Each week during the NFL season, we will rank enough players at each position to appease everyone from those in 8-team leagues to 16-team leagues, those that can start two QBs, two TEs, three RBs and four WRs. We cut out the rest, because if you're looking at who the 50th-best running back or the 17th-best kicker is for that week, you need more help than any Web site can give you.
2012 NFL Week 12 Fantasy Football Rankings — Tight Ends
Has caught a TD pass in four straight games.
vs. WAS (Thurs.)
Redskins giving up second-most fantasy pts. to TEs.
Tied a season-low with 3 catches vs. Cardinals.
at NYJ (Thurs.)
Needed more now that Gronk (forearm) is out.
at DET (Thurs.)
Has at least 3 receptions in every game he's played.
Ravens have surrendered just one TD catch to TEs.
Posted best numbers (6-83-1) in 5 games last week.
at PHI (Mon.)
Averaging 13.1 yards per catch over last 2 games.
Browns allowing fewest fantasy points to TEs.
Averaging 12.0 ypc on the season.
vs. HOU (Thurs.)
Has 46 catches, but only 2 TDs.
Hasn't caught a TD since Week 3.
vs. NE (Thurs.)
Patriots allowing third-most fantasy points to TEs.
vs. CAR (Mon.)
Tied for team lead in targets (8) last week.
Has three TD receptions in over last three games.
Caught second TD pass of season last week.
Has only 2 TD catches against teams other than NE.
Jaguars have only given up 2 TD receptions to TEs.
Fleener (shoulder) could return this week.
Hauled in 2 TDs vs. Texans, Titans have given up 7.
His only TD catch came back in Week 1.
Sustained possible concussion last week, monitor.
Had best game (7-58-1) of season last week.
Has just one TD reception in last 5 games.
at DAL (Thurs.)
Only reception last week went for TD.
Has just one catch in each of last 4 games.
Rankings are based upon Athlon Sports' standard scoring system:
All touchdowns are 6 points
1 point for 25 yards passing
1 point for 10 yards rushing/receiving
Receptions are .5 points
Interceptions/fumbles are minus-2 points
Additional Week 12 Positional Rankings