Week 10 Fantasy Football Rankings: TE, K, DEF

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George Kittle hopes to stay hot against the Rams, Dallas Goedert aims for a big day in Denver, and Dan Arnold looks to prove he’s a TE1 vs. the Colts.

Other positions: Quarterback | Running Back | Receiver

Week 10 Tight Ends

Updated 11/12 at 6:30 PM ET. Added Dawson Knox and Eric Ebron.

TE Notes: While the kids debate if Travis Kelce is “washed,” they have yet to come up with a better alternative for No. 1 overall. Kelce continues to score 1.4 more weekly half PPR points than any other seam stretcher. … Darren Waller came out of Vegas’ Week 8 bye — and Henry Ruggs’ release — to his biggest game since the opener. Even though it’s a number he has hit only twice all year, 10-plus targets feels inevitable vs. the Chiefs. … We finally got a George Kittle game of yore in Week 9, while the seam stretcher even managed to avoid setbacks. When Kittle is running right, matchups don’t matter, much like Rob Gronkowski in his prime. … Kyle Pitts has been limited to five grabs for 75 scoreless yards in two games since Calvin Ridley stepped away from the team. Without Ridley to grab attention, Pitts has had to deal with heavy doses of Stephon Gilmore and Marshon Lattimore. The Cowboys have some interesting options they can throw at Pitts, but no one at that level of stopper.

Mike Gesicki has had a quieter two weeks, though he still drew eight targets in last Sunday’s snoozeathon win over the Texans. DeVante Parker (hamstring) remains sidelined. The Ravens permit the second most fantasy points up the seam. … This feels too low for T.J. Hockenson, but life will not be kind for Jared Goff against the Steelers. Hock is averaging 10 targets over his past three games, so hopefully the volume shines through in this brutal matchup. … If Rob Gronkowski (back) can give it a go, there will be targets for the taking with Antonio Brown (ankle) remaining sidelined. … Michael Gallup’s (calf) looming return threatens to take some of the wind out of Dalton Schultz’s sails, but then again, Blake Jarwin’s (hip) placement on injured reserve firewalls his seam supremacy. We like to start fantasy players against the Falcons. … Even without Zach Ertz around to siphon targets, life remains difficult for Dallas Goedert aboard the Jalen Hurts-coaster. The Broncos are not giving up the seam.

I’m not sure where the Dan Arnold meme ends and the fantasy value begins, but the dude is tied for first in tight end targets (14) since the Jaguars bye, per Pro Football Focus. The Colts’ big-play limiting defense permits a host of easy catches up the seam. … The same is true of the Chargers, who are hosting Tyler Conklin for Week 10. Conklin has caught five balls on seven targets in back-to-back contests. … Suddenly drawing featured usage in the red zone, Pat Freiermuth’s main Week 10 concern is that it will be too easy for Najee Harris on the ground inside the 20 vs. the Lions’ hollowed-out defense. “Touchdown Pat” is still a modest-floor, low-ceiling bet in this painfully-horizontal attack. … Tyler Higbee reached double digit targets for the first time all year in Week 9. A 49ers defense that is coming apart at the seams a bit should be able to provide at least a TE2 day. … Noah Fant was playing his least-effective football before going on the COVID list. He returns against an Eagles D surrendering the most TE fantasy points. … I’m expecting Logan Thomas (hamstring) to take the baton back from Ricky Seals-Jones.

Week 10 Kickers

Week 10 Defense/Special Teams

RK

Player

Opp

1

Arizona Cardinals

CAR

2

Pittsburgh Steelers

DET

3

Buffalo Bills

@NYJ

4

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

@WAS

5

Indianapolis Colts

JAC

6

Dallas Cowboys

ATL

7

Los Angeles Rams

@SF

8

Tennessee Titans

NO

9

New Orleans Saints

@TEN

10

Denver Broncos

PHI

11

New England Patriots

CLE

12

Baltimore Ravens

@MIA

13

Cleveland Browns

@NE

14

Philadelphia Eagles

@DEN

15

Los Angeles Chargers

MIN

16

Minnesota Vikings

@LAC

17

Las Vegas Raiders

KC

18

Carolina Panthers

@ARI

19

Detroit Lions

@PIT

20

Green Bay Packers

SEA

21

San Francisco 49ers

LA

22

Kansas City Chiefs

@LV

23

Washington Football Team

TB

24

Miami Dolphins

BAL

25

Jacksonville Jaguars

@IND

26

Seattle Seahawks

@GB

27

New York Jets

BUF

28

Atlanta Falcons

@DAL