The 2021-22 NFL season has already been extremely entertaining. Bye weeks are starting to take place. This means that tight ends like George Kittle and Kyle Pitts 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 6 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 Washington Football Team||TE1|
|Must Start||Darren Waller||vs Denver Broncos||TE2|
|Must Start||Mark Andrews||vs Los Angeles Chargers||TE3|
|Must Start||T.J. Hockenson||vs Chicago Bears||TE4|
|Starting TE1||Dawson Knox||vs Tennessee Titans||TE5|
|Starting TE1||Dalton Schultz||vs New England Patriots||TE6|
|Starting TE1||Hunter Henry||vs Dallas Cowboys||TE7|
|Starting TE1||Mike Gesicki||vs Jacksonville Jaguars||TE8|
|Starting TE1||Jared Cook||vs Baltimore Ravens||TE9|
|Starting TE1||Tyler Higbee||vs New York Giants||TE10|
|Starting TE1||Noah Fant||vs Las Vegas Raiders||TE11|
|TD Dependent Starter||Ricky Seals-Jones||vs Kansas City Chiefs||TE12|
|TD Dependent Starter||Zach Ertz||vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers||TE13|
|TD Dependent Starter||Dan Arnold||vs Miami Dolphins||TE14|
|TD Dependent Starter||David Njoku||vs Arizona Cardinals||TE15|
|Deep League Starter||Tyler Conklin||vs Carolina Panthers||TE16|
|Deep League Starter||Jonnu Smith||vs Dallas Cowboys||TE17|
|Deep League Starter||Mo Alie-Cox||vs Houston Texans||TE18|
|Deep League Starter||Evan Engram||vs Los Angeles Rams||TE19|
|Deep League Starter||C.J. Uzomah||vs Detroit Lions||TE20|
|Deep League Starter||Austin Hooper||vs Arizona Cardinals||TE21|
|Leave on the Bench||Robert Tonyan||vs Chicago Bears||TE22|
|Leave on the Bench||Jack Doyle||vs Houston Texans||TE23|
|Leave on the Bench||Donald Parham||vs Baltimore Ravens||TE24|
|Leave on the Bench||Mycole Pruitt||vs Buffalo Bills||TE25|
|Leave on the Bench||Anthony Firkser||vs Buffalo Bills||TE26|
|Leave on the Bench||Cole Kmet||vs Green Bay Packers||TE27|
|Leave on the Bench||Tommy Tremble||vs Minnesota Vikings||TE28|
|Leave on the Bench||Pharaoh Brown||vs Indianapolis Colts||TE29|
|Leave on the Bench||Pat Freiermuth||vs Seattle Seahawks||TE30|
|Leave on the Bench||Ian Thomas||vs Minnesota Vikings||TE31|
|Leave on the Bench||Cameron Brate||vs Philadelphia Eagles||TE32|
|Leave on the Bench||O.J. Howard||vs Philadelphia Eagles||TE33|
|Leave on the Bench||Blake Jarwin||vs New England Patriots||TE34|
|Leave on the Bench||Jordan Akins||vs Indianapolis Colts||TE35|
|Leave on the Bench||Will Dissly||vs Pittsburgh Steelers||TE36|
Possible Changes that can occur before Sunday
TE1 Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs
Travis Kelce suffered a stinger during the loss tot the Buffalo Bills last week. It is uncertain how long Kelce could miss with this injury. If Kelce misses time the next man up in Kansas City will be a combination of Blake Bell and rookie Noah Gray.