Early Week 5 Fantasy Football TE Rankings: Kyle Yates’ Top Players Include Sam LaPorta, Cole Kmet, and Others

It's time to think about setting our lineups for Week 5 already! Who are some of the top TEs to start as we look ahead to next week?

It’s time to look ahead to Week 5, even though Week 4 isn’t officially over yet! We still have one more game here on Monday Night Football, but it’s never too early to start strategizing for our next opponent in fantasy football!

We do the research so you can feel confident that you’re staying one step ahead of the rest of your league each and every week this season. With that in mind, here are my top TE rankings for Week 5!

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Week 5 TE Fantasy Football Rankings

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

MORE: Other Week 5 Positional Rankings — QB | RB | WR | K | DST

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) Hunter Henry | NE (vs. NO)
21) Zach Ertz | ARI (vs. CIN)
22) Chigoziem Okonkwo | TEN (at IND)
23) Dawson Knox | BUF (vs. JAX)
24) Juwan Johnson | NO (at NE)
25) Hayden Hurst | CAR (at DET)
26) Kylen Granson | IND (vs. TEN)
27) Tyler Conklin | NYJ (at DEN)
28) Durham Smythe | MIA (vs. NYG)
29) Adam Trautman | DEN (vs. NYJ)
30) Mike Gesicki | NE (vs. NO)

Top TEs To Start in Week 5

Sam LaPorta, Detroit Lions

It’s incredibly impressive what Sam LaPorta is doing here in his rookie campaign. From a fantasy standpoint, LaPorta has finished outside of the top 12 TEs just once so far in his young career!

Moving into Week 5, some fantasy managers may have questions about Jameson Williams now returning to the lineup, but LaPorta has done enough to warrant weekly top-10 consideration at the TE position for fantasy football.

The connection is there with Jared Goff, and he needs to continue to be in our starting lineups.

Cole Kmet, TE, Chicago Bears

Did we finally see the Bears’ offense get back on track here in Week 4? The coaching staff finally changed things up on offense for Justin Fields, and it translated to some solid production from the dynamic QB while also leading to a dominant performance from Cole Kmet.

We need to remember that this was against the Denver Broncos’ defense, but it’s not like Washington has been much better so far this season. This is a great matchup for Kmet, and he belongs in starting lineups this week as a high-upside play.

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