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 8.
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Lastly, the Chiefs and Chargers have a bye this week so keep that in mind when setting your lineup.
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If you want to dive head-first into the full set of projections for this week, here are our rankings for each format:
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1. Mark Andrews - TE (BAL)
Last week, Mark Andrews faced the Browns. He caught zero catches, zero yards and zero touchdowns. He faces the Buccaneers this week. We're projecting him for 5.6 catches, 65.0 yards and 0.6 touchdowns.
2. Dallas Goedert - TE (PHI)
Dallas Goedert is against the Steelers this week and is projected for 4.7 catches, 50.8 yards and 0.4 touchdowns. Goedert was on bye last week.
3. George Kittle - TE (SF)
Last week, George Kittle faced the Chiefs. He caught 6 catches, 98 yards and 1 touchdown. George Kittle is against the Rams this week and is projected for 4.2 catches, 54.1 yards and 0.3 touchdowns.
4. Tyler Higbee - TE (LAR)
Tyler Higbee is up against the 49ers this week. Our system projects him for 5.0 catches, 45.0 yards and 0.3 touchdowns. Higbee was on bye last week.
5. Zach Ertz - TE (ARI)
Our system projects Zach Ertz for 4.5 catches, 45.1 yards and 0.3 touchdowns versus the Steelers this week. Ertz was on bye last week.
6. T.J. Hockenson - TE (MIN)
We're projecting 4.2 catches, 43.0 yards and 0.3 touchdowns for T.J. Hockenson this week as he faces the Dolphins. Last week, Hockenson faced the Cowboys. He caught 4 catches, 48 yards and zero touchdowns.
7. Robert Tonyan Jr. - TE (GB)
Our system projects Robert Tonyan Jr. for 3.9 catches, 40.1 yards and 0.3 touchdowns versus the Bills this week. Tonyan Jr. caught 3 catches, 32 yards and zero touchdowns versus the Washington Redskins last week.
8. Hayden Hurst - TE (CIN)
Hayden Hurst played against the Cincinnati Bengals last week. He caught 6 catches, 48 yards and zero touchdowns. Hayden Hurst is against the Panthers this week and is projected for 4.1 catches, 36.0 yards and 0.3 touchdowns.
9. Pat Freiermuth - TE (PIT)
We're projecting 3.7 catches, 40.3 yards and 0.2 touchdowns for Pat Freiermuth this week as he faces the Eagles. Freiermuth played against the Miami Dolphins last week. He caught 8 catches, 75 yards and zero touchdowns.
10. Irv Smith Jr. - TE (MIN)
We're projecting 3.5 catches, 35.5 yards and 0.3 touchdowns for Irv Smith Jr. this week as he faces the Cardinals. Smith Jr. was off last week with a bye.
For more, check out our full rankings here.
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