Fantasy Football: Week 15 tight end rankings

By Alex Butler  |  Updated Dec. 14, 2017 at 11:13 AM
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Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Rob Gronkowski is back in Week 15, making the tight end pool a little bit stronger at the top.

But Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce is my top option at the position for the second round of the fantasy football players.

Seattle Seahawks star Jimmy Graham, Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz, Gronkowski and Minnesota Vikings veteran Kyle Rudolph are also in my top five for the position.

There are a few options with great matchups down the line that are also worth considering for your lineups.

I have detailed some of my favorite picks at the position.

Here are my Top 20 options this week at tight end.

TOP 20 WEEK 15 RANKINGS BELOW

TOP SHELF

Zach Ertz remains a top tight end for me this week, despite the departure of quarterback Carson Wentz. The Philadelphia Eagles star was inactive for Week 14, due to a concussion, but has since cleared the protocol. He comes in as my No. 3 option this week with a matchup against the New York Giants. The Giants are allowing the most fantasy points per game to the position. New York has also allowed a league-high 10 scores and the third-most receiving yards to opposing tight ends. He remains a TE1.

Indianapolis Colts tight end Jack Doyle is having a heck of a year, ranking No. 2 in receptions at the position. Doyle hauled in his second touchdown of the season in Week 14 and pulled in seven catches for 94 yards in Week 12. I like his chances as a TE1 in Week 15 against the Denver Broncos, a unit allowing the second-most fantasy points per game to opposing tight ends. Doyle is my No. 8 option this week.

SNEAKY PLAYS

Buffalo Bills tight end Charles Clay is ranked No. 10 this week for me and is a TE1 against the Miami Dolphins. Clay has not been involved as much in the offensive attack lately, but I can see the Bills putting up some points in this AFC East battle. The Dolphins are also allowing the fifth-most fantasy points per game, third-most receptions and are tied for allowing the third-most touchdowns to opposing tight ends.

Jason Witten has been reliable for his entire career and you can count on him this week in your fantasy lineup. The Dallas Cowboys tight end is ranked No. 11 for me in a matchup against the Oakland Raiders. Witten has scored in back-to-back games, pushing his total to five scores on the season. I expect a big game in this one as he faces a Raiders defense allowing the most receiving yards to opposing tight ends. Witten is a TE1.

LONGSHOTS

Arizona Cardinals rookie Ricky Seals-Jones is a fringe TE1 for me in Week 15, coming in as my No. 12 option. Seals-Jones has three touchdowns in his last three games. He has also averaged 56 receiving yards. This week, he gets a matchup against the Washington Redskins, a unit allowing the fourth-most fantasy points per game, second-most receiving yards and tied for allowing the third-most receiving scores to opposing tight ends.

Week 15 Tight End Rankings

Baltimore Ravens veteran Benjamin Watson is worth a shot in Week 15. The 14-year NFL veteran failed to bring in a catch in Week 14, but has scored twice in his last six games. I have Watson ranked No. 15 this week, making him a worthy TE1 if you are in a jam. Watson and the Ravens are facing the Cleveland Browns, a defense allowing the second-most receiving scores and tied for allowing the fourth-most fantasy points per game to opposing tight ends.

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