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2012 Fantasy Football Tight End Rankings: Week 7

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.

Atlanta, Denver, Kansas City, Miami, Philadelphia and San Diego all are on bye.

2012 NFL Week 7 Fantasy Football Rankings — Tight Ends

Rk Player Team OPPONENT Notes
1 Vernon Davis SF vs. SEA (Thurs.) Davis No. 2 among TEs in fantasy scoring.
2 Rob Gronkowski NE vs. NYJ Gronk contributing, just not putting up huge numbers.
3 Jimmy Graham NO at TB Is Week 5 ankle injury still an issue?
4 Owen Daniels HOU vs. BAL Played a key role in Texans' passing game so far.
5 Kyle Rudolph MIN vs. ARI Rookie leads his position with 5 TDs.
6 Aaron Hernandez NE vs. NYJ Returned and caught TD pass last week.
7 Jason Witten DAL at CAR Back among top 15 after slow start.
8 Heath Miller PIT at CIN Remains one of Big Ben's favorite targets.
9 Scott Chandler BUF vs. TEN Titans giving up most fantasy points to TEs.
10 Brandon Pettigrew DET at CHI (Mon.) Bears have struggled some with defending TEs.
11 Jermaine Gresham CIN vs. PIT  
12 Jared Cook TEN at BUF  
13 Greg Olsen CAR vs. DAL  
14 Martellus Bennett NYG vs. WAS Played through knee issue last week.
15 Fred Davis WAS at NYG  
16 Jermichael Finley GB at STL Shoulder injury clearly affecting him.
17 Brandon Myers OAK vs. JAC Has 21 catches on season, but no TDs yet.
18 Dustin Keller NYJ at NE Should fare better in second game back from injury.
19 Dennis Pitta BAL at HOU Hasn't done that much since Week 3.
20 Coby Fleener IND vs. CLE Has more rec., yds. than teammate Allen, but no TDs.
21 Marcedes Lewis JAC at OAK  
22 Lance Kendricks STL vs. GB  
23 Dwayne Allen IND vs. CLE Tied for team lead with 2 TD catches.
24 Rob Housler ARI at MIN  
25 Benjamin Watson CLE at IND Teammate Jordan Cameron taking away targets.
26 Dallas Clark TB vs. NO

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 7 Positional Rankings

Running Backs
Wide Receivers
Defense/Special Teams

Week 7 Waiver Wire

Week 7 Start or Sit

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