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Week 16 Rankings: Tight ends

Updated: December 19, 2008, 3:36 PM ET
By Fantasy staff | ESPN.com

These rankings are intended to rate how players will perform in Week 16 of the NFL season only and does not account for future matchups or season-long performance. They are a composite of Matthew Berry's, Christopher Harris', Eric Karabell's and Erik Kuselias' personal rankings for the week. ESPN's official fantasy projections and profiles for Week 16 can be viewed by clicking here.

Rankings were updated Friday to remove players from the Thursday Colts/Jaguars game, as well as to adjust for the latest injury news and emerging trends.

Week 16 tight end rankings
Rank Name Team Opponent
Berry

Harris

Kuselias

Karabell
Average
1 Tony Gonzalez Chiefs Mia 1 1 1 1 1.0
2 John Carlson Seahawks NYJ 3 3 2 6 3.5
3 Jason Witten Cowboys Bal 5 6 3 2 4.0
4 Dustin Keller Jets @Sea 2 4 8 5 4.8
5 Antonio Gates Chargers @TB 7 8 4 3 5.5
6 Chris Cooley Redskins Phi 13 2 6 4 6.3
7 Owen Daniels Texans @Oak 4 9 7 7 6.8
8 Zach Miller Raiders Hou 6 5 11 9 7.8
9 Jeremy Shockey Saints @Det 10 11 5 16 10.5
10 Greg Olsen Bears GB 12 7 13 13 11.3
11 Kevin Boss Giants Car 11 14 9 14 12.0
12 Tony Scheffler Broncos Buf 16 12 10 11 12.3
13 Heath Miller Steelers @Ten 8 10 12 22 13.0
14 Jerramy Stevens Buccaneers SD 9 22 15 8 13.5
15 Vernon Davis 49ers @StL 14 20 18 10 15.5
16 Desmond Clark Bears GB 17 16 23 12 17.0
17 Bo Scaife Titans Pit 19 17 17 15 17.0
18 Donald Lee Packers @Chi 15 19 14 21 17.3
19 L.J. Smith Eagles @Was 24 15 16 18 18.3
20 Todd Heap Ravens @Dal 20 13 20 24 19.3
21 Visanthe Shiancoe Vikings Atl 21 18 19 19 19.3
22 David Martin Dolphins @KC 23 23 22 17 21.3
23 Benjamin Watson Patriots Ari 25 21 21 20 21.8
24 Anthony Fasano Dolphins @KC 18 24 NR NR 23.5
25 Billy Miller Saints @Det NR NR 24 23 24.8

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