iCon Sports Experience


The Holy Grail- Week 8 TEs

A picture of Washington Redskins TE Fred Davis...

Big things the rest of the season!

Teams on bye week: Falcons, Bears, Packers, Raiders, Jets, Buccaneers


1 Graham @STL – Great matchup , great player , great stats  , move on.

2 Gates @KC – Word is the foot responded well which is great to hear since he came back and scored. Great matchup this week puts him at 2 on my list.

3 Witten @Phi – The Eagles had 2 weeks to prep for this game. Romo is going back to the rib support jacket and that means more conservative play calling from the Cowboys. Murray will get his share and Witten will be the security blanket that Romo has come to know and love.

4 Aaron Hernandez @Pit – He is a freak at the position , a hybrid WR/TE and that makes him an exciting start each week. He does get nicked up a bit here and there , but right now he is healthy and playing and if it’s PPR he is a surefire must start.

5 Fred Davis @ Buf – The Bills have a hard time covering anybody. With Moss , Cooley and Hightower all seriously injured , Davis may end up with 15 targets this game.

6 Vernon Davis vs Cle – He looks to get back on track this week after a needed break. He tends to follow up down weeks with good weeks. The Browns are not this good vs the pass , so something has to give. Start him with confidence this week.

7 Daniels vs Jax – AJ will be a GTD and my gut feeling is that he is not going to suit up. Daniels has been consistently average this season and is due for  TD. Dickson was open all over the field last week , but Flacco missed him a ton. Schaub is better than Flacco so start Daniels and feel good about it.

8 Gronk @Pit – You can argue that he is too low , and that may be the case , but in reality after the first few must starts everyone is about the same value. Davis and Daniels get the nod for me because they have better matchups and less competition for some QB love in PPR settings.


9 Pettigrew @ Den – He was a disappointment last week after being so consistent this season. The entire Lions offense was out of sync , no doubt a product of the Best injury. They should all bounce back this week against a beatable Broncos defense.

10 Olsen vs Min – Another TE that was a disappointent last week. He should bounce back against the Vikings, who struggle guarding TE’s.

11 Gresham @Sea – Watson should have done more last week against them , but Mccoy was horrible. Dalton will hit Gresham this week as the ‘Hawks front 7 is surprisingly active which should open up some security blanket TE dump offs. Looking for a score from him this week as well.


12 Clark @ Ten – I guess this is a good spot for him and his ZERO from last week. I have no confidence in him and neither should you. He is hear purely because he has the skill to beat the Titans for a big game.

13 Miller vs NE – The Patriots give up so many points each week it’s ridiculous. Ward will be out this game which bumps up the value of guys like Miller and Sanders.

14 Cook vs Ind – Liked him last week and he scored. I like him this week to get involved more in the passing game. 5 for 50 is where I see it with decent TD potential.

15 Dickson vs Ari – I am not ready to give up on you , even if Flacco won’t throw it to you when you’re open. The Cards can’t cover me right now.

16 Marcedes Lewis @Hou – The coaching staff is making it a point to get Lewis the ball more. It did not come to fruition last week because the Ravens defense is better than average in all facets. This week he makes for an interesting play , especially in salary cap games because he is at his season low right now.

17 Shiancoe @ Car – He is about as boring as it gets in this position. But in PPR as a bye week flier you can do worse. Ponder moves the ball better than Mcnabb , so Shiancoe will have some actual TD potential now.


18 Ballard vs Mia – The Giants use the TE more than most teams. But Ballard is not all that interesting to me. He plays as a bye week TE and nothing more , so this is a fine spot for him this week.

19 Fells vs Det – Tebow actually throws the ball to him , but most likely you are not starting him unless you are desperate or your opponent saw you needed a TE and claimed 5 of them.

20 Shockey vs Min – He makes the top 20 because he has been a consistent 5-7 point scorer all year and down this low i’ll take it.

Kendricks – Left off the list because he is  horrible right now and with Feeley at QB he has no business starting anywhere.

Neither Watson nor Moore make the cut because of their questions. Watson coming off a concussion suited up in practice which kills Moores appeal this week but we have yet to even know if Watson will play.


That’s it for TE’s this week.


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October 28, 2011 - Posted by | Fantasy, The Holy Grail, Weekly Ranks | , , , , , , , , , , ,

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