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Fantasy Football 2012: Top 30 Tight Ends in Standard-Scoring Leagues

Niners tight end Vernon Davis (67 catches, 792 yards, 6 TD in 2011) tallied 28 catches, 42 targets, 536 yards and five touchdowns in his last five games (including the playoffs).
Niners tight end Vernon Davis (67 catches, 792 yards, 6 TD in 2011) tallied 28 catches, 42 targets, 536 yards and five touchdowns in his last five games (including the playoffs).Ezra Shaw/Getty Images
Jay ClemonsFantasy Sports Lead WriterAugust 19, 2012

Here's an updated listing of my top 30 tight ends in standard-scoring leagues.

This countdown will likely undergo a few changes before September. But right now, it's a reasonably accurate profile of my preseason rationale.

For a recent look at the top 25 tight ends in points-per-reception leagues (before Jason Witten's potentially serious injury), click here.


1. Rob Gronkowski, Patriots
2. Jimmy Graham, Saints
3. Vernon Davis, 49ers
4. Aaron Hernandez, Patriots
5. Antonio Gates, Chargers
6. Jermichael Finley, Packers
7. Brandon Pettigrew, Lions
8. Fred Davis, Redskins
9. Tony Gonzalez, Falcons
10. Brent Celek, Eagles
11. Dustin Keller, Jets
12. Jason Witten, Cowboys
13. Jermaine Gresham, Bengals
14. Jared Cook, Titans
15. Jacob Tamme, Broncos
16. Kellen Winslow Jr., Seahawks
17. Coby Fleener, Colts
18. Owen Daniels, Texans
19. Ed Dickson, Ravens
20. Heath Miller, Steelers
21. Kyle Rudolph, Vikings
22. Greg Olsen, Panthers
23. Marcedes Lewis, Jaguars
24. Lance Kendricks, Rams
25. Martellus Bennett, Giants
26. Scott Chandler, Bills
27. Rob Housler, Cardinals
28. Tony Moeaki, Chiefs
29. James Casey, Texans
30. Anthony Fasano, Dolphins


Jay Clemons can be reached on Twitter, day or night, at @ATL_JayClemons.

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