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2023 Fantasy Football: Week 6 Tight End Rankings (Saturday Update!)

Don’t look now, but the tight end position is starting to heat up! Eleven tight ends combined for 14 touchdowns in Week 5. Additionally, six tight ends received double-digit looks, while nine racked up 65+ receiving yards. The tight end landscape has been fairly barren this season, so any signs of life are welcome. As we turn to the Week 6 tight end rankings, let’s keep our fingers crossed that the production keeps coming!

On a bye: Luke Musgrave and Pat Freiermuth

Injuries:  Travis Kelce suffered a low-ankle sprain in Week 5. While he was able to return — and post a Kelce-esque 10-67-1 line — monitor the week’s injury reports. The Chiefs have a short turnaround, and it’s possible Kelce doesn’t suit up for Thursday night’s game against the Broncos.

Sam LaPorta (calf) and Darren Waller (groin) are questionable for Week 6. Both are likely to suit up but double-check their status on Sunday.

Both Bills’ tight ends are banged up. Dalton Kincaid is in concussion protocol, and Dawson Knox popped up on the injury report with a wrist injury. Both are TE2s this week against the Giants.

Juwan Johnson missed his second straight game with a calf injury. The Saints have used a rotation of Foster Moreau, Taysom Hill, and Jimmy Graham in the interim. All should be avoided for fantasy purposes. UPDATE: Johnson has been ruled OUT for Week 6.

Week 6 Tight End Notes

Bye Weeks: GB, PIT

  • Dallas Goedert finally broke out in Week 5, catching eight of nine targets for 117 yards and a touchdown. His nine looks led the team, and it was the first 100+ yard game for a tight end this season. Goedert should continue to feast in Week 6. He gets a tasty matchup against a Jets defense that has allowed the most touchdowns (5) and fantasy points to tight ends this season. There’s a good chance Goedert finds pay dirt again this week.
  • Zach Ertz found the end zone for the first time last week, catching two of his four targets for 10 yards. The targets and yardage are nothing to write home about, but Ertz is still getting a ton of volume. He leads the position in target share (23%), and his 82% route participation and 24% targets per route run rank as top-five or better among all tight ends. Ertz’s strong play should continue in Week 6. He faces a Rams defense that has given up the second-most fantasy points to tight ends this season. They also allowed Dallas Goedert to carve them up to the tune of 117 yards and a touchdown in Week 5. The Cardinals will likely be playing from behind in this one, and Ertz could get peppered with targets. He’s my TE10 in Week 6.
  • Logan Thomas is coming off his best game of the season. He led the Commanders in both targets and receiving yards in Week 5, hauling in nine of 11 looks for 77 yards and a score. Up next is a Week 6 matchup against a leaky Falcons unit that is giving up 9.9 fantasy points per game to tight ends (tied for third-most). They’re also bottom-five in receptions (35) and receiving yards (313) allowed to the position. Washington is pass-happy this season and utilizes their tight ends — Thomas has seen at least eight targets or scored a touchdown in three of his four games played this season. He’s a back-end TE1 for me in Week 6.
  • Dalton Schultz led the Texans in targets last week (10), catching seven for a team-high 65 yards. He also scored his second touchdown in two weeks. However, Schultz could find it challenging to score in Week 6. He faces a top Saints defense who’ve only given up one touchdown and 99 receiving yards to tight ends through five weeks. They’ve also only allowed 3.2 fantasy points per game to the position — the third-fewest this season. Schultz could see more looks this week if wide receiver Tank Dell is out with a concussion, but I’d bet against him keeping the touchdown streak alive.

Week 6 Tight End Rankings

More Week 6 Fantasy Football Rankings: Quarterback | Running Back | Wide Receiver | Tight End 

Note: Ranks based on half-PPR scoring

1Travis KelceKCDEN
2TJ HockensonMIN@CHI
3Mark AndrewsBAL@TEN
4Dallas GoedertPHI@NYJ
5Sam LaPortaDET@TB
6Evan EngramJAXIND
7George KittleSF@CLE
8Jake FergusonDAL@LAC
9Darren WallerNYG@BUF
10Zach ErtzARI@LAR
11Logan ThomasWAS@ATL
12Cole KmetCHIMIN
13Kyle PittsATLWAS
14Tyler ConklinNYJPHI
15Tyler HigbeeLARARI
16Jonnu SmithATLWAS
17Dalton SchultzHOUNO
18Hunter HenryNE@LVR
19David NjokuCLESF
20Cade OttonTBDET
21Gerald EverettLACDAL
22Dalton KincaidBUFNYG
23Chigoziem OkonkwoTENBAL
24Dawson KnoxBUFNYG

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