If you are needy at the position -- or are looking for a streaming option -- check out my top waiver wire add/drops for Week 13.
Here are my top 20 options at the position this week.
TOP 20 WEEK 13 RANKINGS BELOW
Olsen is my No. 4 option at the position for Week 13. The Carolina Panthers veteran has a matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a unit allowing the fourth-most fantasy points per game to opposing tight ends. Olsen has all four of his touchdowns in his last six games. He is a TE1 for me down the stretch.
Njoku is my No. 6 option in Week 13. The Cleveland Browns tight end has his third touchdown of the season in Week 12 and faces the Houston Texans in Week 13. The Texans are allowing the sixth-most fantasy points per game to opposing tight ends. Njoku is now a must-start in leagues that require starting tight ends.
Brate is filling in nicely in the absence of O.J. Howard and comes in as my No. 8 option at tight end in Week 13. Brate has a matchup against the Panthers in Week 13, a unit allowing the second-most fantasy points per game to opposing tight ends. I'm expecting a solid day from the Buccaneers pass catcher against this beatable secondary.
Oakland Raiders veteran Jared Cook is my No. 9 option this week at tight end. Cook has scored touchdowns in back-to-back games entering a Week 13 matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs are allowing the third-most fantasy points per game to opposing tight ends. Cook is a TE1 this week.
Minnesota Vikings star Kyle Rudolph is my No. 12 tight end for Week 13. Rudolph is going up against the New England Patriots, a defense allowing the fifth-most fantasy points per game to opposing tight ends. He tied his season-high with seven receptions in Week 12. I believe he is due for another big day against the Patriots in Week 13.
|1||Zach Ertz||Philadelphia Eagles||vs. WAS|
|2||Rob Gronkowski||New England Patriots||vs. MIN|
|3||George Kittle||San Francisco 49ers||at SEA|
|4||Greg Olsen||Carolina Panthers||at TB|
|5||Travis Kelce||Kansas City Chiefs||at OAK|
|6||David Njoku||Cleveland Browns||at HOU|
|7||Eric Ebron||Indianapolis Colts||at JAX|
|8||Cameron Brate||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||vs. CAR|
|9||Jared Cook||Oakland Raiders||vs. KC|
|10||Trey Burton||Chicago Bears||at NYG|
|11||Jordan Reed||Washington Redskins||at PHI|
|12||Kyle Rudolph||Minnesota Vikings||at NE|
|13||Vance McDonald||Pittsburgh Steelers||vs. LAC|
|14||Jonnu Smith||Tennessee Titans||vs. NYJ|
|15||Austin Hooper||Atlanta Falcons||vs. BAL|
|16||Matt LaCosse||Denver Broncos||at CIN|
|17||Jimmy Graham||Green Bay Packers||vs. AZ|
|18||Chris Herndon IV||New York Jets||at TEN|
|19||C.J. Uzomah||Cincinnati Bengals||vs. DEN|
|20||Nick Vannett||Seattle Seahawks||vs. SF|
Denver Broncos tight end Matt LaCosse is an under-the-radar option for Week 13. LaCosse is my No. 16 option this week, but should only be used if you are desperate and in a league that requires starting tight ends. With Jeff Heuerman now out for the year, LaCosse should see his usage rate increase. I'm expecting TE2 production in Week 13 against the Los Angeles Charger.