Week 12 Fantasy Football: Top 30 Tight Ends in Standard-Scoring Leagues

Jay ClemonsFantasy Sports Lead WriterNovember 21, 2012

Saints tight end Jimmy Graham (51 catches, 562 yards, 8 TD) racked up 103 yards and two scores against the 49ers in last year's NFC playoffs.
Saints tight end Jimmy Graham (51 catches, 562 yards, 8 TD) racked up 103 yards and two scores against the 49ers in last year's NFC playoffs.Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

Here are my top 30 tight ends for Week 12 (standard-scoring leagues).

This countdown identifies the weekend's best bets for catches, total yards, touchdowns and targets—a stat that must always factor into lineup strategies with receivers and tight ends.

Week 12: Top 30 Tight Ends

1. Jimmy Graham vs. San Francisco
2. Jason Witten vs. Washington
3. Tony Gonzalez at Tampa Bay
4. Aaron Hernandez at N.Y. Jets
5. Brandon Myers at Cincinnati
6. Dustin Keller vs. New England
7. Vernon Davis at New Orleans
8. Antonio Gates vs. Baltimore
9. Owen Daniels at Detroit
10. Greg Olsen at Philadelphia
11. Dwayne Allen vs. Buffalo
12. Jermaine Gresham vs. Oakland
13. Heath Miller at Cleveland
14. Scott Chandler at Indianapolis
15. Marcedes Lewis vs. Tennessee
16. Jermichael Finley at N.Y. Giants
17. Dallas Clark vs. Atlanta
18. Brent Celek vs. Carolina
19. Benjamin Watson vs. Pittsburgh
20. Brandon Pettigrew vs. Houston
21. Jacob Tamme at Kansas City
22. Martellus Bennett vs. Green Bay
23. Kyle Rudolph at Chicago
24. Jared Cook at Jacksonville
25. Logan Paulsen at Dallas
26. Dennis Pitta/Ed Dickson at San Diego
27. Garrett Graham at Detroit
28. Anthony Fasano vs. Seattle
29. Tony Scheffler vs. Houston
30. Zach Miller at Miami

Quick Hitters

1. In four full home games this season, Jimmy Graham (51 catches, 562 yards, eight TDs) has robust averages of 6.3 catches, 54 yards and 1.25 touchdowns. And let's not forget his virtuoso performance against the 49ers in last year's playoffs—five receptions, 103 yards and two scores.

2. Of his last six games, Brandon Myers has collected double-digit targets three times. And since Week 9, he has racked up 19 catches, 30 targets, 171 yards and three touchdowns.

3. In five career games at Tampa Bay's Raymond James Stadium, Tony Gonzalez has averaged just 4.6 catches, 54 yards and 0.4 touchdowns.

4. For what it's worth, Dustin Keller's career high, yardage-wise, came against the Patriots in 2010 (seven catches, 115 yards, one TD). Plus, the last time Keller took on New England (Week 7), he rolled for seven catches, 93 yards and one score.

Jay Clemons
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