Updated Fantasy Football Rankings at Week 12: Top 30 TE's for the Rest of 2010

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Updated Fantasy Football Rankings at Week 12: Top 30 TE's for the Rest of 2010
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Indianapolis Colts rookie tight end Jacob Tamme has moved up to second among tight ends for the remainder of the season. Tamme, who wasn’t even a fantasy consideration going into the season, has filled in admirably for the injured Dallas Clark.

While he hasn’t been quite as successful as Clark normally is, Tamme has caught six receptions in each of his four starts and has quickly become a trusted target of perhaps the league’s best quarterback.

He has battled a slight back injury, but that’s no reason to keep him out of your lineup. Unless you have both Antonio Gates and Tamme on the same roster, he should be in your lineup every week at this point.

Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten has been predictably unpredictable since Jon Kitna took over at quarterback.

In his past five games, Witten has had games with 10 catches, 3 catches, 1 catch, 4 catches, and again 10 catches on Thursday against the Saints.

The biggest concern for Witten owners is how much he’s going to be used as a blocker because it has been extremely difficult to determine how the Cowboys will use him from week to week.

Regardless, 2010 has been a very low production year for tight ends, so Witten is probably still an every-week must-start for owners that have him.

Perhaps the biggest disappointment of the second half of the season has been New York Jets tight end Dustin Keller.

After an excellent start to the season, Keller has absolutely fallen apart over the team’s past seven games, posting five or less fantasy points in six of those games. Keller caught five touchdown passes in his first three games and hasn’t caught one since.

While Mark Sanchez is looking for Braylon Edwards and Santonio Holmes more often, Keller has simply not been open nearly as much lately as he was to start the season.

Perhaps defenses are focusing in on him a bit more, but it’s certainly not helping his fantasy numbers. He drops another two spots this week to seventh among tight ends going forward.

 

View all of the Week 12 Rankings for the Rest of 2010:

Quarterbacks | Running Backs | Wide Receivers | Tight Ends

RANK PLAYER TEAM PREVIOUS RANK MOVEMENT
1 Antonio Gates SD 1 0
2 Jacob Tamme IND 3 1
3 Vernon Davis SF 2 -1
4 Jason Witten DAL 6 2
5 Zach Miller OAK 4 -1
6 Marcedes Lewis JAC 9 3
7 Dustin Keller NYJ 5 -2
8 Aaron Hernandez NE 7 -1
9 Todd Heap BAL 8 -1
10 Chris Cooley WAS 10 0
11 Tony Gonzalez ATL 11 0
12 Brandon Pettigrew DET 13 1
13 Kellen Winslow TB 12 -1
14 Benjamin Watson CLE 14 0
15 Rob Gronkowski NE 17 2
16 Heath Miller PIT 18 2
17 Jermaine Gresham CIN 19 2
18 Visanthe Shiancoe MIN 15 -3
19 Greg Olsen CHI 22 3
20 Tony Moeaki KC 16 -4
21 Jeremy Shockey NO 21 0
22 Joel Dreessen HOU NR -
23 Evan Moore CLE 29 6
24 Kevin Boss NYG 24 0
25 Tony Scheffler DET 23 -2
26 Brent Celek PHI 20 -6
27 Bo Scaife TEN 26 -1
28 Andrew Quarless GB 27 -1
29 Anthony Fasano MIA 28 -1
30 John Carlson SEA 25 -5
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