These rankings are for standard, 12 team, non PPR leagues.
1. Antonio Gates- The loss of Vincent Jackson means that Gates is Rivers’ clear cut #1 target.
2. Dallas Clark- 100 receptions, 1100 yards and 10 TD. While he may not replicate those numbers, he’s inarguably a stud. The one downside is that, with a healthy Anthony Gonzalez and with full seasons from Austin Collie and Pierre Garcon, Peyton Manning has a slew of options to choose from. Still, more of a 1B to Gates' 1A.
3. Vernon Davis- The physical freak finally turned his tools into production. Crabtree will steal some red zone targets, but Davis should put up big numbers.
4. JerMichael Finley- A wide receiver playing tight end, and an Aaron Rodgers favorite. Huge upside.
5. Jason Witten- Tony Romo has a handful of weapons to throw to, but his first love has always been his tight end.
6. Brent Celek- He always seems to be in the right place, and in that regard, he reminds me of a young Jason Witten. You can make an argument that he should be drafted over the old Jason Witten.
7. Tony Gonzalez- On the one hand, he’s 34 and coming off one of his worst seasons. On the other hand, he’s still Tony Gonzalez. I don’t think he’ll be any worse than he was last year, but he might not be much better.
8. Zach Miller (OAK)- Campbell’s accurate arm means a lot of targets for the young budding stud.
9. Kellen Winslow- Up and down last year, but very good overall numbers. Josh Freemen’s inconsistency will make for another up and down season, with solid production.
10. Owen Daniels- If healthy, he could be one of the steals of the draft, but the injury concerns are there.
11. Vishante Shiancoe- Now that Sidney Rice is out for half the year, Shiancoe could see even more balls coming his way,
12. John Carlson- He's shown flashes of being a solid receiving tight end, but Seattle's weak offense means he'll have his share of stinkers.
13. Dustin Keller
14. Chris Cooley
15. Heath Miller
16. Kevin Boss
17. Greg Olsen
18. Fred Davis
19. Tony Scheffler
20. Jeremy Shockey
Keep an eye on:
21. Jermaine Gresham
22. Gary Barnidge
23. Jared Cook
24. Rob Gronkowski
25. Tony Moeaki