Cole Kmet, Dawson Knox, C.J. Uzomah in streaming territory
As we continue looking at the fantasy football schedule for the upcoming week, let’s put together our tight end rankings. Knowing who’s going against what defense is a huge part of the equation. Using our tier-based approach, let’s see how the TE landscape shapes up for Week 11 and give some suggested streamers for the week.
Week 11 TE Rankings and Tiers
The top tier at the tight end position is pretty well established, with no surprises at No. 1. Who finds their way into the second tier?
1. Travis Kelce | Kansas City Chiefs vs. DAL
2. Darren Waller | Las Vegas Raiders vs. CIN
3. George Kittle | San Francisco 49ers @ JAX
4. Mark Andrews | Baltimore Ravens @ CHI
5. Kyle Pitts | Atlanta Falcons vs. NE
6. T.J. Hockenson | Detroit Lions @ CLE
7. Mike Gesicki | Miami Dolphins @ NYJ
8. Dallas Goedert | Philadelphia Eagles vs. NO
9. Pat Freiermuth | Pittsburgh Steelers @ LAC
10. Dalton Schultz | Dallas Cowboys @ KC
11. Dawson Knox | Buffalo Bills vs. IND
12. Zach Ertz | Arizona Cardinals @ SEA
13. Dan Arnold | Jacksonville Jaguars vs. SF
14. Hunter Henry | New England Patriots @ ATL
15. Tyler Conklin | Minnesota Vikings vs. GB
16. Logan Thomas | Washington Football Team @ CAR
17. Jared Cook | Los Angeles Chargers vs. PIT
18. Evan Engram | New York Giants @ TB
19. Mo Alie-Cox | Indianapolis Colts @ BUF
20. Cole Kmet | Chicago Bears vs. BAL
21. Cameron Brate | Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. NYG
22. David Njoku | Cleveland Browns vs. DET
23. Adam Trautman | New Orleans Saints @ PHI
24. Austin Hooper | Cleveland Browns vs. DET
25. Gerald Everett | Seattle Seahawks vs. ARI
26. Hayden Hurst | Atlanta Falcons vs. NE
27. C.J. Uzomah | Cincinnati Bengals @ LV
28. Jack Doyle | Indianapolis Colts @ BUF
29. Josiah Deguara | Green Bay Packers @ MIN
30. Jordan Akins | Houston Texans @ TEN
31. Foster Moreau | Las Vegas Raiders vs. CIN
32. Tommy Tremble | Carolina Panthers vs. WAS
33. Ryan Griffin | New York Jets vs. MIA
34. Jimmy Graham | Chicago Bears vs. BAL
35. O.J. Howard | Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. NYG
36. Geoff Swaim | Tennessee Titans vs. HOU
37. Anthony Firkser | Tennessee Titans vs. HOU
38. Ricky Seals-Jones | Washington Football Team @ CAR
39. Tommy Sweeney | Buffalo Bills vs. IND
40. Marcedes Lewis | Green Bay Packers @ MIN
Week 11 TE Streamers
If you stream the position as many people do, there are a few names worth noting as good options for the upcoming week. Here are three streaming options to consider.
Cole Kmet, Chicago Bears (vs. Ravens)
Many people were hoping to see a second-year breakout for TE Cole Kmet, and it’s slowly beginning to look like it may be happening. Before their bye week, the Bears were showing some promise on offense.
Kmet saw a season-high 8 targets, catching 6 for a solid 87 yards. Over the last three games, Kmet has seen a total of 20 targets as he and Justin Fields continue to build on their chemistry. It’s no surprise that Fields’ best game also coincided with Kmet’s best. Baltimore is allowing the eighth-most fantasy points per game to opposing offenses. Coming out of the bye, we hope to see Chicago’s offense continue its upward trajectory.
C.J. Uzomah, Cincinnati Bengals (@ Raiders)
Sometimes, when you’re streaming at a position, you’re chasing upside. Few streaming TE options have as much upside as Bengals TE C.J. Uzomah.
Uzomah has topped 22 fantasy points twice this season, but he’s failed to hit double-digits in any other game. The upside is there in a Bengals offense that is coming out of a bye week and should be looking to rebound after a rough loss to Cleveland. It doesn’t hurt that he gets a Las Vegas Raiders defense that has given up the most fantasy points per game to TEs.
Dawson Knox, Buffalo Bills (vs. Colts)
Dawson Knox wasn’t impressive last week, posting only 1 reception for 17 yards, but it was his first game back from injury. The Bills simply didn’t need him against the Jets. In his first six games of the season before getting injured, Knox caught 5 TDs while averaging 47.7 receiving yards per game.
Knox has been an explosive option in Buffalo’s offense, one that’s struggled at times this year. However, they got back on track last week, hanging 45 points on the Jets. Knox is averaging 13.8 yards per reception on the season, and he’s tied for the second-most receiving TDs among tight ends (despite playing in three fewer games than Travis Kelce). Knox gets a matchup with the Colts, who allow the fourth-most fantasy points per game to opposing tight ends.