Tight to the Vest: 2 Guys breakdown the top Tight Ends in fantasy football for the 2013 season

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With Memorial Day Weekend in the rear view it’s time to heat up the fantasy rankings.

Frank and Evan devote this week to breaking down the top tight ends heading into the 2013 season.

While there are some obvious names atop both of their lists Frank and Evan disagree on which players in the middle tier could make the biggest impact.


Golden Graham: The Saints TE Tops 2 Guys Fantasy Tight End Rankings for 2013

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2 Guys breakdown one of the most intriguing positions in fantasy football, the Tight End.

See who tops their rankings this season.

Evan's 2013 Tight End Rankings

RankNameTeamComment
1Jimmy GrahamNew Orleans SaintsInjuries slowed Graham last season who is impossible to defend when healthy
2Vernon DavisSan Francisco 49ersThe injury to Michael Crabtree creates a void in San Fran's offense that Davis must fill
3Tony GonzalezAlanta FalconsAmazing to think that such a productive player almost retired this off-season
4Rob GronkowskiNew England PatriotsI am seriously concerned about Gronk's ability to stay on the field
5Jason WittenDallas CowboysNot the player he was 5 years ago but still one of the best in the game
6Greg OlsenCarolina PanthersCam Newton's continued maturation should lead to better numbers for Olsen
7Brandon MyersNew York GiantsAfter a strong 2012, Myers finds himself in an even better situation in 2013
8Jared CookSt. Louis RamsCook will be given every opportunity to earn the big contract he received this off-season
9Kyle RudolphMinnesota VikingsA top 5 talent needs more targets before he can climb higher on this list
10Owen DanielsHouston TexansWhen he is good, he is really good, Daniels just needs to stay consistent
11Martellus BennettChicago BearsTons of ability but the fact that Bennett is with his 3rd team in 3 years is a red flag
12Dennis PittaBaltimore RavensThe Ravens need their tight ends to play a big role in their offense if they hope to repeat
13Jermaine GreshamCincinnati BengalsShould still be able to put up good numbers despite the addition of Tyler Eifert to the Cincy offense
14Fred DavisWashington RedskinsShould be closer to 2011 form in 2013
15Brandon PettigrewDetroit LionsIf cannot put up numbers in this offense he might never be much of a pro
16Antonio GatesSan Diego ChargersAt one point there was no better tight end that Gates but that time is not now
17Jermichael FinleyGreen Bay PackersNot disciplined enough to be a marquee tight end but still extremely talented
18Coby FleenerIndianapolis ColtsIt is still a battle to see if Fleener or Dwayne Allen emerges as the top tight end in Indy
19Dustin KellerMiami DolphinsThe change of scenery might help a little bit, but Keller remains an average at best fantasy tight end
20Zach MillerSeattle SeahawksPercy Harvin should get some targets that would have normally gone to Miller
21Rob HouslerArizona CardinalsCarson Palmer made Brandon Myers look pretty good, Housler might be next
22Jacob TammeDenver BroncosToo many other guys for Peyton Manning to throw to for Tamme to be higher on this list
23Jordan CameronCleveland BrownsCameron has a lot of ability but is stuck in an offense that will keep his numbers down
24Zach ErtzPhiladelphia EaglesIf Brent Celek does not click with new coach Chip Kelly, Ertz could climb on this list

