Fantasy Football 2015 Tight End Rankings: Week 12

Can Rob Gronkowski find holes in Denver's defense?

Here we are about to enter Week 12 of the NFL and fantasy season, which means no more byes to work around! The availability of players on all 32 teams (depending on health and other factors) helps deepen what has been an inconsistent tight end pool.

 

With the playing field leveled, so to speak, the dust should settle and the best of the best should finally emerge at tight end. While the usual suspects (Rob Gronkowski, Greg Olsen, Tyler Eifert, Travis Kelce, etc.) should remain among the top choices, this could be the time some less heralded names emerge. It also could mean more a return to normalcy for guys like Gary Barndige now that the Browns have turned back to Josh McCown as their starting quarterback.

 

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So which tight end will finish at the top this week? Here is one man's opinion:

 

Rank Player Team Opp
1 Rob Gronkowski NE at DEN
2 Greg Olsen CAR at DAL (Thurs.)
3 Delanie Walker TEN vs. OAK
4 Tyler Eifert CIN vs. STL
5 Gary Barnidge CLE vs. BAL (Mon.)
6 Travis Kelce KC vs. BUF
7 Jordan Reed WAS vs. NYG
8 Antonio Gates SD at JAC
9 Ben Watson NO at HOU
10 Crockett Gillmore BAL at CLE (Mon.)
11 Brent Celek PHI at DET (Thurs.)
12 Jimmy Graham SEA vs. PIT
13 Jason Witten DAL vs. CAR (Mon.)
14 Jacob Tamme ATL vs. MIN
15 Charles Clay BUF at KC
16 Eric Ebron DET vs. PHI (Thurs.)
17 Julius Thomas JAC vs. SD
18 Richard Rodgers GB vs. CHI (Thurs.)
19 Coby Fleener IND vs. TB
20 Clive Walford OAK at TEN
21 Vance McDonald SF vs. ARI
22 Jordan Cameron MIA at NYJ
23 Kyle Rudolph MIN vs. ARI
24 Martellus Bennett CHI at GB (Thurs.)
25 Ladarius Green SD at JAC
26 Heath Miller PIT at SEA
27 Darren Fells ARI at SF
28 Jared Cook STL at CIN
29 Vernon Davis DEN vs. NE
30 Larry Donnell NYG at WAS

— Written by Michael Horvath, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network. Horvath is a Canadian who also happens to be a fantasy football (not to be confused with CFL) and fitness nut. Follow him on Twitter @realmikehorvath.

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