2012 Fantasy Football TE Rankings – Week 13

Nov 26, 2012

With an exciting 12th week under our belts, here are the LestersLegends 2012 Week 13 fantasy football tight end rankings.
1. Jimmy Graham, New Orleans Saints
In his last meeting with the Atlanta Falcons, Graham went for 146 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
2. Tony Gonzalez, Atlanta Falcons
Gonzo countered Graham with 122 yards and a pair of touchdowns of his own.
3. Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys
He isn’t getting into the end zone, but at least you can count on Witten to receive plenty of looks against the Philadelphia Eagles. He’s securing 73.2 percent of his targets.
4. Aaron Hernandez, New England Patriots
Hernandez had a mediocre return to action with 36 yards on Thanksgiving. He should benefit from the extended rest as he prepares for the Miami Dolphins.
5. Antonio Gates, San Diego Chargers
Gates has 30 yards in his past two games. So glad I traded for him. I’m equal parts hopeful and convinced that he’ll bounce back this week against the Cincinnati Bengals. The Bengals have allowed five tight end touchdowns.
6. Jermaine Gresham, Cincinnati Bengals
Gresham has had at least 69 yards or a touchdown in his past four games.
7. Owen Daniels, Houston Texans
Daniels has six touchdowns in his last eight games. The Titans have allowed seven tight end touchdowns.
8. Jermichael Finley, Green Bay Packers
Finley had his second solid game in a row. Finley is averaging 69.3 yards with two touchdowns in three career meetings with the Minnesota Vikings.
9. Marcedes Lewis, Jacksonville Jaguars
With Chad Henne at quarterback, Lewis has been solid. He’s a decent option against the Buffalo Bills.
10. Brandon Pettigrew, Detroit Lions
Pettigrew received a ridiculous 15 targets on Thanksgiving. The Indianapolis Colts have defended the tight end well this year though.
11. Dustin Keller, New York Jets
Keller is averaging 57.4 yards with two touchdowns in his past five games. The Arizona Cardinals have allowed four tight end touchdowns.
12. Brandon Myers, Oakland Raiders
Myers is averaging 52 yards with three touchdowns in the past four games. He should continue to be heavily targeted as the Raider face the Cleveland Browns.
13. Vernon Davis, San Francisco 49ers
Just when you think he’s back, Davis is skunked for the second time this year. It will take nerves of steel to start him against the St. Louis Rams.
14. Martellus Bennett, New York Giants 
Bennett has been mediocre since the early part of the year. He did have 79 yards against the Washington Redskins (this week’s opponent) back in Week 7. They have allowed seven tight end touchdowns.
15. Heath Miller, Pittsburgh Steelers
Miller has not scored in four straight games, but has six touchdowns on the year. He had 63 yards last week. He’s a low-end TE1 against the Baltimore Ravens.
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12 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Dr Mel
    November 26th, 2012 at 3:59 pm #

    Would I be better off playing Witten or Hernandez this week? I know you have them ranked 3 & 4. Thanks Ryan!

  2. LestersLegends
    November 26th, 2012 at 4:06 pm #

    Witten is your safe play with little upside. Hernandez is a risky pick with higher upside. Gambling time again.

  3. rozay
    November 27th, 2012 at 11:13 pm #

    Still dealing with fantasy-life after gronk and cant decide who start this week. I went with myers last week, but he only got me 3 points. Pettigrew, marcedes lewis, martellus bennett, dwayne allen are all free agents in my league, who has the best upside this week for my last effort playoff push?

  4. LestersLegends
    November 28th, 2012 at 6:57 am #

    I would say Bennett against Washington.

  5. rozay
    November 28th, 2012 at 7:36 am #


  6. LestersLegends
    November 28th, 2012 at 8:41 am #

    No problem rozay.

  7. j bones
    November 28th, 2012 at 2:35 pm #

    I also had Gronk…now trying to figure out who to pick up for this week as I desperately cling to the final playoff spot. I have Dreessen, but Myers and Cook are still available…i like what Henne’s doing and think that could be a sleeper move with Cook, but Manning should pass well this weekend too…your thoughts?

  8. LestersLegends
    November 28th, 2012 at 2:49 pm #

    Cook is on Titans. Henne is on Jags. i like myers. at least he consistently gets targets.

  9. Sam
    November 29th, 2012 at 12:21 pm #

    Maclin or Broyles? Who should I start?

  10. LestersLegends
    November 29th, 2012 at 12:53 pm #

    I think Broyles is safer.

  11. Brandon
    November 30th, 2012 at 9:00 am #

    Call me crazy but Gates has been non-existent. I don’t understand why every website has him still in the Top 5 even though he has 3 good weeks out of 12. Why shouldn’t I start Clark over him?

  12. LestersLegends
    November 30th, 2012 at 10:11 am #

    I suppose because of past potential. Clark has also had just two good weeks and two solid ones. Feel free to play Clark, I just like Gates’ upside better.

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