Fantasy Football Player Notes

Week 6 Rankings
Travis Kelce photo 1. Travis Kelce KC (vs . HOU)
Kelce is still the unquestioned number one tight end, and the return of Tyreek Hill may actually help things, as the Chiefs offense has seemed a bit out of sync the past two weeks. Kelce has posted at least eight targets and 70 yards in every game this season, so he's just as much of a stud as you expected.
5 days ago
Austin Hooper photo 2. Austin Hooper ATL (at ARI)
The Cardinals are by far the worst against TEs and Hooper has been Ryan's most consistent target this season. With shootout potential, this game could lead to a bunch of fantasy points through the air, with Hooper arguably being the best red zone option in the this game. It should be a big week from the Atlanta TE.
4 days ago
George Kittle photo 3. George Kittle SF (at LAR)
Kittle finally found the end zone last week, but he has yet to crack 100 yards. This could be he week, facing a Rams team that is well-rested and looking for a win. The 49ers should certainly have to pass more than last week, so this could be the game Kittle finally hits 100 this season.
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Zach Ertz photo 4. Zach Ertz PHI (at MIN)
Ertz finally found a touchdown last week, pleasing his fantasy owners. The Vikings are 19th against TEs, but they are actually a bit worse than that, given their opponents this season. Ertz is matchup proof anyways and is always a must-start, as one of Wentz's favorite targets. The Eagles also passed the ball 2/3 of the time last season in the matchup against the Vikings, which is projected to be about the same game flow, if the books are correct.
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Mark Andrews photo 5. Mark Andrews BAL (vs . CIN)
Andrews has cooled with the rest of the Ravens offense, but he still has at least seven targets in every game this season. In the barren landscape of tight ends, Andrews is a good bet to be involved in some capacity on a weekly basis.
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Will Dissly photo 6. Will Dissly SEA (at CLE)
Dissly is a top-10 TE option every week going forward. He is a touchdown beast and one of Wilson's favorite weapons. We saw what George Kittle did on Monday night against this squad, and Dissly should be able to do roughly the same, coming off extra rest.
4 days ago
Greg Olsen photo 7. Greg Olsen CAR (at TB)
Olsen may have just 5 yards over the past two weeks but he draws the second easiest matchup for tight ends this week when the Panthers travel to Tampa Bay. This unit has been shredded by the position all season and it likely won't end this week.
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Jimmy Graham photo 8. Jimmy Graham GB (vs . DET)
While Graham may very well disappear at times and has a difficult matchup against the Lions, he is a solid play because of the lack of other fantasy options at the position this week and especially because of Devante Adams' expected to miss the game.
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Gerald Everett photo 9. Gerald Everett LAR (vs . SF)
The Rams have been designing more plays specifically for Everett than any other player in their stacked offense. As a result, he has 19 targets in the last two weeks and while the matchup against the 49ers isn't easy, that kind of target share is difficult to find.
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Delanie Walker photo 10. Delanie Walker TEN (at DEN)
After 21 total targets in the first three games, Walker has only seen four total targets in the past two games. He's a fringe starting tight end, but the Titans are a run-first offense, and that will hurt Walker moving forward.
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Jared Cook photo 11. Jared Cook NO (at JAC)
With Teddy Bridgewater continuing to improve his aDOT, it helps out Cook's production a lot. This proved to be true last week, with Cook finding his first touchdown of the season. This doesn't mean Cook is a weekly start going forward, but has has TE1 upside in a game where the spread favors Jacksonville, meaning the Saints will need to pass.
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O.J. Howard photo 12. O.J. Howard TB (vs . CAR)
Howard has had a rough season without a doubt and has a horrible matchup in Carolina, but are you really going to start Jason Witten or Darren Fells over a guy with multiple touchdown upside? At least for this week, Howard is still startable.
2 days ago
Vance McDonald photo 13. Vance McDonald PIT (at LAC)
Vance McDonald returned from injury and hauled in all three of his targets for 34 yards. It isn't an incredible showing, but you can do much worse at tight end. Consider him a very solid streaming option as needed.
