Here are my top 25 tight ends for Week 11 (points-per-reception leagues).
This countdown identifies the weekend's best bets for catches, total yards, touchdowns and receiving targets—a stat that must always factor into lineup strategies with receivers, tight ends and running backs.
To view my weekly top 25 tight ends in standard-scoring leagues, click here.
NOTE: The Seahawks, Giants, Titans and Vikings are all on byes.
Week 11: Top 25 Tight Ends
1. Jimmy Graham @ Oakland
2. Rob Gronkowski vs. Indianapolis
3. Jason Witten vs. Cleveland
4. Tony Gonzalez vs. Arizona
5. Greg Olsen vs. Tampa Bay
6. Jermaine Gresham @ Kansas City
7. Antonio Gates @ Denver
8. Scott Chandler vs. Miami
9. Brandon Pettigrew vs. Green Bay
10. Aaron Hernandez vs. Indianapolis
11. Owen Daniels vs. Jacksonville
12. Brent Celek @ Washington
13. Brandon Myers vs. New Orleans
14. Dustin Keller @ St. Louis
15. Vernon Davis vs. Chicago
16. Heath Miller vs. Baltimore
17. Dwayne Allen @ New England
18. Jermichael Finley @ Detroit
19. Dennis Pitta @ Pittsburgh
20. Jacob Tamme vs. San Diego
21. Logan Paulsen vs. Philadelphia
22. Lance Kendricks vs. N.Y. Jets
23. Benjamin Watson @ Dallas
24. Anthony Fasano @ Buffalo
25. Marcedes Lewis @ Houston
25a. Tom Crabtree @ Detroit
1. In his last three road games, Jimmy Graham has combined for 19 catches, 210 yards and two touchdowns. Of equal importance, Graham collected nine-plus targets in each outing.
2. Jermaine Gresham, a rock-solid asset in the season's first half, will likely merit a top-10 ranking for the next three weeks, as the Bengals encounter three straight AFC West foes (Chiefs, Raiders, Chargers). Two weeks ago, he busted the division-leading Broncos for six catches and 108 yards.
3. In his last nine home games (including last year's playoffs), Rob Gronkowski boasts per-outing averages of six catches, 78 yards and 1.22 touchdowns. And against the Colts in 2011, Gronk rolled for five catches, 64 yards and two TDs.
4. In his last eight home games against AFC foes (dating back to 2008), Jason Witten has healthy averages of 5.8 catches, 73 yards and 0.5 touchdowns.
And with 58 receptions and 69 targets in his last six games, Witten is a virtual lock to eclipse the above averages against Cleveland.
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