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Fantasy Football Rankings 2012: Tony Gonzalez Ranks No. 11 Among Tight Ends

Tony Gonzalez is ranked No. 11 in the SB Nation Fantasy Football Tight Ends Rankings. See who is No. 1, and who is a sleeper pick.

FLOWERY BRANCH GA - JULY 30:  Tony Gonzalez #88 of the Atlanta Falcons runs drills during opening day of training camp on July 30 2010 at the Falcons Training Complex in Flowery Branch Georgia.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
FLOWERY BRANCH GA - JULY 30: Tony Gonzalez #88 of the Atlanta Falcons runs drills during opening day of training camp on July 30 2010 at the Falcons Training Complex in Flowery Branch Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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No matter what anyone tells you, as long as Tony Gonzalez is healthy and has a capable quarterback getting the ball to him, he's going to be one of the more productive tight ends in the NFL. That's just a given. That's why the tight rankings for fantasy football at SB Nation are debatable, and we invite you to join the discussion.

Gonzalez is ranked No. 11, just behind Jacob Tamme of the Broncos and ahead of Kyle Rudolph of the Vikings. You can check out the top 20 below:

Rank

Player Name

Team

1

Jimmy Graham

New Orleans

2

Rob Gronkowski

New England

3

Antonio Gates

San Diego

4

Jermichael Finley

Green Bay

5

Jason Witten

Dallas

6

Vernon Davis

San Francisco

7

Aaron Hernandez

New England

8

Brandon Pettigrew

Detroit

9

Fred Davis

Washington

10

Jacob Tamme

Denver

11

Tony Gonzalez

Atlanta

12

Kyle Rudolph

Minnesota

13

Owen Daniels

Houston

14

Jared Cook

Tennessee

15

Kellen Winslow

Seattle

16

Brent Celek

Philadelphia

17

Coby Fleener

Indianapolis

18

Mercedes Lewis

Jacksonville

19

Martellus Bennett

New York Giants

20

Jermaine Gresham

Cincinnati

Tamme is going to be a real sleeper because of the return of Peyton Manning. Who knows what that could do for the tight end's season and particularly his fantasy prospects. As always, though, watch out for the always reliable Gonzalez.

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