Week 12 TE rankings

Posted Nov. 28, 2011 @ 7:48 p.m.
Posted By Pat Fitzmaurice

Updated Nov. 28, 2011 @ 7:48 p.m. ET

Byes: none

Here are our fantasy rankings for tight ends:

  1. Jimmy Graham, Saints vs. Giants
  2. Rob Gronkowski, Patriots at Eagles
  3. Tony Gonzalez, Falcons vs. Vikings
  4. Antonio Gates, Chargers vs. Broncos
  5. Jason Witten, Cowboys vs. Dolphins
  6. Jermichael Finley, Packers at Lions
  7. Aaron Hernandez, Patriots at Eagles
  8. Brandon Pettigrew, Lions vs. Packers
  9. Vernon Davis, 49ers at Ravens
  10. Owen Daniels, Texans at Jaguars
  11. Greg Olsen, Panthers at Colts
  12. Kellen Winslow, Buccaneers at Titans
  13. Anthony Fasano, Dolphins at Cowboys
  14. Fred Davis, Redskins at Seahawks
  15. Jermaine Gresham, Bengals vs. Browns
  16. Heath Miller, Steelers at Chiefs
  17. Dustin Keller, Jets vs. Bills
  18. Brent Celek, Eagles vs. Patriots
  19. Jared Cook, Titans vs. Buccaneers
  20. Jake Ballard, Giants at Saints — INJ, UP (ACTIVE)
  21. Jacob Tamme, Colts vs. Panthers
  22. Scott Chandler, Bills at Jets
  23. Ed Dickson, Ravens vs. 49ers
  24. Jeremy Shockey, Panthers at Colts — INJ, UP (ACTIVE)
  25. Marcedes Lewis, Jaguars vs. Texans
  26. Tony Scheffler, Lions vs. Packers
  27. Visanthe Shiancoe, Vikings at Falcons — INJ, UP (ACTIVE)
  28. Todd Heap, Cardinals at Rams — INJ (ACTIVE)
  29. Lance Kendricks, Rams vs. Cardinals — INJ, UP (ACTIVE)
  30. Kevin Boss, Raiders vs. Bears
  31. Ben Watson, Browns at Bengals
  32. Joel Dreessen, Texans at Jaguars
  33. Zach Miller, Seahawks vs. Redskins
  34. Delanie Walker, 49ers at Ravens
  35. Kellen Davis, Bears at Raiders
  36. Dennis Pitta, Ravens vs. 49ers
  37. Evan Moore, Browns at Bengals
  38. Martellus Bennett, Cowboys vs. Dolphins
  39. Randy McMichael, Chargers vs. Broncos
  40. Daniel Fells, Broncos at Chargers
  41. Kyle Rudolph, Vikings at Falcons — INJ (INACTIVE)

Not listed: Dallas Clark, Colts


The above player rankings are based on expectations for this week only, not for the entire season, taking into account this week's specific matchups and injuries. The initial rankings are compiled before the release of the NFL's early injury report and are updated Thursday to reflect the status of each player.

We base our rankings on the following scoring system: For skill-position players, one point for every 10 rushing/receiving yards, one point for every 30 passing yards, six points for a TD run or catch, four points for a TD pass, two points for a two-point conversion run or catch, two points for a two-point conversion pass. For kickers, three points for FGs of 18-39 yards, four points for FGs of 40-49 yards, and five points for FGs of 50-plus yards. Defensive rankings are based primarily on points allowed, yardage allowed and sack potential.

Glossary of notations

INJ — player has an injury that may affect productivity or availability.
ILL — player has an illness that may affect productivity or availability.
UP — player was moved up on draft board after original posting.
DOWN — player was moved down on draft board after original posting.
Not listed — player is temporarily sidelined due to injury or suspension but otherwise would be ranked.
ACTIVE — on game day, player has been designated active (posted shortly before kickoff, when available).
INACTIVE — on game day, player has been designated inactive (posted shortly before kickoff, when available).

Players and/or notations added after the original posting are shown in boldface.

Note: Remember to check back for late-week and weekend updates, as well as game inactives (when available) in the 90 minutes preceding the 1 p.m. Sunday kickoffs. You'll also find regular updates in our live fantasy injury reports on Sundays.