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Week 10 Rankings

Sunday, November 11, 2012


Week 10 Tight Ends

Rank Player Name Opponent Notes
1 Rob Gronkowski vs. BUF -
2 Jimmy Graham vs. ATL -
3 Aaron Hernandez vs. BUF Sidelined (ankle)
4 Jason Witten at PHI -
5 Antonio Gates at TB -
6 Vernon Davis vs. STL -
7 Tony Gonzalez at NO -
8 Heath Miller vs. KC -
9 Martellus Bennett at CIN -
10 Greg Olsen vs. DEN -
11 Jermaine Gresham vs. NYG -
12 Brandon Pettigrew at MIN -
13 Brandon Myers at BAL -
14 Dustin Keller at SEA Probable (hamstring)
15 Scott Chandler at NE -
16 Dwayne Allen at JAC -
17 Brent Celek vs. DAL -
18 Owen Daniels at CHI Questionable (hip)
19 Jared Cook at MIA -
20 Dennis Pitta vs. OAK -
21 Kyle Rudolph vs. DET -
22 Anthony Fasano vs. TEN -
23 Jacob Tamme at CAR -
24 Joel Dreessen at CAR -
25 Marcedes Lewis vs. IND -

TE Notes: Not a surprise: Gronk’s 2.31 Yards Per Route Run is the highest figure of any tight end. He had a 5/104/1 stat line in the Week 4 meeting with the Bills. … Jimmy Graham is back where he belongs, atop the Saints’ target list. … Aaron Hernandez practiced on Wednesday and remains on track to play on Sunday.

Antonio Gates’ Week 9 stat line would have been even better if the Chargers defense didn’t score twice in the fourth quarter, taking the ball out of Philip Rivers’ hands. Gates faces three of the top 10 most generous tight end defenses in the next month. … Don’t blame Vernon Davis for his disappearing act of late. He’s caught 78.1 percent of the balls thrown his way, but defenses are game-planning to take Alex Smith’s most dangerous weapon away. Perhaps Jim Harbaugh and Greg Roman devised a plan to get him the ball during the bye week.

With Hakeem Nicks banged up again, it’s fair to expect an increased role for Martellus Bennett against a defense allowing the sixth-most fantasy points to opposing tight ends. … Greg Olsen has a second straight plus matchup against a Broncos defense allowing the third-most fantasy points. … Gresham’s speed may leave a lot to be desired, but he’s coming off the best six-game stretch of his career, averaging over 60 yards per game.

Brandon Myers is on pace for 78 receptions, which would be the highest total for a Raiders tight end since Todd Christensen’s 95 in 1986. … Scott Chandler is overdue for a touchdown. He burned the Patriots down the seam for a pair of scores in Week 4. … Dwayne Allen racked up career highs in targets, catches and yards with Coby Fleener out of the lineup last week. Fleener is out again Thursday night. … Keep an eye on Owen Daniels’ painful hip injury. He has the look of a game-time decision this week against the NFL’s best defense.

Week 10 Defense/Special Teams


Rank Player Name Opponent Notes
1 Fortyniners Def/Spec Team vs. STL -
2 Steelers Def/Spec Team vs. KC -
3 Seahawks Def/Spec Team vs. NYJ -
4 Bears Def/Spec Team vs. HOU -
5 Texans Def/Spec Team at CHI -
6 Cowboys Def/Spec Team at PHI -
7 Lions Def/Spec Team at MIN -
8 Giants Def/Spec Team at CIN -
9 Patriots Def/Spec Team vs. BUF -
10 Broncos Def/Spec Team at CAR -
11 Buccaneers Def/Spec Team vs. SD -
12 Dolphins Def/Spec Team vs. TEN -
13 Ravens Def/Spec Team vs. OAK -
14 Rams Def/Spec Team at SF -
15 Vikings Def/Spec Team vs. DET -
16 Jets Def/Spec Team at SEA -
17 Chargers Def/Spec Team at TB -
18 Eagles Def/Spec Team vs. DAL -
19 Colts Def/Spec Team at JAC -
20 Raiders Def/Spec Team at BAL -
21 Titans Def/Spec Team at MIA -
22 Falcons Def/Spec Team at NO -
23 Jaguars Def/Spec Team vs. IND -
24 Bengals Def/Spec Team vs. NYG -
25 Saints Def/Spec Team vs. ATL -
26 Chiefs Def/Spec Team at PIT -
27 Panthers Def/Spec Team vs. DEN -
28 Bills Def/Spec Team at NE -



Week 10 Kickers

Rank Player Name Opponent Notes
1 David Akers vs. STL -
2 Stephen Gostkowski vs. BUF -
3 Matt Bryant at NO -
4 Sebastian Janikowski at BAL -
5 Jason Hanson at MIN -
6 Lawrence Tynes at CIN -
7 Matt Prater at CAR -
8 Justin Tucker vs. OAK -
9 Blair Walsh vs. DET -
10 Shaun Suisham vs. KC -
11 Greg Zuerlein at SF -
12 Garrett Hartley vs. ATL -
13 Dan Bailey at PHI -
14 Robbie Gould vs. HOU -
15 Shayne Graham at CHI -
16 Adam Vinatieri at JAC -
17 Steven Hauschka vs. NYJ -
18 Nick Novak at TB -
19 Alex Henery vs. DAL -
20 Connor Barth vs. SD -
21 Dan Carpenter vs. TEN -
22 Rian Lindell at NE -
23 Rob Bironas at MIA -
24 Justin Medlock vs. DEN -
25 Josh Scobee vs. IND -
26 Mike Nugent vs. NYG -
27 Nick Folk at SEA -
28 Ryan Succop at PIT -


Chris Wesseling is a senior football editor and Dynasty league analyst for Rotoworld.com. The 2011 NFL season marks his fifth year with Rotoworld and his third year contributing to NBCSports.com. He can be found on Twitter @ChrisWesseling.
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