Tony Gonzalez Is Still An Elite Fantasy Tight End

September 23, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez (88) celebrates after a touchdown reception during the second quarter against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-US PRESSWIRE

Tony Gonzalez continues to be a big weapon for the Falcons. We break down the fantasy implications.

Despite the continued speculation about Tony Gonzalez slowing down with age, he continues to put up big numbers every week. The Falcons tight end caught nine passes for 91 yards and a touchdown against the Chargers, leading his team in receiving.

Fantasy Impact: There are only a handful of tight ends you can consider elite fantasy options, and Gonzalez is clearly one of them in 2012. He has now caught a touchdown pass in each game this year, and continues to see his receptions and receiving yards increase each week. With Matt Ryan being allowed to throw the ball more often now, Gonzalez is reaping the benefits and boosting has fantasy value. He is a primary target in the Falcons offense.

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