Fantasy Fox: Top 25 PPR tight ends for Week 9

Cowboys tight end Jason Witten (28 catches, 336 yards, 2 TDs), who has yet to crack the 100-yard mark this season, collected a season-high eight targets last week.

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Here are my top 50 tight ends for Week 9, citing Points Per Reception leagues only.

This countdown doesn’t lean on a particular stat. It’s merely an educated best guess of which pass-catchers will tally the best combination of receptions, receiving yards, touchdowns and targets for the NFL’s ninth weekend.

BYES: Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Tennessee, Green Bay, Buffalo


1. Rob Gronkowski vs. Denver
2. Greg Olsen vs. New Orleans
3. Julius Thomas @ New England
4. Antonio Gates @ Miami
5. Jimmy Graham @ Carolina
6. Jared Cook @ San Francisco
7. Heath Miller vs. Baltimore
8. Travis Kelce vs. N.Y. Jets
9. Zach Ertz @ Houston
10. Jordan Reed @ Minnesota
11. Jason Witten vs. Arizona
12. Dwayne Allen @ N.Y. Giants
13. Larry Donnell vs. Indianapolis
14. Vernon Davis vs. St. Louis
14b. Luke Willson vs. Oakland
15. Tim Wright vs. Denver
16. Jace Amaro @ Kansas City
17. Clay Harbor @ Cincinnati
18. John Carlson @ Dallas
19. Austin Seferian-Jenkins @ Cleveland
20. Mychal Rivera @ Seattle
21. Crockett Gilmore @ Pittsburgh
22. Charles Clay vs. San Diego
23. Chase Ford vs. Washington
24. Niles Paul @ Minnesota
25. Coby Fleener @ N.Y. Giants
25b. Anthony Fasano vs. N.Y. Jets
25c. Ladarius Green @ Miami
25d. Jim Dray vs. Tampa Bay
25d. Jermaine Gresham vs. Jacksonville

Jay Clemons, the 2008 Fantasy Football Writer of the Year (Fantasy Sports Writers Association), can be reached via Twitter, day or night, at @FOX_JayClemons.