Frank's 2013 Fantasy TE Rankings

The Tight End position is forever changing with more skilled players lining up each season. In fact the elite TEs in the league can and will often be the first pass catchers off of the fantasy board during your draft.
RankNameTeam Comment
1Jimmy GrahamSaintsThe scary part is he is still getting better.
2Rob GronkowskiPatriotsThe multiple surgeries are a concern but when he's on the field he scores touchdowns.
3Tony GonzalezFalconsProved last year he still can be very productive.
4Jason WittenCowboysStill Romo's favorite receiver.
5Dennis PittaRavensClear role to fill with the departure of Anquan Boldin.
6Kyle RudolphVikingsStrong, physical TE who will benefit from the addition of Greg Jennings.
7Vernon Davis49ersCould see increased production with injury to Crabtree.
8Fred DavisRedskinsComing off an injury but should opportunities in an explosive Redskin offense.
9Jermichael FinleyPackersHas the talent to be more productive but lacks consistency.
10Brandon MyersGiantsEli always seems to make his TEs fairly productive.
11Jermaine GreshamBengalsDalton looks for him often in the red zone.
12Greg OlsenPanthersSee Jermichael Finley.
13Scott ChandlerBillsDeveloped as a solid playmaker in Bills offense last season.
14Heath MillerSteelersIncredibly productive in the red zone last season.
15Antonio GatesChargersA shell of what he once was but still a good threat in the red zone.
16Owen DanielsTexansSlowing down but still a huge threat in the middle of the field.
17Martellus BennettBearsLet's see if Jay Cutler can make him a star in the windy city.
18Jared CookRamsCould be in for a big year in Rams new look offense.
19Mercedes LewisJaguarsBlaine Gabbert needs to get him the ball more often.
20Joel DreesenBroncosShould be better with another season playing catching passes from Peyton Manning.
21Dustin KellerDolphinsShould find opportunities to work in the middle of the field with the addition of Mike Wallace.
22Brent CelekEaglesWill he have an opportunity to produce in Chip Kelly's new offense?
23Antonio PettigrewLionsNeeds to bounce back this year after a disappointed 2012 season.
24Lance KendricksRamsCould have a breakout year if he and Bradford can develop some chemistry.
25Zach MillerSeahawksRussel Wilson will look for him in the red zone.
26Tony SchefflerLionsA decent back up option, but don't expect much more.
27Jacob Tamme BroncosWould be higher if not sharing targets with Joel Dreesen.
28Dwayne AllenColtsWill benefit from Luck's improvement.
29Coby FleenerColtsSee Dwayne Allen.
30Jordan CameronBrownsHas the talent to breakout but is the QB there?
31Tony MoeakiChiefsWas developing well before injury wrecked his 2012 season.
32Delanie WalkerTitansCan he find some chemistry with Locker?
33Jeff KingCardinalsHoping that Carson Palmer will bring offense to the Desert.
34Jake BallardPatriotsA prolonged injury to the Gronk or Hernandez could catapult his value.
35Anthony FasanoChiefsNever been featured but could thrive in Reid's offensive system.
36Luke StockerBuccaneersWorth a look late in the draft.
37Zach ErtzEaglesPay attention to his production in the preseason.
38Rob HousslerCardinalsWill have opportunities to make plays at some point.
39Tyler Eiffert BengalsWill there be enough balls to go around with Gresham and A.J. Green in the mix?

2 Guys talk about Crabtree’s injury, 18 game seasons, and which Fantasy QBs will be the best in 2013

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2 Guys jump back into action after a week off with another exciting show.

Evan discusses the fantasy impact of Michael Crabtree injury and who could step up from the 49ers receiving corps.

Frank and Evan also weigh in on the NFL draft being potentially moved to May and how it will affect free agency and the scouting combine.

Lastly, 2 Guys talk about their Fantasy QB rankings and which signal callers could provide your fantasy team the most value.


Rodger That: The Packers QB Tops 2 Guys Fantasy Quarterback Rankings for 2013

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It’s no longer a question. The NFL has become a quarterback league. With the emphasis on player safety and bigger plays down the field NFL signal callers are putting up huge numbers. 2013 should see even more exciting plays from the QB position that now boasts some of the best athletes getting the ball in their hands on every play. Don’t let too many QBs slide off the board before you grab one for your fantasy team.

Check out Frank and Evan’s 2013 fantasy QB rankings.

