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Here are the 2016 Lester’s Legends Week 12 tight end rankings.
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1. Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots
2. Jimmy Graham, Seattle Seahawks
3. Delanie Walker, Tennessee Titans
4. Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers
5. Tyler Eifert, Cincinnati Bengals
6. Jordan Reed, Washington Redskins
7. Eric Ebron, Detroit Lions
8. Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs
9. Antonio Gates, San Diego Chargers
10. Martellus Bennett, New England Patriots
11. Coby Fleener, New Orleans Saints
12. Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota Vikings
13. Zach Ertz, Philadelphia Eagles
14. C.J. Fiedorowicz, Houston Texans
15. Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys
16. Cameron Brate, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
17. Gary Barnidge, Cleveland Browns
18. Will Tye, New York Giants
19. Julius Thomas, Jacksonville Jaguars
20. Jared Cook, Green Bay Packers
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Here are the 2015 LestersLegends Week 12 tight end rankings.
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1. Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots
2. Tyler Eifert, Cincinnati Bengals
3. Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers
4. Antonio Gates, San Diego Chargers
5. Jordan Reed, Washington Redskins
6. Delanie Walker, Tennessee Titans
7. Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs
8. Jimmy Graham, Seattle Seahawks
9. Crockett Gillmore, Baltimore Ravens
10. Martellus Bennett, Chicago Bears
11. Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys
12. Benjamin Watson, New Orleans Saints
13. Eric Ebron, Detroit Lions
14. Charles Clay, Buffalo Bills
15. Gary Barnidge, Cleveland Browns
16. Julius Thomas, Jacksonville Jaguars
17. Richard Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
18. Heath Miller, Pittsburgh Steelers
19. Jacob Tamme, Atlanta Falcons
20. Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota Vikings
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Here’s my Week 12 tight end rankings.

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1. Brandon Pettigrew vs. New England (Thursday)
2. Jacob Tamme vs. San Diego
3. Todd Heap vs. Tampa Bay
4. Chris Cooley vs. Minnesota
5. Kellen Winslow @ Baltimore
6. Tony Gonzalez vs. Green Bay
7. Vernon Davis @ Arizona (Monday)
8. Zach Miller (OAK) vs. Miami
9. Marcedes Lewis @ New York Giants
10. Jason Witten vs. New Orleans (Thursday)
11. Visanthe Shiancoe @ Washington
12. Jermaine Gresham @ New York Jets (Thursday)
13. Kevin Boss vs. Jacksonville
14. Jimmy Graham @ Dallas (Thursday)
15. Aaron Hernandez @ Detroit (Thursday)
16. Joel Dreessen vs. Tennessee
17. Rob Gronkowski @ Detroit (Thursday)
18. Greg Olsen vs. Philadelphia
19. Randy McMichael @ Indianapolis
20. Brent Celek @ Chicago
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Inside the numbers:

  • The Lions will be forced to throw a lot against New England, which works in their favor as the Patriots struggle to defend the pass. I’m expecting big things from Brandon Pettigrew this week.
  • Jacob Tamme shrugged off the back injury and caught seven catches for 70 yards. He’s a strong play yet again this week.
  • Todd Heap is averaging 51.4 yards with four touchdowns in his past five games.
  • I can’t trust Antonio Gates until he shows signs that he’ll be ready to go.
  • Jason Witten was more involved this week, but isn’t the focus of the offense the way he was in Weeks 7 & 8.
  • The Jets aggressive style lends itself to strong TE play. Look for Gresham to have a decent game.
  • With their WRs banged up, Kevin Boss figures to step up for the Giants.
  • I’m expecting Owen Daniels to be out again, meaning Joel Dreessen has fantasy relevance again.
  • ***UPDATE*** – Tony Moeaki (concussion) is out again this week. I added Jimmy Graham, and bumped him up a spell as Jeremy Shockey could miss this week as well.

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