This week we get a nice bump in tight end talent, as George Kittle, Travis Kelce and Mark Andrews join the fray and all shoot to the top of the rankings. Kittle is too good to drop, but I did move him to No. 2, as Kelce gets a much better matchup while Kittle faces a Vikings team that has allowed one touchdown to tight ends all season.
Mark Andrews is the touchdown man through the air in Baltimore and faces a Titans team that has allowed the fourth-most touchdowns and sixth-most yards to tight ends. Jimmy Graham gets a great matchup against the Seahawks, but Graham has three touchdowns and hasn’t topped 65 yards in a game all season. He did catch 4-of-7 targets in their final game of the regular season, so there is a little hope in a good matchup.
The Texans could get both Will Fuller and Jordan Akins back this week, which would hurt Darren Fells, but he’s always worth a look due to his touchdown upside and he gets a good matchup against a Kansas City team that has allowed the fourth most receptions and yards to tight ends this year.
Tight End Rankings, Divisional Round
|1||Travis Kelce||KC||vs HOU|
|2||George Kittle||SF||vs MIN|
|3||Mark Andrews||BAL||vs TEN|
|4||Jacob Hollister||SEA||@ GB|
|5||Jimmy Graham||GB||vs SEA|
|6||Darren Fells||HOU||@ KC|
|7||Kyle Rudolph||MIN||@ SF|
|8||Jonnu Smith||TEN||@ BAL|
|9||Hayden Hurst||BAL||vs TEN|
|10||Irv Smith Jr.||MIN||@ SF|
|11||Anthony Firkser||TEN||@ BAL|
|12||Jordan Akins||HOU||@ KC|
|13||Nick Boyle||BAL||vs TEN|