Top 30 TE's: 2012 Fantasy Football Tight End Rankings, Projections

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Top 30 TE's: 2012 Fantasy Football Tight End Rankings, Projections
Ron Chenoy-US PRESSWIRE
Tamme Should Have A Solid First Season in Denver

In a copycat league, the use of multiple tight ends in offenses is on the rise. Two teams that will utilize two tight end sets are the Broncos and Bears. Below I have a tight end from both squads that should help your team.

First is Jacob Tamme of the Broncos, he’s more of an H-back option that will line up in the slot, in the backfield and be used in motion. Manning will move him around to exploit miss-matches in the defense.

Second is Kellen Davis of the Bears, who is more of your traditional inline option. Davis has the skills to be a top fifteen fantasy tight end and should be an active target in the red zone.

 

Tamme A TE1 With Manning As His Quarterback

Jacob Tamme is reunited with his old quarterback Peyton Manning. Tamme filled in well a few years back when Dallas Clark was injured and he will serve as the joker tight end in this offense.

While the Broncos have two talented outside receivers in Eric Decker and Demaryius Thomas, I question their overall receiving depth, and this could mean Tamme is on the field most of the time.

In the Broncos first preseason action, Manning looked Tamme’s way often and this could be a continuing trend because of their chemistry and Manning’s reluctance to throw down field.

His current ADP trends as the 8th tight end (7.10, 12 team) may be a little high in standard leagues, but it could be fair in PPR leagues . Tamme will be active in the offense, but he’s not a game-breaking tight end.

 

Kellen Davis Has New Life

Finally, Mike Martz is gone and with Greg Olsen being traded last year, Davis will get regular playing time as the starter. Davis can make an impact in fantasy leagues, so look for offensive coordinator Mike Tice to get him involved weekly.

The Bears seem primed to throw the football more as they’ve loaded up at receiver and with Martz gone, they can utilize the tight end position. Backup rookie Evan Rodriguez will serve as the teams H-back as a movable piece, but look to Davis as the tight end to own.

 

1

Jimmy Graham

2

Rob Gronkowski

3

Antonio Gates

4

Vernon Davis

5

Aaron Hernandez

6

Jermichael Finley

7

Jason Witten

8

Fred Davis

9

Brandon Pettigrew

10

Jacob Tamme

11

Kyle Rudolph

12

Jared Cook

13

Jermaine Gresham

14

Coby Fleener

15

Tony Gonzalez

16

Brent Celek

17

Owen Daniels

18

Kellen Davis

19

Ed Dickson

20

Dustin Keller

21

Tony Moeaki

22

D.J. Williams

23

Kellen Winslow

24

Dwayne Allen

25

Greg Olsen

26

Marcedes Lewis

27

Anthony Fasano

28

Scott Chandler

29

Martellus Bennett

30

Lance Kendricks

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