With Jimmy Graham on bye, tier 1 brings 6 nearly indistinguishable tight ends. No surprises here, as these 6 have been set-and-forget since the early weeks.
Gronkowski’s return remains a mystery. For now, he’s joined in tier 2 by Finley, Bennett, Olsen and Miller, who have all been fairly reliable at producing 40 or so yards per game.
Tight ends in tier 3 and on have struggled with consistency so far.
Tier 2: Jermichael Finley, Martellus Bennett, Rob Gronkowski, Greg Olsen, Heath Miller
Tier 3: Kyle Rudolph, Charles Clay, Coby Fleener, Garrett Graham, Jordan Reed
Tier 4: Jared Cook, Brent Celek, Jeff Cumberland, Scott Chandler, Brandon Myers, Tim Wright, Joseph Fauria, Brandon Pettigrew, Tyler Eifert, Jermaine Gresham
Tier 5: Zach Miller, Lance Kendricks