The 2022-23 NFL season has already been extremely entertaining. Bye weeks are starting to take place. This means that tight ends like Tyler Higbee and Dallas Goedert 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 7 tight end rankings.
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 San Francisco 49ers||TE1|
|Must Start||Mark Andrews||vs Cleveland Browns||TE2|
|Starting TE1||George Kittle||vs Kansas City Chiefs||TE3|
|Starting TE1||Zach Ertz||vs New Orleans Saints||TE4|
|Starting TE1||Darren Waller*||vs Houston Texans||TE5|
|Starting TE1||David Njoku||vs Baltimore Ravens||TE6|
|Starting TE1||T.J. Hockenson||vs Dallas Cowboys||TE7|
|Starting TE1||Pat Freiermuth*||vs Miami Dolphins||TE8|
|Starting TE1||Kyle Pitts*||vs Cincinnati Bengals||TE9|
|TD Dependent Starter||Gerald Everett*||vs Seattle Seahawks||TE10|
|TD Dependent Starter||Robert Tonyan||vs Washington Commanders||TE11|
|TD Dependent Starter||Evan Engram||vs New York Giants||TE12|
|TD Dependent Starter||Hayden Hurst*||vs Atlanta Falcons||TE13|
|TD Dependent Starter||Dalton Schultz||vs Detriot Lions||TE14|
|TD Dependent Starter||Noah Fant*||vs Los Angeles Chargers||TE15|
|TD Dependent Starter||Cade Otton||vs Carolina Panthers||TE16|
|TD Dependent Starter||Taysom Hill||vs Arizona Cardinals||TE17|
|TD Dependent Starter||Daniel Bellinger||vs Jacksonville Jaguars||TE18|
|Deep League Starter||Logan Thomas*||vs Green Bay Packers||TE19|
|Deep League Starter||Greg Dulcich||vs New York Jets||TE20|
|Deep League Starter||Cole Kmet||vs New England Patriots||TE21|
|Deep League Starter||Mike Gesicki||vs Pittsburgh Steelers||TE22|
|Deep League Starter||Tyler Conklin||vs Denver Broncos||TE23|
|Leave on the Bench||Juwan Johnson||vs Arizona Cardinals||TE24|
|Leave on the Bench||Kylen Granson*||vs Tennessee Titans||TE25|
|Leave on the Bench||Brevin Jordan||vs Las Vegas Raiders||TE26|
|Leave on the Bench||Will Dissly||vs Los Angeles Chargers||TE27|
|Leave on the Bench||Mo Alie-Cox||vs Tennessee Titans||TE28|
|Leave on the Bench||Hunter Henry||vs Chicago Bears||TE29|
|Leave on the Bench||Austin Hooper||vs Indianapolis Colts||TE30|
|Leave on the Bench||Jelani Woods||vs Tennessee Titans||TE31|
|Leave on the Bench||Jonnu Smith||vs Chicago Bears||TE32|
|Leave on the Bench||Harrison Bryant||vs Baltimore Ravens||TE33|
|Leave on the Bench||Colby Parkinson||vs Los Angeles Chargers||TE34|
Possible Changes that can occur before Sunday
TE2 Mark Andrews, Baltimore Ravens
Mark Andrews didn’t practice on Wednesday because of a knee injury. If Andrew does not play this week against the Cleveland Browns Isaiah Likely would join the list at TE22 between Mike Gesicki and Tyler Conklin.
TE5 Darren Waller, Las Vegas Raiders
Darren Waller didn’t practice on Wednesday because of a hamstring injury. If Waller doesn’t play this week Foster Moreau will be the TE20 between Greg Dulcich and Cole Kmet if he is active.
TE8 Pat Freiermuth, Pittsburgh Steelers
Pat Freiermuth missed last week’s game with a concussion. If Frieiermuth misses this week’s game against the Miami Dolphins Zach Gentry becomes the TE32 for the week between Jonnu Smith and Harrison Bryant
TE10 Gerald Everett, Los Angeles Chargers
Gerald Everett missed practice on Wednesday because of an illness. If he was to miss this week’s game against the Seattle Seahawks Tre’ McKitty would start at tight end for the Chargers.
TE13 Hayden Hurst, Cincinnati Bengals
Hayden Hurst was limited in practice Wednesday with a groin injury. If he was to miss this week’s game against the Atlanta Falcons then Devin Asiasi would join the list as TE34 under Colby Parkinson.
TE15 Noah Fant, Seattle Seahawks
Noah Fant was limited in practice on Wednesday because of an illness. If he was to miss this week’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers Will Dissly would jump up to TE14 between Hayden Hurst and Dalton Schultz. Colby Parkinson would then boost up to TE24 between Tyler Conklin and Juwan Johnson.
TE19 Logan Thomas, Washington Commanders
Logan Thomas missed practice on Wednesday because of a calf injury. If he was to miss this week’s game against the Green Bay Packers John Bates would move up to TE21 between Cole Kmet and Mike Gesicki.
TE25 Kylen Granson, Indianapolis Colts
Kylen Granson missed practice on Wednesday because of a neck injury. If Granson was to miss this week’s game against the Tennessee Titans Mo Alie-Cox would move up to TE24 between Tyler Conklin and Juwan Johnson. Jelani Woods would move up to TE29 between Hunter Henry and Austin Hooper.