Travis Kelce has been so good that the difference from TE1 to TE2 is more substantial than from TE2 to TE33. It almost seems unfair to consider Kelce a TE at this point since he produces like a WR, and it may be time to start thinking about taking him with a possible top 5 selection in next year’s fantasy football draft.
1. Travis Kelce, Chiefs vs. Rams
Travis Kelce is simply unreal. In his last 3 games he has pulled in 22 receptions, 4 touchdowns, and over 75 fantasy points. The Rams are injury ridden and Kelce could turn in one of his best games all season.
2. Mark Andrews, Ravens vs. Jaguars
Mark Andrews only put up 12.3 fantasy points last weekend against the Panthers, and his performance is contingent on Lamar Jackson’s ability to pass the ball at a high level (something he has very rarely done this season). Nonetheless, Andrews remains the TE2 by a mile just because of his upside.
3. George Kittle, 49ers vs. Saints
George Kittle had 2 touchdowns and 84 yards against the Cardinals on Monday Night Football and is poised for another solid game against an injury ridden Saints defense.
4. Dalton Schultz, Cowboys vs. Giants
Dalton Schultz has had two 13+ fantasy point performances over the past 3 games and remains one of Dak Prescott’s favorite targets.
5. Pat Freiermuth, Steelers vs. Colts
Pat Freiermuth had 12 targets last weekend and is one of the most consistent tight ends in fantasy football.
6. T.J. Hockenson, Vikings vs. Patriots
T.J. Hockenson would be ranked higher if he wasn’t going up against the Patriots, who have an elite defense. Regardless, because of his pure talent and being Kirk Cousins’ reliable checkdown, Hockenson remains a solid TE1.
7. Dawson Knox, Bills vs. Lions
Dawson Knox struggled early on in the season, but he is getting hot at the right time for fantasy managers (11 receptions for 127 yards over his last two games). The Lions have one of the weaker seondaries in football making this a high upside matchup for Knox.
8. Tyler Higbee, Rams vs. Chiefs
Tyler Higbee had 4 catches for 45 yards in the Rams 27-20 loss against the Saints last weekend. With Cooper Kupp out, Higbee becomes the second or third option for Bryce Perkins in this matchup and has the upside of a TE1.
9. Gerald Everett, Chargers vs. Cardinals
Gerald Everett didn’t play against the Chiefs, but if he returns against the Cardinals, expect a solid performance against one of the worst pass defenses in football.
10. Austin Hooper, Titans vs. Bengals
Austin Hooper pulled in 4 catches for 36 yards and 2 touchdowns against the Packers last Thursday night. Even though the Titans pass defense has vastly improved throughout the season, if last week is any indication of how the Titans will play moving forward, Hooper will continue to produce as a solid TE2.
11. Juwan Johnson, Saints vs. 49ers
If Juwan Johnson wasn’t playing the 49ers he’d be ranked in the top 7 after 3 straight 12+ fantasy point performances. Even when the Saints offense is struggling, Johnson remains consistent and that is promising for this matchup vs. San Francisco.
12. David Njoku, Browns vs. Buccaneers
David Njoku may not play this weekend as he’s been dealing with injuries over the past five weeks. Despite his obvious talent, even if Njoku does suit up, it’ll be against one of the best pass defenses in football.
13. Hayden Hurst, Bengals vs. Titans
Hayden Hurst only pulled in 2 catches for 28 yards last weekend, but he also has four 9+ fantasy point games this season and has the possibility to produce each weekend.
14. Cole Kmet, Bears vs. Jets
Cole Kmet relies upon Justin Fields for his production. With Fields possibly missing this weekend’s game against a stout Jets defense, Kmet’s value becomes almost nonexistent despite his obvious talent.
15. Foster Moreau, Raiders vs. Seahawks
Foster Moreau is coming off of a subpar 4.3 fantasy point game, but has the 32nd ranked Seahawks pass defense this weekend which raises his upside.