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Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Updated: December 26, 11:34 AM ET
Week 17 Rankings: Tight ends

By Fantasy staff
ESPN.com

These rankings are intended to rate how players will perform in Week 17 of the NFL season only and does not account for 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 17 can be viewed by clicking here.

Rankings were updated Friday to adjust for the latest injury news and emerging trends.

Week 17 tight end rankings
Rank Name Team Opponent
Berry

Harris

Kuselias

Karabell
Average
1 Tony Gonzalez Chiefs @Cin 1 1 1 1 1.0
2 Antonio Gates Chargers Den 2 2 3 3 2.5
3 John Carlson Seahawks @Ari 4 3 2 4 3.3
4 Jason Witten Cowboys @Phi 3 8 4 2 4.3
5 Tony Scheffler Broncos @SD 5 10 6 6 6.8
6 Owen Daniels Texans Chi 10 5 9 7 7.8
7 Chris Cooley Redskins @SF 12 4 8 8 8.0
8 Greg Olsen Bears @Hou 8 7 11 10 9.0
9 Dustin Keller Jets Mia 13 9 7 9 9.5
10 Visanthe Shiancoe Vikings NYG 9 12 12 5 9.5
11 Zach Miller Raiders @TB 11 6 14 12 10.8
12 Donald Lee Packers Det 6 20 10 11 11.8
13 Anthony Fasano Dolphins @NYJ 7 13 18 17 13.8
14 Kevin Boss Giants @Min 17 11 16 14 14.5
15 L.J. Smith Eagles Dal 23 18 17 13 17.8
16 Jeremy Shockey Saints Car NR 16 5 NR 18.3
17 Todd Heap Ravens Jac 18 19 13 24 18.5
18 Marcedes Lewis Jaguars @Bal 24 15 21 16 19.0
19 Billy Miller Saints Car 14 NR 23 15 19.5
20 Jerramy Stevens Buccaneers Oak 20 24 15 20 19.8
21 Gijon Robinson Colts Ten 16 14 NR NR 20.5
22 Bo Scaife Titans @Ind 21 NR 20 18 21.3
23 Dallas Clark Colts Ten 22 NR 19 19 21.5
24 David Martin Dolphins @NYJ 15 23 24 NR 22.0
25 Robert Royal Bills NE 19 NR NR 23 23.5