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Fantasy Football 2016 Tight End Rankings: Week 12

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There’s not a lot of separation at the top of the fantasy tight end rankings for Week 12. Any of the top six could make a case for being No. 1.

Once again, one of the main things to keep an eye on at the position entering this week is the health of Rob Gronkowski. Will he back after missing last week, and if so how effective will he be? Ranking him third may be a bit optimistic but that’s more a nod to how valuable Gronk is when he plays. Obviously his status directly affects how to view Martellus Bennett.

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With no teams on bye, fantasy owners should have no trouble finding someone to play, although Zach Miller owners will have to look elsewhere. Some under-the-radar options that could pay off big this week include Will Tye, Dennis Pitta and Ladarius Green.

Positional Rankings: QB I RB I WR I TE I DST I K I Flex

Rk

Player

Team

Opp

1

Greg Olsen 

CAR

at OAK

2

Jimmy Graham

SEA

at TB

3

Rob Gronkowski 

NE

at NYJ

4

Jordan Reed 

WAS

at DAL (Thurs.)

5

Delanie Walker 

TEN

at CHI

6

Tyler Eifert

CIN

at BAL

7

Kyle Rudolph 

MIN

at DET (Thurs.)

8

Eric Ebron 

DET

vs. MIN (Thurs.)

9

Travis Kelce 

KC

at DEN (Mon.)

10

Zach Ertz 

PHI

vs. GB

11

Antonio Gates 

SD

at HOU

12

C.J. Fiedorowicz 

HOU

vs. SD

13

Jason Witten

DAL

vs. WAS (Thurs.)

14

Coby Fleener 

NO

vs. LA

15

Martellus Bennett 

NE

at NYJ

16

Cameron Brate

TB

vs. SEA

17

Gary Barnidge 

CLE

vs. NYG

18

Jared Cook 

GB

at PHI

19

Will Tye 

NYG

at CLE

20

Julius Thomas 

JAC

at BUF

21

Lance Kendricks 

LA

at NO

22

Vance McDonald 

SF

at MIA

23

Jack Doyle

IND

vs. PIT (Thurs.)

24

Dennis Pitta 

BAL

vs. CIN

25

Vernon Davis 

WAS

at DAL (Thurs.)

26

Austin Hooper 

ATL

vs. ARI

27

Hunter Henry 

SD

at HOU

28

Charles Clay 

BUF

vs. JAC

29

Ladarius Green 

PIT

at IND (Thurs.)

30

Dwayne Allen 

IND

vs. PIT (Thurs.)

— Rankings 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.