There are a few tight ends widely available that either have good matchups heading into Week 7, or had successful Week 6 performances, or could benefit from an injury. With that in mind, here are five tight ends with under 50% rostership in traditional fantasy football leagues that managers can consider picking up for Week 7.
Trey Burton, Colts (20 percent)
Up next — BYE, @DET, BAL, @TEN, GB
Unfortunately Burton has a bye in Week 7, but after scoring two touchdowns last week and proving to be the preferred target at his position, he’s worth holding through the bye. Add in the fact that coach Frank Reich loves getting targets to his tight ends in the end zone and Philip Rivers isn’t going to throw the ball deep all that often.
Dallas Goedert, Eagles (41 percent)
Up next — NYG, DAL, BYE, @NYG, @CLE
Goedert’s timetable for return isn’t well known and if he’s not quite ready for the Dallas game, he wouldn’t return until Week 10. We’ll learn more about his status this week, as he can come off of I.R., but will for sure have trouble being ready for their Thursday night game. But, and this is a significant but, Zach Ertz is going on I.R. and has looked just plain bad this season. When Goedert returns, he is going to be sought after in fantasy.
Irv Smith Jr., Vikings (9 percent)
Up next — BYE, @GB, DET, @CHI, DAL
Smith had the ball knocked out of his hands before completing a touchdown catch last week, which would have made him a no doubt fantasy pick up by many. He ended up catching 4-of-5 passes for 55 yards though and has taken a nice step forward in usage over the last two weeks.
Anthony Firkser, Titans (1 percent)
Up next — PIT, @CIN, CHI, IND, @BAL
Firkser went off last week for 113 yards and a touchdown on eight receptions and much of that came before Jonnu Smith left the game with an ankle injury. But, Smith’s injury isn’t bad and he has a chance to play against the Steelers in Week 7. If he can’t, Firkser has fantasy upside this week, but probably not for long.
Darren Fells, Texans (5 percent)
Up next — GB, BYE, @JAX, @CLE, NE
Fells went for 85 yards and a touchdown on five receptions against the Titans last week and caught a touchdown the previous week. All of this has happened with Jordan Akins out, who has been sharing tight end work with Fells. If Akins returns this week, which he could, Fells loses his upside.