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May 28, 2012 posted by Paul Greco

2012 Fantasy Football Pre-Season Tight End Rankings

2012 Fantasy Football Pre-Season Tight End Rankings
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Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots TE

The Tight End rankings are for standard and PPR leagues. You’ll notice a flip-flop as far as the No. 1 and 2 rankings for each league format. New England Patriot’s TE Rob Gronkowski is a TD machine for standard leagues, while on the other hand, New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham is target machine giving him the No.1 rankings for PPR leagues. Let’s be honest though, I think as a fantasy football owner we’d be happy owning either no matter what our league format rules are.

Antonio Gates returns to my top five after battling injuries in 2011. All indications are that Gates will return to form giving fantasy owners the beast of old at the TE position.

Need a potential sleeper pick, look no further than two prior Indianapolis Colts, TE Jacob Tamme of the Denver Broncos and TE Dallas Clark now apart of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Both TE will be tier three until I can see them in action during training camp.  Both though have tremendous upside if healthy.

Make sure to check out the other positions : QB | RB | WR | TE | K |DEF | IDP

Here are the rest of the 2012 Tight End Rankings

RKNameRKName
NON-PPRPPR
1TE Rob Gronkowski, NE1TE Jimmy Graham, NO
2TE Jimmy Graham, NO2TE Rob Gronkowski, NE
3TE Aaron Hernandez, NE3TE Aaron Hernandez, NE
4TE Antonio Gates, SD4TE Vernon Davis, SF
5TE Vernon Davis, SF5TE Antonio Gates, SD
6TE Jason Witten, DAL6TE Jason Witten, DAL
7TE Jermichael Finley, GB7TE Brandon Pettigrew, DET
8TE Brandon Pettigrew, DET8TE Jermichael Finley, GB
9TE Tony Gonzalez, ATL9TE Tony Gonzalez, ATL
10TE Fred Davis, WAS10TE Fred Davis, WAS
11TE Owen Daniels, HOU11TE Owen Daniels, HOU
12TE Jermaine Gresham, CIN12TE Brent Celek, PHI
12TE Greg Olsen, CAR13TE Dustin Keller, NYJ
14TE Dustin Keller, NYJ14TE Jared Cook, TEN
15TE Brent Celek, PHI15TE Jermaine Gresham, CIN
16TE Jared Cook, TEN16TE Greg Olsen, CAR
17TE Jacob Tamme, DEN17TE Jacob Tamme, DEN
18TE Coby Fleener, IND18TE Coby Fleener, IND
19TE Ed Dickson, BAL19TE Ed Dickson, BAL
20TE Heath Miller, PIT20TE Heath Miller, PIT
21TE Kellen Winslow, SEA21TE Kellen Winslow, SEA
22TE Kyle Rudolph, MIN22TE Kyle Rudolph, MIN
23TE Marcedes Lewis, JAX23TE Marcedes Lewis, JAX
24TE Dallas Clark, TB24TE Dallas Clark, TB
25TE Lance Kendricks, STL24TE Dennis Pitta, BAL
26TE Martellus Bennett, NYG26TE Lance Kendricks, STL
27TE Scott Chandler, BUF27TE Martellus Bennett, NYG
28TE Tony Moeaki, KC28TE Scott Chandler, BUF
29TE Dennis Pitta, BAL29TE Tony Moeaki, KC
30TE Zach Miller, SEA30TE Zach Miller, SEA
31TE Anthony Fasano, MIA31TE John Carlson, MIN
32TE Joel Dreessen, DEN32TE Anthony Fasano, MIA
33TE John Carlson, MIN32TE Evan Moore, CLE
34TE Ben Watson, CLE34TE Ben Watson, CLE
35TE Dwayne Allen, IND35TE Tony Scheffler, DET
36TE Evan Moore, CLE36TE Todd Heap, ARI
37TE Kellen Davis, CHI37TE Kellen Davis, CHI
38TE Todd Heap, ARI38TE Joel Dreessen, DEN
39TE Tony Scheffler, DET39TE Dwayne Allen, IND
40TE Chris Cooley, WAS40TE Chris Cooley, WAS
41TE Charles Clay, MIA41TE Rob Housler, ARI
42TE Jake Ballard, NYG42TE Kevin Boss, KC
43TE Kevin Boss, KC43TE D.J. Williams, GB
44TE Rob Housler, ARI44TE Delanie Walker, SF
45TE Delanie Walker, SF45TE Jeff King, ARI
45TE Luke Stocker, TB45TE Brandon Myers, OAK
47TE Julius Thomas, DEN47TE Colin Cloherty, JAX
48TE Jeff King, ARI47TE Julius Thomas, DEN
49TE Jed Collins, NO49TE Luke Stocker, TB
50TE D.J. Williams, GB50TE Richie Brockel, CAR

Paul finished the 2011-2012 Fantasy Football season as the #1 Weekly Rankings & Projections winner of the 411Fantasy Expert Challenge. He also finished 2nd in the FantasyPros.com Expert Draft Accuracy Challenge in 2011. Top 10 Finisher in the FSWA Fantasy Football Draft Projections. Paul is also apart of baseballs elite as a member of Tout Wars. You can follow me on Twitter @PaulGreco
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