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Week 17 Target Watch

Saturday, December 29, 2012



Tight Ends

RkPlayerWk13Wk14Wk15Wk16TargT/TmG
1 Aaron Hernandez 13 11 19 5 48 12
2 Jimmy Graham 6 10 9 11 36 9
3 Heath Miller 6 9 7 9 31 7.8
4 Dallas Clark 5 5 12 7 29 7.2
5 Tony Scheffler 5 10 7 6 28 7
6 Ben Watson 9 5 4 10 28 7
7 Jason Witten 8 4 8 8 28 7
8 Owen Daniels 10 3 7 7 27 6.8
9 Jermaine Gresham 6 7 9 4 26 6.5


Aaron Hernandez continues to lead the way despite a down game last week in fantasy title games. But as we've talked about here before, the tight end position has been painfully inconsistent this season, while Hernandez has been the most consistent tight end of late.

Jimmy Graham continues to get good target numbers, but is dropping passes and isn't 100% healthy. I guess keeping basketball player sized tight ends healthy throughout a season may be a tougher proposition than we thought. Not everyone can be Tony Gonzalez.

Ben Watson is tied for fifth on this list, but only has 14 receptions for 182 yards and no touchdowns over the last four games, ranking him 20th in fantasy points for tight ends. Touchdowns are king in tight end land.


RkPlayerWk13Wk14Wk15Wk16TargT/TmG
10 Brandon Myers 15 2 4 4 25 6.2
11 Antonio Gates 8 8 6 3 25 6.2
12 Greg Olsen 4 5 9 7 25 6.2
13 Dennis Pitta 3 6 10 5 24 6
14 Jermichael Finley 7 3 6 8 24 6
15 Tony Gonzalez 5 9 7 2 23 5.8
16 Martellus Bennett 7 8 1 7 23 5.8
17 Lance Kendricks 5 8 5 5 23 5.8
18 Marcedes Lewis 7 4 4 6 21 5.2
19 Rob Housler 6 10 2 3 21 5.2
20 Jacob Tamme 13 4 0 3 20 5
21 Kyle Rudolph 8 2 4 6 20 5


Lance Kendricks' fantasy numbers are a bit skewed by his 80 yard touchdown last week, but he has come on a bit of late with three touchdowns in his last five games, but you can't expect his yardage totals to be anywhere near his 119 yards last week. His high this season before last week was 48 yards.

Jermichael Finley ranks fourth in receiving yards for tight ends over the last six weeks, but has only found the end zone once. He's a safer play than he was early in the season, but he's still not living up to what we thought he was so let's not let him off the hook because he is what we thought he was or I mean isn't, or, hey Denny, can you help!?

Woe are Brandon Myers' target totals! Seeing that 15 from Week 13 and then the utter desolation during the fantasy playoffs brings a tear to my eye.


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Chet Gresham writes Target Watch and The Morning After for Rotoworld.com and is the founder of The Fake Football. Chet can be found on Twitter .
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