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Week 7 Fantasy Football Tight End Rankings

Injuries and one key bye have our Week 7 fantasy TE rankings looking a bit thin, but some of the top-tier options returning from their byes will help, as will some favorable matchups for a few sleepers.

With another week of byes, another top tight end will be unavailable for fantasy football owners. The Ravens are off in Week 7, and that means Mark Andrews is not in our Week 7 fantasy TE rankings. Andrews has been a consensus top-three TE this year, and it won't be easy to replace him, especially with other solid players at the position like Mike Gesicki, Trey Burton, and the emerging Irv Smith Jr. also off. Zach Ertz, Jonnu Smith, and Noah Fant also figure to be "questionable," at best, because of injuries, so more than a few fantasy owners might be relying on sleepers or waiver wire streamers this week (UPDATE: Ertz has a high ankle sprain so he is OUT this week and could miss a month of action).

The good news is that Darren Waller, Jared Cook, and Hunter Henry are returning from byes this week, and it's possible Dallas Goedert (ankle) will be returning from the IR. We've also seen a few players emerge in recent weeks, though that's mostly been due to injuries (Anthony Firkser, Darren Fells). 

Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiverD/ST | Kicker

This week, it looks like Austin Hooper (@ Bengals), Dalton Schultz (@ Washington), and Logan Thomas (vs. Cowboys) are going to be the best streaming options (unless Smith and Jordan Akins are out again, which would open the door for Firkser and Fells). Hooper has been getting increasingly more involved in the Browns offense, and the Bengals will have to focus on containing Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry, so Hooper could continue to pick up targets. (Update: Hooper is out because of appendicitis, making David Njoku a prime sleeper.)

Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

As for Schultz, Washington has had issues covering tight ends for the past few seasons, and they have been a bottom-five unit against the position this year. Schultz will have to compete with Amari Cooper, CeeDee Lamb, and Michael Gallup for touches, but Andy Dalton should make a concerted effort to get him the ball, as he should be open early and often in that matchup.

Thomas has seen fairly steady targets all season, and he had his best game in a Washington uniform last week, catching three-of-four looks for 42 yards and a score. Dallas entered Week 6 allowing over 11 fantasy points per game to TEs, so Thomas is in play.

Check back for updates to these TE rankings throughout the week. For individual analysis of key TEs, click here.

These rankings are for standard, non-PPR leagues.

  • Chiefs @ Broncos

  • 49ers @ Patriots

  • Lions @ Falcons

  • Raiders vs. Buccaneers

  • Chargers vs. Jaguars

  • Broncos vs. Chiefs

  • Titans vs. Steelers

  • Giants @ Eagles

  • Steelers @ Titans

  • Browns @ Bengals

  • Falcons vs. Lions

  • Cowboys @ Washington

  • Rams vs. Bears

  • Eagles vs. Giants

  • Packers @ Texans

  • Washington vs. Cowboys

  • Buccaneers @ Raiders

  • Bears @ Rams

  • Texans vs. Packers

  • Saints vs. Panthers

  • Seahawks @ Cardinals

  • Titans vs. Steelers

  • Jaguars @ Chargers

  • Jets vs. Bills

  • Bengals vs. Browns

  • Panthers @ Saints

  • Saints vs. Panthers

  • Rams vs. Bears

  • Buccaneers @ Raiders

  • Cardinals vs. Seahawks

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