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Fantasy Football 2015 Tight End Rankings: Week 12

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Here we are about to enter Week 12 of the NFL and fantasy season, which means no more byes to work around! The availability of players on all 32 teams (depending on health and other factors) helps deepen what has been an inconsistent tight end pool.

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With the playing field leveled, so to speak, the dust should settle and the best of the best should finally emerge at tight end. While the usual suspects (Rob Gronkowski, Greg Olsen, Tyler Eifert, Travis Kelce, etc.) should remain among the top choices, this could be the time some less heralded names emerge. It also could mean more a return to normalcy for guys like Gary Barndige now that the Browns have turned back to Josh McCown as their starting quarterback.

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So which tight end will finish at the top this week? Here is one man's opinion:

Rank

Player

Team

Opp

1

Rob Gronkowski

NE

at DEN

2

Greg Olsen

CAR

at DAL (Thurs.)

3

Delanie Walker

TEN

vs. OAK

4

Tyler Eifert

CIN

vs. STL

5

Gary Barnidge

CLE

vs. BAL (Mon.)

6

Travis Kelce

KC

vs. BUF

7

Jordan Reed

WAS

vs. NYG

8

Antonio Gates

SD

at JAC

9

Ben Watson

NO

at HOU

10

Crockett Gillmore

BAL

at CLE (Mon.)

11

Brent Celek

PHI

at DET (Thurs.)

12

Jimmy Graham

SEA

vs. PIT

13

Jason Witten

DAL

vs. CAR (Mon.)

14

Jacob Tamme

ATL

vs. MIN

15

Charles Clay

BUF

at KC

16

Eric Ebron

DET

vs. PHI (Thurs.)

17

Julius Thomas

JAC

vs. SD

18

Richard Rodgers

GB

vs. CHI (Thurs.)

19

Coby Fleener

IND

vs. TB

20

Clive Walford

OAK

at TEN

21

Vance McDonald

SF

vs. ARI

22

Jordan Cameron

MIA

at NYJ

23

Kyle Rudolph

MIN

vs. ARI

24

Martellus Bennett

CHI

at GB (Thurs.)

25

Ladarius Green

SD

at JAC

26

Heath Miller

PIT

at SEA

27

Darren Fells

ARI

at SF

28

Jared Cook

STL

at CIN

29

Vernon Davis

DEN

vs. NE

30

Larry Donnell

NYG

at WAS

— Written by Michael Horvath, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network. Horvath is a Canadian who also happens to be a fantasy football (not to be confused with CFL) and fitness nut. Follow him on Twitter @realmikehorvath.