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Fantasy Football PPR Target Report, Week 6: Tight Ends

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Which tight ends were the most targeted in Week 6? Read on.

A couple tight ends who got off to hot starts to the 2012 season have fallen off a bit the last few weeks. Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta was one of the hottest waiver wire adds a few weeks ago, but he has received just eleven targets over the last three weeks. After scoring four touchdowns in the first three weeks of the season, 49ers tight end Vernon Davis has been targeted just 14 times in the last three weeks and has not scored a touchdown.

But, there are several tight ends who are becoming more and more targeted in their team's offensive game plans, and they are Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph, Texans tight end Owen Daniels, and Cowboys tight end Jason Witten. All three should be rostered in leagues where tight ends are required, or in deeper flex leagues.

Let's jump into the top targeted tight ends for Week 6:

Player

Targets

Rec

Yd

Avg

TD

Rudolph, Kyle TE MIN

11

6

56

9.3

1

Hernandez, Aaron TE NE

9

6

30

5

1

Miller, Heath TE PIT

9

6

67

11.2

0

Gronkowski, Rob TE NE

8

6

61

10.2

0

Celek, Brent TE PHI

8

4

33

8.2

0

Gresham, Jermaine TE CIN

7

3

68

22.7

1

Witten, Jason TE DAL

7

6

88

14.7

0

Myers, Brandon TE OAK

7

5

62

12.4

0

Gonzalez, Tony TE ATL

7

4

42

10.5

0

Pettigrew, Brandon TE DET

7

3

38

12.7

0

Fasano, Anthony TE MIA

6

4

33

8.2

1

Fleener, Coby TE IND

6

4

42

10.5

0

Watson, Benjamin TE CLE

5

2

6

3

1

Scheffler, Tony TE DET

5

3

81

27

0

Maneri, Steve TE KC

5

4

45

11.2

0

Daniels, Owen TE HOU

5

3

46

15.3

0

Pitta, Dennis TE BAL

5

4

33

8.2

0

Davis, Vernon TE SF

5

3

37

12.3

0

Graham, Garrett TE HOU

5

3

25

8.3

0

Cook, Jared TE TEN

4

4

54

13.5

0

Hitting the Bullseye

Jermaine Gresham, CIN

Gresham came into his Week 6 game catching 22 of his 31 targets for 238 yards and a touchdown. He was targeted seven times by quarterback Andy Dalton on Sunday, catching three balls for 68 yards and a touchdown. He gets the Steelers on Sunday night football next week.

Aaron Hernandez, NE

Hernandez was supposed to limited this week, so he may have caught many owners by surprise by his performance on Sunday. Hernandez was targeted ten times by quarterback Tom Brady, catching six passes for 30 yards and a touchdown. In the two games he has started and finished this season, Hernandez has caught 12 of his 17 targets for 89 yards and two touchdowns and scoring double digits in both games.

Kyle Rudolph, MIN

Rudolph caught six of his 11 targets on Sunday, for 56 yards and a touchdown. Thus far in 2012, Rudolph has caught 25 of his 41 targets for just 225 yards and five touchdowns this season. He is on pace for double digit touchdowns and should be starting in leagues which require a tight end, and is a matchups flex play.

Missing the Target

Brent Celek, PHI

Celek has been pretty quiet since his eight catch, on 11 targets, 158 yard performance in Week 2, and that continued in Week 6. Celek was targeted eight times by quarterback Michael Vick, catching just four passes for 33 yards and no touchdowns. The Eagles offensive line gives Vick little time to throw the ball, so Celek could continue to underperform going forward.

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