With all of the injuries to the position, Austin Hooper could be worth starting this week
As usual, the tight end position in fantasy football is just brutal. Outside of Travis Kelce, Zach Ertz and Rob Gronkowski (when healthy), the position is anyone's guess.
Don't believe me? Take a look at who made the top 10 this week. Eric Ebron, Jared Cook, Cameron Brate – players that in most fantasy football leagues were probably not even drafted.
And it's not like Week 6 is particularly impacted by teams on bye. It's Detroit and New Orleans. Can you even name the Lions' tight ends? They are Luke Willson and Levine Toilolo, who have combined for seven catches for 48 yards. I'm pretty sure no one's stressing over not being able to use them in their lineup this week.
If there ever was a season to stream tight ends, this is it.
Teams on bye: Detroit, New Orleans
|1||Travis Kelce||KC||at NE|
|2||Zach Ertz||PHI||at NYG (Thurs.)|
|3||Rob Gronkowski||NE||vs. KC|
|4||Jimmy Graham||GB||vs. SF (Mon.)|
|5||George Kittle||SF||at GB (Mon.)|
|6||Jared Cook||OAK||vs. SEA (London)|
|7||Jordan Reed||WAS||vs. CAR|
|8||Eric Ebron||IND||at NYJ|
|9||Trey Burton||CHI||at MIA|
|10||Cameron Brate||TB||at ATL|
|11||Kyle Rudolph||MIN||vs. ARI|
|12||David Njoku||CLE||vs. LAC|
|13||Austin Hooper||ATL||vs. TB|
|14||Vance McDonald||PIT||at CIN|
|15||Geoff Swaim||DAL||vs. JAC|
|16||Nick Vannett||SEA||vs. OAK (London)|
|17||Ricky Seals-Jones||ARI||at MIN|
|18||Charles Clay||BUF||at HOU|
|19||C.J. Uzomah||CIN||vs. PIT|
|20||Greg Olsen||CAR||at WAS|
|21||Hayden Hurst||BAL||at TEN|
|22||Antonio Gates||LAC||at CLE|
|23||Evan Engram||NYG||vs. PHI (Thurs.)|
|24||Ryan Griffin||HOU||vs. BUF|
|25||Dallas Goedert||PHI||at NYG (Thurs.)|
|26||Mike Gesicki||MIA||vs. CHI|
|27||Ian Thomas||CAR||at WAS|
|28||Jeff Heuerman||DEN||vs. LAR|
|29||Niles Paul||JAC||at DAL|
|30||Rhett Ellison||NYG||vs. PHI (Thurs.)|
— Rankings by Michael Horvath, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network. Horvath is a Canadian who also happens to be a fantasy football (not to be confused with CFL) and fitness nut. Follow him on Twitter @realmikehorvath.