Evan's 2013 Fantasy QB Rankings

Evan ranks the top 32 signal callers heading into the 2013 season.
RankNameTeamComment
1Aaron RodgersGreen Bay PackersProved he can put up great numbers no matter who he is stuck throwing to
2Drew BreesNew Orleans SaintsIt seems unimaginable for him to throw for less than 4800 yards and 38 TDs
3Cam NewtonCarolina PanthersHis ability to score TDs with his legs (22 in his first two seasons) continues to make him an elite fantasy option
4Colin KaepernickSan Francisco 49ersA laser arm and elite speed make him a nightmare for opposing defenses
5Peyton ManningDenver BroncosThe acquisition of Wes Welker gives Manning an edge over Tom Brady
6Tom BradyNew England PatriotsShowing no signs of slowing down as he continues to put up numbers
7Matt RyanAtlanta FalconsAn amazing collection of weapons make Ryan a dangerous fantasy player every week
8Robert Griffin IIIWashington RedskinsHealth concerns are the only reason he slides to 8
9Russell WilsonSeattle SeahawksExperts who said he was too small could not have been more wrong
10Eli ManningNew York GiantsExpect Eli to post numbers closer to his 2011 season rather than his 2012 season
11Andrew LuckIndianapolis ColtsShould improve TD throws and passing yards in year 2
12Matthew StaffordDetroit LionsAmazing to think that a guy only one year removed from throwing for 5,000 yards falls this far
13Ben RoethlisbergerPittsburgh SteelersWhen healthy, very few guys are better than Big Ben
14Tony RomoDallas CowboysWith Jerry Jones asking him to spend more time in the team's facility will we see a more consistent Romo?
15Josh FreemanTampa Bay BuccaneersStill only 25 years old, Freeman should be even better in 2013
16Matt SchaubHouston TexansShould enjoy the offensive weapons that were added this offseason
17Michael VickPhiladelphia EaglesA high-paced offense should lead to good numbers but also more chances for a fragile Vick to get hurt
18Joe FlaccoBaltimore RavensNeeds to have a big year if the Ravens want to repeat as champs
19Andy DaltonCincinnati BengalsIn his third season, it is time to figure out if Dalton can be a great fantasy player or simply average
20Philip RiversSan Diego ChargersUnfortunately for Rivers, there are too many great QBs in the league for him to still be called one of the best
21Ryan TannehillMiami DolphinsA bit of a risky pick, but a guy with great upside if he can improve in year 2
22Sam BradfordSt. Louis RamsNeeds to prove that he should be included in conversations about great young QBs
23Jay CutlerChicago BearsBig name but just does not put up numbers worry of being ranked any higher
24Geno SmithNew York JetsWould really be best served at spending some time on the sidelines before being forced to lead the Jets circus
25Carson PalmerArizona CardinalsNot your best option but anyone throwing to Larry Fitzgerald should post decent numbers
26Alex SmithKansas City ChiefsEven with a really high completion percentage, Smith never was much of a fantasy factor
27Jake LockerTennessee TitansThis year will be huge for Locker in determining if he will be the long term answer for the Titans
28Matt FlynnOakland RaidersIf the Raiders were not such a mess, Flynn might find a higher spot on this list
29EJ ManuelBuffalo BillsMost likely will struggle as a rookie but will have a few weeks were a favorable matchup makes him a viable fantasy option
30Blaine GabbertJacksonville JaguarsLike Locker, Gabbert must produce in 2013 if he wants to keep his starting job

