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2012 Fantasy Football Tight End Rankings: Week 12

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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

Rk

Player

Team

OPPONENT

Notes

1

Jimmy Graham

NO

vs. SF

Has caught a TD pass in four straight games.

2

Jason Witten

DAL

vs. WAS (Thurs.)

Redskins giving up second-most fantasy pts. to TEs.

3

Tony Gonzalez

ATL

at TB

Tied a season-low with 3 catches vs. Cardinals.

4

Aaron Hernandez

NE

at NYJ (Thurs.)

Needed more now that Gronk (forearm) is out.

5

Owen Daniels

HOU

at DET (Thurs.)

Has at least 3 receptions in every game he's played.

6

Antonio Gates

SD

vs. BAL

Ravens have surrendered just one TD catch to TEs.

7

Vernon Davis

SF

at NO

Posted best numbers (6-83-1) in 5 games last week.

8

Greg Olsen

CAR

at PHI (Mon.)

Averaging 13.1 yards per catch over last 2 games.

9

Heath Miller

PIT

at CLE

Browns allowing fewest fantasy points to TEs.

10

Jermaine Gresham

CIN

vs. OAK

Averaging 12.0 ypc on the season.

11

Brandon Pettigrew

DET

vs. HOU (Thurs.)

Has 46 catches, but only 2 TDs.

12

Martellus Bennett

NYG

vs. GB

Hasn't caught a TD since Week 3.

13

Dustin Keller

NYJ

vs. NE (Thurs.)

Patriots allowing third-most fantasy points to TEs.

14

Brent Celek

PHI

vs. CAR (Mon.)

Tied for team lead in targets (8) last week.

15

Brandon Myers

OAK

at CIN

Has three TD receptions in over last three games.

16

Jermichael Finley

GB

at NYG

Caught second TD pass of season last week.

17

Scott Chandler

BUF

at IND

Has only 2 TD catches against teams other than NE.

18

Jared Cook

TEN

at JAC

Jaguars have only given up 2 TD receptions to TEs.

19

Dwayne Allen

IND

vs. BUF

Fleener (shoulder) could return this week.

20

Marcedes Lewis

JAC

vs. TEN

Hauled in 2 TDs vs. Texans, Titans have given up 7.

21

Jacob Tamme

DEN

at KC

His only TD catch came back in Week 1.

22

Dennis Pitta

BAL

at SD

Sustained possible concussion last week, monitor.

23

Dallas Clark

TB

vs. ATL

Had best game (7-58-1) of season last week.

24

Joel Dreessen

DEN

at KC

Has just one TD reception in last 5 games.

25

Logan Paulsen

WAS

at DAL (Thurs.)

Only reception last week went for TD.

26

Anthony Fasano

MIA

vs. SEA

Has just one catch in each of last 4 games.

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Rankings are based upon Athlon Sports' standard scoring system:

OFFENSIVE SCORING
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

Quarterbacks
Running Backs
Wide Receivers
Kickers
Defense/Special Teams

Week 12 Waiver Wire