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Top 30 tight end rankings for Week 10 fantasy football

We take you through some of the best tight ends going in Week 10 for fantasy football, including a few viable streamers.

Los Angeles Chargers tight end Hunter Henry makes a first quarter catch as Green Bay Packers cornerback Kevin King defends at Dignity Health Sports Park. Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

Update

George Kittle is doubtful to play so Travis Kelce moves into the No. 1 spot with Patrick Mahomes back. Jonnu Smith gets a good bump with Delanie Walker and Corey Davis out. He’s my TE6 now. Eric Ebron isn’t too happy about his workload, so this could be a week for the squeaky wheel to get the grease. He also will probably be needed with T.Y. Hilton and Parris Campbell out. I dropped O.J. Howard a couple spots after thinking a bit more about his usage so far this season.


Once again, we head back to the tight end mines to dig for some gold. Unfortunately, gold is sparse in them thar hills. But like any old prospector, we won’t give up, because, well, we don’t have anywhere else to go.

Bye Weeks

Denver Broncos, Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars, New England Patriots, Philadelphia Eagles, Washington

TEs on bye: Noah Fant, Darren Fells, Josh Oliver, Ben Watson, Zach Ertz, Dallas Goedert, Jeremy Sprinkle

Injury Report

UPDATE:

Evan Engram: Engram is in a walking boot with a mid-foot sprain and is considered week-to-week. He could end up missing significant time. Rhett Ellison will take his place and have some fantasy value while Golden Tate will continue to see a bump in work with Sterling Shepard and now Engram out.


O.J. Howard: Coach Bruce Arians says that Howard is “ready to roll” this week against the Cardinals.

Delanie Walker: Walker is no longer in a walking boot and says he is comfortable enough to practice. He isn’t expected to play this week, though. Fire Jonnu Smith up once again as a useful streaming tight end.

Jared Cook: Cook appears closer to returning, but we’ll need to see him get in a full practice before we get too excited.

TE Ranking Tiers

Tier 1

Seattle is one of the weaker defenses against tight ends this season, so there’s no reason not to feel good about our No. 1, George Kittle. After Kittle is Travis Kelce, who would get a big boost if Patrick Mahomes suits up this week, but is still a solid play if Matt Moore gets the nod.

We get Austin Hooper back from his bye, and despite the tough matchup, this game should be able to keep the Falcons throwing enough to get Hooper his usual consistent numbers.

Tier 1 is deep this week, as Hunter Henry, Mark Andrews, and Evan Engram all get favorable matchups.

Tier 2

Tier 2 is where things drop off, but Gerald Everett has good upside while Jonnu Smith gets another shot with Delanie Walker likely out. I may be a little too bullish on Mike Gesicki, but I’ll take him over some of the old dogs that barely can move.

Tier 3

Greg Olsen is getting tougher to rank high, as he hasn’t topped 52 yards or scored a touchdown since Week 3. His usage remains good, and he’ll likely get into the end zone again, but I can see going with a riskier play like O.J. Howard.

Did you say, O.J. Howard? Yes, unfortunately, I did. Howard is back this week and gets the best matchup you can ask for as a tight end. He very well could disappoint yet again, but he’s someone I’d take the chance on this week.

TE Streamers

I’ve already mentioned my favorite streamer, Mike Gesicki. He gets a decent matchup with the Colts and should be needed more with Preston Williams going down for the year.

With T.Y. Hilton and Parris Campbell out, Jack Doyle and Eric Ebron should see an uptick in work, and both have streaming viability.

Jared Cook could return this week, but I’d likely be more wary than excited. If you need him and he starts, there’s upside there, but we just haven’t seen much of it yet.

Tight End Rankings, Week 10

Rank Player Team Opp
Rank Player Team Opp
1 Travis Kelce KC @ TEN
2 Austin Hooper ATL @ NO
3 Hunter Henry LAC @ OAK
4 Mark Andrews BAL @ CIN
5 Darren Waller OAK vs LAC
6 Jonnu Smith TEN vs KC
7 Gerald Everett LAR @ PIT
8 Mike Gesicki MIA @ IND
9 Greg Olsen CAR @ GB
10 Eric Ebron IND vs MIA
11 Jack Doyle IND vs MIA
12 Kyle Rudolph MIN @ DAL
13 Jared Cook NO vs ATL
14 O.J. Howard TB vs ARI
15 Vance McDonald PIT vs LAR
16 T.J. Hockenson DET @ CHI
17 Jason Witten DAL vs MIN
18 Jimmy Graham GB vs CAR
19 Jacob Hollister SEA @ SF
20 Irv Smith Jr. MIN @ DAL
21 Ryan Griffin NYJ vs NYG
22 Rhett Ellison NYG @ NYJ
23 Demetrius Harris CLE vs BUF
24 Ross Dwelley SF vs SEA
25 Tyler Eifert CIN vs BAL
26 Foster Moreau OAK vs LAC
27 Chris Herndon IV NYJ vs NYG
28 Blake Jarwin DAL vs MIN
29 Nick Boyle BAL @ CIN
30 Cameron Brate TB vs ARI
31 Tyler Higbee LAR @ PIT
32 Dawson Knox BUF @ CLE
33 Trey Burton CHI vs DET
34 Maxx Williams ARI @ TB
35 Anthony Firkser TEN vs KC
36 Hayden Hurst BAL @ CIN
37 Charles Clay ARI @ TB
38 Tyler Kroft BUF @ CLE
39 Adam Shaheen CHI vs DET
40 Josh Hill NO vs ATL
41 C.J. Uzomah CIN vs BAL
42 Levine Toilolo SF vs SEA
43 Logan Thomas DET @ CHI
44 Dan Arnold NO vs ATL
45 Nick Vannett PIT vs LAR
46 Durham Smythe MIA @ IND
47 Luke Willson SEA @ SF
48 Mo Alie-Cox IND vs MIA
49 Marcedes Lewis GB vs CAR
50 Jesse James DET @ CHI
51 Pharaoh Brown CLE vs BUF
52 Luke Stocker ATL @ NO
53 Lee Smith BUF @ CLE
54 Drew Sample CIN vs BAL
55 Jace Sternberger GB vs CAR
56 Ian Thomas CAR @ GB
57 Ben Braunecker CHI vs DET
58 Tanner Hudson TB vs ARI