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

Cowboys tight end Jason Witten (942 yards, 5 TD in 2011) has pulled down at least 79 catches in the last five seasons (2007-11).
Cowboys tight end Jason Witten (942 yards, 5 TD in 2011) has pulled down at least 79 catches in the last five seasons (2007-11).Tom Pennington/Getty Images
Jay ClemonsFantasy Sports Lead WriterAugust 29, 2012

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

Even with Jason Witten getting clearance to start working out again with Cowboys trainers (not necessarily with his teammates in practice), I'd still like to avoid drafting him until that second wave of talented tight ends (Fred Davis, Brandon Pettigrew, Tony Gonzalez, Brent Celek, Dustin Keller) comes off the board.

And for those who feel differently, well, that's certainly your prerogative. Witten (696 catches, 7,909 yards, 41 TD) has earned his 'toughness' merit badge over the years.

For an updated listing of my smartphone-friendly cheat sheet, 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. Fred Davis, Redskins
8. Brandon Pettigrew, Lions
9. Tony Gonzalez, Falcons
10. Brent Celek, Eagles
11. Dustin Keller, Jets
12. Jason Witten, Cowboys
13. Jermaine Gresham, Bengals
14. Jacob Tamme, Broncos
15. Jared Cook, Titans
16. Kellen Winslow Jr., Seahawks
17. Owen Daniels, Texans
18. Greg Olsen, Panthers
19. Coby Fleener, Colts
20. Ed Dickson, Ravens
21. Heath Miller, Steelers
22. Kyle Rudolph, Vikings
23. Marcedes Lewis, Jaguars
24. Lance Kendricks, Rams
25. Martellus Bennett, Giants
26. Scott Chandler, Bills
27. Tony Moeaki, Chiefs
28. James Casey, Texans
29. Rob Housler, Cardinals
30. Anthony Fasano, Dolphins

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

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