Soppe’s Fantasy Football Week 12 TE Rankings: Do You Need To Start Jake Ferguson, Trey McBride, and Isaiah Likely?

Where do Jake Ferguson and Isaiah Likely fall in the Week 12 fantasy TE rankings? Check out the latest as you lock in your lineup.

With no teams on bye, the fantasy TE rankings in the middle range are likely to determine a matchup or two in your league. Here’s how I stack up the top fantasy football tight ends for the week ahead.

Which TE Should You Start in Fantasy Football?

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1) Travis Kelce | KC (at LV)
2) T.J. Hockenson | MIN (vs. CHI)
3) Sam LaPorta | DET (vs. GB)
4) Dalton Kincaid | BUF (at PHI)
5) Dalton Schultz | HOU (vs. JAX)
6) Trey McBride | ARI (vs. LAR)
7) George Kittle | SF (at SEA)
8) Evan Engram | JAX (at HOU)
9) Jake Ferguson | DAL (vs. WAS)
10) Isaiah Likely | BAL (at LAC)
11) Logan Thomas | WAS (at DAL)
12) Taysom Hill | NO (at ATL)
13) David Njoku | CLE (at DEN)
14) Cole Kmet | CHI (at MIN)
15) Kyle Pitts | ATL (vs. NO)
16) Pat Freiermuth | PIT (at CIN)
17) Tyler Conklin | NYJ (vs. MIA)
18) Donald Parham Jr. | LAC (vs. BAL)
19) Cade Otton | TB (at IND)
20) Jonnu Smith | ATL (vs. NO)

21) Michael Mayer | LV (vs. KC)
22) Luke Musgrave | GB (at DET)
23) Tyler Higbee | LAR (at ARI)
24) Hunter Henry | NE (at NYG)
25) Chigoziem Okonkwo | TEN (vs. CAR)
26) Daniel Bellinger | NYG (vs. NE)
27) Tanner Hudson | CIN (vs. PIT)
28) Noah Fant | SEA (vs. SF)
29) Tommy Tremble | CAR (at TEN)
30) Irv Smith Jr. | CIN (vs. PIT)
31) Adam Trautman | DEN (vs. CLE)
32) Noah Gray | KC (at LV)
33) Colby Parkinson | SEA (vs. SF)
34) Austin Hooper | LV (vs. KC)
35) Jack Stoll | PHI (vs. BUF)
36) John Bates | WAS (at DAL)
37) Brock Wright | DET (vs. GB)
38) Connor Heyward | PIT (at CIN)
39) Will Dissly | SEA (vs. SF)
40) Gerald Everett | LAC (vs. BAL)

The Top TEs To Start in Week 12

Jake Ferguson, Dallas Cowboys

If Week 11 was “one of those weeks” for you, you probably had Ferguson and were in a rare mental space when Luke Schoonmaker hauled in an 18-yard TD (his fourth catch of the season). Ferguson didn’t get the TE score and finished with just 4.7 fantasy points — a disappointing effort in a good matchup.

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I wouldn’t worry about it. Ferguson more than doubled Schoonmaker’s snap count and quadrupled his route count — this was a misfortune, not a red flag. Ferguson ran a route on 83.3% of Dak Prescott dropbacks, and from a process standpoint, that’s a solid profile to bet on.

The Commanders have allowed four TE touchdown receptions over their past four games against an opponent with an even semi-dangerous option at the position. Ferguson is a top-10 play for me and a starter in all formats.

Isaiah Likely, Baltimore Ravens

Following Thursday night, I discussed Likely’s rest-of-season value and ranked the tight ends I’d trade for if I were an Andrews manager.

This is a good spot for the 23-year-old to come through on the promise he has shown in the past when given the opportunity against one of the worst per-pass defenses in the league. All the metrics like Likely for the same reasons mentioned in the rest-of-season article I mentioned, but there’s also a team component to consider here.

With the Ravens pushing for the top seed in the AFC and a deep playoff run, they’re very motivated to see just how much of the Andrews’ role Likely can handle. You added him during waivers this week, and you should be comfortable plugging him in right away to your starting lineup.

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