2012 Fantasy Football Tight End Rankings: NFL Week 9

Ryan Lester@LestersLegendsSenior Writer IOctober 29, 2012

ARLINGTON, TX - OCTOBER 28:  Jason Witten #82 of the Dallas Cowboys carries the ball against Stevie Brown #27 of the New York Giants at Cowboys Stadium on October 28, 2012 in Arlington, Texas. The New York Giants beat the Dallas Cowboys 29-26. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
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With an exciting eighth week under our belts, here are the LestersLegends 2012 Week 9 fantasy football tight end rankings.


1. Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys

Witten had 18 catches last week and 43 over the past four games. He's on fire heading into the matchup with Atlanta.


2. Jimmy Graham, New Orleans Saints

Wasn't 100 percent and still scored a touchdown. Should be closer to full strength against the Eagles.


3. Heath Miller, Pittsburgh Steelers

Continues to score touchdowns. He has scored in two straight games, giving him six on the year. Takes on the Giants.


4. Owen Daniels, Houston Texans 

Has four touchdowns in the past five games. Takes on Buffalo.


5. Tony Gonzalez, Atlanta Falcons

Struggled in the past two games, but still has 459 yards and four touchdowns. Takes on Dallas.


6. Antonio Gates, San Diego Chargers

After his two-touchdown game, he caught two passes for 14 yards. He's become a high-risk/high-reward option against the Chiefs.


7. Brandon Pettigrew, Detroit Lions 

Only has one touchdown this year, but he's averaging 5.4 catches per game.


8. Jermaine Gresham, Cincinnati Bengals

Averaging four catches per game so you won't get stuck with nothing, but his ceiling isn't very high.


9. Martellus Bennett, New York Giants 

Has nine catches the past two weeks. Faces the Steelers.


10. Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota Vikings

He's been ignored in recent weeks. He remains a red-zone threat, but he's a risk against the Seahawks.


11. Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers

Averaging nearly four catches per game, but has been pretty quiet since Week 4. Should break out against Washington.


12. Brent Celek, Philadelphia Eagles

Averaging four catches per game, but has declined since the first two weeks. That could change against the Saints.


13. Brandon Myers, Oakland Raiders

Still hasn't scored a touchdown, but with 4.4 catches per game, he's active. Takes on Tampa Bay.


14. Jared Cook, Tennessee Titans

Tough matchup against Chicago, but with his size and speed, he is a difficult cover.


15. Jacob Tamme, Denver Broncos

Peyton is on fire, but Tamme has been pretty quiet. Takes on Cincinnati.


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