December 5, 2012
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Let’s continue our Week 14 rankings with a look at the best (and worst) tight end options for the coming week:
- Aaron Hernandez – New England Patriots – vs. Houston
- Jimmy Graham – New Orleans Saints – at New York Giants
- Tony Gonzalez – Atlanta Falcons – at Carolina
- Brandon Myers – Oakland Raiders – vs. Denver
- Jason Witten – Dallas Cowboys – at Cincinnati
- Owen Daniels – Houston Texans – at New England
- Greg Olsen – Carolina Panthers – vs. Atlanta
- Jermaine Gresham – Cincinnati Bengals – vs. Dallas
- Kyle Rudolph – Minnesota Vikings – vs. Chicago
- Heath Miller – Pittsburgh Steelers – vs. San Diego
- Brandon Pettigrew – Detroit Lions – at Green Bay
- Dallas Clark – Tampa Bay Buccaneers – vs. Philadelphia
- Dennis Pitta – Baltimore Ravens – at Washington
- Jacob Tamme – Denver Broncos – at Oakland
- Brent Celek – Philadelphia Eagles – at Tampa Bay
- Martellus Bennett – New York Giants – vs. New Orleans
- Jared Cook – Tennessee Titans – at Indianapolis
- Marcedes Lewis – Jacksonville Jaguars – vs. New York Jets
- Benjamin Watson – Cleveland Browns – vs. Kansas City
- Vernon Davis – San Francisco 49ers – vs. Miami
- Antonio Gates – San Diego Chargers – at Pittsburgh
- Jermichael Finley – Green Bay Packers – vs. Detroit
- Scott Chandler – Buffalo Bills – vs. St. Louis
- Dwayne Allen – Indianapolis Colts – vs. Tennessee
- Tony Moeaki – Kansas City Chiefs – at Cleveland
- Brandon Myers is coming off a monster week, with 14 receptions for 130 yards and a touchdown. He’s been pretty much a lock for at least five receptions a week and draws a matchup with a Broncos team that has been prone to giving up plays to tight ends. He should be viewed as one of the better options in the league.
- Aaron Hernandez made his presence felt once again this past week, with eight receptions for 97 yards. Sure, it would be nice if he found the end zone but we all know that will come with time. He’s back to being one of the elite options in the league.
- For the third straight week Kyle Rudolph found the end zone as he had six receptions for 51 yards and a touchdown. While the Bears defense does represent a tough test overall, it’s clear that Rudolph is becoming one of the best receiving options for the Vikings. He should be considered a TE1 for the coming week.
- The role of Dallas Clark continues to grow, as he scored a touchdown for the third time in four games. While I still wouldn’t trust him as a top option, those who are desperate could consider utilizing him.
- Jared Cook has clearly become a bigger part of Tennessee’s offense recently, but the Colts actually do a good job of defending tight ends. It keeps him more as a TE2 for the coming week.
- While it looked like Vernon Davis was really going to benefit from the presence of Colin Kaepernick, things have quickly disappeared for him over the past two weeks. He has managed just two receptions for 15 yards, while he has been targeted four times. With fantasy titles on the line, it’s impossible to trust him.
- Coby Fleener returned in Week 13 and immediately started taking opportunities away from Dwayne Allen. With both being integrated into the offense it is impossible to trust either for the time being.
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