Nov. 21 (UPI) -- George Kittle tops my Week 12 fantasy football tight end rankings.
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Here are my top 20 options at the position this week.
TOP 20 WEEK 12 RANKINGS BELOW
Kittle is my top tight end for Week 12 as the San Francisco 49ers battle the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a unit allowing the second-most fantasy points per game to opposing tight ends. Kittle has an average of more than five receptions per game in his last four games. He also has two scores during that stretch. I love him this week in a game that I think lacks defense.
Njoku is my No. 7 option at the position for Week 12. The Cleveland Browns pass-catcher is going up against the Cincinnati Bengals, a unit allowing the fifth-most fantasy points per game to opposing tight ends. While Njoku hasn't scored since Week 7, I expect a rebound here against the Bengals.
Buccaneers tight end Cameron Brate is my No. 11 option for Week 12. With O.J. Howard on injured reserve, I expect Brate's targets to increase. He is a boom-or-bust options in deeper leagues that require starting a tight end.
Pittsburgh Steelers pass-catcher Vance McDonald is my No. 12 tight end for Week 12. McDonald has scored in back-to-back games entering this matchup against the Denver Broncos, a unit tied for allowing the sixth-most fantasy points per game to opposing tight ends. McDonald has a good chance at scoring once again against this beatable unit.
New York Jets pass-catcher Chris Herndon IV is my No. 15 option at tight end this week. The Jets are facing the New England Patriots, a unit allowing the fourth-most fantasy points per game to opposing tight ends. I expect the Jets to be throwing the ball a ton this week as they try to keep up with New England and Herndon should benefit from that game script.
|1||George Kittle||San Francisco 49ers||at TB|
|2||Zach Ertz||Philadelphia Eagles||vs. NYG|
|3||Greg Olsen||Carolina Panthers||vs. SEA|
|4||Jack Doyle||Indianapolis Colts||vs. MIA|
|5||Rob Gronkowski||New England Patriots||at NYJ|
|6||Trey Burton||Chicago Bears||at DET|
|7||David Njoku||Cleveland Browns||at CIN|
|8||Jared Cook||Oakland Raiders||at BAL|
|9||Austin Hooper||Atlanta Falcons||at NO|
|10||Jordan Reed||Washington Redskins||at DAL|
|11||Cameron Brate||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||vs. SF|
|12||Vance McDonald||Pittsburgh Steelers||at DEN|
|13||Evan Engram||New York Giants||at PHI|
|14||Eric Ebron||Indianapolis Colts||vs. MIA|
|15||Chris Herndon IV||New York Jets||vs. NE|
|16||Nick Vannett||Seattle Seahawks||at CAR|
|17||Jeff Heuerman||Denver Broncos||vs. PIT|
|18||Benjamin Watson||New Orleans Saints||vs. ATL|
|19||Kyle Rudolph||Minnesota Vikings||vs. GB|
|20||Jonnu Smith||Tennessee Titans||at HOU|
Nick Vannett is my No. 16 option at tight end in Week 12. The Seattle Seahawks pass-catcher has scored in two of his last three games and should be a good bet once again against the Carolina Panthers, a unit allowing the most fantasy points per game to opposing tight ends.