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Top 12 Tight End Plays for Week 7


Top 12 Tight End Plays for Week 7

We have reached the seventh week of the NFL season, making it time for your weekly Top 12 for tight ends. The most important things for TEs are targets and TDs, so these are the two parameters I will look at the most, together with the matchup. Here are your Top 12 Tight End Plays for Week 7.

1 Travis Kelce, KC vs. Titans

Top 12 Tight End Plays for Week 7, 1. Travis Kelce

A ton of teams (6) are on a bye this week, but the Kansas City Chiefs are not one of them, so Travis Kelce is obviously still the number one ranked player in the Top 12 Tight End Plays for Week 7

2 Darren Waller, LV vs. Eagles

Top 12 Tight End Plays for Week 7, 2. Darren Waller

Waller has been one of the most consistent tight ends this season, but hasn’t given his owners that big performance since he did it in Week 1. Perhaps this week against the Eagles is where you will get that week-winning score from the Raiders’ tight end.

3 Mark Andrews, BAL vs. Bengals

Top 12 Tight End Plays for Week 7, 3. Mark Andrews

Andrews has been very good as of late, and that should continue. Despite Rashod Bateman coming back, that seemed to influence Marquise Brown more than it did Mark Andrews.

That’s good news for those who own the tight end, as he should still see the necessary targets to be a very good weekly start.

4 Kyle Pitts, ATL vs. Dolphins

Top 12 Tight End Plays for Week 7, 4. Kyle Pitts

Before his Week 6 bye-week, Pitts had his “coming out” game in London against the Jets. While Ridley is now back to soak up some targets, Pitts has shown that he needs to get the ball in his hands regularly and then he can do a ton of damage.

5 TJ Hockenson, DET vs. Rams

Top 12 Tight End Plays for Week 7, 5. TJ Hockenson

Hockenson has fallen a bit in the rankings of the Top 12 Tight End Plays for Week 7 compared to the past 3 or 4 weeks, but there’s a reason for that. While his number of targets has remained high, and he did have a very strong performance in Week 6, his overall production has dipped while others have had great fantasy output in that same time span.

6 Mike Gesicki, MIA vs. Jaguars

Top 12 Tight End Plays for Week 7, 6. Mike Gesicki

Gesicki has been a target monster as of late, and it did not look like that changed when Tua came back as the starting QB last week. At this point, we should just lock Gesicki in as a Top 7 TE every week.

7 Dallas Goedert, PHI vs. Raiders

Top 12 Tight End Plays for Week 7, 7. Dallas Goedert

This could be exciting! Zach Ertz is no longer in Philly, meaning that Goedert is flying solo at tight end for the Eagles.

That should mean that Goedert finally sees more than his season-high 5 targets in this contest against the Raiders. And hopefully, some good fantasy production will be in tow.

8 Noah Fant, DEN vs. Browns

Top 12 Tight End Plays for Week 7, 8. Noah Fant

In Week 6, Fant was one of two Broncos pass catchers to receiver 11 or more targets (the other was Sutton with 14). Bridgewater threw the ball 49 times in that game, which is unlikely to happen again this season, but the target share is there for Fant.

As such, he is a decent play at tight end, with other good options on bye or out with injury.

9 Hunter Henry, NE vs. Jets

Top 12 Tight End Plays for Week 7, 9. Hunter Henry

Hunter Henry has three consecutive games with 10.5 PPR fantasy points or more. This is great news if you drafted him somewhere in the 12th round or later, which you likely did.

It seems that QB Mac Jones has developed some chemistry with Henry and is looking more his way than he did to begin the season. This makes Henry a dependable option at an otherwise weak position (unless you have the top options).

10 Tyler Higbee, LAR vs. Lions

Top 12 Tight End Plays for Week 7, 10. Tyler Higbee

Has been very up and down this season, but against the Lions, the Rams could be running up the score and get everyone involved in the touchdown scoring, which could benefit Higbee in Week 7.

11 Zach Ertz, ARI vs. Texans

Top 12 Tight End Plays for Week 7, 11. Zach Ertz

After being traded to the Arizona Cardinals, Zach Ertz makes his debut appearance on this list for the 2021 season.

A move to the high-powered Cardinals offense could be a good move for Ertz’s fantasy value, however, Kyler Murray tends to spread the ball around, making Ertz a very inconsistent option. He does have a very high ceiling on any given week though, which is what you are often looking for in your tight end.

12 Ricky Seals-Jones, WFT vs. Packers

Top 12 Tight End Plays for Week 7, 12. Ricky Seals-Jones

With Logan Thomas out, Seals-Jones has filled in admirably, scoring 8.9 PPR fantasy points in 3 of his 4 contests. On top of that, he has decent touchdown upside, having scored in 2 of 4 games this season.

It’s probably the only week you see Ricky Seals-Jones on the list because there are 6 teams on a bye, but maybe he can put a clubbing on the Packers.

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