2012 Fantasy Football Tight End Rankings: NFL Week 7

Ryan Lester@LestersLegendsSenior Writer IOctober 16, 2012

GREEN BAY, WI - SEPTEMBER 30:  Tight end Jimmy Graham #80 of the New Orleans Saints runs after a reception against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field on September 30, 2012 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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With an exciting sixth week under our belts, here are the LestersLegends 2012 Week 7 fantasy football tight end rankings.

1. Jimmy Graham, New Orleans Saints

The bye week came at an ideal for Graham as he got nicked up last game. He should be ready to rock against Tampa Bay.

2. Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots

Gronk hasn’t scored since Week 4, but remains a big part of the Patriots’ attack. He destroyed the Jets in their last meeting last year.

3. Vernon Davis, San Francisco 49ers

He had a quiet game against the Giants, but should be a bigger focus against Seattle.

4. Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys

He has his groove back with 19 catches for 200 yards over his past two games.

5. Fred Davis, Washington Redskins

Davis is averaging 65 yards over his past four games. RG3 will lean on him against the G-Men.

6. Aaron Hernandez, New England Patriots

He didn’t have a heavy workload, but he was active when he was out there, catching six passes for 30 yards and a score. He could be in store for more this week.

7. Owen Daniels, Houston Texans

Baltimore had some big losses on defense. Daniels is averaging 65.7 yards over the past three games.

8. Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota Vikings

The yardage isn’t there, but he’s the first look when the Vikings get in the red zone.

9. Heath Miller, Pittsburgh Steelers

Miller continues to be heavily involved in the offense, and that trend should continue against Cincinnati.

10. Jermaine Gresham, Cincinnati Bengals 

He’s averaging 4.5 catches for 59.8 yards and 0.5 TDs in his past four games. He should see some looks over the middle as the Steelers are preoccupied with A.J. Green.

11. Jared Cook, Tennessee Titans

He’s averaging four catches for 51 yards and 0.5 TDs over his past four games. If he only received more targets he could be a top-five tight end.

12. Brandon Pettigrew, Detroit Lions 

He’s averaging 5.2 catches for 52.2 yards. If the ground game struggles, he could see plenty of short targets.

13. Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers

He was slowed by Seattle, but should see more action against Dallas coming out of the bye.

14. Dennis Pitta, Baltimore Ravens

He had a better game, but needs to do more to get back into TE1 consideration. 

15. Scott Chandler, Buffalo Bills

He had a dud last week, but is a great red-zone threat against Tennessee.

Also check out:

2012 Week 7 Fantasy QB Rankings
2012 Week 7 Fantasy RB Rankings
2012 Week 7 Fantasy WR Rankings
2012 Week 7 Fantasy K Rankings
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