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2012 Fantasy Football Tight End Rankings: Week 5

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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.

Dallas, Detroit, Oakland and Tampa Bay all are on bye.

2012 NFL Week 5 Fantasy Football Rankings — Tight Ends

Rk

Player

Team

OPPONENT

Notes

1

Jimmy Graham

NO

vs. SD

 

2

Rob Gronkowski

NE

vs. DEN

 

3

Tony Gonzalez

ATL

at WAS

 

4

Vernon Davis

SF

vs. BUF

 

5

Jermichael Finley

GB

at IND

 

6

Kyle Rudolph

MIN

vs. TEN

Titans have been awful against TEs.

7

Martellus Bennett

NYG

vs. CLE

Just one catch vs. Eagles, but don't worry.

8

Antonio Gates

SD

at NO

Still in search of first TD.

9

Dennis Pitta

BAL

at KC

Not needed (0 rec.) against Browns.

10

Brent Celek

PHI

at PIT

Clearly one of Vick's favorite targets right now.

11

Owen Daniels

HOU

at NYJ (Mon.)

 

12

Greg Olsen

CAR

vs. SEA

Leads Panthers in receptions.

13

Scott Chandler

BUF

at SF

Two TDs vs. Patriots, No. 5 fantasy TE right now.

14

Fred Davis

WAS

vs. ATL

Has had back-to-back solid games, still no TDs.

15

Heath Miller

PIT

vs. PHI

Caught two TD passes in Week 3.

16

Coby Fleener

IND

vs. GB

 

17

Jared Cook

TEN

at MIN

First shoulder, now dealing with hand issue too.

18

Jermaine Gresham

CIN

vs. MIA

 

19

Jacob Tamme

DEN

at NE

More targets and catches than Dreessen, but no TDs either.

20

Joel Dreessen

DEN

at NE

Tamme had more catches, but he had TD vs. Raiders.

21

Marcedes Lewis

JAC

vs. CHI

Best game (3, 32, 1) since Week 1 against Bengals.

22

Dustin Keller

NYJ

vs. HOU (Mon.)

May finally return since injuring hamstring in Week 1.

23

Anthony Fasano

MIA

at CIN

 

24

Ed Dickson

BAL

at KC

 

25

Rob Housler

ARI

at STL (Thurs.)

 

26

Craig Stevens

TEN

at MIN

Made most of opportunities while Cook's been limited.

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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 5 Positional Rankings

Quarterbacks
Running Backs
Wide Receivers
Kickers
Defense/Special Teams

Week 5 Start or Sit

Week 5 Waiver Wire