2012 Fantasy Football Tight End Rankings: NFL Week 8

Ryan LesterSenior Writer IOctober 22, 2012

FOXBORO, MA - OCTOBER 21:  Rob Gronkowski #87 of the New England Patriots catches a touchdown pass in front of LaRon Landry #30 of the New York Jets during the game on October 21, 2012 at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
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With an exciting seventh week under our belts, here are the LestersLegends 2012 Week 8 fantasy football tight end rankings. 


1. Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots

Gronk is coming off a two-touchdown game, giving him five on the year. Takes on St. Louis in London. 


2. Tony Gonzalez, Atlanta Falcons

Averaging 71.7 yards with four touchdowns in six games. Bye week to charge the batteries before facing Philly. 


3. Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys 

Has 25 catches in the past three games. Takes on the Giants. 


4. Jimmy Graham, New Orleans Saints

His availability will be in question, but if he can go he’s a strong option against Denver. 


5. Aaron Hernandez, New England Patriots

Has 11 catches the past two weeks. Faces the Rams. 


6. Heath Miller, Pittsburgh Steelers

Facing the Redskins’ league-worst pass defense. Has five touchdowns in six games. 


7. Antonio Gates, San Diego Chargers

Scored twice before the bye. Takes on Cleveland. 


8. Vernon Davis, San Francisco 49ers 

Wasn’t targeted last week. That should get corrected against Arizona. 


9. Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota Vikings

Didn’t catch a pass last week, but he’s a big time red-zone threat. He has five touchdowns entering this week’s game with Tampa Bay. 


10. Martellus Bennett, New York Giants

Bennett got back on track with five catches for 79 yards. Had 40 yards and a score in the first meeting with Dallas.


11. Brent Celek, Philadelphia Eagles

Fourth among TEs with 357 yards. Takes on Atlanta. 


12. Brandon Myers, Oakland Raiders

Averaging 55.7 yards. Hasn’t scored, which keeps him from a higher ranking. Takes on the Chiefs. 


13. Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers

Faces a tough Bears team, which should lead to plenty of looks. 


14. Jared Cook, Tennessee Titans

Averaging 46.9 yards. Has the talent to have a big day, but Tennessee doesn’t utilize him enough. 


15.Brandon Pettigrew, Detroit Lions

Tough matchup against the Seahawks, but he’s a heavily targeted option.


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