The 2022-23 NFL season began last week which means so did fantasy football. After getting a taste of the NFL season last week, it is important not to overreact and make some risky moves when setting lineups for this week. For the first few weeks, fantasy managers should pay attention to trends that they see from teams that could shape the rest of the season. Here are fantasy football week 2 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 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|
|Must Start||Mark Andrews||vs Miami Dolphins||TE2|
|Starting TE1||George Kittle*||vs Seattle Seahawks||TE3|
|Starting TE1||Darren Waller||vs Arizona Cardinals||TE4|
|Starting TE1||Kyle Pitts||vs Los Angeles Rams||TE5|
|Starting TE1||T.J. Hockenson||vs Washington Commanders||TE6|
|Starting TE1||Dallas Goedert||vs Minnesota Vikings||TE7|
|Starting TE1||Zach Ertz*||vs Las Vegas Raiders||TE8|
|Starting TE1||Tyler Higbee||vs Atlanta Falcons||TE9|
|Starting TE1||Pat Freiermuth||vs New England Patriots||TE10|
|Starting TE1||Dalton Schultz||vs Cincinnati Bengals||TE11|
|TD Dependent Starter||Albert Okwuegbunam||vs Houston Texans||TE12|
|TD Dependent Starter||Logan Thomas||vs Detroit Lions||TE13|
|TD Dependent Starter||Hunter Henry||vs Pittsburgh Steelers||TE14|
|TD Dependent Starter||Gerald Everett||vs Kansas City Chiefs||TE15|
|TD Dependent Starter||Dawson Knox||vs Tennessee Titans||TE16|
|TD Dependent Starter||Hayden Hurst||vs Dallas Cowboys||TE17|
|Deep League Starter||Cole Kmet||vs Green Bay Packers||TE18|
|Deep League Starter||Noah Fant||vs San Francisco 49ers||TE19|
|Deep League Starter||Irv Smith Jr.||vs Philadelphia Eagles||TE20|
|Deep League Starter||Robert Tonyan||vs Minnesota Vikings||TE21|
|Deep League Starter||Evan Engram||vs Indianapolis Colts||TE22|
|Deep League Starter||Taysom Hill||vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers||TE23|
|Leave on the Bench||David Njoku||vs New York Jets||TE24|
|Leave on the Bench||Tyler Conklin||vs Cleveland Browns||TE25|
|Leave on the Bench||Mike Gesicki||vs Baltimore Ravens||TE26|
|Leave on the Bench||Kylen Granson||vs Houston Texans||TE27|
|Leave on the Bench||O.J. Howard||vs Denver Broncos||TE28|
|Leave on the Bench||Juwan Johnson||vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers||TE29|
|Leave on the Bench||Cameron Brate||vs New Orleans Saints||TE30|
|Leave on the Bench||Austin Hooper||vs Buffalo Bills||TE31|
|Leave on the Bench||Brevin Jordan*||vs Denver Broncos||TE32|
|Leave on the Bench||Jonnu Smith||vs Pittsburgh Steelers||TE33|
|Leave on the Bench||Mo Alie-Cox||vs Jacksonville Jaguars||TE34|
|Leave on the Bench||Isaiah Likely||vs New York Jets||TE35|
|Leave on the Bench||Tre’ McKitty||vs Kansas City Chiefs||TE36|
|Leave on the Bench||Tommy Tremble||vs New York Giants||TE37|
|Leave on the Bench||Colby Parkinson||vs Denver Broncos||TE38|
|Leave on the Bench||C.J. Uzomah||vs Cleveland Browns||TE39|
Possible Changes that can occur before Sunday
TE3 George Kittle, San Francisco 49ers
George Kittle missed last week’s game against the Chicago Bears because of a groin issue. He did not practice Wednesday which is not a great sign for this weekend. If Kittle misses this week’s game against the Seattle Seahawks Ross Dwelley would step in as San Francisco’s starting tight end. But Dwelley should not be seen as anything more than a DFS dart throw.
TE8 Zach Ertz, Arizona Cardinals
Zach Ertz is still dealing with a calf issue. But he was able to suit up last week against the Kansas City Chiefs If he was to miss this week’s game against the Las Vegas Raiders then rookie Trey McBride would become TE23 between Taysom Hill and David Njoku.
TE32 Brevin Jordan, Houston Texans
Brevin Jordan was limited in practice because of an ankle issue. If Jordan cannot play this week against the Denver Broncos then O.J. Howard boosts up to TE26 between Tyler Conklin and Mike Gesicki.