If you were going to do your own set of Week 10 fantasy football tight end rankings, you'd see it is a very tough week for the position. First off, Travis Kelce is on bye. Mark Andrews is facing New England, who has allowed the fewest fantasy points per game to tight ends. George Kittle is still out. And even those tight ends just below the first tier, like Jonnu Smith and Hunter Henry, have tough matchups.
Which is why as it wrong as it feels, I'm elevating Mike Gesicki to a top-10 TE option this week. The Chargers have given up the eighth-most fantasy points per game to TEs, so it's a decent matchup. We have seen Gesicki, however, fail to take advantage of these easier matchups before. However, things are a little different now... it's Tua time!
I'm still on the fence about Tua Tagovailoa, but I like what I'm seeing. The likely loss of Preston Williams definitely hurts the rookie quarterback's fantasy outlook for this week. However, that also means Gesicki is likely to see even more targets than the four he saw last Sunday. He has seen six or more targets twice this year and in those two games (Weeks 2 and 5), he combined for 13 catches, 221 yards, and a touchdown. I'm going to hold my nose as I do it, but Gesicki is a low-end TE1 for me this week.
Teams on bye: Atlanta, Dallas, Kansas City, New York Jets
NFL TE Rankings: Week 10
— Rankings by Mark Strausberg, a member of the Athlon Network Contributor, who despite his youthful exuberance and good looks has been playing fantasy sports before Wildcats or Hoosiers even made it to VHS. Got a fantasy sports question or thought? Hit him up on Twitter @MarkStrausberg.