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 4.4 catches, 56.3 yards and 0.9 touchdowns for George Kittle this week as he faces the Bears. Kittle was on bye last week.
2. Mark Andrews - TE (BAL)
Mark Andrews faces the Jets this week. Our system projects him for 4.2 catches, 52.9 yards and 0.4 touchdowns. Andrews was off last week with a bye.
3. T.J. Hockenson - TE (MIN)
T.J. Hockenson had a bye last week. We're projecting 4.8 catches, 48.3 yards and 0.3 touchdowns for T.J. Hockenson this week as he faces the Eagles.
4. Dawson Knox - TE (BUF)
Dawson Knox faces the Los Angeles Rams this week. We're projecting him for 3.3 catches, 36.4 yards and 0.5 touchdowns. Knox was off last week with a bye.
5. Evan Engram - TE (JAX)
Evan Engram was off last week with a bye. Our system projects Evan Engram for 4.2 catches, 41.4 yards and 0.2 touchdowns versus the Titans this week.
6. Dalton Schultz - TE (DAL)
Dalton Schultz was on bye last week. We're projecting 3.8 catches, 39.5 yards and 0.3 touchdowns for Dalton Schultz this week as he faces the Buccaneers.
7. Gerald Everett - TE (LAC)
Our system projects Gerald Everett for 2.8 catches, 31.2 yards and 0.2 touchdowns versus the Bills this week. Everett was on bye last week.
8. Hayden Hurst - TE (CIN)
Hayden Hurst had a bye last week. He faces the Saints this week. We're projecting him for 2.8 catches, 28.9 yards and 0.2 touchdowns.
9. Colby Parkinson - TE (SEA)
Colby Parkinson faces the Denver Broncos this week. Our system projects him for 2.3 catches, 21.1 yards and 0.4 touchdowns. Parkinson had a bye last week.
10. Isaiah Likely - TE (BAL)
Isaiah Likely had a bye last week. He is up against the Jets this week. Our system projects him for 2.6 catches, 25.5 yards and 0.2 touchdowns.
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