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Tight end rankings for wild card round fantasy football

We take you through some of the best tight ends going in the wild card round for fantasy football

New Orleans Saints tight end Jared Cook celebrates with wide receiver Ted Ginn after making a touchdown catch in the second quarter at Bank of America Stadium. Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

The tight end pool is shallow as usual but the small slate makes it incredibly shallow. But it also hones us in on two strong players and then we get to figure out the rest. Dallas Goedert and Jared Cook are my no-doubt Top 2 tight ends this week due to Zach Ertz’s injury and Cook’s strong play of late.

I would be quite surprised to see Zach Ertz suit up this week, as he’s dealing with cracked ribs and a lacerated kidney. Maybe he ends up playing, but even if he does, I doubt he gets much or any practices in and Goedert runs as the No. 1.

Cook has come on strong since a slow start and only ranks behind George Kittle in fantasy points since Week 5. I do wish Minnesota wasn’t so tough on tight ends, as they’ve given up just one touchdown to the position on the year but Cook and Brees are playing too well to knock him down.

Jacob Hollister, Joshua Perkins and Jonnu Smith are the only other tight ends I’d feel comfortable using this week at tight end.

Tight End Rankings, Wild Card Round

Rank Player Team Opp
Rank Player Team Opp
1 Jared Cook NO vs MIN
2 Dallas Goedert PHI vs SEA
3 Jacob Hollister SEA @ PHI
4 Jonnu Smith TEN @ NE
5 Joshua Perkins PHI vs SEA
6 Dawson Knox BUF @ HOU
7 Irv Smith Jr. MIN @ NO
8 Kyle Rudolph MIN @ NO
9 Josh Hill NO vs MIN
10 Darren Fells HOU vs BUF
11 Benjamin Watson NE vs TEN
12 Jordan Akins HOU vs BUF
13 Tyler Kroft BUF @ HOU
14 Zach Ertz PHI vs SEA