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Tight end rankings: Week 6

Heath offers his Top 32 options at the tight end position for Week 6.

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Evan Engram is still a quality tight end target with OBJ out.
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In Week 6 we lose the services of Jimmy Graham and Jason Witten to bye weeks. We will also slightly miss Tyler Kroft and Nick O’Leary, who are filling in for injured starters.

Rob Gronkowski has a thigh injury but has already practiced this week and is “good to go” against the Jets this weekend.

Travis Kelce missed Wednesday’s practice but had no limitations on Thursday and Friday. You must start him as you normally would. Demetrius Harris slides out of consideration for me.

Jack Doyle missed Week 5 due to a concussion but he practiced in full on Friday and is on track to return for Monday’s game against the Titans. He has not contributed much this season but remains a must-hold with the impending return of Andrew Luck.

Lastly, Jared Cook is a player I have never loved to bet on, but he gets Derek Carr back this week and he looked like a burgeoning TE1 early on. I think you have to find a way to use him if you own him. And hold him for a week or so to see if the magic is recaptured with Carr.

As always, feel free to haggle away in the comments. Cheers!

Week 6 TE Rankings

RANK NAME OPPONENT
RANK NAME OPPONENT
1 Rob Gronkowski @ NYJ
2 Zach Ertz @ CAR
3 Travis Kelce vs. PIT
4 Delanie Walker vs. IND
5 Jordan Reed vs. SF
6 Hunter Henry @ OAK
7 Austin Seferian-Jenkins vs. NE
8 Evan Engram @ DEN
9 Martellus Bennett @ MIN
10 Kyle Rudolph vs. GB
11 Ryan Griffin vs. CLE
12 Cameron Brate @ ARI
13 Jared Cook vs. LAC
14 Coby Fleener vs. DET
15 Ed Dickson vs. PHI
16 Zach Miller @ BAL
17 Austin Hooper vs. MIA
18 George Kittle @ WAS
19 Jack Doyle @ TEN
20 A.J. Derby vs. NYG
21 David Njoku @ HOU
22 Jesse James @ KC
23 Benjamin Watson vs. CHI
24 Antonio Gates @ OAK
25 Julius Thomas @ ATL
26 Gerald Everett @ JAC
27 Darren Fells @ NO
28 Tyler Higbee @ JAC
29 Seth DeValve @ HOU
30 Jonnu Smith vs. IND
31 Eric Ebron @ NO
32 Vernon Davis vs. SF