Week 13 will be a rough one in the fantasy football landscape with the Packers, Panthers, Browns, and Titans all on bye. But fortunately, those bye weeks don’t impact the tight end position much. How do our TE tiers and streamers shape up, and who offers the most value in Week 13?
Week 13 TE Rankings and Tiers
We all know who the top tight end is, but who else rounds out the top 10 at the position? Here’s PFN’s tiered structure.
1. Travis Kelce | Kansas City Chiefs vs. DEN
2. George Kittle | San Francisco 49ers @ SEA
3. Mark Andrews | Baltimore Ravens @ PIT
4. Kyle Pitts | Atlanta Falcons vs. TB
5. T.J. Hockenson | Detroit Lions vs. MIN
6. Dallas Goedert | Philadelphia Eagles @ NYJ
7. Rob Gronkowski | Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ ATL
8. Dawson Knox | Buffalo Bills vs. NE
9. Tyler Higbee | Los Angeles Rams vs. JAX
10. Dalton Schultz | Dallas Cowboys @ NO
11. Pat Freiermuth | Pittsburgh Steelers vs. BAL
12. Mike Gesicki | Miami Dolphins vs. NYG
13. Logan Thomas | Washington Football Team @ LV
14. Noah Fant | Denver Broncos @ KC
15. Zach Ertz | Arizona Cardinals @ CHI
16. Hunter Henry | New England Patriots @ BUF
17. Foster Moreau | Las Vegas Raiders vs. WAS
18. Tyler Conklin | Minnesota Vikings @ DET
19. Evan Engram | New York Giants @ MIA
20. C.J. Uzomah | Cincinnati Bengals vs. LAC
21. Jonnu Smith | New England Patriots @ BUF
22. Albert Okwuegbunam | Denver Broncos @ KC
23. Cole Kmet | Chicago Bears vs. ARI
24. Ryan Griffin | New York Jets vs. PHI
25. Jared Cook | Los Angeles Chargers @ CIN
26. James O’Shaughnessy | Jacksonville Jaguars @ LAR
27. Gerald Everett | Seattle Seahawks vs. SF
28. Mo Alie-Cox | Indianapolis Colts @ HOU
29. Juwan Johnson | New Orleans Saints vs. DAL
30. Jimmy Graham | Chicago Bears vs. ARI
Week 13 Streamers
If you’re looking for streaming options at the TE position this week, there are a few options out there that have me excited enough to pound the table for.
Logan Thomas @ Las Vegas Raiders
What’s old is new again. Logan Thomas, a breakout tight end in 2020, is back on the field and assuming his normal role in the offense as a back-end TE1. In his first game back from injury, which had him sidelined since Week 5, Thomas logged a 79% snap share and had 6 targets.
The performance was underwhelming, catching only 3 passes for 31 yards, but the fact that he made it through the game healthy is all that I really wanted to see in Week 12. If he’s available on your waivers (he’s currently rostered in only 56% of NFL.com fantasy leagues), then scoop him up and play him against a Raiders defense that’s allowing the most fantasy points per game to opposing tight ends. He’s a must-start this week.
Pat Freiermuth vs. Baltimore Ravens
Riddle me this, Batman. How is the TE4 since Week 6 available in over 50% of fantasy leagues? Answer — no clue. But he is, and you need to fix that immediately. Pat Freiermuth’s rostership percentage has actually dropped this week with news that he’s been in the concussion protocol, making him available in 57% of leagues.
But guess what? Freiermuth practiced in full on Wednesday, making this much ado about nothing. He’s on track to play this Sunday against Baltimore and locked in as a starting option against a defense that allowed Harrison Bryant and David Njoku of the Browns to combine for 85 yards and a TD last week.
Jack Doyle @ Houston Texans
Remember Jack Doyle? He feels like someone that has been a member of the Colts since John Madden was calling plays on Monday Night Football. After being mostly dormant to start the year, Doyle exploded for 81 yards and a TD against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 12.
The Houston Texans are generous to TEs, allowing the eighth-most fantasy points per game to the position. After a rough loss last week, the Colts will try to get back in the win column and hunt down the Tennessee Titans in the AFC South. Running back Jonathan Taylor should have another great day, but don’t be surprised if Doyle is a red-zone threat once again.