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. T.J. Hockenson - TE (MIN)
T.J. Hockenson is up against the Chiefs this week. Our system projects him for 5.8 catches, 67.9 yards and 0.5 touchdowns. Hockenson had a bye last week.
2. Tyler Higbee - TE (LAR)
Tyler Higbee is up against the Seahawks this week. Our system projects him for 5.7 catches, 67.6 yards and 0.5 touchdowns. Higbee was on bye last week.
3. Hunter Henry - TE (NE)
Hunter Henry was off last week with a bye. He faces the Miami Dolphins this week. Our system projects him for 5.6 catches, 65.3 yards and 0.5 touchdowns.
4. Pat Freiermuth - TE (PIT)
Pat Freiermuth was off last week with a bye. Our system projects Pat Freiermuth for 5.6 catches, 57.8 yards and 0.4 touchdowns versus the 49ers this week.
5. George Kittle - TE (SF)
We're projecting 5.7 catches, 55.3 yards and 0.4 touchdowns for George Kittle this week as he faces the Steelers. Kittle was off last week with a bye.
6. Darren Waller - TE (NYG)
Darren Waller was off last week with a bye. He faces the Broncos this week. Waller is projected for 4.6 catches, 53.4 yards and 0.4 touchdowns.
7. Evan Engram - TE (JAX)
Evan Engram is up against the Cowboys this week. Our system projects him for 4.2 catches, 55.0 yards and 0.4 touchdowns. Engram had a bye last week.
8. Dalton Schultz - TE (HOU)
Dalton Schultz was off last week with a bye. We're projecting 5.1 catches, 51.8 yards and 0.3 touchdowns for Dalton Schultz this week as he faces the Giants.
9. Dallas Goedert - TE (PHI)
Dallas Goedert was on bye last week. He is playing against the New England Patriots this week. We're projecting him for 4.6 catches, 51.1 yards and 0.4 touchdowns.
10. Kyle Pitts - TE (ATL)
Kyle Pitts is against the Panthers this week and is projected for 4.2 catches, 49.4 yards and 0.4 touchdowns. Pitts was off last week with a bye.
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