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2021 Fantasy Football: Tight Ends for Week 8

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Heath ranks the safety blankets.

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Here’s the lowdown on tight ends: it’s Travis Kelce, a massive chasm, 5-7 guys we sort of trust, and then a bunch of dart-throwing.

Notes for Week 8

Calvin Ridley’s surprise inactive means Kyle Pitts is firmly in my No. 2 slot. T.J. Hockenson is 100% off the injury report and averaging 10 targets a game over his last two weeks.

Noah Fant’s outlook takes a dent with the returns of Jerry Jeudy and backup tight end Albert O. (you can’t spell it either). Fant remains a top 10 option, though.

Baker Mayfield’s return means taking a dart on the Cleveland tight end of your choice as a TE2 is less disheartening.

Dawson Knox’s inactive means Tommy Sweeney is a top 20 play...it’s rough out here in these streets.

Dak Prescott’s questionable status for Sunday night means you may need to temper expectations for your favorite Cowboys tight end...

As always, haggle away in the comments if you see anything egregious.

TE Rankings for Week 8

Rank Player Name Team Opponent
Rank Player Name Team Opponent
1 Travis Kelce KC vs NYG
2 Kyle Pitts ATL vs CAR
3 Dallas Goedert PHI @ DET
4 TJ Hockenson DET vs PHI
5 Mike Gesicki MIA @ BUF
6 Rob Gronkowski TB @ NO
7 Noah Fant DEN vs WAS
8 Tyler Higbee LAR @ HOU
9 Hunter Henry NE @ LAC
10 CJ Uzomah CIN @ NYJ
11 Dalton Schultz DAL @ MIN
12 Evan Engram NYG @ KC
13 Ricky Seals-Jones WAS @ DEN
14 Jared Cook LAC vs NE
15 Mo Alie-Cox IND vs TEN
16 Cole Kmet CHI vs SF
17 Tommy Sweeney BUF vs MIA
18 Tyler Conklin MIN vs DAL
19 David Njoku CLE vs PIT
20 Pat Freiermuth PIT @ CLE
21 Dan Arnold JAC @ SEA
22 Austin Hooper CLE vs PIT
23 Gerald Everett SEA vs JAC
24 Jonnu Smith NE @ LAC