Fantasy Football Rankings 2015: NFL Week 8 Tight Ends

Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert has 3 touchdowns over the past 2 games. (Getty)

Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert has 3 touchdowns over the past 2 games. (Getty)

One of the biggest disappointments of the fantasy football season has been Seahawks tight end Jimmy Graham. The perennial star when in New Orleans has been as dreary as a November in Seattle (admit it, they are).

So what’s wrong?

First of all, Russell Wilson is no Drew Brees when it comes to passing the football. Also, the Seahawks offensive line is brutal as Wilson gets sacked over 4 times per game, making Graham a blocker often when he should be running pass routes. And, actually, I’m not so sure Seattle knows how to use him.

Graham is 10th in targets among tight ends with 44 (roughly 6.3 per game), but has just 2 touchdowns and a single 100-yard game.

I don’t see it getting much better anytime soon. The Seahawks aren’t that type of offense. They’re a run-heavy team (most attempts in the NFL). Though later in the season the offensive scheme might be tweaked if the Seahawks find themselves in a race to make the playoffs. We’ll see. But as of now, Graham is a risky play.

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Bye weeks: Bills, Eagles, Jaguars and Redskins

Here are my top 25 quarterback rankings for Week 8:


1. Rob Gronkowski, Patriots, vs. Dolphins

2. Tyler Eifert, Bengals, at Steelers

3. Greg Olsen, Panthers, vs. Colts

4. Travis Kelce, Chiefs, vs. Lions (in London)

5. Gary Barnidge, Browns, vs. Cardinals

6. Jason Witten, Cowboys, Saints

7. Martellus Bennett, Bears, vs. Vikings

8. Delanie Walker, Titans, at Texans

9. Ben Watson, Saints, vs. Giants

10. Jimmy Graham, Seahawks, at Cowboys

11. Ladarius Green, Chargers, at Ravens

12. Eric Ebron, Lions, at Chiefs (in London)

13. Crockett Gillmore, Ravens, vs. Chargers

14. Jacob Tamme, Falcons, vs. Buccaneers

15. Antonio Gates, Chargers, at Ravens (questionable)


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16. Richard Rodgers, Packers, at Broncos

17. Larry Donnell, Giants, at Saints

18. Jordan Cameron, Dolphins, at Patriots

19. Kyle Rudolph, Vikings, at Bears

20. Heath Miller, Steelers, vs. Bengals