The 2022-23 NFL season has already been extremely entertaining. Bye weeks are starting to take place. This means that tight ends like Mark Andrews and Hayden Hurst will be out this week. On top of that injuries have started to mount up at this point of the season. It is always a great idea to evaluate backup options so that way fantasy managers are prepared if star players miss time. Here are the fantasy football week 10 tight end rankings.
*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)
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 a top 25 performance
Deep League Starter- a player whose ceiling isn’t high but should put up enough production to be started in deep leagues. When a player like this is started it is because their production though it will likely be low, will be better than a few options.
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||Travis Kelce||vs Jacksonville Jaguars||TE1|
|Starting TE1||George Kittle||vs Los Angeles Chargers||TE2|
|Starting TE1||T.J. Hockenson||vs Buffalo Bills||TE3|
|Starting TE1||Dallas Goedert||vs Washington Commanders||TE4|
|Starting TE1||Zach Ertz||vs Los Angeles Rams||TE5|
|Starting TE1||David Njoku*||vs Miami Dolphins||TE6|
|Starting TE1||Gerald Everett||vs San Francisco 49ers||TE7|
|Starting TE1||Dalton Schultz||vs Green Bay Packers||TE8|
|Starting TE1||Tyler Higbee||vs Arizona Cardinals||TE9|
|Starting TE1||Pat Freiermuth||vs New Orleans Saints||TE10|
|Starting TE1||Greg Dulcich||vs Tennessee Titans||TE11|
|Starting TE1||Darren Waller*||vs Indianapolis Colts||TE12|
|Starting TE1||Evan Engram*||vs Kansas City Chiefs||TE13|
|Starting TE1||Kyle Pitts||vs Carolina Panthers||TE14|
|TD Dependent Starter||Cole Kmet||vs Detroit Lions||TE15|
|TD Dependent Starter||Taysom Hill||vs Pittsburgh Steelers||TE16|
|TD Dependent Starter||Cade Otton||vs Seattle Seahawks||TE17|
|TD Dependent Starter||Robert Tonyan||vs Dallas Cowboys||TE18|
|TD Dependent Starter||Will Dissly||vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers||TE19|
|TD Dependent Starter||Dawson Knox||vs Minnesota Vikings||TE20|
|Deep League Starter||Noah Fant||vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers||TE21|
|Deep League Starter||Tommy Tremble||vs Atlanta Falcons||TE22|
|Deep League Starter||Logan Thomas||vs Philadelphia Eagles||TE23|
|Deep League Starter||Mike Gesicki||vs Cleveland Browns||TE24|
|Leave on the Bench||Juwan Johnson||vs Pittsburgh Steelers||TE25|
|Leave on the Bench||James Mitchell||vs Chicago Bears||TE26|
|Leave on the Bench||Austin Hooper||vs Denver Broncos||TE27|
|Leave on the Bench||Tanner Hudson||vs Houston Texans||TE28|
Possible Changes that can occur before Sunday
TE6 David Njoku, Cleveland Browns
David Njoku did not practice Wednesday because of an ankle injury. If Njoku doesn’t play this Sunday against the Miami Dolphins Harrison Bryant would join the list at TE24 between Mike Gesicki and Juwan Johnson.
TE12 Darren Waller, Las Vegas Raiders
Darren Waller missed the past three games because of a hamstring injury. He was limited in practice on Wednesday. If Waller doesn’t play this week against the Indianapolis Colts Foster Moreau will be the TE18 between Robert Tonyan and Will Dissly.
TE13 Evan Engram, Jacksonville Jaguars
Evan Engram suffered a back injury last week against the Las Vegas Raiders. He was limited in practice on Wednesday. If Engram cannot play Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs Dan Arnold will slot in at TE25 between Juwan Johnson and James Mitchell.