Our Week 15 fantasy TE rankings have to juggle numerous important injuries (Greg Olsen, Evan Engram, Noah Fant, Ryan Griffin, Mark Andrews, Jared Cook, Gerald Everett) and at least a few late-season surprises trending in opposite directions. 

Take Jack Doyle and Tyler Higbee. Here’s what we thought would happen last week: Higbee would regress after taking advantage of a favorable Cardinals matchup in Week 13 and Doyle would continue to shine in a fantastic matchup against Tampa Bay. Here’s what actually happened: Doyle stunk, and Higbee surpassed 100 yards for the second-straight week.

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The Rams showed us earlier in the season that a tight end could be productive in their offense (see: Gerald Everett), so maybe it’s not as surprising as it feels that Higbee is thriving, too. He’s a borderline fantasy start against a below-average defense at defending the tight ends, Dallas, in Week 15. Eric Ebron fantasy owners know that the Colts didn’t do a ton of tight end stuff early in the season, so maybe it’s not as surprising as it feels that Doyle busted a week after starring. This week, Higbee is slightly above Doyle, but they’re in pretty similar spots.

If you don’t own Higbee or Doyle, maybe that’s good for you as you avoid possible headaches this week. There are numerous tight end injuries to keep your head throbbing, though. Olsen could return from a concussion or he could remain out and make Ian Thomas a borderline start once again. Evan Engram (knee) could return or leave Kaden Smith to thrive against the Dolphins. Fant (foot), Andrews (knee/thigh), Vance McDonald (concussion), Cook (concussion), and Griffin (ankle) were all injured Sunday, and Andrews and Griffin play Thursday in Week 15, creating potential numbers for Ravens backup Hayden Hurst, if nothing else.

Hopefully you’re just sitting pretty with a top-tier tight end this week, but if you’re not, Hurst and Thomas are two of our favorite streams, if their respective starters are inactive. That’s only if David Njoku is already owned. If he’s available, pick him up ahead of the matchup with Arizona and reap the tight end rewards.

Note:These rankings will be updated throughout the week, so check back for the latest.

Week 15 Fantasy TE Rankings

Rank Player
1 George Kittle, SF vs. ATL
2 Travis Kelce, KC vs. DEN
3 Zach Ertz, PHI @ WAS
4 Hunter Henry, LAC vs. MIN
5 Darren Waller, OAK vs. JAX
6 Mark Andrews, BAL vs. NYJ
7 Evan Engram, NYG vs. MIA
8 David Njoku, CLE @ ARZ
9 Tyler Higbee, LAR @ DAL
10 Greg Olsen, CAR vs. SEA
11 Jacob Hollister, SEA @ CAR
12 Jack Doyle, IND @ NO
13 Austin Hooper, ATL @ SF
14 Jared Cook, NO vs. IND
15 Dallas Goedert, PHI @ WAS
16 Ryan Griffin, NYJ @ BAL
17 Mike Gesicki, MIA @ NYG
18 Kyle Rudolph, MIN @ LAC
19 Jeff Heuerman, DEN @ KC
20 Jimmy Graham, GB vs. CHI
21 Jason Witten, DAL vs. LAR
22 O.J. Howard, TB @ DET
23 Dawson Knox, BUF @ PIT
24 Cameron Brate, TB @ DET
25 Darren Fells, HOU @ TEN
26 Jordan Akins, HOU @ TEN
27 Kaden Smith, NYG vs. MIA
28 Jonnu Smith, TEN vs. HOU
29 Jesse James, DET vs. TB
30 Tyler Eifert, CIN vs. NE
31 Vance McDonald, PIT vs. BUF
32 Benjamin Watson, NE @ CIN
33 Irv Smith Jr., MIN @ LAC

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