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Week 6 Rankings

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Week 6 Tight Ends

Rank Player Name Opponent Notes
1 Rob Gronkowski at NYJ -
2 Zach Ertz at CAR -
3 Travis Kelce vs. PIT Questionable (concussion)
4 Austin Seferian-Jenkins vs. NE -
5 Evan Engram at DEN -
6 Delanie Walker vs. IND -
7 Jordan Reed vs. SF -
8 Kyle Rudolph vs. GB -
9 Hunter Henry at OAK -
10 Martellus Bennett at MIN -
11 Cameron Brate at ARZ -
12 Ed Dickson vs. PHI -
13 Jared Cook vs. LAC -
14 Coby Fleener vs. DET -
15 Ryan Griffin vs. CLE -
16 Zach Miller at BAL -
17 Ben Watson vs. CHI -
18 Austin Hooper vs. MIA -
19 George Kittle at WAS -
20 Jack Doyle at TEN -
21 Tyler Higbee at JAC -
22 David Njoku at HOU -
23 Vernon Davis vs. SF -
24 Jesse James at KC -
25 AJ Derby vs. NYG -
26 Eric Ebron at NO -
27 Antonio Gates at OAK -
28 Julius Thomas at ATL -
29 Jermaine Gresham vs. TB -
30 O.J. Howard at ARZ -
31 Marcedes Lewis vs. LAR -
32 Seth DeValve at HOU -

TE Notes: Rob Gronkowski (thigh) is expected to suit up against the Jets following his stunning Week 5 deactivation. Since getting erased by Eric Berry in Week 1, Gronk has averaged 85 yards. … Zach Ertz has 34 more yards than any other tight end. He’s yet to catch fewer than five passes or post fewer than 55 yards. … If Travis Kelce (concussion) can get cleared, he will be a top-three option against the Steelers. Kelce has posted 98 yards or more in 3-of-5 games. … Austin Seferian-Jenkins is averaging five catches through three games, but has yet to have a yardage breakout. It could happen against a Patriots D allowing a weekly 66 up the seam. … Evan Engram’s Week 5 doughnut was inexplicable. It’s also unrepeatable. With Odell Beckham and Brandon Marshall done for the season, Engram is now the Giants’ de facto No. 2 receiver. The No. 1, Sterling Shepard, could miss Sunday’s game with an ankle injury.

Despite a generally disappointing season, Delanie Walker remains sixth in tight end yardage. He managed 3/25 in Marcus Mariota’s absence last Sunday. The Colts, allowing the fifth most tight end fantasy points, are a plus Week 6 matchup. … Coming off the Redskins’ bye, Jordan Reed (everything) should be as healthy as he’s been since Week 1. That’s not saying much, of course. Even with Reed theoretically healthier and ready to play more than the 13 snaps he saw in Week 4, Vernon Davis will offer low-end TE2 appeal in a #RevengeGame against the 49ers. … Martellus Bennett is 11th in tight yardage and sixth in targets. Perhaps no one in the league is more “due” for a touchdown. … As ex-Rotoworlder Adam Levitan points out, Hunter Henry finally blew by Antonio Gates in Week 5. Now he has a plus matchup in a Raiders defense that doesn’t have the defenders to police the seam. … Tyler Higbee has 145 yards on 14 targets over his past two games.

Kyle Rudolph finally woke up against the Bears. The problem is, Sam Bradford (knee) remains on the shelf, and Week 6 opponent Green Bay is allowing the second fewest tight end fantasy points. … Cameron Brate is the TE3 by average fantasy points. He’s a player I’ve missed almost every week this season. For Week 6 I’m keeping him down because Bruce Arians’ defense takes out tight ends week in and week out. … Ed Dickson is fourth in tight end yardage. He’s averaging 24.6 yards per catch. I’m expecting defenses to actually start covering him now, but still. Bonkers. … The Browns are a mouthwatering matchup for thus far disappointing Ryan Griffin. … Evan Silva makes the salient observation that Mohamed Sanu’s expected absence bodes well for Austin Hooper. … If you need to point chase during a bye week, George Kittle isn’t a bad option. Coming off a 7/83/1 effort, he gets a Redskins defense allowing the third most tight end fantasy points.          

Week 6 Kickers

Rank Player Name Opponent Notes
1 Matt Bryant vs. MIA Questionable (back)
2 Stephen Gostkowski at NYJ -
3 Wil Lutz vs. DET -
4 Dustin Hopkins vs. SF -
5 Ka'imi Fairbairn vs. CLE -
6 Graham Gano vs. PHI -
7 Matt Prater at NO -
8 Justin Tucker vs. CHI -
9 Harrison Butker vs. PIT -
10 Brandon McManus vs. NYG -
11 Mason Crosby at MIN -
12 Jake Elliott at CAR -
13 Nick Novak at OAK -
14 Chris Boswell at KC -
15 Giorgio Tavecchio vs. LAC -
16 Kai Forbath vs. GB -
17 Phil Dawson vs. TB -
18 Adam Vinatieri at TEN -
19 Patrick Murray at ARZ -
20 Greg Zuerlein at JAC -
21 Robbie Gould at WAS -
22 Chandler Catanzaro vs. NE -
23 Jason Myers vs. LAR -
24 Ryan Succop vs. IND -
25 Zane Gonzalez at HOU -
26 Cody Parkey at ATL -
27 Connor Barth at BAL -
28 Aldrick Rosas at DEN -

Week 6 Defense/Special Teams

Rank Player Name Opponent Notes
1 Ravens Def/Spec Team vs. CHI -
2 Broncos Def/Spec Team vs. NYG -
3 Falcons Def/Spec Team vs. MIA -
4 Jaguars Def/Spec Team vs. LAR -
5 Rams Def/Spec Team at JAC -
6 Texans Def/Spec Team vs. CLE -
7 Redskins Def/Spec Team vs. SF -
8 Patriots Def/Spec Team at NYJ -
9 Panthers Def/Spec Team vs. PHI -
10 Bears Def/Spec Team at BAL -
11 Buccaneers Def/Spec Team at ARZ -
12 Chiefs Def/Spec Team vs. PIT -
13 Cardinals Def/Spec Team vs. TB -
14 Packers Def/Spec Team at MIN -
15 Eagles Def/Spec Team at CAR -
16 Colts Def/Spec Team at TEN -
17 Vikings Def/Spec Team vs. GB -
18 Titans Def/Spec Team vs. IND -
19 Raiders Def/Spec Team vs. LAC -
20 Chargers Def/Spec Team at OAK -
21 Steelers Def/Spec Team at KC -
22 Giants Def/Spec Team at DEN -
23 Saints Def/Spec Team vs. DET -
24 Jets Def/Spec Team vs. NE -
25 Lions Def/Spec Team at NO -
26 Browns Def/Spec Team at HOU -
27 Fortyniners Def/Spec Team at WAS -
28 Dolphins Def/Spec Team at ATL -

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