The 2022-23 NFL season has already been extremely entertaining. Bye weeks are starting to take place. This means that tight ends like Trey McBride and Tommy Tremble 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 13 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 Cincinnati Bengals||TE1|
|Must Start||Mark Andrews||vs Denver Broncos||TE2|
|Starting TE1||T.J. Hockenson||vs New York Jets||TE3|
|Starting TE1||Pat Freiermuth*||vs Atlanta Falcons||TE4|
|Starting TE1||Dalton Schultz||vs Indianapolis Colts||TE5|
|Starting TE1||David Njoku*||vs Houston Texans||TE6|
|Starting TE1||George Kittle||vs Miami Dolphins||TE7|
|Starting TE1||Gerald Everett||vs Las Vegas Raiders||TE8|
|Starting TE1||Hayden Hurst||vs Kansas City Chiefs||TE9|
|Starting TE1||Foster Moreau||vs Los Angeles Chargers||TE10|
|Starting TE1||Tyler Higbee||vs Seattle Seahawks||TE11|
|TD Dependent Starter||Juwan Johnson*||vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers||TE12|
|TD Dependent Starter||Cole Kmet||vs New York Jets||TE13|
|TD Dependent Starter||Tyler Conklin||vs Minnesota Vikings||TE14|
|TD Dependent Starter||Dawson Knox||vs New England Patriots||0.0 pts|
|TD Dependent Starter||Greg Dulcich||vs Baltimore Ravens||TE16|
|TD Dependent Starter||Evan Engram||vs Detroit Lions||TE17|
|TD Dependent Starter||Austin Hooper||vs Philadelphia Eagles||TE18|
|Deep League Starter||Noah Fant||vs Los Angeles Chargers||TE19|
|Deep League Starter||Daniel Bellinger*||vs Washington Commanders||TE20|
|Deep League Starter||Taysom Hill||vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers||TE21|
|Deep League Starter||Logan Thomas*||vs New York Giants||TE22|
|Deep League Starter||Robert Tonyan||vs Chicago Bears||TE23|
|Leave on the Bench||Hunter Henry||vs Buffalo Bills||3.3 pts|
|Leave on the Bench||Jelani Woods*||vs Dallas Cowboys||TE25|
|Leave on the Bench||Mike Gesicki||vs San Francisco 49ers||TE26|
|Leave on the Bench||Cameron Brate||vs New Orleans Saints||TE27|
|Leave on the Bench||Jordan Akins||vs Cleveland Browns||TE28|
|Leave on the Bench||Will Dissly||vs Los Angeles Rams||TE29|
|Leave on the Bench||Jonnu Smith||vs Buffalo Bills||2.6 pts|
|Leave on the Bench||Chigoziem Okonkwo||vs Philadelphia Eagles||TE31|
|Leave on the Bench||Noah Gray||vs Cincinnati Bengals||TE32|
|Leave on the Bench||Isaiah Likely||vs Denver Broncos||TE33|
|Leave on the Bench||Cade Otton||vs New Orleans Saints||TE34|
Possible Changes that can occur before Sunday
TE6 David Njoku, Cleveland Browns
David Njoku missed practice on Thursday with a knee injury. If he misses this week’s game against the Houston Texans Harrison Bryant becomes the TE19 between Noah Fant and Daniel Bellinger.
TE12 Juwan Johnson, New Orleans Saints
Juwan Johnson missed practice on Thursday with an ankle injury. If he misses this week’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Taysom Hill moves up to TE19 between Austin Hooper and Noah Fant. Adam Trautman becomes the TE21 between Daniel Bellinger and Logan Thomas.
TE20 Daniel Bellinger, New York Giants
Daniel Bellinger has missed the past four games with an eye injury. He was limited in practice on Thursday because of the injury. If he doesn’t play in this week’s game against the Washington Commanders Lawerence Cager will become the TE33 between Isaiah Likely and Cade Otton.
TE22 Logan Thomas, Washington Commanders
Logan Thomas was limited in practice on Thursday with a rib injury. If Thomas doesn’t play this week against the New York Giants John Bates will become the TE23 between Robert Tonyan and Hunter Henry.
TE25 Jelani Woods, Indianapolis Colts
Jelani Woods missed practice on Thursday with shoulder and quad injuries. If he misses this week’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles Kylen Granson will become the TE25 between Hunter Henry and Mike Gesicki.