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2012 Fantasy Football Tight End Rankings: Week 12

Week 12 Fantasy Football Rankings — Tight Ends

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.

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

Running Backs
Wide Receivers
Defense/Special Teams

Week 12 Waiver Wire

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