Let’s keep our Week 12 rankings rolling with a look at the best tight ends for the coming week. Who has the best matchup? Who has been struggling? Let’s take a look:
- Rob Gronkowski – New England Patriots – at Philadelphia
- Antonio Gates – San Diego Chargers – vs. Denver
- Jimmy Graham – New Orleans Saints – vs. New York Giants
- Jason Witten – Dallas Cowboys – vs. Miami
- Jermichael Finley – Green Bay Packers – at Detroit
- Tony Gonzalez – Atlanta Falcons – vs. Minnesota
- Owen Daniels – Houston Texans – at Jacksonville
- Aaron Hernandez – New England Patriots – at Philadelphia
- Brandon Pettigrew – Detroit Lions – vs. Green Bay
- Fred Davis – Washington Redskins – at Seattle
- Vernon Davis – San Francisco 49ers – at Baltimore
- Jake Ballard – New York Giants – at New Orleans
- Brent Celek – Philadelphia Eagles – vs. New Orleans
- Kellen Winslow – Tampa Bay Buccaneers – at Tennessee
- Dustin Keller – New York Jets – vs. Buffalo
- Greg Olsen – Carolina Panthers – at Indianapolis
- Jermaine Gresham – Cincinnati Bengals – vs. Cleveland
- Heath Miller – Pittsburgh Steelers – at Kansas City
- Ed Dickson – Baltimore Ravens – vs. San Francisco
- Kevin Boss – Oakland Raiders – vs. Chicago
- Rob Gronkowski just continues to produce, doesn’t he? Over his past four games he has 27 receptions for 404 yards and 5 TD (including back-to-back two touchdown games). It doesn’t matter who the other options inNew Englandare, Gronkowski has entrenched himself as the best option in the league.
- Who still thinks Tony Gonzalez is over the hill or if he can’t continue to produce? He has now scored in three straight games. Over his past two games he has 11 receptions for 145 yards. It’s impossible not to like him for the coming week.
- Fred Davis should be a good option, at least that’s what we all want to believe. The Redskins’ wide receiving corps has been hit hard by injuries and he should be the best option they currently have. Yet, he hasn’t had more than 50 yards in each of the past three weeks nor has he scored since Week 7. The matchup againstSeattlekeeps him as a TE1, but you are going to want to be cautious with him.
- Over his past four games Brent Celek has averaged 66.8 yards per game, so he’s finally starting to become a fixture in the team’s offense. We’d all love for him to be scoring some touchdowns, but you have to think if he continues catching six passes a game (he’s had six or more in three of his past four games), that the touchdowns will come in time. Consider him a low-end TE1 for the coming week.
- Kevin Boss has not been very good this season, but he has a matchup against a Bears’ defense that has been beaten up by tight ends this season. As a low-end option, he’s worth rolling the dice one.
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