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Week 12 Rankings

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Week 12 Tight Ends

Rank Player Name Opponent Notes
1 Jimmy Graham vs. SF -
2 Jason Witten vs. WAS -
3 Aaron Hernandez at NYJ -
4 Vernon Davis at NO -
5 Owen Daniels at DET Probable (back)
6 Tony Gonzalez at TB Probable (shoulder)
7 Brandon Myers at CIN -
8 Antonio Gates vs. BAL -
9 Greg Olsen at PHI -
10 Jermaine Gresham vs. OAK -
11 Dustin Keller vs. NE -
12 Martellus Bennett vs. GB -
13 Kyle Rudolph at CHI -
14 Marcedes Lewis vs. TEN -
15 Jermichael Finley at NYG -
16 Dwayne Allen vs. BUF -
17 Heath Miller at CLE -
18 Scott Chandler at IND -
19 Brent Celek vs. CAR -
20 Brandon Pettigrew vs. HOU -
21 Jared Cook at JAC -
22 Tony Moeaki vs. DEN Questionable (shoulder)
23 Dennis Pitta at SD Probable (concussion)
24 Joel Dreessen at KC -
25 Dallas Clark vs. ATL -
26 Jacob Tamme at KC -
27 Logan Paulsen at DAL -
28 Ben Watson vs. PIT -

TE Notes: NFL Network’s Albert Breer, who has been all over the Aaron Hernandez news for the past month, confirms the tight end will play Thursday at the Jets. … Colin Kaepernick breathed life into Vernon Davis’ season, but the 49ers tight end’s fantasy relevance has much more to do with game-plan and defensive attention than quarterback. The one difference between Kaepernick and Alex Smith is the willingness to pull the trigger on downfield passes when Davis isn’t wide open.

Owen Daniels is practicing fully this week. … Tony Gonzalez’s 24 fantasy points against the Saints’ league-worst defense are an outlier over the past five weeks. He’s had just one game over 42 yards over that span compared to five for Brandon Myers and three apiece for Dustin Keller and Tony Moeaki. … Over that five-game span, Myers is fourth in fantasy points and yards and second in receptions. The Bengals defenses is allowing the fifth-most fantasy points to tight ends.

Jermaine Gresham has 60+ yards or a touchdown in five of the past six weeks. … In Chad Henne’s first extensive action with the Jaguars, Marcedes Lewis scored more fantasy points than he ever did in 24 starts for Blaine Gabbert. The Titans have surrendered the fourth-most fantasy points to tight ends this season. … Dwayne Allen’s 240 yards the past five weeks are sixth-most among tight ends. … Heath Miller gets a major downgrade with Charlie Batch under center.

Brandon Pettigrew has cleared 40 yards just once in the past six weeks. … If you can muster up any faith in Brady Quinn, Tony Moeaki has posted season-highs in yards in three of the past four weeks and faces the league’s most generous defense against tight ends. … Keep an eye on Dallas Clark. The majority of his production this season has come outside of the base offense in the two-minute drill. He finally caught a few passes last season without benefit of pass-heavy comeback mode. Clark isn’t to be trusted just yet.


Sunday Update: Bumped Dwayne Allen with news that Coby Fleener is inactive.


Week 12 Defense/Special Teams

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


Week 12 Kickers

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

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