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2012 Fantasy Football Rankings: Tight Ends 11-20



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2012 Fantasy Football Rankings - Tight Ends (Sept. 2):
Top 10 | 11-20 | 21-45


  1. Tony Gonzalez, TE, Falcons. Bye: 7.
    Tony Gonzalez looked done in 2010, but somehow bounced back to catch 80 balls for 875 yards and seven touchdowns. Gonzalez is arguably the best tight end of all time, but even he has to slow down some time. He turned 36 back in February, so it's certainly possible he could regress in 2012.

    Projected 2012 Fantasy Stats: 72 catches. 740 yards. 7 total TDs.
    Projected 2012 Fantasy Points: 116.
    Projected 2012 PPR Fantasy Points: 188.

  2. Jermaine Gresham, TE, Bengals. Bye: 8.
    It's frustrating that Jermaine Gresham hasn't taken that next step into becoming the elite tight end the Bengals thought they were getting when they selected him in the middle of the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft. Cincinnati brought in Orson Charles to be a complementary pass-catching tight end, so that's troubling for Gresham's long-term fantasy prospects.

    Projected 2012 Fantasy Stats: 63 catches. 680 yards. 7 total TDs.
    Projected 2012 Fantasy Points: 110.
    Projected 2012 PPR Fantasy Points: 173.



  3. Owen Daniels, TE, Texans. Bye: 11.
    Owen Daniels was having a decent season before Matt Schaub was knocked out for the year. He'll be back to being a top TE2, especially now that Schaub will have to rely on him more because Jacoby Jones is gone. The problem is that Daniels is unreliable, given that he gets hurt so much.

    Projected 2012 Fantasy Stats: 60 catches. 760 yards. 5 total TDs.
    Projected 2012 Fantasy Points: 106.
    Projected 2012 PPR Fantasy Points: 166.

  4. Greg Olsen, TE, Panthers. Bye: 6.
    Greg Olsen was a disappointment in his first year with the Panthers, catching just 45 passes for 540 yards and five touchdowns. The good news is that Jeremy Shockey is no longer on the roster, so Olsen should see more targets go his way. He's a bit of a sleeper for that reason.

    Projected 2012 Fantasy Stats: 58 catches. 680 yards. 6 total TDs.
    Projected 2012 Fantasy Points: 104.
    Projected 2012 PPR Fantasy Points: 162.

  5. Dustin Keller, TE, Jets. Bye: 9.
    Dustin Keller had his best year as a pro in 2011, catching 65 balls for 815 yards and five touchdowns. It'd be great if Keller had a quality quarterback who could help him progress into becoming a TE1, but the Jets' situation at the position is quite dubious.

    Projected 2012 Fantasy Stats: 59 catches. 730 yards. 5 total TDs.
    Projected 2012 Fantasy Points: 103.
    Projected 2012 PPR Fantasy Points: 162.





  6. Heath Miller, TE, Steelers. Bye: 4.
    Heath Miller has always blocked too much to be much of a fantasy factor, but the good news is that the Steelers spent their first two selections in the 2012 NFL Draft on offensive linemen. If the front improves, Miller won't have to block as much. This could help him emerge as a high-end TE2.

    Projected 2012 Fantasy Stats: 62 catches. 720 yards. 5 total TDs.
    Projected 2012 Fantasy Points: 102.
    Projected 2012 PPR Fantasy Points: 164.

  7. Coby Fleener, TE, Colts. Bye: 4.
    I normally wouldn't rank a tight end this highly, but Coby Fleener's familiarity (as well as his raw talent as a pass-catcher) will probably help him accumulate big numbers this year.

    Projected 2012 Fantasy Stats: 58 catches. 650 yards. 6 total TDs.
    Projected 2012 Fantasy Points: 101.
    Projected 2012 PPR Fantasy Points: 159.

  8. Fred Davis, TE, Redskins. Bye: 10.
    Fred Davis missed the final four weeks of the season, but still managed to haul in 59 balls for 796 yards and three touchdowns. It's unknown how well Robert Griffin will gel with Davis, but there's no question that Davis' fantasy potential is much higher with the talented, young signal-caller under center. Unfortunately, Chris Cooley will be back from injury to steal targets.

    Projected 2012 Fantasy Stats: 52 catches. 700 yards. 5 total TDs.
    Projected 2012 Fantasy Points: 100.
    Projected 2012 PPR Fantasy Points: 152.



  9. Ed Dickson, TE, Ravens. Bye: 8.
    Ed Dickson had an OK second season with 54 receptions for 528 yards and five touchdowns. A fifth of that production came at Seattle in Week 10 (10-79-2) and then Dickson followed that up with a 2-21 line versus Cincinnati. He's really inconsistent.

    Projected 2012 Fantasy Stats: 60 catches. 620 yards. 5 total TDs.
    Projected 2012 Fantasy Points: 92.
    Projected 2012 PPR Fantasy Points: 152.

  10. Jacob Tamme, TE, Broncos. Bye: 7.
    Jacob Tamme registered 67 catches for 631 yards and four touchdowns when Dallas Clark went down in 2010. There's no reason to think that he wouldn't be able to post similar numbers if Peyton Manning is close to 75-80 percent.

    Projected 2012 Fantasy Stats: 65 catches. 600 yards. 5 total TDs.
    Projected 2012 Fantasy Points: 90.
    Projected 2012 PPR Fantasy Points: 155.


2012 Fantasy Football Rankings - Tight Ends (Sept. 2):
Top 10 | 11-20 | 21-45







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