Antonio Gates, Chargers –
Shut. Out. By a team that allowed 5-82 to Anthony Fasano the previous week. You have to wonder if the foot issue is flaring up once again.
Rob Gronkowski, Patriots –
He was set to move up again this week all on his own, but the possibility of Aaron Hernandez missing a month--leaving all that red zone work to Gronk--gives him a little extra bump.
Vernon Davis, 49ers –
Wait, wasn't Jim Harbaugh's offensive system supposed to help the tight ends? Davis was none too happy about spending most of his Sunday blocking while Delanie Walker ran routes, and neither were VD's fantasy owners. You would like to think Harbaugh would make the proper adjustments, but he's a rookie coach so nothing is certain.
Aaron Hernandez, Patriots –
The initial prognosis on New England's matchup nightmare is a one-to-two week vacation thanks to a sprained MCL. Rob Gronkowski obviously benefits; there is debate over whether or not brother Dan and/or Chad Ochocinco could be looked to more frequently as well.
Fred Davis, Redskins –
Skins coach Mike Shanahan told reporters that Chris Cooley told him to feed Davis in Week 2. As Cooley is still working his way back from his knee issues, expect the feeding to continue.
Scott Chandler, Bills –
Now that Chandler has surprassed the total number of touchdowns by Bills tight ends over the past two seasons combined, it's time to consider chasing his points. He could certainly be this year's Dustin Keller (five TDs through four games, zero the rest of the season), but with Stevie Johnson nursing a groin injury maybe he's Ryan Fitzpatrick's red zone solution.
Lance Kendricks, Rams –
Kendricks' preseason earned him a Code Red nickname and had me queueing up the "A Few Good Men" quotes. But apparently he can't handle the truth... or the football when it's thrown to him.