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.
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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 is against the Lions this week and is projected for 6.7 catches, 81.2 yards and 0.7 touchdowns. Kelce was off last week with a bye.
2. Mark Andrews - TE (BAL)
Mark Andrews faces the Texans this week. Our system projects him for 4.4 catches, 53.8 yards and 0.4 touchdowns. Andrews had a bye last week.
3. T.J. Hockenson - TE (MIN)
T.J. Hockenson had a bye last week. Our system projects T.J. Hockenson for 4.3 catches, 46.3 yards and 0.3 touchdowns versus the Chiefs this week.
4. George Kittle - TE (SF)
George Kittle was off last week with a bye. George Kittle is against the Steelers this week and is projected for 3.7 catches, 45.5 yards and 0.4 touchdowns.
5. Dallas Goedert - TE (PHI)
Dallas Goedert was off last week with a bye. Dallas Goedert is against the Patriots this week and is projected for 3.7 catches, 43.1 yards and 0.4 touchdowns.
6. Kyle Pitts - TE (ATL)
Kyle Pitts had a bye last week. He faces the Carolina Panthers this week. Our system projects him for 3.8 catches, 45.6 yards and 0.3 touchdowns.
7. Darren Waller - TE (NYG)
Darren Waller is against the Broncos this week and is projected for 3.8 catches, 45.1 yards and 0.3 touchdowns. Waller was on bye last week.
8. Evan Engram - TE (JAX)
Evan Engram had a bye last week. He faces the Cowboys this week. We're projecting him for 3.9 catches, 40.6 yards and 0.3 touchdowns.
9. David Njoku - TE (CLE)
David Njoku was off last week with a bye. He is up against the Bengals this week. We're projecting him for 3.8 catches, 41.1 yards and 0.3 touchdowns.
10. Pat Freiermuth - TE (PIT)
Pat Freiermuth is playing against the San Francisco 49ers this week. He is projected for 3.5 catches, 38.9 yards and 0.3 touchdowns. Freiermuth was off last week with a bye.
For more, check out our full rankings here.
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