2011 NFL Fantasy Football Week 12: Tight End (TE) Rankings and Projections

Sean E. Douglas@@seanfantasyinfoSenior Writer IIINovember 21, 2011

DETROIT - OCTOBER 16:  Brandon Pettigrew #87 of the Detroit Lions reacts after scoring on an 18 yard pass from Matthew Stafford #9 in the first quarter of the game against the San Francisco 49ers at Ford Field on October 16, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
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Brandon Pettigrew vs. Packers

After a productive start to the season, Brandon Pettigrew has failed to post either a touchdown or more than 40 yards in a game for three straight weeks. Last week, Pettigrew failed to reach 40 yards again, but he did find the end zone.

With Tony Scheffler and rookie receiver Titus Young more involved over the past month, it’s unlikely that Pettigrew will have big performances going forward. He may find the end zone again this week against the Packers.

Green Bay has struggled on defense this year—even Josh Freeman posted over 300 yards and two scores against them last week.

With Stafford playing better, look for Pettigrew to be targeted often in the red zone; one of his favorite targets is around that area of the field.


Brent Celek vs. Patriots 

Michael Vick failed to play last week, but that didn’t stop Brent Celek from being targeted regularly against the Giants on Sunday.

Vince Young may play again, and if so, fantasy owners should feel good about his ability to move the offense after his 258-yard and two-touchdown performance.

Look for Celek to put up a reasonably productive day against the Patriots fantasy-friendly defense.

More WK 12 Rankings – QB | RB | WR | TE | Flex | K/D| Waivers | Start/Sit |

1 Jimmy Graham Giants
2 Rob Gronkowski @ Eagles
3 Jason Witten Dolphins
4 Antonio Gates Broncos
5 Aaron Hernandez @ Eagles
6 Tony Gonzalez Vikings
7 Jake Ballard @ Saints
8 Jermichael Finley @ Lions
9 Vernon Davis @ Ravens
10 Ed Dickson 49ers
11 Brandon Pettigrew Packers
12 Fred Davis @ Seahawks
13 Greg Olsen @ Colts
14 Owen Daniels @ Jaguars
15 Brent Celek Patriots
16 Heath Miller @ Chiefs
17 Jermaine Gresham Browns
18 Dustin Keller Bills
19 Kellen Winslow @ Titans
20 Anthony Fasano @ Cowboys