Fantasy Football 2012: Top 5 Tight Ends on Waiver Wire

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Fantasy Football 2012: Top 5 Tight Ends on Waiver Wire
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Over the past few seasons, tight ends have seen their roles change and increase in importance.  

Back in the day, tight ends ideally were used in the game to lay out some blocks and occasionally peel out for a quick pass.  Now, the tight end position has emerged as a major point of emphasis for offenses, due to the high-quality production that has been seen of late—especially when offenses now run two TE formations, such as the New England Patriots and New York Giants.

From Baltimore Ravens TE, Dennis Pitta, to New York Giants TE, Martellus Bennett, there are many profitable tight-ends still available on the waiver-wire. 

Now that the opening weeks of the 2012-13 NFL season have finally come, fantasy football is officially in full form.  Tight ends are going to gain a lot of fantasy points this year.  

Do not overvalue the past fact that running backs produce the most points out of any position, because now, many teams use anywhere from two to four running backs in a single game.  Tight end is the new money-maker position.  

Be sure to have two solid TE’s on your roster, because it is one of the most physically demanding positions.

With one week of fantasy football in the books, take a look at some tight ends available in many fantasy leagues that could really add some extra quality to your roster.

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