Tight end can be among the most frustrating positions, especially if you don’t have one of the elite. It seems like every week there’s a breakdown, though often they quickly disappear. Of course what about when it’s an option that’s been hyped throughout the offseason? There are several examples of that from Week 1, so are they truly trustworthy? Who else should we utilize this week? Let’s take a look:
- Travis Kelce – Kansas City Chiefs – at Oakland
- Evan Engram – New York Giants – vs. Buffalo
- George Kittle – San Francisco 49ers – at Cincinnati
- Zach Ertz – Philadelphia Eagles – at Atlanta
- Mark Andrews – Baltimore Ravens – vs. Arizona
- O.J. Howard – Tampa Bay Buccaneers – at Carolina
- Delanie Walker – Tennessee Titans – vs. Indianapolis
- T.J. Hockenson – Detroit Lions – vs. Los Angeles Chargers
- Hunter Henry – Los Angeles Chargers – at Detroit
- Darren Waller – Oakland Raiders – vs. Kansas City
- Jared Cook – New Orleans Saints – at Los Angeles Rams
- Vernon Davis – Washington Redskins – vs. Dallas
- Austin Hooper – Atlanta Falcons – vs. Philadelphia
- David Njoku – Cleveland Browns – at New York Jets
- Greg Olsen – Carolina Panthers – vs. Tampa Bay
- Eric Ebron – Indianapolis Colts – at Tennessee
- Tyler Higbee – Los Angeles Rams – vs. New Orleans
- Mike Gesicki – Miami Dolphins – vs. New England
- Vance McDonald – Pittsburgh Steelers – vs. Seattle
- Jimmy Graham – Green Bay Packers – vs. Minnesota
- It was a big day for Mark Andrews, who was a go to target for Lamar Jackson and racked up 8 receptions (on 8 targets) for 108 yards and 1 TD. Taking on an Arizona defense that was torched by rookie T.J. Hockenson in Week 1 it all comes together for another strong outlook. While we can’t put Andrews ahead of some of the truly elite, he’s among the best options for Week 2.
- Speaking of Hockenson, what rookie transition? He turned 9 targets into 6 catches for 131 yards and 1 TD looking like he could quickly emerge as one of the elite. He’s not there yet, but he’s opened eyes enough that he’s impossible to ignore and is a TE1 for the coming week.
- As was expected Evan Engram emerged as the go to option for Eli Manning, turning a massive 14 targets into 11 catches, 116 yards and 1 TD. Especially with Golden Tate out on suspension there is every reason to believe that he’ll continue to see a similar workload. HOver the first four weeks he should be considered a Top 3.
- We’ll see if Jordan Reed can get healthy and cleared to play in Week 2, but for now we’re going to keep him off the rankings. If he’s playing he has a favorable matchup, so he’d likely just slide into Vernon Davis’ spot.
- Greg Olsen wasn’t great in Week 1, but he was targeted 9 times by Cam Newton and opportunity is half the battle. He’s not the player that he once was, but he’s still a potential TE2 (with TE1 upside) in all formats.
Make sure to check out all of our Week 2 rankings: