The Week 6 tight end rankings are here help you make tough decisions this week. Whether it is deciding which of your options to stat with or who you should be looking to pick up this week to cover your byes and injuries. Our team will be here the rest of the year ranking the offensive positions, defensive positions and team defense to try and help you win your fantasy football leagues.
Greg Olsen, CAR @ WAS (68%)
If Olsen is available in your leagues he is the best long-term pick up of the options here. That is not to say he cannot have success against the Redskins but prior to Monday Night Football the Redskins ranked 10th best against tight ends on a per game basis. However, coming off his injury there is a chance he will be limited in the game and that will hurt his value strictly for Week 6.
Austin Hooper, ATL vs. TB (57%)
We saw how much success Hooper can have against teams bad against the tight end on Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Hooper pulled in 9-of-12 targets for 77 yards in that game. Prior to Week 5 the Steelers ranked behind just one team on a per game basis against tight ends, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. That would suggest Hooper is in for another big game in Week 6. My only concern is that the Falcons did not really use Hooper in their last two home games. However, I expect the Buccaneers weakness against the tight end to mean we see plenty of targets for Hooper this week.
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Charles Clay, BUF vs. HOU (15%)
Now we are getting really deep into the field. The Texans gave up chunk plays against the Dallas Cowboys tight ends in Week 5 and Clay is better than any of those tight ends. Clay’s biggest issue is that he averages just three targets a game so far this season. However, when you get down to #15 in the rankings regular targets can be hard to come by.
Antonio Gates, LAC @ CLE (14%)
The Browns had been struggling against tight ends in the first four weeks, allowing an average of 11.38 fantasy points per game to them. Last week they were better, but that is because the Ravens do not currently have a real number one at the position. The Chargers do not have a strict number one but Gates is the man when Rivers needs a tight end. Gates’ value will be extremely touchdown dependent but outside the top-10 most at this position are.