Updated: 2012 TE Rankings

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 2012 TE Rankings

Rank Player (team, bye) ECR™ ADP
1 Jimmy Graham (NO, 6) 1 1

Possibly more valuable to his team than Gronk and he has only scratched the surface of his potential. It’s these 2 then everyone else.

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2 Rob Gronkowski (NE, 9) 2 2

Gronk smashed chicks and records in 2011. Lloyd takes looks away, but he will be a red zone monster.

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3 Antonio Gates (SD, 7) 3 3

Gates fought through injuries in 2011 and was still productive for playing on one leg. Not a ton of upside as the wheels could completely come off.

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4 Aaron Hernandez (NE, 9) 4 4

Out of everyone on the Pats, I think Hernandez could be affected by Lloyd the most. Still a stud and Brady gonna throw the pill, a lot.

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5 Greg Olsen (CAR, 6) 15 16

The offense focused on the TE and Olsen capitalized early in the season before fading late.

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6 Brent Celek (PHI, 7) 11 14

Some will say this is too high, but Celek was a top 5 TE during the last 11 games of 2011 when Vick looked for him. Big year ahead.

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7 Vernon Davis (SF, 9) 5 5

Had a disappointing 2011, but blew up in the playoffs and Moss around to take away coverage.

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8 Fred Davis (WAS, 10) 8 8

I really like Davis a lot, but Cooley still there and RG3 didn’t use the TE much in college. My sense is he will be looking at possibly the best receiving option on the Skins.

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9 Jermichael Finley (GB, 10) 6 6

The freak Finley had problems with drops and his contract in 2011. Contract is done. Now, will Rodgers trust him in the group of skill pass catchers.

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10 Tony Gonzalez (ATL, 7) 9 10

Just keeps on trucking as he is a workout warrior and the Falcons should keep the targets coming.

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11 Jason Witten (DAL, 5) 7 7

As steady as they come Witten is part of an elite passing attack, but is slowing down.

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12 Kyle Rudolph (MIN, 11) 18 21

The Vikings will try and utilize Rudolph in the passing game a ton this season. A true sleeper.

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13 Jermaine Gresham (CIN, 8) 12 12

Rumors that Gresham will have a bigger role in 2012 and could be ready for a breakout.

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14 Brandon Pettigrew (DET, 5) 10 9

Pettigrew mans the middle in the high flying Lions attack. Will be a solid TE2 with upside.

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15 Jacob Tamme (DEN, 7) 13 11

Peyton made him a stud. Reunited and it feels so good.

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16 Jared Cook (TEN, 11) 14 15

He came on at the end of 2011 and has a ton of upside.

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17 Martellus Bennett (NYG, 11) 21 22

Has the physical talents and could be a big part of the passing game as Eli has lacked a pass catching TE since Shockey bailed.

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18 Coby Fleener (IND, 4) 19 18

Has a built in rapport with Luck and will get a ton of targets.

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19 Owen Daniels (HOU, 8) 16 13

Dressen being gone will help, but Daniels has never been a big scoring threat.

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20 Dustin Keller (NYJ, 9) 17 17

Has never been a consistent option due to the play calling in New York. We will see if Sparano can change that.

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Juan Elway is an enthusiast of Fantasy Football, Movies, and Combat Sports, but don't call him an expert. He once shook Adrian Peterson's hand and AP winced in pain. Follow him on Twitter where you can partake in all sorts of shenanigans.