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 9.
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Lastly, the Browns, Steelers, Broncos, Cowboys, Giants and 49ers 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. Travis Kelce - TE (KC)
Travis Kelce had a bye last week. He faces the Tennessee Titans this week. Kelce is projected for 6.7 catches, 82.0 yards and 0.8 touchdowns.
2. Zach Ertz - TE (ARI)
Our system projects Zach Ertz for 5.0 catches, 50.4 yards and 0.4 touchdowns versus the Texans this week. Ertz played against the Pittsburgh Steelers last week. He caught 4 catches, 34 yards and 1 touchdown.
3. Dallas Goedert - TE (PHI)
Dallas Goedert played against the Pittsburgh Steelers last week. He caught 6 catches, 64 yards and zero touchdowns. Dallas Goedert is against the Texans this week and is projected for 4.6 catches, 49.1 yards and 0.3 touchdowns.
4. Kyle Pitts - TE (ATL)
Kyle Pitts played against the Carolina Panthers last week. He caught 5 catches, 80 yards and 1 touchdown. We're projecting 3.9 catches, 48.5 yards and 0.3 touchdowns for Kyle Pitts this week as he faces the Chargers.
5. T.J. Hockenson - TE (MIN)
Last week, T.J. Hockenson faced the Dolphins. He caught 3 catches, 80 yards and zero touchdowns. He faces the Packers this week. Hockenson is projected for 4.3 catches, 43.9 yards and 0.3 touchdowns.
6. Gerald Everett - TE (LAC)
Gerald Everett is playing against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this week. Our system projects him for 4.1 catches, 43.5 yards and 0.3 touchdowns. Everett didn't play last week.
7. Isaiah Likely - TE (BAL)
Last week, Isaiah Likely faced the Buccaneers. He caught 6 catches, 77 yards and 1 touchdown. He faces the New Orleans Saints this week. Our system projects him for 3.5 catches, 41.4 yards and 0.4 touchdowns.
8. Tyler Higbee - TE (LAR)
We're projecting 4.5 catches, 41.1 yards and 0.2 touchdowns for Tyler Higbee this week as he faces the Buccaneers. Higbee played against the San Francisco 49ers last week. He caught 2 catches, 15 yards and zero touchdowns.
9. Evan Engram - TE (JAX)
Evan Engram is on bye this week. Engram caught 4 catches, 55 yards and 1 touchdown versus the Seattle Seahawks last week.
10. Hayden Hurst - TE (CIN)
Hayden Hurst is against the Chargers this week and is projected for 3.7 catches, 38.6 yards and 0.3 touchdowns. Hurst played against the Carolina Panthers last week. He caught 4 catches, 42 yards and zero touchdowns.
For more, check out our full rankings here.
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