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)
We're projecting 6.7 catches, 81.7 yards and 0.7 touchdowns for Travis Kelce this week as he faces the Rams. Kelce played against the Los Angeles Chargers last week. He caught 6 catches, 115 yards and 3 touchdowns.
2. Mark Andrews - TE (BAL)
Mark Andrews played against the Carolina Panthers last week. He caught 6 catches, 63 yards and zero touchdowns. He faces the Jaguars this week. Andrews is projected for 6.2 catches, 76.8 yards and 0.6 touchdowns.
3. George Kittle - TE (SF)
Against the Cardinals last week, George Kittle caught 4 catches, 84 yards and 2 touchdowns. George Kittle is against the Saints this week and is projected for 4.7 catches, 54.7 yards and 0.4 touchdowns.
4. Pat Freiermuth - TE (PIT)
Pat Freiermuth is against the Colts this week and is projected for 4.7 catches, 50.9 yards and 0.3 touchdowns. Freiermuth played against the Cincinnati Bengals last week. He caught 8 catches, 79 yards and zero touchdowns.
5. T.J. Hockenson - TE (MIN)
Against the Giants last week, T.J. Hockenson caught 5 catches, 34 yards and zero touchdowns. He faces the Buffalo Bills this week. Our system projects him for 4.7 catches, 47.7 yards and 0.3 touchdowns.
6. Tyler Higbee - TE (LAR)
Tyler Higbee is against the Chiefs this week and is projected for 4.6 catches, 42.2 yards and 0.3 touchdowns. Higbee played against the New Orleans Saints last week. He caught 4 catches, 45 yards and zero touchdowns.
7. Dalton Schultz - TE (DAL)
We're projecting 4.0 catches, 41.4 yards and 0.3 touchdowns for Dalton Schultz this week as he faces the Giants. Schultz caught 3 catches, 22 yards and zero touchdowns versus the Minnesota Vikings last week.
8. Dawson Knox - TE (BUF)
Dawson Knox caught 7 catches, 70 yards and zero touchdowns versus the Cleveland Browns last week. We're projecting 3.9 catches, 40.3 yards and 0.3 touchdowns for Dawson Knox this week as he faces the Lions.
9. Gerald Everett - TE (LAC)
Gerald Everett is against the Chiefs this week and is projected for 3.6 catches, 40.4 yards and 0.3 touchdowns. Everett played against the New Orleans Saints last week. He caught zero catches, zero yards and zero touchdowns.
10. Hayden Hurst - TE (CIN)
Hayden Hurst caught 2 catches, 28 yards and zero touchdowns versus the Chicago Bears last week. He is up against the Redskins this week. Our system projects him for 3.5 catches, 36.3 yards and 0.3 touchdowns.
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