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Fantasy Football Rankings: Tight Ends for Week 14

Ranking the best tight ends by matchup and opportunity for Week 14 of the 2018 NFL season.

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I won’t bore you with empty congratulations on making your fantasy football league playoffs. Undoubtedly, some of you missed the cut (like I did in more leagues than I care to admit). You can’t win ‘em all, after all. And for those who are struggling, maybe the reason is whiffing on Rob Gronkowski or Trey Burton. If that’s you, I want you to know that I share in your pain.

There’s a top seven at tight end right now, in my opinion. Obviously Kelce and Ertz are in a tier of their own, with Ebron and Gronk right behind. Kittle, too—though he’s the only one in the upper echelon where we worry about his QB some. I think that factors in, personally. Then it’s Jared Cook as the man in Oakland and David Njoku benefiting from finally being healthy and having new offensive coordinator Freddie Kitchens call the shots.

After that it’s dicey. You’re chasing touchdowns (Brate) or hoping volume pans out (Reed). Hey, at least we have Jaylen Samuels this week, right? I’ll be ranking him with tight ends since he carries that eligibility. If that’s upsetting to you, I hope you don’t play on a site where he has that eligibility. I won’t debate the merits of that here, but since people need to know how to rank him I’ll be doing so...

Good luck out there ladies and gents! As always, comment away or hit me up on Twitter if you want to banter (@HeathCapps). Or drop me a line at heathcapps19 at gmail dot com.

Week 14 TE Ranks

1 Travis Kelce vs. BAL
2 Zach Ertz @ DAL
3 Eric Ebron @ HOU
4 Jaylen Samuels @ OAK
5 David Njoku vs. CAR
6 George Kittle vs. DEN
7 Rob Gronkowski @ MIA
8 Jared Cook vs. PIT
9 Cameron Brate vs. NO
10 Jordan Reed vs. NYG
11 Austin Hooper @ GB
12 Vance McDonald @ OAK
13 Trey Burton vs. LAR
14 Kyle Rudolph @ SEA
15 Chris Herndon IV @ BUF
16 Jimmy Graham vs. ATL
17 Jonnu Smith vs. JAC
18 Ian Thomas @ CLE
19 C.J. Uzomah @ LAC
20 Gerald Everett @ CHI