Fantasy Football Playoff TE Rankings (Divisional Round)
Here are my fantasy running back rankings for the Divisional Round of the playoffs:
1. Jimmy Graham, New Orleans Saints (at SEA)
Graham had a quiet game against the Eagles in the first round of the playoffs, but he led the league in receiving touchdowns with a career-high 16 scores this season. Not only did he score in five of his final six regular-season games this season, he scored in his regular-season matchup against the Seahawks.
2. Vernon Davis, San Francisco 49ers (at CAR)
By scoring in Sunday's win over the Packers, Davis has now scored a touchdown in seven of his past eight games played. Even though Davis had only one reception for two yards against the Panthers in Week 10, the Panthers have allowed four touchdowns to tight ends in their past four games played.
3. Julius Thomas, Denver Broncos (vs. SD)
Only Graham and Davis scored more fantasy points at tight end this season than Orange Julius. Although the Chargers have been one of the 10 stingiest defenses to opposing tight ends, Thomas had seven catches for 145 yards and a touchdown in his two games against them this season.
4. Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers (vs. SF)
Olsen had a solid (if not spectacular) season as he finished with double-digit fantasy points only four times this season, but only seven tight ends had more fantasy points than Olsen. Since his one-catch performance against the Niners in Week 10, Olsen has at least five catches in six of seven games.
The 49ers allowed only one catch to a tight end last weekend, but they had allowed a touchdown to a tight end in each of their previous four games.
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5. Coby Fleener, Indianapolis Colts (at NE)
Fleener had five catches (on seven targets) for 46 yards and a score against the Chiefs last weekend, but he has been inconsistent all year. Fleener had eight games with three fantasy points or less.
6. Antonio Gates, San Diego Chargers (at DEN)
Gates had just one catch, one target and five yards last Sunday in Cincinnati and now has seven consecutive games with 50 yards or less. Before that, he had more than 50 yards in seven of his first 10 games this year.
7. Ladarius Green, San Diego Chargers (at DEN)
Beginning with Week 11, Green has scored either eight or more fantasy points or no fantasy points in every game. Since his three-game catchless streak, Green has scored a touchdown in back-to-back games.
The Broncos allowed the sixth-most fantasy points to opposing tight ends this season, but both Gates and Green have had relatively quiet games against the Broncos in the regular season.
8. Zach Miller, Seattle Seahawks (vs. NO)
Miller's best game this season came in Week 13 when the Seahawks hosted the Saints on Monday Night Football. Miller finished that game with five catches for 86 yards and a touchdown.
9. Ben Watson, New Orleans Saints (at SEA)
Watson had one reception for 27 yards last week and he now has at least one reception in five consecutive games. Six games ago, the Saints faced the Seahawks.
10. Jacob Tamme, Denver Broncos (vs. SD)
Tamme has little upside and Wes Welker's return will limit that even further. At best, Tamme is the sixth option in the passing game.