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Fantasy TE Rankings Week 11: Who to start, sit at tight end in fantasy football



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).

WEEK 11 STANDARD RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | D/ST | Kicker

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.

WEEK 11 PPR RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

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

Rank Player
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




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