2012 Fantasy Football Tigh End Rankings: NFL Week 12

Ryan LesterSenior Writer INovember 19, 2012

NEW ORLEANS, LA - NOVEMBER 11:   Jimmy Graham #80 of the New Orleans Saints yells as he is introduced before playing the Atlanta Falcons at The Mercedes-Benz Superdome on November 11, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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With an exciting 11th week under our belts, here are the LestersLegends 2012 Week 12 fantasy football tight end rankings. 

1. Jimmy Graham, New Orleans Saints

With Gronk out, Graham is now the top option without question. He has five touchdowns in his past four games. There is no reason to think he won’t continue to excel against the San Francisco 49ers.

2. Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys

Witten racked up seven more receptions in Week 11, giving him 65 in the past seven games. A trip to the end zone would be nice. The Washington Redskins have allowed seven tight end touchdowns, so it could happen.

3. Tony Gonzalez, Atlanta Falcons

Julio Jones is hurting, so Gonzo could be active against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Bucs have allowed five tight end touchdowns, including four in the past five games.

4. Antonio Gates, San Diego Chargers

Gates had a disappointing showing against the Denver Broncos. He should rebound against the Baltimore Ravens.

5. Vernon Davis, San Francisco 49ers

Davis should be able to produce against the New Orleans Saints.

6. Aaron Hernandez, New England Patriots

Hernandez should be back just in time to replace Gronk. The New York Jets have allowed six tight end touchdowns.

7. Jermaine Gresham, Cincinnati Bengals

Gresham is averaging 64 yards in his past three games. The Oakland Raiders have allowed six tight end touchdowns.

8. Owen Daniels, Houston Texans

Daniels is averaging 59.3 yards with two touchdowns in his past three games. The Detroit Lions have allowed six tight end touchdowns.

9. Brandon Pettigrew, Detroit Lions

I expect the Lions to have a hard time running against Houston. That’s when Pettigrew seems to be active. The Texans have allowed six tight end touchdowns.

10. Brandon Myers, Oakland Raiders

Myers has three touchdowns in the past three games. The Bengals have allowed five tight end touchdowns.

11. Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers

Olsen remains a top weapon for Cam Newton. The Philadelphia Eagles have allowed two tight end scores in the past three games.

12. Jermichael Finley, Green Bay Packers

Finley came off a bye to score. He’s a risky TE1, but with Aaron Rodgers, he could be solid against the New York Giants.

13. Dwayne Allen, Indianapolis Colts

Allen is averaging 57.8 yards over the past four games. The Bills have allowed three tight end touchdowns in the past three games.

14. Heath Miller, Pittsburgh Steelers

Miller is not a legit TE1 against the Cleveland Browns without Big Ben in the lineup.

15. Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota Vikings

He looked good prior to the bye. He’s a risk because Christian Ponder often forgets he’s there. Rudolph is a great athlete though. The Bears present a tough challenge.

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