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Tight Ends

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ON THE RISE

BO SCAIFETitans
Vince Young's old teammate at Texas led a committee of tight ends in catchesand yards.

OWEN DANIELSTexans
Despite missing two games, the former college QB and WR led all rookie tightends in receptions, yards and touchdowns.

VERNON DAVIS49ers
He'll triple the numbers he put up in a rookie year that was derailed by abroken fibula.

ON THEDECLINE

DESMOND CLARKBears
The arrival of first-rounder Greg Olsen drops the vet from the realm of fantasystarters.

BUBBA FRANKSPackers
The former Pro Bowl player caught one TD pass over the last two seasons whileGreen Bay's other TEs combined for seven.

JEREMY SHOCKEYGiants
He's still a solid receiver, but in his sixth season it's time to stopoverrating him.

SLEEPERS

MARCEDES LEWISJaguars
This 2006 first-round pick's production was limited by a high ankle sprain.

DAVID MARTINDolphins
Tight ends tend to thrive in the offense of former Chargers coordinator CamCameron.

VISANTHE SHIANCOEVikings
Despite paltry totals, he displayed good hands in catching 12 of the 14 passesthrown his way last season.

SI PLAYERRANKINGS FOR 2007 with 2006 stats

 

 

GAMES

CATCHES

REC. YARDS

YARDS/CATCH

YARDS/GAME

100-YARD GAMES

TDs

BYE WEEK

1.

Antonio Gates, Chargers

16

71

924

13.0

57.8

1

9

7

2.

Tony Gonzalez, Chiefs

15

73

900

12.3

60.0

3

5

8

3.

Todd Heap, Ravens

16

73

765

10.5

47.8

0

6

8

4.

Alge Crumpler, Falcons

16

56

780

13.9

48.8

1

8

8

5.

Vernon Davis, 49ers

10

20

265

13.2

26.5

0

3

6

6.

Jeremy Shockey, Giants

15

66

623

9.4

41.5

0

7

9

7.

Benjamin Watson, Patriots

13

49

643

13.1

49.5

0

3

10

8.

Dallas Clark, Colts

12

30

367

12.2

30.6

0

4

6

9.

Jason Witten, Cowboys

16

64

754

11.8

47.1

0

1

8

10.

Chris Cooley, Redskins

16

57

734

12.9

45.9

0

6

4

11.

Kellen Winslow, Browns

16

89

875

9.8

54.7

0

3

7

12.

L.J. Smith, Eagles

16

50

611

12.2

38.2

1

5

5

13.

Owen Daniels, Texans

14

34

352

10.4

25.1

0

5

10

14.

Randy McMichael, Rams

16

62

640

10.3

40.0

0

3

9

15.

Heath Miller, Steelers

16

34

393

11.6

24.6

1

5

6

16.

Visanthe Shiancoe, Vikings

16

12

81

6.8

5.1

0

0

5

17.

Marcedes Lewis, Jaguars

15

13

126

9.7

8.4

0

1

4

18.

David Martin, Dolphins

11

21

198

9.4

18.0

0

2

9

19.

Bo Scaife, Titans

14

29

370

12.8

26.4

0

2

4

20.

Desmond Clark, Bears

16

45

626

13.9

39.1

1

6

9

21.

Tony Scheffler, Broncos

13

18

286

15.9

22.0

0

4

6

22.

Chris Baker, Jets

16

31

300

9.7

18.8

0

4

10

23.

Alex Smith, Buccaneers

14

35

250

7.1

17.9

0

3

10

24.

Marcus Pollard, Seahawks

15

12

100

8.3

6.3

0

0

8

25.

Zach Miller, Raiders +

13

50

484

9.7

37.2

0

4

5

26.

Daniel Graham, Broncos

12

21

235

11.2

19.6

0

2

6

27.

Greg Olsen, Bears +

11

40

489

12.2

44.5

0

1

9

28.

Eric Johnson, Saints

13

34

292

8.6

22.5

0

2

4

29.

David Thomas, Patriots

15

11

159

14.5

10.6

0

1

10

30.

Leonard Pope, Cardinals

16

16

161

10.1

10.1

0

0

8

31.

Dan Campbell, Lions

16

21

308

14.7

19.3

0

4

6

32.

Bubba Franks, Packers

16

25

232

9.3

14.5

0

0

7

+ Collegestats

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