Fantasy TE Tiers and Streamers Week 7: Is Ricky Seals-Jones a starter in Week 7?

With six weeks of the 2021 NFL season behind us, here are our Week 7 Fantasy Football TE Tiers and Streamers.

With six 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 7. At a position with a tendency to lack weekly upside, here are our Fantasy Football TE Tiers and Streamers for Week 7.

Week 7 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 7 TE Fantasy Football Rankings throughout the week.

Teams on a bye in Week 7: Buffalo Bills, Dallas Cowboys, Jacksonville Jaguars, Los Angeles Chargers, Minnesota Vikings, Pittsburgh Steelers

Tier 1

1. Travis Kelce | Kansas City Chiefs @ TEN
2. Mark Andrews | Baltimore Ravens vs. CIN
3. Darren Waller | Las Vegas Raiders vs. PHI

Tier 2

4. Kyle Pitts | Atlanta Falcons @ MIA
5. T.J. Hockenson | Detroit Lions @ LAR
6. Dallas Goedert | Philadelphia Eagles @ LV
7. Mike Gesicki | Miami Dolphins vs. ATL

Tier 3

8. Noah Fant | Denver Broncos @ CLE
9. Tyler Higbee | Los Angeles Rams vs. DET
10. Ricky Seals-Jones | Washington Football Team @ GB
11. Hunter Henry | New England Patriots vs. NYJ
12. Zach Ertz | Arizona Cardinals vs. HOU

Tier 4

13. C.J. Uzomah | Cincinnati Bengals @ BAL
14. Mo Alie-Cox | Indianapolis Colts @ SF
15. O.J. Howard | Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. CHI
16. Ross Dwelley | San Francisco 49ers vs. IND

Tier 5

17. Robert Tonyan | Green Bay Packers vs. WAS
18. David Njoku | Cleveland Browns vs. DEN
19. Cole Kmet | Chicago Bears @ TB
20. Evan Engram | New York Giants vs. CAR
21. Jonnu Smith | New England Patriots vs. NYJ
22. Cameron Brate | Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. CHI

Tier 6

23. Austin Hooper | Cleveland Browns vs. DEN
24. Gerald Everett | Seattle Seahawks vs. NO
25. Hayden Hurst | Atlanta Falcons @ MIA
26. Ryan Griffin | New York Jets @ NE
27. Juwan Johnson | New Orleans Saints @ SEA

Tier 7

28. Tommy Tremble | Carolina Panthers @ NYG
29. Jack Doyle | Indianapolis Colts @ SF
30. Ian Thomas | Carolina Panthers @ NYG
31. Anthony Firkser | Tennessee Titans vs. KC
32. Adam Trautman | New Orleans Saints @ SEA
33. Jordan Akins | Houston Texans @ ARI
34. Kyle Rudolph | New York Giants vs. CAR

Tier 8

35. Will Dissly | Seattle Seahawks vs. NO
36. Pharaoh Brown | Houston Texans @ ARI
37. Durham Smythe | Miami Dolphins vs. ATL
38. MyCole Pruitt | Tennessee Titans vs. KC
39. Geoff Swaim | Tennessee Titans vs. KC
40. Rob Gronkowski | Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. CHI

Tier 9

41. Harrison Bryant | Cleveland Browns vs. DEN
42. Marcedes Lewis | Green Bay Packers vs. WAS
43. Jimmy Graham | Chicago Bears @ TB
44. Foster Moreau | Las Vegas Raiders vs. PHI
45. Josh Oliver | Baltimore Ravens vs. CIN

Tier 10

46. Noah Gray | Kansas City Chiefs @ TEN
47. Charlie Woerner | San Francisco 49ers vs. IND
48. Lee Smith | Atlanta Falcons @ MIA
49. Tyler Kroft | New York Jets @ NE
50. Kylen Granson | Indianapolis Colts @ SF

TE Streamers for Week 7

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 7. 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

For at least one more week, Ricky Seals-Jones has become a must-start in fantasy, which clearly puts him in streamer territory. Seals-Jones saw 6 targets last week, finishing with 4 receptions for 58 yards and a score against the Chiefs.

That gives him two solid games in a row after seeing heavy usage in Week 5, recording 5 receptions on 9 targets for 41 yards. Washington is dealing with a rash of injuries to pass catchers, which has forced Seals-Jones into a prominent role in the offense.

Over the last three weeks, Seals-Jones has played on 97.3% of the offensive snaps and has seen 16.8% of the targets. He gets the Packers in Week 7, who are 19th vs. TEs, allowing 13.65 points per game. Add in Washington’s likelihood of playing from behind, and Seals-Jones could be in for a busy day in Week 7.

O.J. Howard, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Who saw 7 targets for O.J. Howard coming last week? Because I sure didn’t. Howard finished as the TE4 on the week with 6 receptions for 49 yards and a TD in the Buccaneers’ Week 6 win over the Eagles. He could very well be in for another solid outing.

As of now, Rob Gronkowski (ribs) is still unavailable for Tampa, and it seems unlikely he plays Sunday vs. the Bears. Furthermore, WR Antonio Brown is also injured with a sprained ankle.

That’s Tom Brady’s two favorite targets this season possibly down for the count in Week 7. Despite the Bears being a difficult matchup for TEs (No. 5), I can see Howard having another solid game if Gronkowski is out. Add in Brown, and Howard has high-end TE2 upside and is a streamer to keep in mind as rosters are set in Week 7.

Ross Dwelley, San Francisco 49ers

For those going all-or-nothing at TE this week, take a hard look as Ross Dwelley of the San Francisco 49ers. In the past, we have seen backup tight ends have success filling in for George Kittle, especially in advantageous matchups. Dwelley even found the end zone in Week 4 but has seen limited opportunities (3 targets). However, he played 91% of San Francisco’s snaps in Week 5 before the club went on their bye. 

The 49ers have had an extra week to prepare and are likely to get Jimmy Garoppolo back under center as Trey Lance deals with a knee injury. The Colts are No. 26 in points allowed to TEs (17.07), but a significant portion of that did come via Mark Andrews putting on his Jansport and carrying the Baltimore offense.

Still, I think there is a case for Dwelley to be in that TE2 conversation this week. Should you find yourself affected by the brutal bye week, Dwelley is on the short-list of potential TE fantasy streamers for Week 7.

Tommy Garrett is a Fantasy Analyst for Pro Football Network and is a member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association (FSWA). You can read all of Tommy’s work here, listen to him on PFN’s Fantasy Football podcast, and check out his contributions in PFN’s free fantasy newsletter. Give him a follow on Twitter: @TommyGarrettPFN.

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