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Tight Ends

Aug. 06, 2007
Aug. 06, 2007

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Aug. 6, 2007

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Tight Ends

ON THE RISE

This is an article from the Aug. 6, 2007 issue

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

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  GAMESCATCHESREC. YARDSYARDS/CATCHYARDS/GAME100-YARD GAMESTDsBYE WEEK
1.Antonio Gates, Chargers167192413.057.8197
2.Tony Gonzalez, Chiefs157390012.360.0358
3.Todd Heap, Ravens167376510.547.8068
4.Alge Crumpler, Falcons165678013.948.8188
5.Vernon Davis, 49ers102026513.226.5036
6.Jeremy Shockey, Giants15666239.441.5079
7.Benjamin Watson, Patriots134964313.149.50310
8.Dallas Clark, Colts123036712.230.6046
9.Jason Witten, Cowboys166475411.847.1018
10.Chris Cooley, Redskins165773412.945.9064
11.Kellen Winslow, Browns16898759.854.7037
12.L.J. Smith, Eagles165061112.238.2155
13.Owen Daniels, Texans143435210.425.10510
14.Randy McMichael, Rams166264010.340.0039
15.Heath Miller, Steelers163439311.624.6156
16.Visanthe Shiancoe, Vikings1612816.85.1005
17.Marcedes Lewis, Jaguars15131269.78.4014
18.David Martin, Dolphins11211989.418.0029
19.Bo Scaife, Titans142937012.826.4024
20.Desmond Clark, Bears164562613.939.1169
21.Tony Scheffler, Broncos131828615.922.0046
22.Chris Baker, Jets16313009.718.80410
23.Alex Smith, Buccaneers14352507.117.90310
24.Marcus Pollard, Seahawks15121008.36.3008
25.Zach Miller, Raiders +13504849.737.2045
26.Daniel Graham, Broncos122123511.219.6026
27.Greg Olsen, Bears +114048912.244.5019
28.Eric Johnson, Saints13342928.622.5024
29.David Thomas, Patriots151115914.510.60110
30.Leonard Pope, Cardinals161616110.110.1008
31.Dan Campbell, Lions162130814.719.3046
32.Bubba Franks, Packers16252329.314.5007


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