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Top 30 tight end rankings for Week 14 fantasy football

We take you through some of the best tight ends going in Week 14 for fantasy football, including a few viable streamers.

Indianapolis Colts tight end Jack Doyle celebrates after scoring a touchdown against the Oakland Raiders during the fourth quarter at Oakland Coliseum.  Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

UPDATE

Evan Engram and Rhett Ellison are both out. Kaden Smith gets an upgrade as well as the Eagles D/ST.

Austin Hooper will play against the Panthers. He quickly becomes a start this week.

David Njoku will play against the Bengals. He can’t be trusted in the fantasy playoffs but he could help Baker Mayfield in a good matchup.

Ryan Griffin is questionable with an illness but did get limited practices in on Thursday and Friday. He should be able to go in a good matchup.

Gerald Everett is out. Tyler Higbee becomes a good play once again.

Greg Olsen is out. Ian Thomas should see the most offensive production in his absence.


The leading fantasy tight ends in Week 13 were Tyler Higbee, Jack Doyle, Mike Gesicki, Jason Witten and Darren Waller. Throw in Jaeden Graham and Kaden Smith in the Top-10 and we have ourselves another reason to keep playing matchups and streaming options without hesitation.

Who do the Cardinals play this week? Vance McDonald. Okay, this will be a true test as to how bad Arizona really is at stopping tight ends and we know they are very, very bad. Last week Tyler Higbee scorched them and McDonald has ability, but hasn’t shown it this season.

Injury/Status Report

T.J. Hockenson has been put on I.R. Jesse James and Logan Thomas will get the work now and won’t have much fantasy appeal.

Austin Hooper will resume practicing this week and should have a chance to suit up against the Panthers.

TE Ranking Tiers

Tier 1

George Kittle did very little last week against the Ravens but he looked healthy as he was a blocking machine in the run game. He will likely be needed more as a receiver this week against the Saints.

Jack Doyle is up in Tier 1 after putting up a good game last week against the Titans with Eric Ebron and T.Y. Hilton out and now he faces a bad Bucs tight end defense in the same set of circumstances.

Darren Waller looks like he may be back on track with Hunter Renfrow gone, as he saw his most targets since Week 3 and his most yards since Week 7 against the Chiefs last week.

Tier 2

Jacob Hollister had a tough matchup on Monday night and still was somewhat productive in PPR leagues. He looks like he’s fairly matchup proof as it comes to tight ends.

If Gerald Everett returns from injury, I’ll like Tyler Higbee less, but I still expect him to keep the lead job against a Seattle defense that isn’t great against tight ends.

TE Streamers

Vance McDonald against the Cardinals isn’t a lock, but I’d still play him in this great matchup.

Tight End Rankings, Week 14

Rank Player Team Opp
Rank Player Team Opp
1 George Kittle SF @ NO
2 Travis Kelce KC @ NE
3 Zach Ertz PHI vs NYG
4 Darren Waller OAK vs TEN
5 Jack Doyle IND @ TB
6 Hunter Henry LAC @ JAC
7 Mark Andrews BAL @ BUF
8 Austin Hooper ATL vs CAR
9 Jacob Hollister SEA @ LAR
10 Dallas Goedert PHI vs NYG
11 Tyler Higbee LAR vs SEA
12 Mike Gesicki MIA @ NYJ
13 Jared Cook NO vs SF
14 Kyle Rudolph MIN vs DET
15 Vance McDonald PIT @ ARI
16 Ryan Griffin NYJ vs MIA
17 Jonnu Smith TEN @ OAK
18 O.J. Howard TB vs IND
19 Jason Witten DAL @ CHI
20 Kaden Smith NYG @ PHI
21 Jimmy Graham GB vs WAS
22 Noah Fant DEN @ HOU
23 Darren Fells HOU vs DEN
24 Ian Thomas CAR @ ATL
25 Irv Smith Jr. MIN vs DET
26 David Njoku CLE vs CIN
27 Dawson Knox BUF vs BAL
28 Tyler Eifert CIN @ CLE
29 Logan Thomas DET @ MIN
30 Nick O'Leary JAC vs LAC
31 Benjamin Watson NE vs KC
32 Blake Jarwin DAL @ CHI
33 Jordan Akins HOU vs DEN
34 Foster Moreau OAK vs TEN
35 Jeremy Sprinkle WAS @ GB
36 Nick Boyle BAL @ BUF
37 C.J. Uzomah CIN @ CLE
38 Hayden Hurst BAL @ BUF
39 Cameron Brate TB vs IND
40 Anthony Firkser TEN @ OAK
41 Mo Alie-Cox IND @ TB
42 Charles Clay ARI vs PIT
43 Maxx Williams ARI vs PIT
44 Matt LaCosse NE vs KC
45 Jeff Heuerman DEN @ HOU
46 Josh Hill NO vs SF
47 Andrew Beck DEN @ HOU
48 Johnny Mundt LAR vs SEA
49 J.P. Holtz CHI vs DAL
50 Marcedes Lewis GB vs WAS
51 Nick Vannett PIT @ ARI