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Top 25 TEs in Week 7 fantasy football [UPDATE]

The 2019 fantasy football season is half over. We are going to keep you in the running with Week 7 rankings for tight ends in standard leagues.

Hunter Henry of the Los Angeles Chargers warms-up before a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Dignity Health Sports Park October 13, 2019 in Carson, California. Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images

Author’s Note: 10/19/19 8:45 am.: Following the Thursday night game and the release of the Friday injury reports we’ve updated Week 7 rankings. Jared Cook is out of his contest against the Chicago Bears and it’s Jeremy Sprinkle time with Vernon Davis being ruled out. Finally, Delanie Walker has been lowered to TE 25 after being labeled questionable to play against the Los Angeles Chargers. He may still play, but Jonnu Smith is now a legitimate option this week.

Tight end rankings update 10/17 7:20 pm.

Jared Cook will be a shaky start this week if he can’t get in a limited practice Friday. He has been lowered in the rankings. Vernon Davis has been limited, but should play in a revenge game against the San Francisco 49ers.

Welcome back Hunter Henry! The oft injured Charger returned to action and rewarded those willing to take the risk with 100 yards receiving and 2 touchdowns. Unfortunately, we also may have to say goodbye to the surprisingly effective tight end, Will Dissly, whom the Seahawks believe may have ended his season with an Achilles injury.

Tight end is already a tough position to address and things get more difficult this week with Greg Olsen, O.J. Howard, Cameron Brate and Vance McDonald on bye. We’re hoping to get Evan Engram back from his knee injury, but there is no guarantee he returns against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 7. We’ve also added two players to the rankings: the much-hyped Chris Herndon of the New York Jets and the New England Patriots resigned Ben Watson for his 32nd NFL season!

If you’re putting together your lineup early this week a sneaky tight end play could be Dallas Goedert. He plays the Dallas Cowboys who can be beaten by tight ends. Goedert has 11 targets over the past 2 weeks and he should be relatively inexpensive on DraftKings. Also, don’t be afraid to double dip in the Hunter Henry bowl. Tennessee’s defense has given up the 8th most points to tight ends this season and Philip Rivers loves to use Henry as a security blanket.

Tight End rankings, Week 7

Rnk Player Team Opp
Rnk Player Team Opp
1 George Kittle SF @ WAS
2 Darren Waller OAK @ GB
3 Evan Engram NYG vs. ARI
4 Hunter Henry LAC @ TEN
5 Zach Ertz PHI @ DAL
6 Mark Andrews BAL @ SEA
7 Austin Hooper ATL vs. LAR
8 Eric Ebron IND vs. HOU
9 T.J. Hockenson DET vs. MIN
10 Darren Fells HOU @ IND
11 Chris Herndon NYJ vs. NE
12 Dallas Goedert PHI @ DAL
13 Jonnu Smith TEN vs. LAC
14 Tre Burton CHI vs. NO
15 Jimmy Graham GB vs. OAK
16 Gerald Everett LAR @ ATL
17 Jason Witten DAL vs. PHI
18 Dawson Knox BUF vs. MIA
19 Kyle Rudolph MIN @ DET
20 Jeremy Sprinkle WAS vs. SF
21 Ben Watson NE @ NYJ
22 Jack Doyle IND vs HOU
23 Jordan Atkins HOU @ IND
24 Tyler Higbee LAR @ ATL
25 Delanie Walker TEN vs. LAC