen (18) – CHI – 296 yds 2 TD

9. Anthony Fasano (3) – MIA – 234 yds 2 TD

10. Bo Scaife (10) – TEN – 274 yds 1 TD

11. Zach Miller (7) – OAK – 256 yds 1 TD

12. Jon Carlson (11) – SEA – 201 yds 2 TD

13. David Martin (NR) – MIA – 233 yds 1 TD

14. Kellen Winslow (9) – CLE – 187 yds 1 TD

15. Dallas Clark (19) – IND – 234 yds 0 TD

16. Alex Smith (16) – TB – 177 yds 2 TD

17. Mercedes Lewis (12) – JAX – 151 yds 2 TD

18. Heath Miller (17) – PIT – 188 yds 1 TD

19. Jerramy Stevens (NR) – TB – 138 yds 1 TD

20. Donald Lee (NR) – GB – 141 yds 2 TD

Dropped from Rankings: LJ Smith – PHI; Dustin Keller – NYJ; Billy Miller – NO

TEs Who Should Enjoy Their Week 8 Match Ups: Jeremy Shockey vs. SD; Chris Cooley @ DET; Tony Gonzalez @ NYJ; Dante Rosario vs. AZ; LJ Smith vs. ATL; Todd Heap vs. OAK

TEs Who Could Be Sleepers in Week 8: Billy Miller vs. SD; Justin Peele @ PHI; Steve Heiden & Darnell Dinkins @ JAX; Joe Klopfstein @ NE; Leonard Pope @ CAR

TEs Who Could Struggle With Their Week 8 Match Ups: David Martin & Anthony Fasano vs. BUF; Jon Carlson @ SF; Dustin Keller vs. KC; Heath Miller vs. NYG; Alex Smith & Jerramy Stevens @ DAL; Jason Witten vs. TB; Owen Daniels vs. CIN; Mercedes Lewis vs. CLE

TEs You Might Want to Avoid in Week 8: Robert Royal @ MIA; Casey Futzsimmons vs. WAS; Vernon Davis vs. SEA; Kevin Boss @ PIT

And finally, here are the top 75 start rankings for week 8 WRs. It was gotten using our “secret formula”, which is basically 2 parts year-to-date player performance and 1 part defensive tendencies against them this week, with a few variables thrown in for injuries etc. In parentheses are their formulary numbers too, the lower the player’s number, the better their chances at having a big day.

1. Tony Gonzalez (16)

2. Chris Cooley (21)

3. Antonio Gates (25)

4. Jeremy Shockey (25)

5. Owen Daniels (25)

6. Jason Witten (27)

7. LJ Smith (29)

8. Billy Miller (29)

9. Zach Miller (31)

10. Bo Scaife (38)

11. Anthony Fasano (40)

12. Mercedes Lewis (42)

13. Jon Carlson (43)

14. Dallas Clark (46)

15. Dante Rosario (49)

16. Jerramy Stevens (50)

17. Justin Peele (50)

18. Steve Heiden (55)

19. David Martin (56)

20. Darnell Dinkins (57)

21. Heath Miller (61)

22. Alex Smith (62)

23. Kevin Boss (63)

24. Todd Heap (64)

25. Dustin Keller (60)

26. Alge Crumpler (66)

27. Vernon Davis (68)

28. Robert Royal (69)

29. Mark Campbell (73)

30. Martellus Bennett (73)

31. Ben Watson (76)

32. Ben Patrick (76)

33. Tom Santi (76)

34. Casey Fitzsimmons (78)

35. Delanie Walker (82)

Use the links at the top of the page for this week’s quarterback, running back and wide receiver rankings, and check back tomorrow for kickers and defenses. Good Luck this week.

Peace,

T

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