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Chris Thomas’ Fantasy Football Tight End Rankings for Week 10

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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 the 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 the section below for details on players already rumored to possibly miss this week and how their replacement options rank for the week)

Key:
Must Start- a player who is in your lineup regardless of the matchup or most circumstances. They 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.
Category Name Opponent Ranking
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 Tonyan 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.

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