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Week 16 Rankings

Friday, December 21, 2012


Week 16 Tight Ends

Rank Player Name Opponent Notes
1 Aaron Hernandez at JAC Questionable (ankle)
2 Jimmy Graham at DAL Probable (wrist)
3 Tony Gonzalez at DET -
4 Jason Witten vs. NO -
5 Heath Miller vs. CIN -
6 Martellus Bennett at BAL -
7 Owen Daniels vs. MIN Probable (hamstring)
8 Greg Olsen vs. OAK Probable (back)
9 Dennis Pitta vs. NYG -
10 Brandon Myers at CAR -
11 Tony Scheffler vs. ATL -
12 Kyle Rudolph at HOU Probable (shoulder)
13 Jermaine Gresham at PIT -
14 Brent Celek vs. WAS Probable (concussion)
15 Vernon Davis at SEA -
16 Jermichael Finley vs. TEN -
17 Antonio Gates at NYJ -
18 Ben Watson at DEN -
19 Scott Chandler at MIA Questionable (groin)
20 Marcedes Lewis vs. NE -
21 Dallas Clark vs. STL -
22 Rob Housler vs. CHI Questionable (knee)
23 Jacob Tamme vs. CLE -
24 Jeff Cumberland vs. SD -
25 Dwayne Allen at KC -
26 Joel Dreessen vs. CLE -

 

TE Notes: Aaron Hernandez has eight more receptions than any other tight end over the past three weeks. He gives owners a decided advantage in championship week. … Tony Gonzalez already has more receptions and yards than he’s had in any season with the Falcons. … Jason Witten needs six receptions to break Gonzalez’s tight end record of 102 set in 2004.

Heath Miller needs eight receptions and 19 yards over his final two games to set career-highs in an All-Pro caliber season. … Greg Olsen’s 1.85 yards per route run is the second-highest total among tight ends. … Dennis Pitta is fantasy’s No. 1 tight end over the past five weeks, thanks in large part to last week’s monster 7/125/2 stat line. … Brandon Myers is just a borderline TE1 after being held under 20 yards in back-to-back games.

Only Hernandez and Jimmy Graham have drawn more than Tony Scheffler’s 22 targets over the past three weeks. He’s Matthew Stafford’s second option in the passing game. … Brent Celek has a plus matchup against a Redskins defense allowing the second-most fantasy points to tight ends. … Facing the Broncos, Ben Watson is the only tight end with a better matchup this week.


Week 16 Team Defense

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



Week 16 Kickers

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


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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