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)
Our system projects George Kittle for 6.3 catches, 77.0 yards and 0.5 touchdowns versus the Cardinals this week. Kittle was on bye last week.
2. Travis Kelce - TE (KC)
Travis Kelce was off last week with a bye. Travis Kelce is against the Texans this week and is projected for 6.2 catches, 76.6 yards and 0.5 touchdowns.
3. Mark Andrews - TE (BAL)
Mark Andrews was on bye last week. We're projecting 5.0 catches, 62.7 yards and 0.5 touchdowns for Mark Andrews this week as he faces the Browns.
4. Zach Ertz - TE (PHI)
Our system projects Zach Ertz for 5.6 catches, 57.7 yards and 0.4 touchdowns versus the Redskins this week. Ertz was off last week with a bye.
5. Darren Waller - TE (LV)
We're projecting 4.6 catches, 59.5 yards and 0.3 touchdowns for Darren Waller this week as he faces the Panthers. Waller was on bye last week.
6. Hunter Henry - TE (LAC)
Hunter Henry is against the Bengals this week and is projected for 4.2 catches, 48.5 yards and 0.4 touchdowns. Henry was off last week with a bye.
7. Tyler Higbee - TE (LAR)
Tyler Higbee had a 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)
Evan Engram is up against the Steelers this week. He is projected for 4.1 catches, 49.8 yards and 0.3 touchdowns. Engram was on bye last week.
9. Hayden Hurst - TE (ATL)
Hayden Hurst is against the Seahawks this week and is projected for 4.0 catches, 45.3 yards and 0.3 touchdowns. Hurst had a bye last week.
10. T.J. Hockenson - TE (DET)
Our system projects T.J. Hockenson for 3.9 catches, 44.1 yards and 0.3 touchdowns versus the Bears this week. Hockenson was on bye last week.
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