Fantasy Football: Week 7 tight end rankings

By Alex Butler  |  Oct. 18, 2017 at 10:47 AM
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Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Tennessee Titans veteran Delanie Walker leads our top 20 fantasy football tight ends for Week 7.

If you own Eric Ebron or Ryan Griffin, get them out of your lineup now. The Houston Texans and Detroit Lions both have Week 7 byes.

Other than those two players, their are great options available for the tight end slot in your lineup for Week 7.

Some of my favorite players at the position this week include Walker, Jimmy Graham, Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Hunter Henry, George Kittle and Ed Dickson.

If you need to look at the waiver wire, take a glance at my players to add and top players to drop for Week 7.

Here are my Top 20 options at the position this week.

TOP 20 WEEK 7 RANKINGS BELOW

TOP SHELF

Marcus Mariota has returned from injury and that should highly benefit Delanie Walker. The veteran tight end has been quiet so far this season, with one rushing score and no receiving touchdowns, but I can see him scoring in Week 7. The Tennessee Titans are facing the Cleveland Browns, a defense allowing the second-most fantasy points per game, receiving yards and touchdowns to opposing tight ends. I'm counting on Walker's first touchdown here and at least 50 receiving yards.

Seattle Seahawks weapon Jimmy Graham had his first touchdown of the season in Week 5 and has 17 of his 21 receptions in his last three games. This week the Seahawks get the New York Giants. The Giants are allowing the most fantasy points per game to opposing tight ends. New York is also tied with the Baltimore Ravens for allowing a league-high six scores to the position. Russell Wilson will keep his hot streak going in this one and Graham will be a big reason why. He is my No. 5 option this week.

SNEAKY PLAYS

New York Jets tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins is my No. 7 option for Week 7. The Jets are facing the Miami Dolphins, a team allowing the 13th most fantasy points per game to opposing tight ends. Miami has also allowed the third-most receptions to the position this season and ASJ has 14 catches in his last two games. Look for Josh McCown to give this big target a ton of looks against the Dolphins on the road. Seferian-Jenkins is a TE1 this week.

Los Angeles Chargers tight end Hunter Henry is also a fringe TE1 for me this week with a matchup against the Denver Broncos. This season the Broncos are allowing the sixth-most fantasy points per game to the position. Henry has at least 90 yards or a touchdown in his last three games. He is my No. 12 option for Week 7.

LONGSHOTS

San Francisco 49ers rookie Georgie Kittle is a waiver-wire option and a decent streaming play this week against the Dallas Cowboys. Kittle is my No. 15 option, making him a fringe TE1 in Week 7. The Cowboys rank in the middle of the pack in allowing fantasy points to the position, but Kittle has proven to be a consistent fixture in the 49ers' offense. He has 129 yards and a touchdown on 11 receptions in his last two games. Look for that streak to keep up here and hope for a score if you are gutsy enough to throw Kittle in your tight end slot.

Ed Dickson now has 273 of his 307 yards this season in his last three games. He is proving to be a great choice for Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers in the passing game. He is my No. 17 option this week, making him a dart-throw TE2. The Panthers are facing the Chicago Bears, a defense that has allowed the sixth-most receptions and 12th most receiving yards to opposing tight ends.

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