I’m ready to call George Kittle the best tight end in football. Many broadcasters have done it. Rob Gronkowski did it. My opinion really doesn’t matter, but Kittle is now the best in my book. Travis Kelce should keep up with him with Patrick Mahomes expected back in Week 10, but in our TE rankings for the week, we’re keeping Kittle above Kelce. He’s the most important part of the San Francisco offense, and nothing will change that.

We have two new players to our top 10 this week, though one might not remain there for long. Cameron Brate has a dream matchup against Arizona (if O.J. Howard returns from a hamstring injury, he’d slot in right where Brate is), but after playing just 11 snaps and not receiving a target against Seattle, we’re worried he might be injured. For now, he’s joined by Eric Ebron, who continues to be pretty touchdown dependent but gets a great matchup in Week 10 against the Dolphins. Ebron’s got his teammate, Jack Doyle, not too far behind him as a streaming option against Miami.

Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | D/ST | Kicker

There are six byes this week, which will have an impact at every position but doesn’t hurt TE too much. Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert are both off, as are Darren Fells and Jordan Akins. New England (Benjamin Watson) and Denver (Noah Fant) are both on bye, as well, but you probably weren’t starting those guys. And you definitely weren’t starting a tight end from Jacksonville or Washington.

If you need to stream, Brate and Ebron are the two names to check on first, followed by Doyle. We’ll also keep recommending Jonnu Smith as a solid option as long as Delanie Walker (ankle) remains out in Tennessee. The Titans get a good tight end matchup against the Chiefs this week, and with Mahomes likely back, Tennessee will certainly have to score points to keep up. We also have finally reached the return of Chris Herndon (vs. Giants), if you’re still riding that very boring roller coaster.

You can also feel good this week about matchups for Mark Andrews (@ Bengals), Hunter Henry (@ Raiders), and Darren Waller (vs. Chargers). Additionally, the matchups for Vance McDonald (vs. Rams) and Greg Olsen (@ Packers) are both good according to season fantasy points allowed to the position. There shouldn’t be a lot of need for streaming this week.

Reminder: Check back for updates during the week. 


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