Frank's 2013 Fantasy QB Rankings

The NFL has made it clear that the QB are the marquee players of the league. With that in mind there is no reason a great QB shouldn't be the center piece of your fantasy team.
RankNameTeamComment
1Aaron RodgersPackersStill the best QB in the game.
2Tom BradyPatriotsNothing to suggest he won't throw 30 plus TDs in 2013.
3Peyton ManningBroncosThe neck is fine. Expect another big season in Denver.
4Drew BreesSaintsWith the Bounty Scandal behind them expect a big year from Brees.
5Russell WilsonSeahawksThe addition of Percy Harvin will bring his game to another level.
6Matt RyanFalconsThe return of Tony Gonzalez will help Matty Ice have another huge season in 2013.
7Cam NewtonPanthersHis passing number were up and down in 2012 but his rushing TDs are a HUGE bonus.
8Colin Kaepernick49ersDoesn't even have a whole season's worth of games under his belt but the sky's limit for him in 2013.
9Tony RomoCowboysHe may drive Cowboys fans crazy but he is still a fairly good fantasy option at QB.
10Robert Griffin IIIRedskinsThe ACL injury is a major cause for concern but he is a top fantasy scorer when healthy.
11Matthew StaffordLionsStruggled last year after a breakout season in 2011 but he will be steal if he falls to the later rounds.
12Andrew LuckColtsShowed last year that he is capable of making those around him better.
13Eli ManningGiantsNot elite in the fantasy sense but his consistent production makes him a worthy starter in most leagues.
14Joe FlaccoRavensHe's a franchise QB for the Ravens but more middle of the pack when it comes to fantasy production.
15Andy DaltonBengalsMade huge strides last season and the addition of TE Tyler Eiffert will only enhance his production.
16Matt SchaubTexansWould rank higher if he was more consistent.
17Philip RiversChargersHe can't be any worse than he was last year? Or can he?
18Carson PalmerCardinalsLarry Fitzgerald provides him a reliable target but Palmer's best days are clearly behind him.
19Michael VickEaglesChip Kelly's offense will give him a chance to be productive but it's likely the injury bug will likely bite Vick again in 2013.
20Sam BradfordRamsThey've got some weapons on offense but Bradford needs to show he can make the Rams offensive unit an explosive one.
21Ben RoethlisbergerSteelersMakes big plays when he has time but his injury woes are a major concern.
22Josh FreemanBuccaneersDeveloping a solid chemistry with Vincent Jackson but more consistency must be shown to be a full time fantasy starter.
23Jay CutlerBearsHe can have a big game or two but lacks the production to be the center piece of your fantasy team.
24Matt FlynnRaidersWill he finally get his chance to start for the Silver and Black?
25Alex Smith ChiefsAndy Reid will install a QB friendly offense in Kansas City but temper your expectations for Smith.
26Christian PonderVikingsNot a great fantasy QB but the addition of Greg Jennings could make him a spot starter in favorable match-ups.
27Jake LockerTitansNeeds to start producing to justify his first round draft status in 2011.
28Blaine GabbertJaguarsIt's do or die this year for the 3rd year signal caller from Missouri.
29Ryan TannehillDolphinsCould be higher on list as the addition of Mike Wallace gives a true #1 target.
30Brandon WeedenBrownsDon't do it.
31E.J. ManuelBillsHas raw talent but shouldn't be expected to produce early on
32Geno Smith JetsI wanted to include a QB from every team and he is the likely starter.
33Kevin KolbBillsLikely only keeping the seat warm for E.J. Manuel.
34Ryan FitzpatrickTitansIf Locker falters or gets injured he could provide decent production.
35Tyler WilsonRaidersDon't be surprised if he emerges in the preseason. Keep an eye on him.
36Kirk CousinsRedskinsIf RG3 struggles with injury problems he could be a solid option in relief.

2 Guys talk about Ahmad Bradshaw, Brandon Lloyd & other vets who could make a fantasy impact in 2013

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This period of the offseason is the proverbial calm before the storm.

2 Guys talk about unsigned, veteran free agents who could make a major fantasy impact in 2013.

Evan breaks down vets like Ahmad Bradshaw, Brandon Lloyd, and Devery Henderson and if they are worth drafting if they sign with a team.

Lastly, Frank encourages listeners to always choose unknown new talent over a known fading talent.


2 Guys talk about Victor Cruz, Tayvon Austin, Joseph Randle and other impact rookies in 2013

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2 Guys fantasy coverage is starting to heat up.

Frank and Evan recap the 2013 NFL draft and talk about which rookies will make the biggest in impact in 2013.

Tayvon Austin, Keenan Allen, and Montee Ball are several of the rookies Evan has high hopes heading into next year.

Evan also leaves the listeners with a valuable piece of fantasy advice that should they take into the upcoming season.