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Tight End Rankings: NFL Fantasy Week 8

Gerald Everett, Seattle Seahawks

If you have to do without Mark Andrews or Darren Waller this week, you may want to take a look at Gerald Everett

It is going to be a tough week for fantasy managers when it comes to filling the tight end position in Week 8. A quick peek at my Week 8 rankings will reveal that immediately since I have the 14th- and 16th-best TEs this season fantasy-wise ranked No. 6 and No. 4, respectively.

Part of the reason for this is because Mark Andrews and Darren Waller, two of the best at the position period, are on bye. I also don't love Travis Kelce this week, as I think the Chiefs will find other ways to beat the Giants on Monday night.

Maybe I shouldn't value Gerald Everett as a TE1 this week. But the Expert Consensus Rankings (ECR) currently has him outside the top 20 and he's definitely a top-20 option in Week 8. Jacksonville has not had a very stout defense this season and the Jaguars are the second-worst team in action this week when it comes to preventing fantasy points to opposing tight ends.

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Everett has now had back-to-back weeks of three targets, giving us an acceptable floor. I would not start him in a standard 12-team league, but those of you in deeper leagues without the services of Andrews or Waller might want to give Everett a long look this week.

Positional Rankings: QB I RB I WR I TE I DST I K I Flex

NFL Tight End Rankings: Week 8

Teams on bye: Baltimore, Las Vegas

— 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.