With five weeks of the NFL season now behind us, it’s time for fantasy football managers to set their lineups and dive into each position for Week 6. At a position with a tendency to lack weekly upside, here are our fantasy football TE tiers and streamers for Week 6.
Week 6 TE Tiers
The below rankings are intended as a guide for half-PPR formats. They do not take into account individual league rules and setups. Please check back regularly as we update the Week 6 TE fantasy football rankings throughout the week.
Teams on a bye in Week 6: Atlanta Falcons, New Orleans Saints, New York Jets, and San Francisco 49ers
1. Travis Kelce | Kansas City Chiefs @ WAS
2. Darren Waller | Las Vegas Raiders @ DEN
3. Mark Andrews | Baltimore Ravens vs. LAC
4. Dawson Knox | Buffalo Bills @ TEN
5. T.J. Hockenson | Detroit Lions vs. CIN
6. Mike Gesicki | Miami Dolphins @ JAX
7. Zach Ertz | Philadelphia Eagles vs. TB
8. Noah Fant | Denver Broncos vs. LV
9. Dalton Schultz | Dallas Cowboys @ NE
10. Hunter Henry | New England Patriots vs. DAL
11. Tyler Higbee | Los Angeles Rams @ NYG
12. Jared Cook | Los Angeles Chargers @ BAL
13. Robert Tonyan | Green Bay Packers @ CHI
14. Ricky Seals-Jones | Washington Football Team vs. KC
15. Mo Alie-Cox | Indianapolis Colts vs. HOU
16. Tyler Conklin | Minnesota Vikings @ CAR
17. Evan Engram | New York Giants vs. LAR
18. Dan Arnold | Jacksonville Jaguars vs. MIA
19. Cameron Brate | Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ PHI
20. David Njoku | Cleveland Browns vs. ARI
21. Cole Kmet | Chicago Bears vs. GB
22. Jonnu Smith | New England Patriots vs. DAL
23. Anthony Firkser | Tennessee Titans vs. BUF
24. Austin Hooper | Cleveland Browns vs. ARI
25. C.J. Uzomah | Cincinnati Bengals @ DET
26. Cole Kmet | Chicago Bears vs. GB
27. Pat Freiermuth | Pittsburgh Steelers vs. SEA
28. Will Dissly | Seattle Seahawks @ PIT
29. Jack Doyle | Indianapolis Colts vs. HOU
30. Blake Jarwin | Dallas Cowboys @ NE
31. Jordan Akins | Houston Texans @ IND
32. Gerald Everett | Seattle Seahawks @ PIT
33. Pharaoh Brown | Houston Texans @ IND
34. Ian Thomas | Carolina Panthers vs. MIN
35. Demetrius Harris | Arizona Cardinals @ CLE
36. Eric Ebron | Pittsburgh Steelers vs. SEA
37. O.J. Howard | Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ PHI
38. Donald Parham Jr. | Los Angeles Chargers @ BAL
39. Kyle Rudolph | New York Giants vs. LAR
40. MyCole Pruitt | Tennessee Titans vs. BUF
41. Harrison Bryant | Cleveland Browns vs. ARI
42. Tommy Tremble | Carolina Panthers vs. MIN
43. Eric Saubert | Denver Broncos vs. LV
44. Foster Moreau | Las Vegas Raiders @ DEN
45. Jimmy Graham | Chicago Bears vs. GB
46. Jacob Hollister | Jacksonville Jaguars vs. MIA
47. Darrell Daniels | Arizona Cardinals @ CLE
48. Kylen Granson | Indianapolis Colts vs. HOU
49. Stephen Anderson | Los Angeles Chargers @ BAL
50. Geoff Swaim | Tennessee Titans vs. BUF
TE Streamers for Week 6
Rather than focus on the top-tier fantasy football players, let’s look at the tight ends who might be going under the radar for Week 6. For this, we are using FleaFlicker and their availability percentage with a cut-off at 60%, meaning many of these TEs should be available in your fantasy football league.
Ricky Seals-Jones, Washington Football Team (22% rostered)
With the loss of Logan Thomas to the IR, Washington is desperate for a No. 2 option. And if last week was any indication, Ricky Seals-Jones could be that moving forward.
Seals-Jones recorded 5 receptions for 41 yards on Sunday. His 9 targets were second-most on the team. Anyone seeing a 20% target share deserves attention, especially at TE. In Week 4, he played on 93% of the offensive snaps (62) and 99% last week (82). While he is not the receiving threat Thomas is, Seals-Jones deserves a look in Week 6 and could be a sneaky high-end TE2.
Mo Alie-Cox, Indianapolis Colts (14% rostered)
If you are in a deeper league, I love Mo Alie-Cox in Week 6 against the Houston Texans. In back-to-back weeks, Alie-Cox has seen relatively consistent work with 9 targets. Of those, he has recorded 6 receptions for 92 yards and 2 touchdowns. Although he played 19 fewer snaps than Jack Doyle Monday night in Baltimore, Alie-Cox out-targeted Doyle 4-1 and has passed him on the depth chart. It helps when you are 6’6″ and have an NFL-record wingspan (85″).
There is no better matchup to target than a TE playing the Houston Texans. Houston is dead last in points allowed to tight ends at 20.8 per game, having surrendered 35 receptions, 377 yards, and 4 TDs on the season. I would not be surprised if Alie-Cox ends up inside the top 12 on the week with a touchdown. If you are streaming TEs or are in a deeper league, I’m rolling the dice on him in Week 6 for fantasy.
Evan Engram, New York Giants (61% rostered)
Remember when Engram was seen as a top option and the next great TE? That seems like a decade ago.
Engram does not look like the same player, but he did put together a decent game in Week 5. He caught all 4 of his targets for 55 yards against the Dallas Cowboys. Yet, it did take virtually all of the Giants to go down with injuries. Nevertheless, they still are.
Sterling Shepard and Darius Slayton were limited participants on Thursday with hamstring injuries, having missed the last two games. Kenny Golladay is out (hyperextended knee), as is Saquon Barkley (ankle). Kadarius Toney is also battling an ankle injury and was a DNP on Thursday. For the first time basically ever, Engram is arguably the healthiest player on the Giants’ offense.
Therefore, he could be in line for another solid usage game in Week 6 against the Los Angeles Rams, who are No. 19 in fantasy points allowed (14.04) to TEs and have surrendered the sixth-most yards per game (66.4).