The last week of byes is relatively tough on tight ends, so fantasy football owners are inevitably going to be looking for one-week streamers if they have a borderline starter with a tough matchup. We’re here to sort through the studs, sleepers, and potential stumblers with our Week 14 fantasy TE rankings. As always, these can help you decide who to start at this notoriously tough position.
Miami, New England, Philadelphia, and Indianapolis are off this week, and the losses of Mike Gesicki, Hunter Henry, and Dallas Goedert can definitely be felt in our rankings. Those three guys obviously have starting consideration every week — and Jack Doyle has been rising as a reliable streamer option — but there are just enough decent pivots to fill in the gaps.
WEEK 14 STANDARD RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | D/ST | Kicker
Rob Gronkowski (vs. Bills), Kyle Pitts (@ Panthers), and T.J. Hockenson (@ Broncos) are the most notable TEs with tough matchups, but unless you have another top guy, you shouldn’t bench any.
WEEK 14 PPR RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker
Among players on the start-or-sit bubble, we like Darren Waller backup Foster Moreau (@ Chiefs), Gerald Everett (@ Texans), Austin Hooper (vs. Ravens), and Evan Engram (@ Chargers). Of course, they all have varying degrees of “safety” and differing floors, but they all have top-10 TE-friendly matchups, so we’re relying on the matchups here. Hooper and Engram are especially risky, as they’ve busted in top matchups before.
Many will raise their eyebrows at Everett, but he’s drawn one more target (19) than Tyler Locket and just one fewer than DK Metcalf from Week 11-13. Since Houston has given up the sixth-most fantasy points per game (FFPG) to tight ends, he has to be considered here.
Tyler Conklin (vs. Steelers) and Tyler Higbee (@ Cardinals) have been productive in some games this season, but both face top-10 defenses against fantasy TEs, so we think the Tyler Bros. are best suited for the bench. C.J. Uzomah (@ 49ers) and Josiah Deguara (vs. Bears) have also been “hot” names in the sleeper category at times, but the matchups aren’t there for them, either.
Ultimately, It’s another straightforward week. Trust the matchups and play your studs. There aren’t many “sure things” at TE, which is why we usually default to the matchup numbers and target trends.
Note: We’ll be updating these TE rankings throughout the week, so check back for the latest player movement and analysis.
Fantasy TE Rankings Week 14: Who to start at tight end
Rankings based on standard, non-PPR scoring
|1||Travis Kelce, KC vs. LV|
|2||Mark Andrews, BAL @ CLE|
|3||Dawson Knox, BUF @ TB|
|4||Zach Ertz, ARI vs. LAR|
|5||Rob Gronkowski, TB vs. BUF|
|6||George Kittle, SF @ CIN|
|7||T.J. Hockenson, DET @ DEN|
|8||Pat Freiermuth, PIT @ MIN|
|9||Kyle Pitts, ATL @ CAR|
|10||Dalton Schultz, DAL @ WAS|
|11||Noah Fant, DEN vs. DET|
|12||Foster Moreau, LV @ KC|
|13||Gerald Everett, SEA @ HOU|
|14||Evan Engram, NYG @ LAC|
|15||Austin Hooper, CLE vs. BAL|
|16||Cole Kmet, CHI @ GB|
|17||David Njoku, CLE vs. BAL|
|18||Tyler Conklin, MIN vs. PIT|
|19||Tyler Higbee, LAR @ ARI|
|20||Jared Cook, LAC vs. NYG|
|21||Juwan Johnson, NO @ NYJ|
|22||James O’Shaughnessy, JAX @ TEN|
|23||C.J. Uzomah, CIN vs. SF|
|24||Josiah Deguara, GB vs. CHI|
|25||Ryan Griffin, NYJ vs. NO|
|26||Tommy Tremble, CAR vs. ATL|
|27||Geoff Swaim, TEN vs. JAX|
|28||Will Dissly, SEA @ HOU|