Fantasy Football: Week 10 tight end rankings

By Alex Butler  |  Nov. 9, 2017 at 6:00 AM
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Nov. 8 (UPI) -- All-Pro Rob Gronkowski is No. 1 in my top 20 fantasy football tight end rankings for Week 10.

The Baltimore Ravens, Kansas City Chiefs, Oakland Raiders and Philadelphia Eagles are serving bye weeks, meaning lineups will be without several stars at the position, including: Zach Ertz, Travis Kelce, Jared Cook and Benjamin Watson.

That means more lower-tier options have moved into starting consideration in fantasy football lineups.

If you need some help at tight end, or any other position, take a look at my waiver wire article for Week 10.

Kyle Rudolph, Eric Ebron, Evan Engram and Jimmy Graham round out my top five tight ends for Week 10.

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

TOP 20 WEEK 10 RANKINGS BELOW

TOP SHELF

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski returns from a bye week and ranks No. 1 among tight ends for Week 10. Gronkowski had five touchdowns on the season, including three scores in his last three games. I expect a big time showing Sunday against the Denver Broncos, a defense allowing the second-most fantasy points per game, second-most receiving yards and third-most touchdowns to tight ends this season.

Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph has at least five receptions in four consecutive games heading into Week 10. The Vikings had a bye in Week 9. I expect Rudolph to shine again here against the Washington Redskins, a defense allowing the most receiving yards and fourth-most fantasy points per game to tight ends. Rudolph is ranked No. 2 at the position for me this week.

SNEAKY PLAYS

Carolina Panthers tight end Ed Dickson comes in as my No. 6 tight end for Week 10. Dickson was held without a catch last week but he seems to be a big part of the Panthers' plans in Greg Olsen's absence. I expect him to fantasy football relevance this week against the Miami Dolphins, a defense allowing the second-most receptions and seventh-most fantasy points per game to the position.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers pass catcher Cameron Brate had a touchdown in four consecutive games earlier this season but hasn't found the end zone since Oct. 22. I like his odds in Week 10 against a New York Jets defense allowing the fifth-most fantasy points per game, second-most touchdowns and sixth-most receiving yards to opposing tight ends. Brate is my No. 8 option this week and a viable TE1, even without Jameis Winston.

Week 10 Tight End Rankings

LONGSHOTS

The New Orleans Saints and tight end Coby Fleener battle the Buffalo Bills Sunday. Fleener is my No. 9 option for this week in this matchup. The Bills are allowing the seventh-most receiving yards to opposing tight ends. Look for Drew Brees to spread the ball around here and find Fleener often.

Denver Broncos tight end A.J. Derby is my No. 10 option this week with a matchup against the New England Patriots. The Patriots are allowing the ninth-most fantasy points per game to opposing tight ends. Derby is a boom-or-bust option, but I am betting on him finding the end zone here with the Broncos trailing.

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