Fantasy Football Tight Ends (TEs): Week 12 Waiver Wire

Chris Lacey analyzes some tight ends (TEs) to consider for fantasy football. These are players to target off the waiver wire for Week 12 of the NFL season, and the fantasy home stretch.

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As we enter Week 12, we are approaching the final stretch of the fantasy football regular season.  RotoBaller Chris Lacey has all the underowned Week 12 tight end options you need to make an informed decision on the Week 12 waiver wire.


Week 12 Waiver Wire - Tight Ends (TEs)


Delanie Walker - TE, Tennessee Titans - 21% owned in Yahoo leagues

This Week: 10 receptions, 91 yards, 1 touchdown - 25.10 points (PPR leagues)
Analysis: Walker had another outstanding game for the second consecutive week with 10 receptions for 91 yards and one TD. This is the third time in last four games he's caught a touchdown pass. There's a great chance for him to continue his run of good games against a soft Oakland Raiders defense that's allowing 252.7 pass yards per game.


Garrett Graham - TE, Houston Texans - 25% owned in Yahoo leagues

This Week: 7 receptions, 136 yards, 1 touchdown - 24.60 points (PPR leagues)
Analysis: Graham had a monster game against the Raiders with seven catches for 136 yards and one touchdown. The amount he gained eclipsed all he had in the previous four games combined. I would start him this week against the Jaguars and and see what he can do with them allowing 252.5 pass yards per game.


John Carlson - TE, Minnesota Vikings - 10% owned in Yahoo leagues

This Week: 5 receptions, 69 yards - 11.90 points (PPR leagues)
Analysis: Carlson was solid with five catches for 69 yards against a very good Seattle Seahawks defense. He's proving to be a good tight end in fantasy, as this was his second straight game of at least five catches and more than 60 yards receiving. He has the Green Bay Packers in his next game and the success for him will continue as they allow 247.1 pass yards per game.


Rob Housler - TE, Arizona Cardinals - 13% owned in Yahoo leagues

This Week: 6 receptions, 70 yards - 13.00 points (PPR leagues)
Analysis: Housler was effective this week, catching six passes for 70 yards. He 's having a quiet yet productive season with 262 receiving yards and 10.92 yards per reception. He could run into a roadblock his next game as the Indianapolis Colts are only giving up 238.9 pass yards per game.


Heath Miller - TE, Pittsburgh Steelers - 48% owned in Yahoo leagues

This Week: 8 receptions, 67 yards - 14.70 points (PPR leagues)
Analysis: Miller played well in facing the Lions, catching eight balls for 64 yards. He does only have one receiving TD this season, but has had four games with at least 60 or more receiving yards. I expect he will have a tough time in his next game as the Cleveland Browns are one of the better defensive teams in the NFL only allowing 207.5 pass yards per game.


Mychal Rivera - TE, Oakland Raiders - 0% owned in Yahoo leagues

This Week: 5 receptions, 54 yards, 1 touchdown - 16.40 points (PPR leagues)
Analysis: Rivera was good against the Texans with five catches for 54 yards and one TD. This was his first breakout game of the season and I would wait to see if he can show some consistency before starting him. He will see a Tennessee Titans defense that's pretty good in pass defense with them giving up just 213 passing yards per game.



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