Jimmy Graham caught six of seven targets for 67 yards on Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to give him 264 yards and three touchdowns over his last four games heading into a match-up with a Carolina Panthers defense that has struggled to rank 31st in the NFL in production allowed to opposing tight ends this season.
Tyler Eifert will take on the Eagles in Week 13 to face a defense that gave up touchdowns to Jason Witten and Jimmy Graham over their last five contests.
Vance McDonald caught four of eight targets for 60 yards on Sunday against the Miami Dolphins, giving him 14 receptions for 240 yards and two touchdowns over the last four weeks as he moves into a Chicago Bears defense that is 11th in production allowed to opposing tight ends.
Ladarius Green will be up against the Giants in Week 13, a defense that’s given up at least 55 yards to five different tight ends over their last five games.
C.J. Fiedorowicz shows no signs of slowing down, averaging seven targets and 55 yards the last seven games, entering Week 13 against the Green Bay Packers, who rank 31st in yards allowed per game to tight ends.
Coby Fleener turned in his best performance (four receptions, 59 yards) since Week 6, and faces the Lions’ defense in Week 13 that’s allowed the second-most fantasy points to tight ends.
Lance Kendricks caught four of seven targets for 51 yards and a touchdown on Sunday against the New Orleans Saints, the second week in a row that Kendricks has caught four of seven targets from rookie quarterback Jared Goff, and he'll try to keep the momentum going this week against a New England Patriots defense that ranks 12th in production allowed to opposing tight ends.
Jason Witten caught all three of his targets for 33 yards last Thursday, but he hopes to turn that around this Thursday against a Vikings defense that is 15th in the NFL in limiting production to opposing tight ends.
Kyle Rudolph has topped 60 yards in two of his last three games and faces a 31st-ranked Cowboys pass defense that was just burned by Washington's Jordan Reed for 95 yards and two touchdowns a week ago.
Eric Ebron was not targeted last Thursday after seeing at least five targets in every other game this season, making him a candidate to bounce back against a Saints defense that allows 271 yards per game, though has been stingy to opposing tight ends, who have scored only four times.
Zach Ertz caught three of his six targets for 36 yards in Week 12, his fifth straight game with at least three receptions, and has a great matchup Sunday against a Bengals defense that ranks 29th in production allowed to opposing tight ends.
Travis Kelce topped 100 yards for the third time in five games last week, and should again see plenty of targets Sunday against a Falcons defense that's given up seven TDs to tight ends this season.
Cameron Brate has quickly established himself as the second option in the Bucs’ passing game, but faces a top-dozen Chargers defense against opposing tight ends on Sunday.
Greg Olsen now has five-straight games with fewer than 60 yards after six-straight above that mark to open the season and faces a Seahawks’ defense on Sunday that’s in the top-10 against opposing tight ends.
Jack Doyle had a nice mid-season run as the Indianapolis Colts leading tight end when Dwayne Allen was hobbled by injury, but he has just four catches for 32 yards in the two games leading up to Week 13 on Monday night against the New York Jets.
Dennis Pitta will have a Sunday matchup with the Dolphins after failing to surpass 40 receiving yards in any of his last six contests while not scoring a touchdown in 2016.
Ben Koyack emerged as the starter in Week 12 when Julius Thomas (back) was unavailable, but had just two targets which doesn't bode well for his chances Week 13 against the Denver Broncos' top-ranked passing defense should Thomas remain out.
Ryan Griffin has been part of the tight end resurgence for the Houston Texans, but remains the secondary target behind C.J. Fiedorowicz entering Week 13 against the Green Bay Packers, who rank 31st in yards allowed per game to tight ends.
Will Tye caught two passes for 12 yards in Week 12, the second straight week that he posted that number of receptions and that amount of yards, making him a risky play even against a pedestrian Pittsburgh Steelers defense that ranks only 21st against opposing tight ends this season.
Jermaine Gresham caught five of 10 targets for 35 yards and a touchdown on Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons to give him two straight games with a touchdown, a streak he hopes to continue this week against a Washington Redskins defense that struggles to rank 26th in fantasy production allowed to opposing tight ends.
Austin Hooper has back-to-back games with exactly eight receiving yards and faces another top-five defense against opposing tight ends in the Chiefs on Sunday.
Dwayne Allen emerged as an offensive factor (five catches, 49 yards) in Week 12, his most production since Week 5, but he remains in a timeshare with Jack Doyle entering Week 13 on Monday night against the New York Jets.
Martellus Bennett has been surprisingly quiet of late while battling ankle and shoulder ailments, having caught just four passes for 36 yards over the last two games despite the injury to Rob Gronkowski, but he'll try to turn things around in Week 13 against the Rams.
Antonio Gates failed to see a target in Week 12, and may not be heavily involved Sunday against a Buccaneers defense that's allowed only three TDs to tight ends this season.
Vernon Davis caught five of seven targets for 68 yards in Week 12, getting extra opportunities due to Jordan Reed's shoulder injury, a situation which could repeat Sunday against an extremely tough Arizona Cardinals pass defense that is number one in the NFL at limiting production by opposing tight ends.
Richard Rodgers has seen only five targets combined in two games since Jared Cook returned from injury.
Clive Walford caught his second touchdown pass of the season in Week 12, but makes for a risky play Sunday against a Bills defense that's allowed only three TDs to tight ends.
Daniel Brown stepped into the pass-catching tight end role in Zach Miller's absence last week, but now faces a 49ers defense that has only allowed opposing tight ends to score once since Week 3 while not allowing more than 53 yards receiving in that span.
Jared Cook had only one catch on two targets, a week after topping 100 yards on 12 looks, making him too inconsistent to trust against a Texans defense that has held nine opposing tight ends under 30 yards this season.
Dion Sims has eight targets and a touchdown in his last two games, but faces a Baltimore defense in Week 13 that's allowing just 223 passing yards per contest.
Virgil Green failed to receive a target last week and his minimal role in the Denver passing game makes him a poor play Sunday against a Jaguars defense that's only given up three TDs to tight ends all season.