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Top 25 TEs in Week 6 fantasy football [UPDATED]

Tight ends struggled in Week 5 of fantasy football. We break down who to look to for bounce-back efforts in our top 25 rankings for Week 6.

Austin Hooper of the Atlanta Falcons runs with the ball during a game against the Tennessee Titans at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on September 29, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images

Author’s Update 10/12/19 9:25 am: George Kittle was a late addition to the injury report with a groin injury. He’s been moved down slightly to reflect the possibility of reduced usage. T.J. Hockenson sounds like he will play so he has been moved back into the top 10. Vernon Davis is out another week therefore Jeremy Sprinkle takes his place in the rankings.

Tight End rankings update 10/10/19 7:30 p.m.

Week 6 rankings have been updated to reflect the most recent injury reports. Chris Herndon’s season debut will have to wait as he will miss this week’s game with a hamstring injury. T.J. Hockenson returned to practice and our weekly rankings, but he is not guaranteed to play. The same goes for Vernon Davis who continues to work his way back from a concussion.


Week 5 was a bit rough for fantasy football tight ends. George Kittle did get his first touchdown of the season on Monday night and Darren Fells turned his two receptions into two touchdowns. However, Travis Kelce and Zach Ertz only turned in decent performances and none of the other premiere options had noteworthy games.

Week 6 injuries and byes really shook up the rankings. Tight ends on bye include: Eric Ebron, Jack Doyle, Dawson Knox, Trey Burton and emerging star Darren Waller. Vernon Davis continues to battle a concussion, but he may be able to return in time for a great matchup against the Miami Dolphins. Most importantly, Evan Engram is in real danger of missing his Thursday night game against the New England Patriots.

With Arizona giving up the most points to tight ends on the season many DraftKings players will look to Austin Hooper to turn his steady diet of targets into fantasy points on Sunday. He seems to become a bigger part of the game plan when the Falcons are trailing and Arizona did look like they found a groove in Week 5. It will be difficult for Jared Cook to deliver back-to-back top 5 fantasy efforts on Sunday when he plays the Jacksonville Jaguars who have been defended the position well this season. If you are looking for a streaming or low cost option, Noah Fant could find room to operate against the Tennessee Titans.

Tight End rankings, Week 6

Rk Player Team Opp
Rk Player Team Opp
1 Travis Kelce KC vs HOU
2 Zach Ertz PHI @ MIN
3 Will Dissly SEA @ CLE
4 George Kittle SF @ LAR
5 Mark Andrews BAL vs. CIN
6 Austin Hooper ATL @ ARI
7 T.J. Hockenson DET @ GB
8 Jared Cook NO @ JAC
9 Greg Olsen CAR @ TB
10 Jimmy Graham GB vs. DET
11 Delanie Walker TEN @ DEN
12 Cameron Brate TB vs. CAR
13 Gerald Everett LAR vs. SF
14 Vance McDonald PIT @ LAC
15 Jason Witten DAL @ NYJ
16 O.J. Howard TB vs. CAR
17 Kyle Rudolph MIN vs. PHI
18 Noah Fant DEN vs. DEN
19 Hayden Hurst BAL @ CIN
20 Darren Fells HOU @ KC
21 Dallas Goedert PHI @ MIN
22 Tyler Eifert CIN @ BAL
23 Jeremy Sprinkle WAS @ MIA
24 Ricky Seals-Jones CLE vs. SEA
25 Jordan Akins HOU @ KC