Fantasy Football Week 12 TE Rankings: Ryan Griffin & Ross Dwelley Rise

Getty Ross Dwelley of the San Francisco 49ers

Welcome to our fantasy football tight end rankings for Week 12 of the 2019 NFL regular season. This week, we examine whether or not Ross Dwelley can build off of his stellar Week 11 performance, or will the potential return of George Kittle make Dwelley’s fantasy relevancy short-lived?

Reminder: These rankings are based on full-PPR scoring formats.

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Tight End Outlook Week 12

As a George Kittle (TE1) owner, it’s been extremely difficult to watch him miss out on such superb matchups over the past two weeks, most notably the 49ers most recent game against the Arizona Cardinals. The Cards defense has been a hunting ground for opposing tight ends to feast all season long, allowing the most fantasy points to the position. Kittle’s injury replacement Ross Dwelley (TE9) kept that pattern alive in Week 11, finding the endzone twice and posting 17.4 fantasy points.

Dwelley will look to keep the magic going in Week 12 against a Green Bay Packers defense who has had their fair share of struggles containing tight ends this year. Over their last four games, they’ve allowed an average of 98.5 receiving yards and a total of four touchdowns to the position.

If Kittle returns, he automatically becomes the top TE option in fantasy for the week, leaving Dwelley nearly unrosterable. However, if Kittle is held out for yet another week, Dwelley works his way into near must-start territory.

One of the few tight ends to outscore Dwelley in Week 11 happens to be a tight end that the majority of fantasy football owners seem to keep ignoring. New York JetsRyan Griffin (TE4) finished the week as the TE1 racking up 21.9 points on the evening. Since Week 5, Griffin has scored the third-most fantasy points by a tight end. That’s more total points than Zach Ertz, Darren Waller, Travis Kelce, Mark Andrews, and George Kittle. Essentially everybody who is somebody at the position.

Griffin faces off with an Oakland Raiders team who surrenders the third-most fantasy points to the position on the season. Oakland has allowed four receiving touchdowns to tight ends over their last five games.


Week 12 Fantasy Rankings: Tight Ends

  1. [QBs | RBs | WRs | TEs | Flex | DEF | Ks]
  • Matchup: Great l Avg l Tough
# Tight Ends TEAM Opp.

1

George Kittle SF INJ

vs. GB

2

Mark Andrews BAL

@ LAR

3

Zach Ertz PHI

vs. SEA

4

Ryan Griffin NYJ

vs. OAK

5

Evan Engram NYG INJ

@ CHI

6

Darren Waller OAK

@ NYJ

7

Jared Cook NO

@ CAR

8

Greg Olsen CAR

@ NO

9

Ross Dwelley SF

vs. GB

10

Noah Fant DEN

@ BUF

11

Jacob Hollister SEA

@ PHI

12

Jonnu Smith TEN

vs. JAC

13

Gerald Everett LAR

vs. BAL

14

Dallas Goedert PHI

vs. SEA

15

Jimmy Graham GB

@ SF

16

Delanie Walker TEN INJ

vs. JAC

17

Jason Witten DAL

@ NE

18

Tyler Eifert CIN

vs. PIT

19

Ben Watson NE

vs. DAL

20

Cameron Brate TB

@ ATL

21

Dawson Knox BUF

vs. DEN

22

Eric Ebron IND

@ HOU

23

Vance McDonald PIT

@ CIN

24

Jaeden Graham ATL

vs. TB

25

TJ Hockenson DET

@ WAS

26

Jack Doyle IND

@ HOU

27

Mike Gesicki MIA

@ CLE

28

Jeremy Sprinkle WAS

vs. DET

29

Darren Fells HOU

vs. IND

30

Rhett Ellison NYG

@ CHI

31

Hayden Hurst BAL

@ LAR

32

OJ Howard TB

@ ATL

33

Matt LaCosse NE

vs. DAL

34

Demetrius Harris CLE

vs. MIA

35

CJ Uzomah CIN

vs. PIT

36

Ben Braunecker CHI

vs. NYG

37

Foster Moreau OAK

@ NYJ

38

Blake Jarwin DAL

@ NE

39

Jordan Akins HOU

vs. IND

40

Seth DeValve JAC

@ TEN

41

Nick Boyle BAL

@ LAR

42

R. Seals-Jones CLE

vs. MIA

43

Tyler Higbee LAR

vs. BAL

44

Josh Hill NO

vs. CAR

45

Nick Vannett PIT

@ CIN


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