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 17.
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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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1. Darren Waller - TE (LV)
Last week, Darren Waller faced the Dolphins. He caught 5 catches, 112 yards and zero touchdowns. We're projecting 6.6 catches, 72.3 yards and 0.5 touchdowns for Darren Waller this week as he faces the Broncos.
2. George Kittle - TE (SF)
George Kittle caught 4 catches, 92 yards and zero touchdowns versus the Arizona Cardinals last week. Our system projects George Kittle for 5.4 catches, 66.3 yards and 0.4 touchdowns versus the Seahawks this week.
3. Mark Andrews - TE (BAL)
Mark Andrews played against the New York Giants last week. He caught 6 catches, 76 yards and zero touchdowns. Our system projects Mark Andrews for 4.4 catches, 55.9 yards and 0.5 touchdowns versus the Bengals this week.
4. Logan Thomas - TE (WAS)
Logan Thomas is up against the Rams this week. We're projecting him for 5.3 catches, 50.0 yards and 0.4 touchdowns. Thomas played against the San Francisco 49ers last week. He caught 7 catches, 63 yards and zero touchdowns.
5. T.J. Hockenson - TE (DET)
T.J. Hockenson is against the Vikings this week and is projected for 4.5 catches, 49.5 yards and 0.4 touchdowns. Hockenson caught 4 catches, 23 yards and zero touchdowns versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last week.
6. Noah Fant - TE (DEN)
7. Zach Ertz - TE (PHI)
Zach Ertz faces the Redskins this week. Our system projects him for 4.5 catches, 46.4 yards and 0.3 touchdowns. Ertz caught 3 catches, 33 yards and zero touchdowns versus the Dallas Cowboys last week.
8. Irv Smith Jr. - TE (MIN)
Irv Smith Jr. faces the Detroit Lions this week. Our system projects him for 4.0 catches, 43.1 yards and 0.4 touchdowns. Last week, Smith Jr. faced the Saints. He caught 6 catches, 53 yards and 2 touchdowns.
9. Evan Engram - TE (NYG)
Last week, Evan Engram faced the Ravens. He caught 7 catches, 65 yards and zero touchdowns. He faces the Dallas Cowboys this week. Our system projects him for 4.2 catches, 42.6 yards and 0.3 touchdowns.
10. Mike Gesicki - TE (MIA)
Mike Gesicki is playing against the Buffalo Bills this week. We're projecting him for 3.6 catches, 42.2 yards and 0.4 touchdowns. Gesicki played against the Las Vegas Raiders last week. He caught 4 catches, 54 yards and zero touchdowns.
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