Jimmy Graham's uncertainty has forced me to revisit my LestersLegends 2012 Week 7 fantasy football tight end rankings. Here's the second look.
1. Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots
Gronk hasn’t scored since Week 4, but remains a big part of the Patriots’ attack. He destroyed the Jets in their last meeting last year.
2. Vernon Davis, San Francisco 49ers
He had a quiet game against the Giants, but should be a bigger focus against Seattle.
3. Aaron Hernandez, New England Patriots
He didn’t have a heavy workload, but he was active when he was out there, catching six passes for 30 yards and a score. He could be in store for more this week.
4. Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys
He has his groove back with 19 catches for 200 yards over his past two games.
5. Fred Davis, Washington Redskins
Davis is averaging 65 yards over his past four games. Robert Griffin III will lean on him against the G-Men.
6. Jimmy Graham, New Orleans Saints
The injury is starting to make me nervous. I’ve bumped him from one to six. You need to have a backup plan.
7. Owen Daniels, Houston Texans
Baltimore had some big losses on defense. Daniels is averaging 65.7 yards over the past three games.
8. Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota Vikings
The yardage isn’t there, but he’s the first look when the Vikings get in the red zone.
9. Heath Miller, Pittsburgh Steelers
Miller continues to be heavily involved in the offense, and that trend should continue against Cincinnati.
10. Jermaine Gresham, Cincinnati Bengals
He’s averaging 4.5 catches for 59.8 yards and 0.5 TDs in his past four games. He should see some looks over the middle as the Steelers will be preoccupied with A.J. Green.
11. Jared Cook, Tennessee Titans
He’s averaging four catches for 51 yards and 0.5 TDs over his past four games. If he only received more targets he could be a Top-Five tight end.
12. Brandon Pettigrew, Detroit Lions
He’s averaging 5.2 catches for 52.2 yards. If the ground game struggles, he could see plenty of short targets.
13. Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers
He was slowed by Seattle, but should see more action against Dallas coming out of the bye.
14. Brandon Myers, Oakland Raiders
Myers hasn’t scored yet, but he’s averaging 58.0 yards per game. He had a dud against Denver, but he has at least four catches for 55 yards in his other four games. He's not a bad option against the Jags.
15. Dennis Pitta, Baltimore Ravens
He had a better game, but needs to do more to get back into TE1 consideration.
16. Scott Chandler, Buffalo Bills
He had a dud last week but is a great red-zone threat against Tennessee.
17. Martellus Bennett, New York Giants
Bennett hasn’t done anything since Week 3, but should be closer to full strength. He has a nice match-up against the Redskins.
18. Jermichael Finley, Green Bay Packers
If it’s not his health failing him, it’s his hands. He's not a good option against the Rams.
19. Marcedes Lewis, Jacksonville Jaguars
He has done very little on the year but has a chance to surprise against Oakland. They have allowed 43.8 yards per game and four touchdowns to tight ends.
20. Dustin Keller, New York Jets
He got back on the field last week but has just two catches for 13 yards on the season. This could be a decent week, though, as he plays decent against the Patriots.
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