It’s striking to see how much of an impact rookie and second-year tight ends are making this season. Looking at the Week 11 tight end rankings, Sam LaPorta, Dalton Kincaid, Trey McBride, Jake Ferguson, and Luke Musgrave all rank among my top 12 at the position. The young players are likely here to stay, bringing fantasy goodness to the once-barren tight end landscape. Exciting times!
Injuries to monitor for Week 11
- Gerald Everett is day-to-day with a chest injury, making his Week 11 status unclear. If Everett misses time, Donald Parham Jr. would be the Chargers’ primary tight end. UPDATE: Everett has been ruled OUT for Week 11.
- Pat Freiermuth could return in Week 11 following a hamstring injury that landed him on the IR. He’s not a recommended start if he plays, as the Browns allow the fewest fantasy points to tight ends.
Tight End Notes
Bye Weeks: ATL, IND, NE, NO
- Trey McBride had a fantastic week following the return of Kyler Murray under center. He led the Cardinals in targets (9) and receiving yards (131) and finished as the week’s TE3. McBride has at least nine targets in two of his last three games, and his 32.2% target share over that span ranks second at the position. Up next is a juicy Week 11 matchup against a Texans defense that has struggled against tight ends. On the year, Houston is giving up the second-most receptions and fantasy points per game to tight ends. They’re also allowing the sixth-most receiving yards to the position. McBride should continue to roll in Week 11 and is my TE7.
- Evan Engram had a Week 10 to forget, catching four of seven targets for just 12 yards. Target-wise, Engram has been one of the steadiest tight ends this season. He’s seen at least seven targets in all but two games this season, and his 68 looks on the year are third-most among tight ends. But despite the steady looks, Engram has yet to find paydirt this season — and likely won’t this week. He faces a stingy Titans unit that has given up the second-fewest targets to the position and is the only team that hasn’t allowed a tight end to score on them this season. Engram is a back-end TE1 with little upside in Week 11.
- Luke Musgrave is coming off back-to-back TE1 performances and should be in store for another solid outing in Week 11. He faces a Chargers defense that has allowed the second-most receiving yards and the sixth-most fantasy points per game to tight ends this season. Musgrave is averaging only four targets per game over the last four weeks. But the opportunity is there for him to make some noise in Week 11, especially if the game script calls for Green Bay to throw a lot. Musgrave rounds out the top 12 in my Week 11 tight end rankings.
- Tyler Conklin had his best outing of the season in Week 10, catching all seven of his targets for 70 yards. He’s quietly been solid for the past two weeks, hauling in all 13 of his targets for a combined 136 yards. He’s also racked up the second-most targets and receiving yards for the Jets this season. There’s not a lot of scoring upside with the Jets, and Conklin has yet to find the end zone. But he should continue to get looks this week against a beatable Bills defense. The Jets will likely be playing from behind in this one, and Conklin should benefit. He’s a nice TE2 this week.
Week 11 Tight End Rankings
Note: Ranks based on half-PPR scoring
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