With the bye weeks, fantasy football tight ends become even thinner, which is a problem. Week 8 did have a good game from Kyle Pitts, which is of course a surprise at this point.
Injury news to monitor
Mark Andrews appears to have avoided a longterm shoulder injury, but his status for Monday night’s game against the Saints is still uncertain. Isaiah Likely would be a fantasy start if Andrews misses.
Irv Smith is dealing with a high-ankle sprain. He will miss at least this week and probably more. His absence could help Adam Thielen a bit, but overall Dalvin Cook and Justin Jefferson will remain the workhorses.
Darren Waller was close to returning last week and probably should be able to play this week against the Jaguars barring a setback to his hamstring.
Teams on bye
Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys, Denver Broncos, New York Giants, Pittsburgh Steelers, San Francisco 49ers