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- Rob¬†Gronkowski, Patriots
Gronk had a monster 2011 catching 90 passes for over 1,300 yards and scored 18 total TDs (1 rushing). He may not put up eighteen touchdowns again with all the weapons New England has, but he should be a lock to score 10-15 TDs and remain a huge part of the team‚Äôs offense. He will no doubt be the first TE taken in drafts and could go as early as the second round.
- Jimmy Graham, Saints
Graham is coming off a very impressive sophomore season. He caught 99 passes for 1,310 yards and ten touchdowns. Look for another big year from Graham in 2012 as QB Drew Brees will continue to look for him in all situations. Graham is another TE that is worthy of a high draft pick and will not disappoint fantasy owners who grab him.
- Antonio Gates, Chargers
Even with Gates being plagued by foot problems last year he still managed to be pretty productive for fantasy owners after a slow start. Gates had 64 catches for 778 yards a scored seven touchdowns. Gates has always been a receiver that QB Philip Rivers likes to throw to and looks for in key situations and in the red zone. If Gates has his foot problems behind him he still put up some excellent numbers and score close to ten touchdowns in 2012.
- Jason Witten, Cowboys
Witten had 79 receptions, 942 yards and five touchdowns in 2011. Witten should have no problem putting up similar numbers to last year and with all the play makers Dallas has on offense, Witten should be able to find plenty of soft spots in opponent‚Äôs defenses.
Update: Witten is questionable for the start of the regular season with a slightly lacerated spleen. He should still be drafted as a TE1, but maybe drop him down a couple of spots in the rankings.
- JerMichael¬†Finley, Packers
Finley had 55 catches for over 700 yards and scored a career high eight TDs last season. If Finley can managed to stay healthy for a complete season he is capable of catching¬† over 70 passes, over 1,000 yards receiving and score double digit TDs, but staying healthy for Finley seems like it could be a problem. Finley has already suffered a concussion in training camp, so he could be an injury risk once again in 2012 with a big upside.
- Aaron Hernandez, Patriots
Hernandez had 79 catches for over 900 yards and scored seven TDs last season in 14 games. Hernandez put up TE1 numbers in 2011 despite being the #2 TE on the Patriots. New England will use Hernandez all over the field again this year, lining him up often as a WR and getting great matchups against smaller corners. Expect him to once again put up quality fantasy numbers this year.
- Vernon Davis, 49ers
Davis caught 67 balls for just under 800 yards in 2011, while scoring six TDs. With the additions of Randy Moss and Mario Manningham, Davis may find more open spaces in the middle of the field and have a good chance of posting better fantasy numbers in 2012.
- Brent¬†Celek, Eagles
Celek had 62 grabs for over 800 yards with five touchdowns last year. Celek was a little bit inconsistent last season, but if he can stay healthy he could be an every week fantasy starter. Plus with the speed the Eagles have on the outside, he is a perfect target for Michael Vick underneath defenses.
- Fred Davis, Redskins
Davis had his best year as a pro in 2011. He had 59 receptions and caught for just under 800 yards. Davis has the ability to be a top receiver for the Redskins this season if he and rookie QB Robert Griffin III can create good chemistry together. Consider Davis a low end TE1 with a good upside.
- Jermaine Gresham, Bengals
Gresham had just under 600 yards on 56 catches last season and scored six TDs. He has the skills to be a solid fantasy starter if he as well as 2nd¬†year QB Andy Dalton can continue to mature. If the Bengals offense improves in 2012, Gresham will be one of the reasons it does. He has a good chance to put up career highs in all categories this year.
- Jacob¬†Tamme, Bengals
Tamme could be a fantasy surprise in 2012. Tamme didn‚Äôt do much last season with Indianapolis, but in 2010 he had a great year with Peyton Manning while he filled in for injured Dallas Clark. With Manning and Tamme being comfortable with each other could make for a solid fantasy season for Jacob Tamme. He should be considered a low end TE1 to start the season, but he has tremendous upside with his opportunity in Denver.
- Tony Gonzalez, Falcons
Gonzalez is an oldie, but still a goodie entering his 16th¬†and probably his last NFL season. Last year he had 80 receptions for 875 yards and seven touchdowns. Gonzalez can still have TE1 fantasy numbers with defenses focusing on the Falcons two top receivers in Roddy White and Julio Jones. If indeed this is his last NFL season, expect Gonzalez to go out still helping fantasy football teams as well as his own team.
- Brandon Pettigrew, Lions
Pettigrew had a solid season in 2011, catching 83 balls for 777 yards and scoring five times. He should continue to improve as a receiving threat for the Lions and will be pushing to get into weekly fantasy lineups. Pettigrew should be considered a boarderline TE1.
- Owen Daniels, Texans
Daniels has the talent to be a solid fantasy tight end if he can stay healthy as well as his QB Matt Schaub and WR Andre Johnson. Daniels can be an excellent backup or bye week replacement with the chance to crack weekly lineups.
- Greg Olsen, Panthers
Olsen has the potential to be a big piece in the Panthers offense. He has a knack of getting into the end zone and can work the middle of the field too. Olsen could be a good fantasy sleeper if he sees a few more targets from QB Cam Newton in 2012.
- Coby¬†Fleener, Colts
- Dustin Keller, Jets
- Ed Dickson, Ravens
- Jared Cook, Titans
- Dallas Clark, Buccaneers
- Lance¬†Kendricks, Rams
- Kellen¬†Winslow, Seahawks
- Heath Miller, Steelers
- Martellus¬†Bennett, Giants
- Marcedes¬†Lewis, Jaguars
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