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 12.
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1. Travis Kelce - TE (KC)
Our system projects Travis Kelce for 6.6 catches, 84.1 yards and 0.6 touchdowns versus the Buccaneers this week. Kelce played against the Las Vegas Raiders last week. He caught 8 catches, 127 yards and 1 touchdown.
2. Darren Waller - TE (LV)
Against the Chiefs last week, Darren Waller caught 7 catches, 88 yards and 1 touchdown. We're projecting 6.3 catches, 66.0 yards and 0.5 touchdowns for Darren Waller this week as he faces the Falcons.
3. T.J. Hockenson - TE (DET)
T.J. Hockenson faces the Houston Texans this week. Our system projects him for 4.5 catches, 50.5 yards and 0.5 touchdowns. Last week, Hockenson faced the Panthers. He caught 4 catches, 68 yards and zero touchdowns.
4. Dallas Goedert - TE (PHI)
Against the Browns last week, Dallas Goedert caught 5 catches, 77 yards and 1 touchdown. He is playing against the Seattle Seahawks this week. Goedert is projected for 4.4 catches, 47.2 yards and 0.4 touchdowns.
5. Evan Engram - TE (NYG)
We're projecting 4.2 catches, 43.3 yards and 0.4 touchdowns for Evan Engram this week as he faces the Bengals. Engram was off last week with a bye.
6. Hunter Henry - TE (LAC)
7. Rob Gronkowski - TE (TB)
Last week, Rob Gronkowski faced the Rams. He caught 2 catches, 25 yards and zero touchdowns. He is up against the Chiefs this week. Gronkowski is projected for 3.5 catches, 41.5 yards and 0.4 touchdowns.
8. Austin Hooper - TE (CLE)
Austin Hooper is playing against the Las Vegas Raiders this week. He is projected for 4.0 catches, 42.5 yards and 0.3 touchdowns. Against the Saints last week, Hooper caught 3 catches, 33 yards and zero touchdowns.
9. Eric Ebron - TE (PIT)
10. Hayden Hurst - TE (ATL)
Hayden Hurst is up against the Raiders this week. He is projected for 3.8 catches, 43.4 yards and 0.3 touchdowns. Last week, Hurst faced the Saints. He caught zero catches, zero yards and zero touchdowns.
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