I think of this poster at least once every fantasy football season. Because nothing can be at the top forever. And that includes Travis Kelce, who has been at the top of my TE rankings week in, week out. But not in Week 7.
George Kittle is now atop the standings. Now much of that is because the only thing better than a matchup against Miami, is a matchup against Washington. Washington is giving up more than 12 fantasy points per game to tight ends. And recall that the list of tight ends they have played include those who line up at the position for the Dolphins and Bears. Of those teams, Mike Gesicki ranks the highest and he's 37th in fantasy points scored among his peers.
While I knew exactly where I was going to rank Kittle this week, I am still not sure where to rank Evan Engram. If he plays, I think he will definitely be a TE1 against Arizona who we all know by now has struggled with tight ends. However, I'm not so sure Engram plays. I figured ranking him in the top 15 was a good compromise.
One spot behind him might be one of my favorite options this week, Dawson Knox. I've talked about Knox before. For those Greg Olsen and O.J. Howard owners, and anyone who may be relying on a Steeler or Brown TE, remember these teams are all on bye. So if you are in need of a fill-in you could do a lot worse than Knox playing against Miami's excuse for an NFL team.
Teams on bye: Carolina, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Tampa Bay
NFL TE Rankings: Week 7
— 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.