2012 Fantasy Football Tight End Rankings: NFL Week 13

Ryan Lester@LestersLegendsSenior Writer INovember 26, 2012

NEW ORLEANS, LA - NOVEMBER 11:   Jimmy Graham #80 of the New Orleans Saints yells as he is introduced before playing the Atlanta Falcons at The Mercedes-Benz Superdome on November 11, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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With an exciting 12th week under our belts, here are the LestersLegends 2012 Week 13 fantasy football tight end rankings.

1. Jimmy Graham, New Orleans Saints

In his last meeting with the Atlanta Falcons, Graham went for 146 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

2. Tony Gonzalez, Atlanta Falcons

Gonzo countered Graham with 122 yards and a pair of touchdowns of his own.

3. Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys

He isn’t getting into the end zone, but at least you can count on Witten to receive plenty of looks against the Philadelphia Eagles. He’s securing 73.2 percent of his targets.

4. Aaron Hernandez, New England Patriots

Hernandez had a mediocre return to action with 36 yards on Thanksgiving. He should benefit from the extended rest as he prepares for the Miami Dolphins.

5. Antonio Gates, San Diego Chargers

Gates has 30 yards in his past two games. So glad I traded for him. I’m equally hopeful and convinced that he’ll bounce back this week against the Cincinnati Bengals.

The Bengals have allowed five touchdowns to tight ends.

6. Jermaine Gresham, Cincinnati Bengals

Gresham has had at least 69 yards or a touchdown in his past four games.

7. Owen Daniels, Houston Texans

Daniels has six touchdowns in his last eight games. The Titans have given up seven tight end touchdowns.

8. Jermichael Finley, Green Bay Packers

Finley had his second solid game in a row. Finley is averaging 69.3 yards with two touchdowns in three career meetings with the Minnesota Vikings.

9. Marcedes Lewis, Jacksonville Jaguars

With Chad Henne at quarterback, Lewis has been solid. He’s a decent option against the Buffalo Bills.

10. Brandon Pettigrew, Detroit Lions

Pettigrew received a ridiculous 15 targets on Thanksgiving. The Indianapolis Colts have defended tight ends well this year though.

11. Dustin Keller, New York Jets

Keller is averaging 57.4 yards with two touchdowns in his past five games. The Arizona Cardinals have allowed four touchdowns to tight ends.

12. Brandon Myers, Oakland Raiders

Myers is averaging 52 yards with three touchdowns in the past four games. He should continue to be heavily targeted as the Raiders face the Cleveland Browns.

13. Vernon Davis, San Francisco 49ers

Just when you think he’s back, Davis is skunked for the second time this year. It will take nerves of steel to start him against the St. Louis Rams.

14. Martellus Bennett, New York Giants 

Bennett has been mediocre since the early part of the year. He did have 79 yards against the Washington Redskins (this week’s opponent) back in Week 7.

They have allowed seven tight end touchdowns.

15. Heath Miller, Pittsburgh Steelers

Miller has not scored in four straight games, but he has six touchdowns on the year. He had 63 yards last week. He’s a low-end TE1 against the Baltimore Ravens.

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