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Tight end rankings: Week 7

Heath offers up the Top 32 safety blankets for Week 7.

NFL: Los Angeles Chargers at New York Giants
Fresh off of a season-high 90 yards against the Raiders, Hunter Henry is solidifying himself as a top option at tight end.
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Yours truly was 37th out of 124 experts in tight end accuracy at FantasyPros last week, and somehow FIRST in quarterback accuracy for the week. That will likely not happen again! On the season I am 22nd in tight end accuracy among that same group...so if it’s tight end rankings you need, you have come to a good place!

Week 7 offers about 13 solid options at the position, but after George Kittle I sense a dropoff at the position. Austin Hooper’s outlook gets dinged a bit since Mohamed Sanu returned to practice this week and Atlanta brass have stated their commitment to get Julio Jones the ball. After Hooper...good luck!

Nick O’Leary doesn’t offer the safety of some of the guys ranked ahead of him, but he may offer more upside in a Buffalo offense that seems to want to make use of the tight end.

Guys like Julius Thomas, Coby Fleener, and Antonio Gates are all extremely far removed from the circle of trust. If you are digging that deep I would consider using Tyler Higbee instead, who offers more upside with his youth and the burgeoning Rams offense.

As always, feel free to comment and to haggle away, though many of you do not. Please DO! I like discourse. It makes us all better.

Week 7 Tight End Rankings

RANK NAME OPPONENT
RANK NAME OPPONENT
1 Rob Gronkowski vs. ATL
2 Zach Ertz vs. WAS
3 Travis Kelce @ OAK
4 Austin Seferian-Jenkins @ MIA
5 Delanie Walker @ CLE
6 Hunter Henry vs. DEN
7 Jimmy Graham @ NYG
8 Evan Engram vs. SEA
9 Cameron Brate @ BUF
10 Kyle Rudolph vs. BAL
11 Jordan Reed @ PHI
12 Jack Doyle vs. JAC
13 George Kittle vs. DAL
14 Austin Hooper @ NE
15 Jason Witten @ SF
16 Zach Miller vs. CAR
17 Jared Cook vs. KC
18 Ed Dickson @ CHI
19 Nick O'Leary vs. TB
20 Benjamin Watson @ MIN
21 Martellus Bennett vs. NO
22 Tyler Kroft @ PIT
23 Vernon Davis @ PHI
24 Gerald Everett vs. ARI
25 David Njoku vs. TEN
26 Julius Thomas vs. NYJ
27 A.J. Derby @ LAC
28 Coby Fleener @ GB
29 Antonio Gates vs. DEN
30 Tyler Higbee vs. ARI
31 Jesse James vs. CIN
32 Jermaine Gresham @ LAR