Fantasy Football Week 4: Beyond Rob Gronkowski, Travis Kelce, and Zach Ertz, the TE rankings are barren

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Editor's Note: Check out a deeper dive into the rankings in our Week 4 Rankings Review piece 

It's been a rough season for the tight end position so far. Jason Witten, Marcedes Lewis, and Charles Clay are all top-five in Fantasy points to date, despite one having just 62 receiving yards, and the other two averaging fewer than 9 yards per reception.

It wasn't supposed to be this way. Jordan Reed, Travis Kelce, Jimmy Graham, Eric Ebron, Hunter Henry, Jack Doyle… the list of early disappointments at the position runs the gamut from early-rounders to breakout picks, and even the vaunted rookie class has produced zero top-10 options so far.

Which is why the rankings for Week 4 are kind of a mess. There's agreement on the top four among our experts, and that includes Graham, who ranks a whopping 31st at the position in standard scoring right now.

Good luck!

Week 4 TE Rank Jamey Eisenberg Dave Richard Heath Cummings
1Rob Gronkowski NE (vs CAR) Travis Kelce KC (vs WAS) Rob Gronkowski NE (vs CAR)
2Zach Ertz PHI (at LAC) Rob Gronkowski NE (vs CAR) Zach Ertz PHI (at LAC)
3Travis Kelce KC (vs WAS) Zach Ertz PHI (at LAC) Travis Kelce KC (vs WAS)
4Jimmy Graham SEA (vs IND) Jimmy Graham SEA (vs IND) Jimmy Graham SEA (vs IND)
5Cameron Brate TB (vs NYG) Cameron Brate TB (vs NYG) Delanie Walker TEN (at HOU)
6Kyle Rudolph MIN (vs DET) Eric Ebron DET (at MIN) Vernon Davis WAS (at KC)
7Charles Clay BUF (at ATL) Charles Clay BUF (at ATL) Kyle Rudolph MIN (vs DET)
8Vernon Davis WAS (at KC) Vernon Davis WAS (at KC) Charles Clay BUF (at ATL)
9Eric Ebron DET (at MIN) Kyle Rudolph MIN (vs DET) Martellus Bennett GB (vs CHI)
10Delanie Walker TEN (at HOU) Delanie Walker TEN (at HOU) Jason Witten DAL (vs LAR)
11Jared Cook OAK (at DEN) Martellus Bennett GB (vs CHI) Cameron Brate TB (vs NYG)
12Martellus Bennett GB (vs CHI) Jared Cook OAK (at DEN) Jared Cook OAK (at DEN)
13Benjamin Watson BAL (vs PIT) Evan Engram NYG (at TB) Benjamin Watson BAL (vs PIT)
14Ryan Griffin HOU (vs TEN) Jason Witten DAL (vs LAR) Eric Ebron DET (at MIN)
15Jason Witten DAL (vs LAR) Ryan Griffin HOU (vs TEN) Zach Miller CHI (at GB)
16Austin Seferian-Jenkins NYJ (vs JAC) Coby Fleener NO (at MIA) Ryan Griffin HOU (vs TEN)
17Evan Engram NYG (at TB) Julius Thomas MIA (vs NO) Evan Engram NYG (at TB)
18Hunter Henry LAC (vs PHI) Ed Dickson CAR (at NE) Jack Doyle IND (at SEA)
19Coby Fleener NO (at MIA) Hunter Henry LAC (vs PHI) Hunter Henry LAC (vs PHI)
20Julius Thomas MIA (vs NO) David Njoku CLE (vs CIN) Coby Fleener NO (at MIA)
21Jack Doyle IND (at SEA) Austin Seferian-Jenkins NYJ (vs JAC) Marcedes Lewis JAC (at NYJ)
22David Njoku CLE (vs CIN) Jonnu Smith TEN (at HOU) Seth DeValve CLE (vs CIN)
23Antonio Gates LAC (vs PHI) Benjamin Watson BAL (vs PIT) Jesse James PIT (at BAL)
24Marcedes Lewis JAC (at NYJ)Jack Doyle IND (at SEA)Julius Thomas MIA (vs NO)
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