Week 13 TE rankings

Posted Dec. 04, 2011 @ 12:52 p.m.
Posted By Pat Fitzmaurice

Updated Dec. 4, 2011 @ 12:52 p.m. ET

Byes: none

Here are our fantasy rankings for tight ends:

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

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.