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T.J. Hockenson photo 14. T.J. Hockenson DET (at GB)
Hockenson returned to the practice field on Wednesday, looking like he will play on Monday night. Despite scoring a touchdown in his last game, Hockenson has mostly been a disappointment since Week 1, with most fantasy owners and analysts clinging to that first game performance. He is a terrific blocker with upside to be one of the best tight ends in the league, but he is not getting the targets to be consistently valuable this season.
4 days ago
Jason Witten photo 15. Jason Witten DAL (at NYJ)
Four targets in every single game this season. Witten is still an incredible consistent player, but at a lower level. In a game where the Cowboys should look to get their offense back on track, Witten is a decent bye week fill-in, with touchdown upside this week.
4 days ago
Noah Fant photo 16. Noah Fant DEN (vs . TEN)
Fant has flashed plenty of ability at times this season but he just isn't drawing enough targets to justify plugging him into your lineup this weekend in a terrible matchup against the Titans.
2 days ago
Tyler Eifert photo 17. Tyler Eifert CIN (at BAL)
Eifert is the only tight end in the history of the world that didn't erupt against the Cardinals, and he doesn't have more than 27 receiving yards in any game this season. He's an extreme desperation tight end play at best.
5 days ago
Jordan Akins photo 18. Jordan Akins HOU (at KC)
Tight end is awful this week with Chris Herndon now ruled out and several others still missing from injury. if you need to replace your tight end (O.J. Howard doesn't count), and Gerald Everett isn't available, Akins is the best option over Jared Cook (@ JAC), Vance McDonald (shoulder) and Noah Fant (vs TEN). If you combine Akins and teammate, Darren Fells, they would be a top 5 fantasy tight end together. Throw in an ideal matchup and game script versus the Chiefs and all of this makes him startable for Week 6.
3 days ago
Dallas Goedert photo 19. Dallas Goedert PHI (at MIN)
This is another tough matchup for Goedert, who is struggling to find consistent targets on this offense.
4 days ago
Kyle Rudolph photo 20. Kyle Rudolph MIN (vs . PHI)
The Vikings passed more last week and Rudolph still only saw one target. He droppable and has very little upside.
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Geoff Swaim photo 21. Geoff Swaim JAC (vs . NO)
Jeremy Sprinkle photo 22. Jeremy Sprinkle WAS (at MIA)
With Vernon Davis back at practice, it severely limits the upside of Sprinkle this week. He is nothing more than a desperation play, but every player that steps on the field against Miami has a chance to score.
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Hunter Henry photo 23. Hunter Henry LAC (vs . PIT)
Hayden Hurst photo 24. Hayden Hurst BAL (vs . CIN)
Hurst has been somewhat involved for the Ravens on occasion this season, posting three games over 30 receiving yards. However, the only thing that frustrates me more than tight ends in general is second-string tight ends, so I'd generally avoid.
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Tyler Higbee photo 25. Tyler Higbee LAR (vs . SF)
With Everett performing so well, it's tough for Higbee to find targets. He has more value that the Kyle Rudolphs of the world, but he's also not startable.
4 days ago
Ricky Seals-Jones photo 26. Ricky Seals-Jones CLE (vs . SEA)
Seals-Jones came onto the scene a bit once David Njoku went down, but at this point he's nothing more than a "pray he gets a goal-line touchdown" guy.
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Cameron Brate photo 27. Cameron Brate TB (vs . CAR)
Much like OJ Howard, Brate has not done much this season. There's truth to the notion that Bruce Arians does not use TEs. Brate does not have much value this week, even as a bye week fill-in.
4 days ago
Darren Fells photo 28. Darren Fells HOU (at KC)
Mike Gesicki photo 29. Mike Gesicki MIA (vs . WAS)
Gesicki doesn't offer much fantasy value, though I do believe he's among the more-talented tight ends, and there's potential for a connection with Josh Rosen down the line.
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Rhett Ellison photo 30. Rhett Ellison NYG (at NE)
It looks like Engram will miss this game, which opens the door for Ellison to have some relevancy in fantasy this week and with the bad matchup. He had a solid two-game stretch near the end of last season without Engram that resulted in eight catches for 119 yards.
