Fantasy Football Rankings 2015: NFL Week 7 Tight Ends

Panthers tight end Greg Olsen has two 100-yard games in the past three. (Getty)

Panthers tight end Greg Olsen has two 100-yard games in the past three. (Getty)

One of the major keys to a productive tight end (and receiver) is the amount of targets he receives. Let’s face it, if you don’t see the ball come your way, you can’t pile up catches, yards or touchdowns.

And if that’s the case, you’re pretty useless to my fantasy team … #facts.

So let’s look at the tight ends with the most targets this season:

Martellus Bennett, Bears — 53 targets (8.8 per game), 34 receptions, 2 TDs
Greg Olsen, Panthers — 45 targets (9 per game), 24 receptions, 3 TDs
Charles Clay, Bills — 45 targets (7.5 per game), 31 receptions, 2 TDs
Gary Barnidge, Browns — 40 targets (6.7 per game), 27 receptions, 5 TDs
Tyler Eifert, Bengals — 40 targets (6.7 per game), 28 receptions, 6 TDs
Jimmy Graham, Seahawks — 39 targets (6.5 per game), 29 receptions, 2 TDs
Travis Kelce, Chiefs — 39 targets (6.5 per game), 29 receptions, 2 TDs
Rob Gronkowkski, Patriots — 38 targets (7.6 per game), 23 receptions, 5 TDs

Before we get to the rankings, remember to bookmark our fantasy football rankings 2015 page to keep up-to-date on the latest projections and rankings so you know you who to start and who to sit each week.

Bye weeks: Bears, Bengals, Broncos & Packers

Here are my top 20 tight end rankings for Week 7:

1. Antonio Gates, Chargers, vs. Raiders

2. Rob Gronkowski, Patriots, vs. Jets

3. Travis Kelce, Chiefs, vs. Steelers

4. Greg Olsen, Panthers, vs. Eagles

5. Jimmy Graham, Seahawks, at 49ers

6. Gary Barnidge, Browns, at Rams

7. Delanie Walker, Titans, vs. Falcons

8. Julius Thomas, Jaguars, vs. Bills (questionable)

9. Jason Witten, Giants, at Cowboys

10. Charles Clay, Bills, at Jaguars

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11. Jordan Cameron, Dolphins, vs. Texans

12. Zach Ertz, Eagles, at Panthers

13. Jacob Tamme, Falcons, at Titans

14. Ladarius Green, Chargers, vs. Raiders

15. Crockett Gillmore, Ravens, at Cardinals

16. Benjamin Watson, Saints, at Colts

17. Larry Donnell, Giants, vs. Cowboys

18. Eric Ebron, Lions, vs. Vikings (questionable)

19. Kyle Rudolph, Vikings, at Lions

20. Coby Fleener, Colts, vs. Saints