Week 11 is an interesting one for tight ends, as some of the studs have tough matchups but a bunch of mid-level guys look like matchup-based sleepers. We rarely have a plethora of options at this position, so let’s enjoy it while we can. Our Week 11 Fantasy TE rankings will dive into all the options below and ultimately help you decide who to start among the studs and sleepers.
Noah Fant and Tyler Higbee head to a bye week, while C.J. Uzomah, Evan Engram, and Cole Kmet rejoin the rankings. Usually, those guys aren’t that notable, but all three look like sleepers this week (more on that below).
Mark Andrews (@ Bears), Darren Waller (vs Bengals), Kyle Pitts (vs. Patriots), and Dallas Goedert (vs. Saints) are the studs in tough matchups this week, but Andrews, Waller, and Pitts have too much upside to bench. Goedert is legitimately on the bubble, especially after suffering a concussion in Week 10, so if you have another solid option in a favorable matchup, it’s not crazy to consider pivoting.
For instance, rather than starting Goedert, we’d opt for Pat Freiermuth (@ Chargers) and C.J. Uzomah (vs. Raiders). Both of their AFC West opponents are in the bottom five against fantasy TEs. Again, those two are players we’d definitely start over Goedert, but there are a few more players in that discussion.
Cole Kmet (vs. Ravens), Evan Engram (vs. Buccaneers), and Tyler Conklin (vs. Packers) have solid matchups and typically get a good amount of targets. The Bucs and Ravens have been downright dreadful against tight ends. Green Bay has been decent, but Conklin is gaining steam as the season goes along. Ultimately, we’d end up opting for Goedert over Conklin, but Kmet and Engram would make us think twice.
Dan Arnold (vs. 49ers) has been more dependable than most guys on the start-or-sit bubble in recent weeks, but this feels like the game he goes quiet against a stellar 49ers’ linebacker group. Jared Cook (vs. Pittsburgh) has only been playable in favorable matchups, and he certainly doesn’t have that this week.
You might think we’re crazy when we say this, but Atlanta is somewhat of a tough matchup for Hunter Henry (@ Falcons). Yes, the Falcons are associated with bad defense, but in Weeks 3 through 9, they’ve only surrendered fewer than nine fantasy points to all tight ends except Mike Gesicki. If Henry doesn’t find the end zone, he’ll bust. It’s that simple.
Monitor the health of Logan Thomas (hamstring) and Rob Gronkowski (back). They were both out in Week 10, and we know each of them has TE1 upside. Gronk would be a must-start if he returns, while Thomas is probably best suited for a week of observation before being slotted into your lineup.
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 11: Who to start at tight end
Rankings based on standard, non-PPR scoring
|1||Travis Kelce, KC vs. DAL|
|2||Mark Andrews, BAL @ CHI|
|3||Darren Waller, LV vs. CIN|
|4||Mike Gesicki, MIA @ NYJ|
|5||Rob Gronkowski, TB vs. NYG|
|6||Dawson Knox, BUF vs. IND|
|7||George Kittle, SF @ JAX|
|8||T.J. Hockenson, DET @ CLE|
|9||Kyle Pitts, ATL vs. NE|
|10||Pat Freiermuth, PIT @ LAC|
|11||C.J. Uzomah, CIN @ LV|
|12||Dallas Goedert, PHI vs. NO|
|13||Dalton Schultz, DAL @ KC|
|14||Cole Kmet, CHI vs. BAL|
|15||Hunter Henry, NE @ ATL|
|16||Dan Arnold, JAX vs. SF|
|17||Evan Engram, NYG @ TB|
|18||Logan Thomas, WAS @ CAR|
|19||Tyler Conklin, MIN vs. GB|
|20||Zach Ertz, ARI @ SEA|
|21||Jared Cook, LAC vs. PIT|
|22||Geoff Swaim, TEN vs. HOU|
|23||Gerald Everett, SEA vs. ARI|
|24||Austin Hooper, CLE vs. DET|
|25||Adam Trautman, NO @ PHI|
|26||Marcedes Lewis, GB @ MIN|
|27||Mo Alie-Cox, IND @ BUF|
|28||Jonnu Smith, NE @ ATL|
|29||Jack Doyle, IND @ BUF|
|30||David Njoku, CLE vs. DET|
|31||Jordan Akins, HOU @ TEN|
|32||Tommy Tremble, CAR vs. WAS|
|33||Hayden Hurst, ATL vs. NE|
|34||Ryan Griffin, NYJ vs. MIA|
|35||Will Dissly, SEA vs. ARI|