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. Travis Kelce - TE (KC)
Travis Kelce was off last week with a bye. Our system projects Travis Kelce for 6.9 catches, 88.3 yards and 0.7 touchdowns versus the Browns this week.
2. George Kittle - TE (SF)
George Kittle faces the Lions this week. We're projecting him for 6.0 catches, 80.5 yards and 0.5 touchdowns. Kittle was off last week with a bye.
3. Darren Waller - TE (LV)
Darren Waller is playing against the Baltimore Ravens this week. We're projecting him for 6.3 catches, 72.3 yards and 0.5 touchdowns. Waller was on bye last week.
4. Mark Andrews - TE (BAL)
Mark Andrews had a bye last week. Mark Andrews is against the Raiders this week and is projected for 5.2 catches, 61.6 yards and 0.5 touchdowns.
5. Kyle Pitts - TE (ATL)
Kyle Pitts had a bye last week. Our system projects Kyle Pitts for 5.2 catches, 60.5 yards and 0.4 touchdowns versus the Eagles this week.
6. T.J. Hockenson - TE (DET)
T.J. Hockenson was on bye last week. Our system projects T.J. Hockenson for 5.2 catches, 57.7 yards and 0.4 touchdowns versus the 49ers this week.
7. Robert Tonyan Jr. - TE (GB)
Robert Tonyan Jr. was on bye last week. He faces the New Orleans Saints this week. Our system projects him for 4.4 catches, 46.1 yards and 0.5 touchdowns.
8. Logan Thomas - TE (WAS)
Logan Thomas is against the Titans this week and is projected for 4.9 catches, 49.2 yards and 0.3 touchdowns. Thomas was off last week with a bye.
9. Tyler Higbee - TE (LAR)
Tyler Higbee is playing against the Chicago Bears this week. Our system projects him for 4.4 catches, 47.9 yards and 0.4 touchdowns. Higbee was off last week with a bye.
10. Dallas Goedert - TE (PHI)
Dallas Goedert is against the Falcons this week and is projected for 4.2 catches, 48.9 yards and 0.3 touchdowns. Goedert was off last week with a bye.
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