The times, they are a-changin’. At least we have Travis Kelce and Zach Ertz for some normalcy, right?
Anyway, these Week 10 rankings will look far different from preseason rankings. Consider yourself warned. Before that, though, a few tidbits:
In the NFL, five teams allow over 300 or more yards passing per game. They are the Bengals, Saints, Buccaneers, Falcons, and Chiefs. Among those teams, the Bengals (3rd most), Bucs (2nd most), and Chiefs (7th most) allow the most fantasy points to tight ends.
The Falcons (17th fewest) and Saints (6th fewest) aren’t horrible against enemy tight ends despite hemorrhaging passing yardage. In fact, the Saints have been really sturdy against the big guys (only one TD allowed so far). Odd.
So based on passing yardage and fantasy points allowed, the tight ends with some of the best matchups this week are: Benjamin Watson, Jordan Reed, and Ricky Seals-Jones. And sure, “RSJ” is tough to trust, but at least the matchup is solid.
Lastly, the Panthers have been vulnerable to the big guys (most fake points allowed to TEs) so Vance McDonald is in play at LEAST as a TE1 streamer. Now let’s hop to it, eh? Share your thoughts below!
Week 10 TE Rankings
|1||George Kittle||vs. NYG||NYG allows the 9th fewest points to TEs, and only one TD (Ertz). But Kittle is my guy.|
|2||Travis Kelce||vs. ARI||ARI allows 7th fewest points to TEs. Only two TDs. But you aren't benching Kelce.|
|3||Zach Ertz||vs. DAL||DAL allows the 8th fewest points to TEs. Only two TDs. You aren't benching Ertz.|
|4||Greg Olsen||@ PIT||PIT has allowed the 5th most points to TEs. This is a great matchup for Olsen.|
|5||O.J. Howard||vs. WAS||Something of a tough matchup (10th fewest points to TEs) but OJ is in the circle of trust.|
|6||David Njoku||vs. ATL||ATL allows the 17th fewest points to TEs, but ranks 29th in passing yards allowed per game (304.3).|
|7||Jimmy Graham||vs. MIA||The Fins allow the 11th most points to TEs, and six TDs over last four games.|
|8||Trey Burton||vs. DET||The reeling Lions allow the 13th most points to TEs, but Burton is TD or bust right now.|
|9||Vance McDonald||@ CAR||He's in a timeshare with Jesse James, but the Panthers allow the most points to TEs (7 TDs).|
|10||Benjamin Watson||@ CIN||CIN allows the 3rd most points to TEs and the most Y/G (319.4)|
|11||Jared Cook||vs. LAC||I hate myself for ranking him this high, but have you seen the TE position?|
|12||Jack Doyle||vs. JAX||The Jags allow the 11th fewest points to TEs, but I'm banking on volume.|
|13||Rob Gronkowski||vs. TEN||Aside from Ertz's shredding in Week 4, no TE has topped 21 yards against the Titans.|
|14||Jordan Reed||@ TB||The Bucs allow the 2nd most points to TEs and rank 30th in Y/G (307.1).|
|15||Austin Hooper||@ CLE||CLE allows the 10th most fake points to TEs.|
|16||Eric Ebron||vs. JAX||The Jags have only allowed 3 TDs to TEs all year--but two in the last game to Ertz/Goedert.|
|17||Evan Engram||@ SF||He has a paltry 9.38% target share this year. Three red zone targets in his last two games, though.|
|18||Chris Herndon||vs. BUF||He keeps finding ways to contribute. Perhaps the veteran McCown will be a boost? We shall see.|
|19||C.J. Uzomah||vs. NO||The Saints allow the 6th fewest points to TEs. But they do rank 31st in pass yards allowed per game (311.4)|
|20||Ricky Seals-Jones||@ KC||The Chiefs allow the 7th most points to TEs and rank 28th in Y/G (302.7). But RSJ is tough to trust.|