The Home of Fantasy Sports Analysis

2023 Fantasy Football: Week 7 Tight End Rankings (Saturday Update!)

Six teams are on a bye this week. But fortunately for us, the fantasy gods have spared the tight end position. Only two fantasy-worthy tight ends — Jake Ferguson and Dalton Schultz — are on byes and absent from the Week 7 tight end rankings. Compared to the toll other positions around the league are taking this week, I’ll happily take that.

There are a few injuries worth monitoring this week. Pat Freiermuth missed Week 5 with a hamstring injury and received extra rest with the team’s Week 6 bye. Freiermuth should be able to suit up in Week 7, but watch the practice reports to confirm. UPDATE: Freiermuth has been ruled out for Week 7.

Dalton Kincaid missed Week 6 with a concussion and remains in concussion protocol as of Tuesday. Dawson Knox will again be the Bills’ primary tight end if Kincaid can’t clear protocol this week. UPDATE: Kincaid will suit up in Week 7. Both he and Knox are TE2s.

Tight End Notes


  • You can’t ask much more from Darren Waller. He leads the Giants in targets (41) and the position in target share (21.8%). He’s also racked up 282 receiving yards, tied for sixth-most among tight ends. The only thing Waller has yet to do is score a touchdown this season. However, Week 7 could be the week he finds pay dirt. Waller gets a favorable matchup against a middling Commanders defense that has given up three touchdowns to tight ends in the past two weeks. The Giants offense is in shambles, but Waller has an opportunity to shine in Week 7.
  • Luke Musgrave could make some noise in Week 7. He faces a porous Denver defense that has allowed the most fantasy points and receiving yards to tight ends this season, in addition to the fifth-most receptions. Volume shouldn’t be a problem for Musgrave. Before his Week 6 bye, Musgrave saw at least seven targets in two of his previous three games (a concussion in Week 4 limited him to one target). The Broncos allowed 65+ receiving yards or a touchdown in each of their last three games. I expect Musgrave to follow suit in Week 7.
  • It took a little while, but Michael Mayer finally impacted the tight end rankings. He caught five of his six targets for a team-leading 75 yards and finished as the week’s TE7. Mayer has an opportunity to keep rolling this week in a plus matchup against the Bears. Chicago has allowed the second-most receptions and seventh-most receiving yards to tight ends. If Jimmy Garoppolo can’t suit up this week, Mayer could be a security blanket for Brian Hoyer or Aidan O’Connell. Mayer is a top-tier TE2 with upside for me in Week 7.
  • The return of Cooper Kupp has been great for the Rams but not so great for Tyler Higbee‘s fantasy value. In four games without Kupp, Higbee averaged 6.5 targets and 49 receiving yards per game. But in the two weeks since Kupp’s return, Higbee has yet to top three targets or 20 receiving yards per game. Yuck. Higbee is a TE2 with little upside against a tough Steelers defense this week.

More Week 7 Fantasy Football Rankings: Quarterback | Running Back | Wide Receiver | Tight End | Half-PPR by Position | Flex Rankings | Positional Ranks w/ K & DST | Dynasty | Superflex Dynasty

Week 7 Tight End Rankings

Note: Ranks based on half-PPR scoring

1Travis KelceKCLAC
2Mark AndrewsBALDET
3T.J. HockensonMINSF
4Sam LaPortaDET@BAL
5Dallas GoedertPHIMIA
6Darren WallerNYGWAS
7Evan EngramJAX@NO
8George KittleSF@MIN
9Kyle PittsATL@TB
10Luke MusgraveGB@DEN
11Jonnu SmithATL@TB
12Cole KmetCHILVR
13Logan ThomasWAS@NYG
14Michael MayerLVR@CHI
15Taysom HillNOJAX
16Zach ErtzARI@SEA
17David NjokuCLE@IND
18Gerald EverettLAC@KC
19Dalton KincaidBUF@NE
20Trey McBrideARI@SEA
21Cade OttonTBATL
22Tyler HigbeeLARPIT
23Dawson KnoxBUF@NE
24Mike GesickiNEBUF
25Hunter HenryNEBUF
26Donald Parham Jr.LAC@KC

Fantrax was one of the fastest-growing fantasy sites over the last few years, and we’re not stopping now. We are the most customizable, easy-to-use, and feature-rich platform in the industry, offering the greatest fantasy experience for your dynasty, keeper, redraft, and best ball leagues. Fantasy sports doesn’t sleep, and neither does Fantrax, with seasons running 365 days a year. Take your fantasy leagues to the next level now at!
Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.