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)
Travis Kelce is against the Buccaneers this week and is projected for 6.6 catches, 84.1 yards and 0.6 touchdowns. Kelce played against the Las Vegas Raiders last week. He caught 8 catches, 127 yards and 1 touchdown.
2. Darren Waller - TE (LV)
Darren Waller faces the Atlanta Falcons this week. We're projecting him for 6.3 catches, 66.0 yards and 0.5 touchdowns. Waller caught 7 catches, 88 yards and 1 touchdown versus the Kansas City Chiefs last week.
3. T.J. Hockenson - TE (DET)
T.J. Hockenson is playing against the Houston Texans this week. We're projecting 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)
Dallas Goedert faces the Seattle Seahawks this week. We're projecting him for 4.4 catches, 47.2 yards and 0.4 touchdowns. Last week, Goedert faced the Browns. He caught 5 catches, 77 yards and 1 touchdown.
5. Evan Engram - TE (NYG)
Evan Engram had a bye last week. He is up against the Bengals this week. Our system projects him for 4.2 catches, 43.3 yards and 0.4 touchdowns.
6. Hunter Henry - TE (LAC)
Hunter Henry caught 4 catches, 48 yards and 1 touchdown versus the New York Jets last week. He is playing against the Buffalo Bills this week. We're projecting him for 4.0 catches, 43.8 yards and 0.4 touchdowns.
7. Rob Gronkowski - TE (TB)
Rob Gronkowski caught 2 catches, 25 yards and zero touchdowns versus the Los Angeles Rams last week. We're projecting 3.5 catches, 41.5 yards and 0.4 touchdowns for Rob Gronkowski this week as he faces the Chiefs.
8. Austin Hooper - TE (CLE)
9. Eric Ebron - TE (PIT)
10. Hayden Hurst - TE (ATL)
Hayden Hurst faces the Las Vegas Raiders this week. We're projecting him 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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