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Week 6 Rankings

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Week 6 Tight Ends

Rank Player Name Opponent Notes
1 Rob Gronkowski vs. KC -
2 Travis Kelce at NE -
3 Zach Ertz at NYG -
4 Jordan Reed vs. CAR -
5 George Kittle at GB Questionable (knee)
6 Jimmy Graham vs. SF -
7 Eric Ebron at NYJ Questionable (knee)
8 Jared Cook vs. SEA -
9 Trey Burton at MIA -
10 Kyle Rudolph vs. ARZ -
11 Austin Hooper vs. TB -
12 David Njoku vs. LAC -
13 Greg Olsen at WAS Questionable (foot)
14 Cameron Brate at ATL -
15 Vance McDonald at CIN -
16 O.J. Howard at ATL -
17 C.J. Uzomah vs. PIT -
18 Geoff Swaim vs. JAC -
19 Niles Paul at DAL -
20 Ryan Griffin vs. BUF -
21 Jeff Heuerman vs. LAR -
22 Ricky Seals-Jones at MIN -
23 Jesse James at CIN -
24 Antonio Gates at CLE -
25 Charles Clay at HOU -
26 Dallas Goedert at NYG -
27 Erik Swoope at NYJ -
28 Gerald Everett at DEN -
29 Vernon Davis vs. CAR -
30 Mike Gesicki vs. CHI -
31 Hayden Hurst at TEN -

TE Notes: Rob Gronkowski has yet to truly go off but is coming off his second-best game of the season. With 10 days to rest for a guaranteed shootout with the Chiefs, I’m restoring Gronk to his No. 1 overall perch. The Chiefs are allowing the fourth-most tight end points and just lost rookie S Armani Watts to injured reserve. Watts had been emerging as a playmaker for the Chiefs’ undermanned defense. … I thought Travis Kelce would be more boom or bust this season. Instead, he has established himself as Patrick Mahomes’ most consistent target. The only fear for Week 6 is that Patriots coach Bill Belichick will sell out to stop him. … Zach Ertz could just as easily be No. 1 as No. 3. He has caught at least 10 passes in 3-of-5 games. … George Kittle has 11 catches for 208 yards in two games with C.J. Beathard under center. He is the focal point of the 49ers’ offense.  

With T.Y. Hilton (hamstring) and Jack Doyle (hip) expected to miss another game, Eric Ebron will remain the Colts’ No. 1 receiver. He’s been a poor man’s Zach Ertz the past three weeks, drawing at least 10 targets each time out. … Even with Geronimo Allison and Randall Cobb sidelined in Week 5, Jimmy Graham couldn’t find the end zone. Allison could return against the 49ers. It is a plus TE matchup. … The Seahawks have defensed the seam well, permitting the seventh-fewest tight end fantasy points. Although he’s caught at least four passes each time out, Jared Cook has posted 31 yards or fewer in two of his past three games. … Jordan Reed is averaging 47 yards. … Week 6 sets up like a dream for Cameron Brate. That’s if O.J. Howard (knee) sits. … Trey Burton had a big Week 4 but is averaging just five targets. The Dolphins have surrendered the sixth-fewest tight end fantasy points. Considering his volume and quarterback, Burton can only be vaulted so far.

Following up the best game of his career, Austin Hooper gets a Bucs defense silver plattering the most tight end fantasy points. … It hasn’t been the prettiest, but David Njoku has caught 11 passes for 121 yards while averaging nine targets across Baker Mayfield’s two starts. … Greg Olsen is a wild card. Assume he will be on a Week 6 snap count and at real risk of re-injury. … The Bengals have allowed the ninth most tight end fantasy points but got Vontaze Burfict back for Week 5. Good luck predicting which Vance McDonald will show up. … With Tyler Kroft (foot) joining Tyler Eifert (ankle) on the shelf, C.J. Uzomah is a sneaky good streamer against a Steelers defense allowing the second-most tight end fantasy points. … Niles Paul is a plug-and-play option if you are truly desperate. Sean Lee (hamstring) remains sidelined for the Cowboys.         

Week 6 Kickers

Rank Player Name Opponent Notes
1 Stephen Gostkowski vs. KC -
2 Matt Bryant vs. TB -
3 Justin Tucker at TEN -
4 Harrison Butker at NE -
5 Cairo Santos at DEN -
6 Dan Bailey vs. ARZ -
7 Ka'imi Fairbairn vs. BUF -
8 Jake Elliott at NYG -
9 Cody Parkey at MIA -
10 Ryan Succop vs. BAL -
11 Adam Vinatieri at NYJ -
12 Chris Boswell at CIN -
13 Chandler Catanzaro at ATL -
14 Josh Lambo at DAL -
15 Randy Bullock vs. PIT -
16 Jason Myers vs. IND -
17 Graham Gano at WAS -
18 Dustin Hopkins vs. CAR -
19 Mike Badgley at CLE -
20 Sebastian Janikowski at OAK -
21 Mason Crosby vs. SF -
22 Brandon McManus vs. LAR -
23 Aldrick Rosas vs. PHI -
24 Matthew McCrane vs. SEA -
25 Greg Joseph vs. LAC -
26 Robbie Gould at GB -
27 Jason Sanders vs. CHI -
28 Brett Maher vs. JAC -
29 Phil Dawson at MIN -
30 Stephen Hauschka at HOU -

Week 6 Defense/Special Teams

Rank Player Name Opponent Notes
1 Texans Def/Spec Team vs. BUF -
2 Bears Def/Spec Team at MIA -
3 Jaguars Def/Spec Team at DAL -
4 Vikings Def/Spec Team vs. ARZ -
5 Rams Def/Spec Team at DEN -
6 Packers Def/Spec Team vs. SF -
7 Ravens Def/Spec Team at TEN -
8 Eagles Def/Spec Team at NYG -
9 Jets Def/Spec Team vs. IND -
10 Dolphins Def/Spec Team vs. CHI -
11 Titans Def/Spec Team vs. BAL -
12 Browns Def/Spec Team vs. LAC -
13 Seahawks Def/Spec Team at OAK -
14 Colts Def/Spec Team at NYJ -
15 Chargers Def/Spec Team at CLE -
16 Cowboys Def/Spec Team vs. JAC -
17 Panthers Def/Spec Team at WAS -
18 Bills Def/Spec Team at HOU -
19 Steelers Def/Spec Team at CIN -
20 Bengals Def/Spec Team vs. PIT -
21 Falcons Def/Spec Team vs. TB -
22 Raiders Def/Spec Team vs. SEA -
23 Giants Def/Spec Team vs. PHI -
24 Redskins Def/Spec Team vs. CAR -
25 Cardinals Def/Spec Team at MIN -
26 Patriots Def/Spec Team vs. KC -
27 Broncos Def/Spec Team vs. LAR -
28 Chiefs Def/Spec Team at NE -
29 Fortyniners Def/Spec Team at GB -
30 Buccaneers Def/Spec Team at ATL -

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