Here are my top 30 tight ends for Week 13 (points-per-reception leagues).
This countdown identifies the weekend's best bets for catches, total yards, touchdowns and receiving targets—a stat that must always factor into lineup strategies with receivers, tight ends and running backs.
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Week 13: Top 30 PPR Tight Ends
1. Jimmy Graham at Atlanta
2. Tony Gonzalez vs. New Orleans
3. Jason Witten vs. Philadelphia
4. Aaron Hernandez at Miami
5. Owen Daniels at Tennessee
6. Greg Olsen at Kansas City
7. Antonio Gates vs. Cincinnati
8. Brandon Myers vs. Cleveland
9. Dustin Keller vs. Arizona
10. Brandon Pettigrew vs. Indianapolis
11. Dallas Clark at Denver
12. Vernon Davis at St. Louis
13. Jermichael Finley vs. Minnesota
14. Jermaine Gresham at San Diego
15. Heath Miller at Baltimore
16. Kyle Rudolph at Green Bay
17. Jacob Tamme vs. Tampa Bay
18. Marcedes Lewis at Buffalo
19. Scott Chandler vs. Jacksonville
20. Dwayne Allen at Detroit
21. Benjamin Watson at Oakland
22. Jared Cook vs. Houston
23. Garrett Graham at Tennessee
24. Brent Celek at Dallas
25. Martellus Bennett at Washington
26. Joel Dreessen vs. Tampa Bay
27. Logan Paulsen vs. N.Y. Giants
28. Tony Moeaki vs. Carolina
29. Charles Clay vs. New England
30. Zach Miller at Chicago
1. Jimmy Graham has scored a touchdown in three of four road games this season. But that cannot compare to his recent three-outing average against the Falcons (dating back to last year)—six catches, 90 yards and 1.3 TDs.
2. Owen Daniels has had only one encounter with division rival Tennessee in the last four years (that will change on Sunday). In the four games from 2009-12, Daniels averaged five catches, 65 yards and 0.5 TDs.
3. My optimism for Greg Olsen (49 catches, 589 yards, three TD) goes deeper than modest stats against AFC foes from the last 14 months—averages of five catches, 48.6 yards and 0.6 touchdowns.
Of the five outings, he also drew double-digit targets three times.
Jay Clemons can be reached on Twitter, day or night, at @ATL_JayClemons.
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