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Kyle Pitts is the No. 2 tight end for Week 8 with Mark Andrews and Darren Waller on a bye, but it's worth asking whether he should be considered the No. 2 TE for Fantasy Football moving forward. He's fifth in Fantasy points per game in PPR leagues, but that is with just one touchdown so far -- every other player ahead of him has at least three. He actually leads the position in receiving yards per game at 78.5 and is currently on pace for 87 catches and 1,335 yards, so the touchdowns are the only place he's falling short.

And those should come. He's running the majority of his routes either out of the slot or split out wide, and he leads the league in average depth of target per target at the position, and there should be more scoring opportunities coming in the future. Pitts is already an elite Fantasy tight end. And he might just be the top guy by 2022. 

Here are my tight end rankings for Week 8. To see the rankings of Jamey Eisenberg, Dave Richard, and Heath Cummings, make sure you head here. We'll be updating this throughout the week with new notes and rankings as we get news and the rankings get tweaked, so make sure you bookmark the page.

Week 8 TE Rankings

  1. Travis Kelce vs. NYG
  2. Kyle Pitts vs. CAR
  3. T.J. Hockenson vs. PHI -- I know Hockenson has been a disappointment, but unless you have Pitts or Kelce, I'm keeping him active. There just aren't many tight ends you can count on for the kind of volume Hockenson gets regularly. He has 20 targets over the past two games.
  4. Rob Gronkowski @NO
  5. Mike Gesicki @BUF -- Gesicki has been excellent this season, averaging 71.2 yards per game since he was held without a catch in Week 1. He's benefited from the absences of DeVante Parker and Will Fuller, and at least one of them is still out this week. It's a tough matchup against the Bills, but Gesicki has been such a focal point for Miami of late that you probably have to keep him active. 
  6. Dallas Goedert @DET -- Goedert had a decent game in his first without Zach Ertz, but a 15% target share wasn't exactly what we were hoping for. Still, that feels more like a floor than the ceiling, so I still view Goedert as a must-start tight end moving forward. 
  7. Noah Fant vs. WAS -- Fant is getting the usage we want, but the results have mostly just been fine -- four games with double-digits in PPR points, but only two games with more than 13. Teddy Bridgewater has taken a step back after a hot start, but luckily they've got arguably the worst pass defense in the league on the schedule this week. Fant should be set up for a big game against this matchup, but with Jerry Jeudy expected to return from IR, the Broncos' passing game hierarchy could be somewhat tough to predict. Still, Fant remains worth starting every week. 
  8. Dalton Schultz @MIN -- Schultz has at least 58 yards in each of his past four games with six or more targets in all but one game. This sure looks legit, though with Dak Prescott questionable, he's less of a sure thing this week
  9. Jared Cook vs. NE -- And that's the end of the "worth starting every week" tier this week. Cook has two games with more than 30 yards, so you're hoping he finds the end zone. That's the case with pretty much everyone else here. 
  10. Ricky Seals-Jones @DEN -- Seals-Jones has had three good games in a row since taking over as the Football Team's starting tight end, and he's playing basically every snap, so you can keep rolling with him.
  11. Tyler Higbee @HOU
  12. Hunter Henry @LAC -- Henry has touchdowns in four straight games, which is great. If he doesn't score, things are going to get pretty ugly, because he has just 14 catches for 155 yards in those four games otherwise. He's a touchdown-or-bust tight end who has been getting a ton of looks near the end zone, but he's still a touchdown-or-bust tight end. 
  13. Dan Arnold @SEA -- Darnold got thrown into the Jaguars offense with just a few days to prepare and had 15 targets in three games, including 13 over his past two while seeing his role expand. I wonder if we might be overlooking him a bit too much coming out of the bye against a good matchup?
  14. Evan Engram @KC
  15. Pat Freiermuth @CLE -- Freiermuth had his best game of the season going into the bye, with seven catches for 58 yards. Will he see an expanded role coming out of the bye? It's entirely possible, so view him as a potential sleeper with some upside. 
  16. Tyler Conklin vs. DAL
  17. Cole Kmet vs. LAR
  18. David Njoku vs. PIT
  19. Austin Hooper vs. PIT
  20. Mo Alie-Cox vs. TEN
  21. Anthony Firkser @IND
  22. Tommy Sweeney vs. MIA -- With no Dawson Knox, Sweeney figures to step into a larger role coming out of the bye. Whether that will be enough to make him Fantasy relevant in a crowded receiving corps remains to be seen, but he's worth watching. 
  23. Gerald Everett vs. JAX

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