Fantasy Football Week 5 TE Rankings: Kyle Soppe’s Top Players Include Sam LaPorta, Jake Ferguson, and Others

The Week 5 fantasy TE rankings include some younger options inside the top 10 who have proven capable of earning targets ahead of some bigger names.

Fantasy football managers are either sitting pretty with an elite tight end or scrambling franticly on a weekly basis to piece the position together — there really is no in-between. How do I see things playing out in Week 5? Here is a look at my current fantasy TE rankings!

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Which TE Should You Start in Fantasy Football?

MORE rankings from Soppe: QB | RB | WR | K | DST

1) Travis Kelce | KC (at MIN)
2) T.J. Hockenson | MIN (vs. KC)
3) Mark Andrews | BAL (at PIT)
4) Sam LaPorta | DET (vs. CAR)
5) Evan Engram | JAX (at BUF)
6) George Kittle | SF (vs. DAL)
7) Dallas Goedert | PHI (at LAR)
8) Darren Waller | NYG (at MIA)
9) Jake Ferguson | DAL (at SF)
10) Dalton Kincaid | BUF (vs. JAX)
11) Tyler Higbee | LAR (vs. PHI)
12) Cole Kmet | CHI (at WAS)
13) Taysom Hill | NO (at NE)
14) Zach Ertz | ARI (vs. CIN)
15) Jonnu Smith | ATL (vs. HOU)

16) Kyle Pitts | ATL (vs. HOU)
17) Logan Thomas | WAS (vs. CHI)
18) Dalton Schultz | HOU (at ATL)
19) Luke Musgrave | GB (at LV)
20) Chigoziem Okonkwo | TEN (at IND)
21) Hunter Henry | NE (vs. NO)
22) Dawson Knox | BUF (vs. JAX)
23) Durham Smythe | MIA (vs. NYG)
24) Hayden Hurst | CAR (at DET)
25) Juwan Johnson | NO (at NE)
26) Kylen Granson | IND (vs. TEN)
27) Tyler Conklin | NYJ (at DEN)
28) Adam Trautman | DEN (vs. NYJ)
29) Mike Gesicki | NE (vs. NO)
30) Trey McBride | ARI (vs. CIN)

The Top TEs To Start in Week 5

Sam LaPorta, TE, Detroit Lions

The rookie tight end has cleared 55 receiving yards in three straight games, and his 81.5% catch rate suggests a nice connection with Jared Goff. I’ll be interested to see if his target earning declines with Jameson Williams in the mix, but I believe the efficiency is here to stay, and that locks him in as a top-10 tight end until otherwise noted.

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Sam LaPorta is currently on pace to gain 2.5 more receiving yards as a rookie than Kyle Pitts did during his introduction to the NFL in 2021.

Jake Ferguson, TE, Dallas Cowboys

This preseason, we figured one of the receivers would step into a consistent role alongside CeeDee Lamb, but it’s been Jake Ferguson earning targets at a high rate (seven targets or a touchdown in all four games this season). I’ve looked at all the metrics trying to poke holes in having him locked in as a top-12 tight end this week and the rest of the way — no luck.

The way in which he is being used passes the smell test at a position where any level of consistent opportunity makes you of interest. If you were streaming tight ends this season and landed on Ferguson, I think you’ve found your answer. This isn’t a great matchup, though we did see 10 targets thrown the way of Zach Ertz in this matchup last season.

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