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Tight End Rankings: NFL Fantasy Week 12

Tight End Rankings Week 12: Jacob Hollister

Tight End Rankings Week 12: Jacob Hollister

My Week 12 fantasy football tight end rankings find me in complete agreement with the Expert Consensus Rankings (ECR) with regards to every TE1. Even most of the TE2s between the ECR and my rankings are pretty similar. Until you get to perhaps the very end.

I have Jacob Hollister as a TE2 and I am shocked at how low the ECR has him ranked. And of course, most of you will not be digging that deep. Few even dig much beyond the top 20 for a startable tight end in a given week. And no team is on bye this week, making it even less likely. However, if you are digging deep, I do like Hollister as an option inside the top 25.

Hollister's stats are nothing to get excited about, but his situation is. Seattle starting tight end Greg Olsen is now on injured reserve making Hollister the Seahawks' de facto top option. Russell Wilson doesn't target his tight ends to excess, as they are around the league average in that respect. Wilson targets his tight ends on 20.5 percent of his pass attempts, so if he drops back 30 times on Monday night against Philadelphia, Hollister should see five or six targets. And that could be enough to do some damage considering the Eagles are giving up the sixth-most fantasy points per game to tight ends. Hollister could be a very sneaky play this week.

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— Rankings by Mark Strausberg, a member of the Athlon Network Contributor, who despite his youthful exuberance and good looks has been playing fantasy sports before Wildcats or Hoosiers even made it to VHS. Got a fantasy sports question or thought? Hit him up on Twitter @MarkStrausberg.