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The Holy Grail- Week 8 TEs

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Big things the rest of the season!

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

MUST START

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.

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October 28, 2011 Posted by | Fantasy, The Holy Grail, Weekly Ranks | , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ranks and Thoughts – Week 4 TE’s

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MUST STARTS

1 Finley vs Denver – Sorry Gronk! But Finley right now is the TE to own in 2011.

2 Gronkowski vs Oak – He will be featured heavily again , but he will also not be able to keep up his barrage of TDs all season , or can he?

Graham vs Jax – Away against a surprisingly good pass defense, Colston may be back, but Graham is coming into his own , very solid , safe TE to own right now.

Witten vs Det – The Romo injury is sapping some of the life out of that offense. He will need to be on track this week or the Lions might run away with this one

Vernon Davis vs Philly – The LBs are bad there , flat out terrible , Their secondary won’t be able to cover him and 6-8 catches a week since his sit down with Harbaugh seems legit.

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October 1, 2011 Posted by | Fantasy, The Holy Grail, Weekly Ranks | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Holy Grail- Week 3 TE’s

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LEADING YOU TO THE PROMISED LAND EACH WEEK!

MUST STARTS

1 Witten vs Wash – He is dominating in yards and catches and this is PPR. Austin is out , Dez is banged up , this guy just keeps on chugging.

2 Gates vs KC – Okay well I am not the only guy that ate crow last week when it came to Gates. I know he is banged up , but you trust your studs , and he is a stud.

**EDIT: Gates inactive this week , adjust your rosters accordingly and obviously BENCH him as this ranking was for an active player**

3 Vernon Davis vs Cin – Has been a disappointment thus far. Had a meeting with Harbaugh and as I said last week about my sleeper play in Hixon “the squeaky wheel gets the grease” Should produce nicely this week.

4 Finley vs Chi – Due for a couple TDs , Chicago will have a hard time covering him.

5 Gronkowski vs Buf – Should KILL them with Hernandez out.

6 Graham vs Hou – Looks good so far , getting a decent amount of work , and in a high scoring game should produce big numbers , a 30 point week is coming soon , don’t have him on your bench when it happens.

7 Daniels vs NO – The breakout is coming , I would love to see him and Graham go off this week

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September 24, 2011 Posted by | Fantasy, The Holy Grail, Weekly Ranks | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Holy Grail – Week 2 TE’s

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I HAVE THE TE POSITION ON LOCK DOWN – READ TO WIN THE GAME!

MUST STARTS

1 Gates vs NE – Gates is the supreme TE in all the land. The Alpha , the Omega , the Kama Sutra? ANYWAY , has a great matchup with NE , which threatens to be a shootout. Fasano , who is not an Alpha Mega Sutra TE of fantasy dominated the matchup last week , expect Gates to be great.

2 Finley vs Car – Heap did not take advantage of a cushy matchup vs Car last week. But I believe Finley will explode this game. Rodgers should have looked his way more often , but Nelson picked up the slack and Jennings was on fire. Finley will show you this week why he is a stud and why you spent a 5th round pick on him in your PPR drafts.

3 Witten vs SF – Witten was solid as always vs a better defense than SF. Dez is banged up , Miles Austin should also have a very nice day , expect top end TE1 numbers from this fantasy football warrior.

4 Vernon Davis vs Dal – At home , should have to play catchup and is the only legit #megabeast in the passing game for SF. I am UNDAUNTED by his pedestrian showing last week. Vernon will be nice this week , he has to in order for them not to be embarrassed.

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September 14, 2011 Posted by | Fantasy, The Holy Grail, Weekly Ranks | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Holy Grail – Week 1 TEs

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makes the top 10 this week!

Intro , intro , intro. Catchy sentence here , funny line there. You laugh , I laugh , you become interested enough to click read more. You read more , you see I know a bit about fantasy football. You surf the blog, you change a starter or re think a strategy because of some insight from a different person. You subscribe for free, you get put in the mix for a free midseason team on icon fantasy sports dot com, you come back and read next week.

Wash rinse repeat!

ANDDDDDDDDDDDDD , there is the intro , lets move on to some grail worthy info regarding  TE rankings!

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September 8, 2011 Posted by | Fantasy, The Holy Grail, Weekly Ranks | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

TE Rankings 8/18/11

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Here is a quick rundown and analysis of the top TEs I like for this year. I just wanna give you guys a straight to the point reference list to be used during drafts. I will tell you when to target these players in all PPR leagues.

TE Rankings (PPR)

1 Gates – Finally healthy , but he gets banged up. On a per game basis there is no TE better – but truth be told I like some other TE a round later for my taste.

Target mid 4

2 Vernon Davis – This is my guy this year , Harbaugh will use him a TON. He is a complete freak at that position and is well into his prime now. Alex Smith is a concern , but bad Qbs can still manage to build great chemistry with their TE’s.

mid 5

3  JerMichael Finley – Only 24 so there had to be some speed bumps for the guy and those speed bumps come in the form of injuries. He has gone from being nicked up to being put out for the season. He is GREAT for that offense and Rodgers LOVES LOVES LOVES him , but there are A LOT of people there to catch it too. AMAZING upside , but coupled with injury issues in his track record he falls behind VD on my list.

mid 5

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