Tight ends are a tricky position to manage in fantasy football.
If you're lucky enough to have a top-tier TE, then it's incredibly easy to set your lineup each week. However, most of us are not that lucky and need to search the waiver wire and soft matchups in search of a serviceable tight end that might have a chance of getting into the end zone.
To help you out, I put together this summary of our top 10 ranked tight ends for week 1.
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No teams have a bye week this week, so you have a full slate of players to choose from.
If you want to dive head-first into the full set of projections for this week, here are our rankings for each format:
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1. George Kittle - TE (SF)
We're projecting 6.3 catches, 77.0 yards and 0.5 touchdowns for George Kittle this week as he faces the Cardinals. Kittle was off last week with a bye.
2. Travis Kelce - TE (KC)
Travis Kelce faces the Texans this week. Our system projects him for 6.2 catches, 76.6 yards and 0.5 touchdowns. Kelce was off last week with a bye.
3. Mark Andrews - TE (BAL)
Mark Andrews is up against the Browns this week. We're projecting him for 5.0 catches, 62.7 yards and 0.5 touchdowns. Andrews had a bye last week.
4. Zach Ertz - TE (PHI)
Zach Ertz had a bye last week. He faces the Redskins this week. Our system projects him for 5.6 catches, 57.7 yards and 0.4 touchdowns.
5. Darren Waller - TE (LV)
Darren Waller had a bye last week. He faces the Panthers this week. Our system projects him for 4.6 catches, 59.5 yards and 0.3 touchdowns.
6. Hunter Henry - TE (LAC)
Hunter Henry faces the Bengals this week. Our system projects him for 4.2 catches, 48.5 yards and 0.4 touchdowns. Henry was on bye last week.
7. Tyler Higbee - TE (LAR)
Tyler Higbee was on bye last week. He faces the Dallas Cowboys this week. We're projecting him for 4.6 catches, 50.2 yards and 0.3 touchdowns.
8. Evan Engram - TE (NYG)
We're projecting 4.1 catches, 49.8 yards and 0.3 touchdowns for Evan Engram this week as he faces the Steelers. Engram was on bye last week.
9. Hayden Hurst - TE (ATL)
Hayden Hurst is up against the Seahawks this week. We're projecting him for 4.0 catches, 45.3 yards and 0.3 touchdowns. Hurst was off last week with a bye.
10. T.J. Hockenson - TE (DET)
T.J. Hockenson was off last week with a bye. He is up against the Bears this week. We're projecting him for 3.9 catches, 44.1 yards and 0.3 touchdowns.
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