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Matt LaCosse photo 31. Matt LaCosse NE (vs . NYG)
C.J. Uzomah photo 32. C.J. Uzomah CIN (at BAL)
Irv Smith Jr. photo 33. Irv Smith Jr. MIN (vs . PHI)
Blake Jarwin photo 34. Blake Jarwin DAL (at NYJ)
This is a bad defense, so Jarwin has a chance to catch a couple downfield passes. If you're desperate at TE in a 16-team or larger league, you could take a random chance on Jarwin, but you could likely do better.
4 days ago
Demetrius Harris photo 35. Demetrius Harris CLE (vs . SEA)
Demetrius Harris has three receptions and six receiving yards this season. Thank you for your time.
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Ryan Izzo photo 36. Ryan Izzo NE (vs . NYG)
Marcedes Lewis photo 37. Marcedes Lewis GB (vs . DET)
Josh Hill photo 38. Josh Hill NO (at JAC)
Ryan Griffin photo 39. Ryan Griffin NYJ (vs . DAL)
Jeff Heuerman photo 40. Jeff Heuerman DEN (vs . TEN)
Jesse James photo 41. Jesse James DET (at GB)
Even if Hockenson is a bit limited in his return from a concussion, James will not see an uptick in value. He is not the true handcuff to Hockenson from a fantasy perspective, meaning he has no value in fantasy going forward.
4 days ago
Jonnu Smith photo 42. Jonnu Smith TEN (at DEN)
Luke Willson photo 43. Luke Willson SEA (at CLE)
Nick Boyle photo 44. Nick Boyle BAL (vs . CIN)
Maxx Williams photo 45. Maxx Williams ARI (vs . ATL)
Logan Thomas photo 46. Logan Thomas DET (at GB)
Pharaoh Brown photo 47. Pharaoh Brown CLE (vs . SEA)
Virgil Green photo 48. Virgil Green LAC (vs . PIT)
Nick O'Leary photo 49. Nick O'Leary MIA (vs . WAS)
Charles Clay photo 50. Charles Clay ARI (vs . ATL)
Nick Vannett photo 51. Nick Vannett PIT (at LAC)
Ross Dwelley photo 52. Ross Dwelley SF (at LAR)
Seth DeValve photo 53. Seth DeValve JAC (vs . NO)
Andrew Beck photo 54. Andrew Beck DEN (vs . TEN)
Lance Kendricks photo 55. Lance Kendricks LAC (vs . PIT)
Drew Sample photo 56. Drew Sample CIN (at BAL)
Deon Yelder photo 57. Deon Yelder KC (vs . HOU)
Luke Stocker photo 58. Luke Stocker ATL (at ARI)
Ian Thomas photo 59. Ian Thomas CAR (at TB)
Durham Smythe photo 60. Durham Smythe MIA (vs . WAS)
Levine Toilolo photo 61. Levine Toilolo SF (at LAR)
Jacob Hollister photo 62. Jacob Hollister SEA (at CLE)
Blake Bell photo 63. Blake Bell KC (vs . HOU)
Kaden Smith photo 64. Kaden Smith NYG (at NE)
Garrett Dickerson photo 65. Garrett Dickerson NYG (at NE)
MyCole Pruitt photo 66. MyCole Pruitt TEN (at DEN)
Trey Burton photo 67. Trey Burton CHI (BYE)
Dawson Knox photo 68. Dawson Knox BUF (BYE)
Eric Ebron photo 69. Eric Ebron IND (BYE)
Jack Doyle photo 70. Jack Doyle IND (BYE)
Jerome Cunningham photo 71. Jerome Cunningham WAS (at MIA)
Darren Waller photo 72. Darren Waller OAK (BYE)
Chris Manhertz photo 73. Chris Manhertz CAR (at TB)
Tyler Conklin photo 74. Tyler Conklin MIN (vs . PHI)
Daniel Brown photo 75. Daniel Brown NYJ (vs . DAL)