The Week 11 TE rankings are as important as ever, but if you are an astute Fantasy owners smart enough to still be reading articles in Week 11, then you’re probably headed toward the Fantasy playoffs.
That means we need to help you start preparing for that, so this week, we’ve been sharing some players at each position that will have the best matchups for the playoffs.
We look at each position and find which players have the best matchups in Weeks 14-16, and we find some sleepers that one might consider picking up now. Finally, we also share a could guys we think will be in trouble come Fantasy playoffs time, mostly due to bad matchups.
I’ll be using FFToolbox.com’s Strength of Schedule for Weeks 14-16.
2 Best Tight Ends for Fantasy Playoffs
Zach Ertz, Philadelphia – vs. SEA, vs. DAL, at WAS: He’s not doing so well lately, and he seems to be falling out of favor with Chip Kelly. But we know he’s one of the most talented receivers on this team, and he’ll get two home games against two of the worst defenses against tight ends. All three games will be against defenses that are allowing an average of 10.5 Fantasy points per game.
Delanie Walker, Tennessee – vs. NYG, vs. NYJ, at JAC: Surprisingly, the Jaguars defense is the best of these three against tight ends.
2 Sleeper Tight Ends for Fantasy Playoffs
Brent Celek, Philadelphia – vs. SEA, vs. DAL, at WAS: If you don’t own shares of Ertz, you might want Celek, considering he’s getting more looks currently and these matchups are going to be awesome.
Jared Cook, St. Louis – at WAS, vs. ARI, vs. NYG: He caught his first touchdown pass of the season in Week 10 – against the Cardinals, and the Giants and Redskins are giving up an average of 9.83 Fantasy points per game to tight ends.
2 Tight Ends with Bad Fantasy Playoffs Matchups
Greg Olsen, Carolina – at NO, vs. TB, vs. CLE: The Panthers face the toughest schedule of all 32 teams for tight ends, as the Saints, Browns and Buccaneers have given up a total of just five touchdown catches to tight ends.
Charles Clay, Miami – vs. BAL, at NE, vs. MIN: He has two touchdown catches in his past four games, but going up against this set of defenses will be difficult. The Patriots held him to just two catches for 27 yards early in the season, and the Ravens and Vikings are top-six units against TEs.
Defenses vs. Tight Ends in 2014
We like to use the “Defenses vs. Pos” stats from CBSSports.com. Basically, this tool tells you the average points per position a defense gives up.
The five softest defenses against tight ends this year include:
- Bears: 13.00 Fantasy pts allowed to TEs per game
- Seahawks: 10.67
- Jets: 10.60
- Cowboys: 10.20
- Colts: 10.00
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Week 11 TE Rankings
These tight end rankings are based on standard non-PPR Fantasy leagues with six points per touchdown.
Are there some tight ends you think we have too high or too low in our Week 11 TE Rankings? We want to help our readers, so your comments on these tight end rankings can give them an added perspective and we definitely welcome that!
David Gonos spent 5 years as a CBSSports.com Senior Fantasy Writer and three more years writing with SI.com. Over the past 17 years, his work has been published on NFL.com, MLB.com, FanDuel, FoxSports.com and USA Today. Since 2001, he has been tracking down the Top 50-plus Free Fantasy Football Draft Tools online. You can contact David Gonos here.