Tight Ends

August 05, 2007

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


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