Darren Waller, Dallas Goedert, Tyler Higbee, Evan Engram and Jonnu Smith round out my Top 10 options for Week 2. Eric Ebron of the Pittsburgh Steelers is among my favorite sleepers this week at the position.
I recommend starting a tight end who will be the first or second target in their respective offense and has a great chance to exploit a bad defense. Check out my weekly waiver wire article for options of players to add at each position.
Here are some of my favorite players in this week's Top 20 rankings:
Baltimore Ravens tight end Mark Andrews is my No. 1 option at the position this week. Andrews had two touchdowns in Week 1 and should have a high yardage total in Week 2 when the Ravens battle a Houston Texans squad that just allowed 50 yards and a score to Travis Kelce.
Andrews should never come out of your lineup, regardless of league format, but should be especially valuable in Week 2.
Los Angeles Chargers tight end Hunter Henry failed to reach the end zone in Week 1, but did haul in five catches for 73 yards.
This week he'll face the Kansas City Chiefs. I expect the Chargers to trail for most of this game, which should make Henry a prime candidate for a ton of targets. He is my No. 4 tight end.
Las Vegas Raiders tight end Darren Waller lands at No. 6 in my Week 2 rankings. Waller had just 45 yards and six catches in Week 1, but should bounce back against the New Orleans Saints on Monday Night Football.
The Saints should dominate this game and the Raiders will need to lean on Waller to keep pace with the New Orleans offense.
I expect at least eight catches and 100 yards from Waller in Week 2.
Los Angeles Rams tight end Tyler Higbee also failed to reach the end zone in Week 1. This week he'll go up against a Philadelphia Eagles secondary that struggled to contain the Washington Football Team offense in Week 1.
I expect the Rams to use Higbee and a balanced approach to win this game and post solid fantasy football stats.
Evan Engram of the New York Giants turned seven targets into just two catches for nine yards in Week 1, but lands at No. 9 in my Week 2 rankings. The Giants are set to face a Chicago Bears defense that just allowed 56 yards and a score to T.J. Hockenson of the Detroit Lions.
I expect Engram to post even better numbers than Hockenson in Week 2. He should be started in all leagues that have at least 10 teams and require starting tight ends.
Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Eric Ebron had one catch for 18 yards in Week 1, but should stay in your lineup if you are in a tight end league.
The Steelers face the Denver Broncos this week in what I expect to be a close game. Look for Ebron to haul in at least five catches for 50 yards. He could prove to be an elite TE1 if he reaches the end zone.
Ebron is my No. 11 tight end for Week 2.
Week 2 fantasy football tight end rankings
1. Mark Andrews, Baltimore Ravens at HOU
2. Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs at LAC
3. Zach Ertz, Philadelphia Eagles vs. LAR
4. Hunter Henry, Los Angeles Chargers vs. KC
5. Jared Cook, New Orleans Saints at LV
6. Darren Waller, Las Vegas Raiders vs. NO
7. Dallas Goedert, Philadelphia Eagles vs. LAR
8. Tyler Higbee, Los Angeles Rams at PHI
9. Evan Engram, New York Giants at CHI
10. Jonnu Smith, Tennessee Titans vs. JAX
11. Eric Ebron, Pittsburgh Steelers vs. DEN
13. T.J. Hockenson, Detroit Lions at GB
14. Hayden Hurst, Atlanta Falcons at DAL
15. Noah Fant, Denver Broncos at PIT
18. Mike Gesicki, Miami Dolphins vs. BUF
19. Chris Herndon, New York Jets vs. SF
20. Rob Gronkowski, Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. CAR