MIAMI, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- If you are in a fantasy football league that requires a starting tight end, you have likely been on the lookout for more consistent production.
Even if you took a stud like Rob Gronkowski early in your draft, you now need to find a replacement to get some much needed points during the most important stretch of the season.
To help you figure out who to sit or start at the position, take a look at my top 20 tight ends for Week 13. You can also view my add/drops for the week and more positional rankings in the links below.
Travis Kelce is my top ranked tight end for Week 13. The Kansas City Chiefs pass-catcher gets a matchup against the Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons have allowed seven touchdowns to tight ends, the third-most in the NFL, and have conceded the fourth-most fantasy points to the position. Kelce has 209 yards on 15 receptions in his last two games. Seattle Seahawks stud tight end Jimmy Graham is my No. 2 option. Graham battles a Carolina Panthers secondary allowing the second-most fantasy points and touchdowns to tight ends. Graham has at least 46 receiving yards in four consecutive games. He also has three touchdowns during that stretch.
Kyle Rudolph is a TE1 again this week. The Minnesota Vikings battle the Dallas Cowboys, a defense allowing the seventh-most fantasy points to tight ends. Rudolph has two touchdowns in his last four games and is coming off of a nine-catch performance in Week 12. New Orleans Saints tight end Coby Fleener battles a Detroit Lions secondary allowing the third-most fantasy points and second-most touchdowns to tight ends.
Houston Texans tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz is startable again this week against the Green Bay Packers. The Packers are allowing the fifth-most fantasy points to tight ends. Fiedorowicz has 124 yards on 10 receptions in his last two starts. Keep a close eye on New England Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett. Bennett could be in for a big day if Gronkowski sits out or is in any way limited this week. Tom Brady should be able to torch the Rams secondary, following a disappointing week by his standards in Week 12. The Rams allowed 133 yards on 10 receptions last week to New Orleans Saints tight ends.
|1||Travis Kelce||Kansas City Chiefs||at Atlanta|
|2||Jimmy Graham||Seattle Seahawks||vs. Carolina|
|3||Greg Olsen||Carolina Panthers||at Seattle|
|4||Tyler Eifert||Cincinnati Bengals||vs. Philadelphia|
|5||Kyle Rudolph||Minnesota Vikings||vs. Dallas|
|6||Zach Ertz||Philadelphia Eagles||at Cincinnati|
|7||Jordan Reed||Washington Redskins||at Arizona|
|8||Coby Fleener||New Orleans Saints||vs. Detroit|
|9||C.J. Fiedorowicz||Houston Texans||at Green Bay|
|10||Antonio Gates||San Diego Chargers||vs. Tampa Bay|
|11||Eric Ebron||Detroit Lions||at New Orleans|
|12||Martellus Bennett||New England Patriots||vs. Los Angeles|
|13||Cameron Brate||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||at San Diego|
|14||Jared Cook||Green Bay Packers||vs. Houston|
|15||Jason Witten||Dallas Cowboys||at Minnesota|
|16||Will Tye||New York Giants||at Pittsburgh|
|17||Lance Kendricks||Los Angeles Rams||at New England|
|18||Vance McDonald||San Francisco 49ers||at Chicago|
|19||Vernon Davis||Washington Redskins||at Arizona|
|20||Dennis Pitta||Baltimore Ravens||vs. Miami|