2012 Fantasy Football Final – Tight end scoring and ranks

With the 2012 fantasy football/NFL season behind us it is time to reflect on who the top producers were in fantasy football this season.  These rankings reflect standard yahoo fantasy league scoring.

2012 Fantasy Football Final – Tight end scoring and ranks

Rank Tight End Team 2012 PTS
1 Jimmy Graham NO 152.2
2 Rob Gronkowski NE 143
3 Tony Gonzalez ATL 141
4 Heath Miller PIT 131.6
5 Jason Witten DAL 121.9
6 Greg Olsen CAR 114.3
7 Dennis Pitta BAL 108.9
8 Owen Daniels HOU 107.6
9 Kyle Rudolph MIN 105.3
10 Brandon Myers OAK 104.6
11 Jermaine Gresham CIN 101.7
12 Antonio Gates SD 95.8
13 Martellus Bennett NYG 92.6
14 Scott Chandler BUF 91.1
15 Vernon Davis SF 84.8
16 Aaron Hernandez NE 78.8
17 Marcedes Lewis JAC 78
18 Lance Kendricks STL 77.9
19 Jermichael Finley GB 76.7
20 Jared Cook TEN 74.3
21 Brent Celek PHI 72.4
22 Brandon Pettigrew DET 70.7
23 Dwayne Allen IND 70.6
24 Benjamin Watson CLE 68.1
25 Dallas Clark TB 67.5
26 Jacob Tamme DEN 67.5
27 Joel Dreessen DEN 65.6
28 Anthony Fasano MIA 65.2
29 Tony Scheffler DET 56.4
30 Zach Miller SEA 55.6

News and notes 2012 Fantasy football final tight end scoring and ranks

Down year for tight ends – It is worth noting that not one TE was able to break the 160 point barrier this season (10 fantasy points per game).  While guys like Gronk did put up more than 10 PPG in the games played category, that doesn’t console fantasy owners who were without their services during those injury weeks.

Jimmy Graham – Graham dealt with an injury for most of the season, but was still able to finish atop the TE rankings in 2012.  If he is healthy heading into 2013, Graham should be targeted alongside Gronkowski to once again be one of the true elite TE’s.

Tony Gonzalez – There is a strong chance that Tony Gonzalez will be retiring after 2012, which would be a shame considering the fact that he is still producing at an elite level.  Keep an eye out for who replaces him in that Falcons offense in 2013, he could be a nice sleeper pick in next year’s fantasy drafts

Jacob Tamme/ Joel Dreesen – For some reason, fantasy owners continued to hang on to this duo in fantasy football leagues.  Neither player was able to establish himself as the dominant TE of the Broncos, and with a large number of looks going to Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker it doesn’t look like there will be enough targets to go around to make either player draftable in 2013.

Heath Miller – Miller was the breakout TE surprise of the 2012 season.  It is rare for a veteran to suddenly become a major part of the offense, but Miller was able to set a career high in TD’s this past season, and is likely to be targeted top 6 TE’s next year.

Brandon Myers – This was a horn I was tooting since week 2 when Myers burst onto the scene, and he finished as a top 10 TE this season.  With him and Carson Palmer both expected back next season, they will have a full year of chemistry under their belts, and Myers should be a low TE1 next season.

Jimmy Graham | New Orleans Saints

Jimmy Graham | New Orleans Saints (Photo credit: Football Schedule)

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