Top 25: Fantasy Tight Ends for Week 6

Top 25: Fantasy Tight Ends for Week 6
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It was an injury filled Week 5 among NFL tight ends, which created quite a lot of issues for Fantasy owners.

Players such as Rob Gronkowski, Jack Doyle, Travis Kelce, Tyler Eifert (out for season), and a few others suffered injuries that may leave their snap counts in question come time for their Week 6 matchups.

While the position still seems to be something that owners should reevaluate week after week, there are a few tight ends that Fantasy Owners should be holding onto, whether they are Must Starts or simply Bye Week fill ins/trade bait.

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TE Rankings – Week 6

1 Rob Gronkowski Gronk was a surprise inactive last week. He’s been limited in practice so far this week, but all signs point up for him to return against the Jets
2 Zach Ertz The Eagles continue to dominate, and that only means good things for Ertz. Keep starting him.
3 Travis Kelce Kelce reportedly suffered a concussion last week, but is shooting to play this week against Pittsburgh. He may see limited action, but he remains a must start if he’s a go.
4 Cameron Brate Brate has soldified himself as a favorable red-zone target for Jameis Winston. He should remain active on a Bucs team looking to make a push.
5 Evan Engram Engram has been a lone light spot amongst a dismal Giants squad. Eli lost the majority of his WR’s last week, which means Engram should see a solid uptick in targets.
6 Jordan Reed Reed has been dealing with injury, but he’s reportedly healthy enough to go up against SF this week. Look for Kirk Cousins to get him more involved.
7 Austin Seferian-Jenkins Seferian-Jenkins had himself a strong Week 5 as he scored his first TD of the year. He should continue in an upward trend as the Jets face a poor New England secondary.
8 Delanie Walker Without Mariota at the helm, Walker hasn’t produced his usual numbers. This week, Mariota hopes to return, in that case so should Walker’s production.
9 Ed Dickson Dickson had himself a game for the ages last week, racking up 175 yards on five catches. If the Panthers hope to squeak past a fiery Philadelphia squad, Dickson should remain heavily involved.
10 Jared Cook Cooks had himself a down game last week without Derek Carr tossing him the rock. Carr is poised to return this week, so Cook should get back in an offensive groove.
11 Kyle Rudolph Rudolph finally got back on track last week as he recorded his first TD since Week 1. Look for him to grab another one this week against divisional opponent Green Bay.
12 Hunter Henry Henry has been on a roller coaster type season. While he remains a TD or bust type player, look for Philip Rivers to continue to look his way for production.
13 Martellus Bennett While Bennett has been consistent in his stats this year, he has been disappointing in the fact that he has yet to record a TD. He’ll always be good for 4 or 5 points, but owners may be able to find a better gamble on the waiver wire.
14 Ryan Griffin Griffin’s been slow despite the Texans being hot with Deshaun Watson at the helm. He should see more production this week against a Cleveland team that is poor against opposing tight ends.
15 A.J. Derby Derby had a career game last week as he recorded a TD on 75 reception yards. He goes up against the Giants this week, who are the worst team against tight ends so far this year.
16 Coby Fleener Fleener has been on a decline after having a solid first two weeks. Be cautious playing him.
17 Benjamin Watson The Ravens have been an up and down team, which has effected Watson’s production heavily. He’s a TD or bust type player, but could be useful against a poor Bears team if no other options seem reasonable.
18 David Njoku Njoku continues to be overlooked as he suffers through a season with the dismal Browns. He has been solid though. He’ll remain a gamble as long as he is in Cleveland, just like any other player.
19 Jesse James James didn’t get much help from his QB last week as Big Ben looked like anything but himself. He remains a risk as long as Roethlisberger continues his shaky play.
20 George Kittle Kittle had a big game last week as he recorded his first TD on 83 rec yards. If the 49ers look to remain competitive, they’ll likely utlize Kittle more and more.
21 Jack Doyle Doyle was out last week after suffering a concussion. He remains a risky play as he’ll likely ease his way back onto the field.
22 Antonio Gates Gates had another disappointing game last week as teammate Hunter Henry took over the spotlight. It looks like the Gates era in LA may be coming to an end.
23 Eric Ebron You have to feel bad for Ebron, whose talent is being forgotten as he remains non-involved in the Lions offense. No point in starting Ebron until that changes.
24 Austin Hooper Hooper saw an increase in production in Week 4 after back-to-back poor outings. He’ll look to continue that upward trend as the Falcons come off their Bye.
25 Zach Miller While Miller may have made Fantasy owners happy last week when he found the end zone for the first time this year, it was likely a rarity. He remains a high risk player with all of the drama surrounding the Bears QB situation.


– Kyle Hirshkind is the Managing Editor for cover32/Jets and covers the New York Jets. He is also a weekly contributor to cover32/Fantasy Like and follow on

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