Owen Daniels, Houston: He's missed nearly half the Texans games in the last two years. Nothing worse than an injury-prone tight end.
Vernon Davis, San Francisco: Loves new coach Jim Harbaugh (for now). He'd be a top-3 tight end if quarterback Alex Smith ever gets his act together.
Jermichael Finley, Green Bay: This is a huge year for Finley, who is an unrestricted free agent after the season. With any luck, he'll stay healthy long enough to be invited to this year's team photo.
Antonio Gates, San Diego: Was having a monster season last year (nine TDs in 10 games) until he was plagued by foot problems.
Jimmy Graham, New Orleans: Will be Drew Brees' primary tight-end target now that Jeremy Shockey is in Carolina.
Rob Gronkowski, New England: Has reportedly been a beast in camp. But as long as Aaron Hernandez is part of the rotation, starting a Patriots' tight end is like playing roulette.
Lance Kendricks, St. Louis: The rookie out of Wisconsin has developed a strong rapport with Sam Bradford.
Marcedes Lewis, Jacksonville: Signed a five-year, $35 million contract after scoring 10 touchdowns last season. That kind of money can buy a lot of Marcedeses, as well as Fards and Laxises.
Zach Miller, Seattle: A second-tier tight end with third-tier quarterbacks (Tarvaris Jackson, Charlie Whitehust) throwing to him.
Greg Olsen, Carolina: He's bound to be a favorite regardless of which youngster (Cam Newton or Jimmy Clausen) is back there running for his life.
Jason Witten, Dallas: Steadiest guy on the board. Had 94 catches, 1,030 yards and two TDs in 2009 and 94 catches, 1,002 yards and nine TDs last year.
On the way up: Jimmy Graham, New Orleans
On the way down: Owen Daniels, Houston
Riskiest pick: Brandon Pettigrew, Detroit
Sleeper: Greg Olsen, Carolina
Late-round look: Kevin Boss, Oakland
Please avoid: Heath Miller, Pittsburgh
Top rookie: Lance Kendricks, St. Louis
THE TOP 20 (With Bye Week)
1. Jason Witten, Dallas, 5
2. Jermichael Finley, Green Bay, 8
3. Antonio Gates, San Diego, 6
4. Dallas Clark, Indianapolis, 11
5. Vernon Davis, San Francisco, 7
6. Jimmy Graham, New Orleans, 11
7. Brandon Pettigrew, Detroit, 9
8. Dustin Keller, N.Y. Jets, 8
9. Kellen Winslow, Tampa Bay, 8
10. Greg Olsen, Carolina, 9
11. Tony Gonzalez, Atlanta, 8
12. Marcedes Lewis, Jacksonville, 9
13. Rob Gronkowski, New England, 7
14. Lance Kendricks, St. Louis, 5
15. Brent Celek, Eagles, 7
16. Owen Daniels, Houston, 11
17. Jared Cook, Tennessee, 6
18. Kevin Boss, Oakland, 8
19. Zach Miller, Seattle, 6
20. Tony Moeaki, Kansas City, 6