Week 7 Fantasy Rankings: TE | Fantasy

Soon, tight end will no longer be the barren wasteland that it was to start the season. However, that reality is still a bit further off into the future. With bye weeks now hitting full swing, four teams are off this week, and with them, potential top-15 TEs Jimmy Graham, Jared Cook, and Vance McDonald all have a week off. There are still enough matchup-based options to keep us going for at least another week. Still, there will be some difficult start ’em, sit ’em decisions at the position, especially if you have to resort to the waiver wire (seriously, is C.J. Uzomah better than Austin Hooper? Does anyone know?).

The big name to watch this week is Giants TE Evan Engram. After 10 days off thanks to the mini-bye following the Thursday night game, Engram will have extra time to rehab from his MCL sprain. He could return to action as a result, and that would be a big boost to the Giants offense — but most importantly, it will provide a boost to the TE position in fantasy.

Week 7 Rankings:
Quarterback | Running Back | Wide Receiver | D/ST | Kicker

If you’re looking for streamers (Graham and Cook owners, I’m looking at you) there are a few solid options this week. Uzomah (@ Chiefs), Cameron Brate (vs. Browns), and Gerald Everett (@ 49ers) all have good matchups and should be available on the waiver wire. Starting them comes with some risk, but they are better than the mostly TD-dependent options at the position that some other owners will be forced to start.

Reminder: We will keep these rankings updated and add analysis during the week, so check back often.

WEEK 7 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end (coming soon)

Week 7 Fantasy Rankings: TE

These rankings are for standard, non-PPR leagues

1 Travis Kelce, Chiefs vs. Bengals. There’s no reason to shy away from Kelce, who continues to be the best tight end in the NFL. He has seen at least eight targets in each of the last five games and has totaled at least 61 yards in all of those outings. The Bengals allow the ninth-most fantasy points per game (FPPG) to TEs, so Kelce should continue to perform at a solid clip.
2 Zach Ertz, Eagles vs. Panthers. The Panthers had trouble containing Jordan Reed and Vernon Davis last week, and their issues should continue against Ertz. Ertz had seen at least nine targets in every game this year and has caught a TD in consecutive weeks. He’s one of the position’s most consistent players.
3 Rob Gronkowski, Patriots @ Bears. Gronk hasn’t been his usual self this year and hasn’t scored since Week 1. That’s bound to change though, and he has at least 75 receiving yards in each of the past two games. The Bears have allowed the 11th-most FPPG to TEs this year, so they’re not a particularly tough matchup for one of the league’s best.
4 Evan Engram, Giants @ Falcons. If Engram is healthy, he gets a good matchup with the Falcons, who just allowed both Cameron Brate and O.J. Howard to notch TDs last week.
5 David Njoku, Browns @ Buccaneers. This may seem a bit high for Njoku, but the Bucs have allowed the most FPPG to TEs this season (13.38). Couple that with the fact that Njoku has seen at least 11 targets in each of the past two games and caught a TD last week and he looks like a solid option at one of the weaker positions in fantasy. 
6 Eric Ebron, Colts vs. Bills. Ebron has at least 8.6 fantasy points in all but one game this season. Fire up the TD threat in a decent matchup with the Bills.
7 Trey Burton, Bears vs. Patriots
8 George Kittle, 49ers vs. Rams
9 Kyle Rudolph, Vikings @ Jets
10 Jordan Reed, Redskins vs. Cowboys
11 Greg Olsen, Panthers @ Eagles
12 O.J. Howard, Buccaneers vs. Browns
13 C.J. Uzomah, Bengals @ Chiefs
14 Cameron Brate, Buccaneers vs. Browns
15 Austin Hooper, Falcons vs. Giants
16 Ricky Seals-Jones, Cardinals vs. Broncos
17 James O’Shaughnessy, Jaguars vs. Texans
18 Gerald Everett, Rams @ 49ers
19 Charles Clay, Bills @ Colts
20 Jeff Heuerman, Broncos @ Cardinals
21 Ryan Griffin, Texans @ Jaguars
22 Vernon Davis, Redskins vs. Cowboys
23 Mike Gesicki, Dolphins vs. Lions
24 Chris Herndon, Jets vs. Vikings
25 Ben Watson, Saints @ Ravens
26 Mark Andrews, Ravens vs. Saints
27 Hayden Hurst, Ravens vs. Saints
28 Antonio Gates, Chargers vs. Titans
29 Dallas Goedert, Eagles vs. Panthers
30 Rhett Ellison, Giants @ Falcons
31 Luke Willson, Lions @ Dolphins

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