This year more than ever it has been difficult to make decisions about fantasy football lineups because of injuries, byes, and Covid-19 concerns. This week fantasy starters like Travis Kelce and Hayden Hurst have byes. It could be difficult to decide who is best streamer to replace one of them in your lineup. That decision could be the difference between winning and losing this week.
With so little time left during the fantasy football regular season every game that’s left is more important than the last to guarantee yourself a spot in your leagues fantasy football playoffs. Here are my tight end rankings for Week 10 of the 2020 NFL Season.
*Ratings are subject to change due to injury reports or possible move to reserve/COVID-19 list*
(Check out section below for details on players already rumored to possibly miss this week and how their replacement options rank for the week)
Must Start- a player who is in your lineup regardless of the matchup or most circumstances. Will likely finish near the top of the league in points that week and in most weeks.
Starting TE1- a player who makes fantasy owners comfortable starting week after week. Regardless of the matchup this player has a solid floor.
TD Dependent Starter- a player who may not be a lock to start for a team every week, but will start more times than not because of depth at the position. Their production is based on whether they can get in the end zone or not. It can be the difference between a top 10 performance or top 25 performance
Leave on the Bench- a player who should be avoided in all lineups that week. Many times this player could even be left on waivers.
|Must Start||Darren Waller||vs Denver Broncos||TE1|
|Must Start||T.J. Hockenson||vs Washington Football Team||TE2|
|Starting TE1||Austin Hooper||vs Houston Texans||TE3|
|Starting TE1||Eric Ebron||vs Cincinatti Bengals||TE4|
|Starting TE1||*Noah Fant||vs Las Vegas Raiders||TE5|
|Starting TE1||Mark Andrews||vs New England Patriots||TE6|
|Starting TE1||Dallas Goedert||vs New York Giants||TE7|
|Starting TE1||Jared Cook||vs San Fransisco 49ers||TE8|
|Starting TE1||Evan Engram||vs Philadelphia Eagles||TE9|
|Starting TE1||Rob Gronkowski||vs Carolina Panthers||TE10|
|TD Dependent Starter||Jimmy Graham||vs Minnesota Vikings||TE11|
|TD Dependent Starter||Robert Tonyon||vs Jacksonville Jaguars||TE12|
|TD Dependent Starter||Hunter Henry||vs Miami Dolphins||TE13|
|TD Dependent Starter||Mike Gesicki||vs Los Angeles Chargers||TE14|
|TD Dependent Starter||Jonnu Smith||vs Indianapolis Colts||TE15|
|TD Dependent Starter||Tyler Higbee||vs Seattle Seahawks||TE16|
|Deep League Starter||Jordan Reed||vs New Orleans Saints||TE17|
|Deep League Starter||Irv Smith Jr.||vs Chicago Bears||TE18|
|Deep League Starter||Trey Burton||vs Tennessee Titans||TE19|
|Deep League Starter||Logan Thomas||vs Detroit Lions||TE20|
|Leave on the Bench||Ross Dwelley||vs New Orleans Saints||TE21|
|Leave on the Bench||Gerald Everett||vs Seattle Seahawks||TE22|
|Leave on the Bench||Darren Fells||vs Cleveland Browns||TE23|
|Leave on the Bench||Taysom Hill||vs San Fransisco 49ers||TE24|
|Leave on the Bench||Kyle Rudolph||vs Chicago Bears||TE25|
|Leave on the Bench||Greg Olsen||vs Los Angeles Rams||TE26|
|Leave on the Bench||Harrison Bryant||vs Houston Texans||TE27|
|Leave on the Bench||Tyler Eifert||vs Green Bay Packers||TE28|
|Leave on the Bench||Drew Sample||vs Pittsburgh Steelers||TE29|
|Leave on the Bench||Mo Alie-Cox||vs Tennessee Titans||TE30|
|Leave on the Bench||Dawson Knox||vs Arizona Cardinals||TE31|
|Leave on the Bench||David Njoku||vs Houston Texans||TE32|
|Leave on the Bench||Dan Arnold||vs Buffalo Bills||TE33|
|Leave on the Bench||Ian Thomas||vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers||TE34|
|Leave on the Bench||Cameron Brate||vs Carolina Panthers||TE35|
Possible Changes that can occur before Sunday
TE5 Noah Fant, Denver Broncos
A major theme of the Denver Broncos season has been injuries. Von Miller, Courtland Sutton, Drew Lock, and Philip Lindsay have missed time with injuries. The next to join the list could be star tight end Noah Fant. Last week Fant left the game due to an ankle injury, but then returned to finish the game. However Fant’s ankle is still bothering him and could cause him to miss this week. Last week the second tight end on the depth chart in Denver Albert Okuegbunam tore his ACL and will miss the rest of the season. Jake Butt is on injured reserve and Nick Vannett is also dealing with a foot issue. The team has brought back one of their former draft picks Troy Fumagalli who could see extended time this weekend if Fant were to miss the game. However owners of Fant should look at other options besides Fumagalli to fill the void. Fumagalli would likely be TE34 between Ian Thomas and Cameron Brate if he started this week.