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 5.
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1. Travis Kelce - TE (KC)
Travis Kelce faces the Las Vegas Raiders this week. He is projected for 6.2 catches, 77.5 yards and 0.6 touchdowns. Against the Patriots last week, Kelce caught 3 catches, 70 yards and zero touchdowns.
2. George Kittle - TE (SF)
Against the Eagles last week, George Kittle caught 15 catches, 183 yards and 1 touchdown. Our system projects George Kittle for 6.1 catches, 78.0 yards and 0.5 touchdowns versus the Dolphins this week.
3. Darren Waller - TE (LV)
Against the Bills last week, Darren Waller caught 9 catches, 88 yards and zero touchdowns. We're projecting 6.0 catches, 68.7 yards and 0.3 touchdowns for Darren Waller this week as he faces the Chiefs.
4. Mark Andrews - TE (BAL)
Mark Andrews is up against the Bengals this week. Our system projects him for 4.4 catches, 58.6 yards and 0.6 touchdowns. Against the Redskins last week, Andrews caught 3 catches, 57 yards and 2 touchdowns.
5. Hunter Henry - TE (LAC)
Hunter Henry caught 2 catches, 39 yards and zero touchdowns versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last week. He faces the Saints this week. Henry is projected for 4.7 catches, 56.9 yards and 0.4 touchdowns.
6. Zach Ertz - TE (PHI)
7. Evan Engram - TE (NYG)
Evan Engram faces the Cowboys this week. Our system projects him for 5.0 catches, 51.3 yards and 0.3 touchdowns. Engram played against the Los Angeles Rams last week. He caught 6 catches, 35 yards and zero touchdowns.
8. Jonnu Smith - TE (TEN)
Jonnu Smith faces the Buffalo Bills this week. We're projecting him for 4.3 catches, 51.5 yards and 0.4 touchdowns. Smith didn't play last week.
9. Hayden Hurst - TE (ATL)
Hayden Hurst is up against the Panthers this week. Our system projects him for 4.0 catches, 44.4 yards and 0.4 touchdowns. Hurst played against the Green Bay Packers last week. He caught 4 catches, 51 yards and zero touchdowns.
10. Dalton Schultz - TE (DAL)
Dalton Schultz faces the New York Giants this week. Our system projects him for 3.9 catches, 43.3 yards and 0.4 touchdowns. Last week, Schultz faced the Browns. He caught 4 catches, 72 yards and 1 touchdown.
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