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Week 16 Fantasy Football TE Ranks and DFS Play

It’s Week 16 in the NFL, and so we’re here with my fantasy football TE ranks for, hopefully, your playoff run! If the playoffs have passed you by, we’ve always got DFS… unless you live in a pre-dystopian white-list state like me.

 

If you have any specific start-sit questions for TE, hit me up on Twitter @NFLClark. To be frank, this week even more than usual, my ranks could be: Kittle through Schultz = good. Pitts to Waller = Maybe?

 

DFS Smash – Mark Andrews. $7,000 on DraftKings

You are paying through the nose, TE-wise, at $7k, but we have so many opportunities to save a little budget with all the movement on the injury report that spending up for as close to a sure-thing as there is will be the play for me this week.

 

Lamar Jackson is not confirmed to be going on Sunday at the time of my writing this article, but even if we have Tyler Huntley under center again, Andrews is a top-flight play. Over the last 5 weeks Andrews is the TE1 in PPR, and the Bengals have given up more points to opposing TEs over the last 5 weeks than any other team.

 

Stream / Desperation Play of the Week

James O’Shaughnessy @ New York Jets – 4% rostered in CBS leagues

O’Shaughnessy hasn’t lit the world on fire, and the post-Meyer bump wasn’t enough to overcome Davis Mills and the Houston Texans onslaught. However, I say cautiously, the Jags didn’t look quite as terrible as usual, most likely a combo of Meyer’s departure AND playing against the lowly Texans.

 

We have no shortage of players on the injury reports, so I hope I’m dropping deep enough to give people a chance at picking up a player who is actually on the waiver wire in your league and sort of maybe kind of worth perhaps starting out of desperation. Make no mistake, thats what this is.

 

O’Shaughnessy is a serviceable NFL tight end playing in an offense and with a quarterback who really want to lean on the tight end. His lack of outstanding athleticism is compensated for by his opportunity and competence. The Jags will face the Jets this weekend, another Texans-like opponent, and the Jets are 7th worst in points allowed to opposing TEs over the last 5 weeks. If you have to reach waaay down there on the waiver wire to make sure you get at least something out of the TE slot this week, James is your man.

 

RankNameTeamOpp
1George KittleSF@ TEN
2Mark AndrewsBAL@ CIN
3Travis KelceKCvs PIT
4Rob GronkowskiTB@ CAR
5Dawson KnoxBUF@ NE
6Mike GesickiMIA@ NO
7Zach ErtzARIvs IND
8Dallas GoedertPHIvs NYG
9Dalton SchultzDALvs WAS
10Kyle PittsATLvs DET
11Jared CookLAC@ HOU
12Hunter HenryNEvs BUF
13James O'ShaughnessyJAC@ NYJ
14Tyler HigbeeLAR@ MIN
15C.J. UzomahCINvs BAL
16Noah FantDEN@ LV
17Tyler ConklinMINvs LAR
18Albert OkwuegbunamDEN@ LV
19Evan EngramNYG@ PHI
20Cole KmetCHI@ SEA
21Ricky Seals-JonesWAS@ DAL
22Gerald EverettSEAvs CHI
23David NjokuCLE@ GB
24Darren WallerLVvs DEN
25Foster MoreauLVvs DEN
26Cameron BrateTB@ CAR
27Jonnu SmithNEvs BUF
28Jack DoyleIND@ ARI
29John BatesWAS@ DAL
30Brevin JordanHOUvs LAC
31Hayden HurstATLvs DET