The 2022-23 NFL season has already been extremely entertaining. Bye weeks are starting to take place. This means that tight ends like Evan Engram and Cade Otton 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 11 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 Los Angeles Chargers||TE1|
|Starting TE1||Mark Andrews*||vs Carolina Panthers||TE2|
|Starting TE1||T.J. Hockenson||vs Dallas Cowboys||TE3|
|Starting TE1||George Kittle||vs Arizona Cardinals||TE4|
|Starting TE1||Dalton Schultz||vs Minnesota Vikings||TE5|
|Starting TE1||Pat Freiermuth||vs Cincinnati Bengals||TE6|
|Starting TE1||David Njoku*||vs Buffalo Bills||TE7|
|Starting TE1||Cole Kmet*||vs Atlanta Falcons||TE8|
|Starting TE1||Hayden Hurst||vs Pittsburgh Steelers||TE9|
|TD Dependent Starter||Gerald Everett*||vs Kansas City Chiefs||TE10|
|TD Dependent Starter||Tyler Higbee||vs New Orleans Saints||TE11|
|TD Dependent Starter||Greg Dulcich||vs Las Vegas Raiders||TE12|
|TD Dependent Starter||Kyle Pitts||vs Chicago Bears||TE13|
|TD Dependent Starter||Tyler Conklin||vs New England Patriots||TE14|
|TD Dependent Starter||Foster Moreau||vs Denver Broncos||TE15|
|TD Dependent Starter||Juwan Johnson||vs Los Angeles Rams||TE16|
|TD Dependent Starter||Dawson Knox||vs Cleveland Browns||TE17|
|Deep League Starter||Robert Tonyan||vs Tennessee Titans||TE18|
|Deep League Starter||Austin Hooper||vs Green Bay Packers||TE19|
|Deep League Starter||Trey McBride||vs San Francisco 49ers||TE20|
|Deep League Starter||Logan Thomas||vs Houston Texans||TE21|
|Deep League Starter||Taysom Hill||vs Los Angeles Rams||TE22|
|Leave on the Bench||Jonnu Smith||vs New York Jets||TE23|
|Leave on the Bench||Jordan Akins||vs Washington Commanders||TE24|
|Leave on the Bench||Noah Gray||vs Los Angeles Chargers||TE25|
|Leave on the Bench||Hunter Henry||vs New York Jets||TE26|
|Leave on the Bench||Tommy Tremble||vs Baltimore Ravens||TE27|
|Leave on the Bench||Kylen Granson||vs Philadelphia Eagles||TE28|
|Leave on the Bench||Isaiah Likely||vs Carolina Panthers||TE29|
|Leave on the Bench||Chigoziem Okonkwo||vs Green Bay Packers||TE30|
|Leave on the Bench||Harrison Bryant||vs Buffalo Bills||TE31|
|Leave on the Bench||Jack Stoll||vs Indianapolis Colts||TE32|
Possible Changes that can occur before Sunday
TE2 Mark Andrews, Baltimore Ravens
Mark Andrews missed Baltimore’s last game before their bye against the New Orleans Saints with shoulder and knee injuries. If he misses this week’s game against the Carolina Panthers Isaiah Likely will move up to TE15 between Foster Moreau and Juwan Johnson.
TE7 David Njoku, Cleveland Browns
David Njoku missed Cleveland’s past two games because of an ankle injury. If Njoku doesn’t play this Sunday against the Buffalo Bills Harrison Bryant move up to TE19 between Austin Hooper and Taysom Hill.
TE8 Cole Kmet, Chicago Bears
Cole Kmet missed practice on Wednesday because of a thigh injury. If Kmet was to miss this week’s game against the Atlanta Falcons Ryan Griffin would start at tight end for the Bears but shouldn’t be expected to have much fantasy value despite the favorable fantasy matchup.
TE10 Gerald Everett, Los Angeles Chargers
Gerald Everett was limited in practice on Wednesday because of a groin injury. If Everett was to miss this week’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs Tre’ McKitty would become the TE25 between Noah Gray and Hunter Henry.
TE21 Logan Thomas, Washington Commanders
Logan Thomas was limited in practice on Wednesday because of a rib injury. If he was to miss this week’s game against the Houston Texans John Bates would become the TE26 on the week between Hunter Henry and Tommy Tremble.