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On the Fantasy Football Today Facebook page last week, someone pointed out that, hey, maybe tight end isn't such a disaster anymore. And he was right! But, it's the kind of thing you don't want to acknowledge out loud, lest you jinx it. And, guess what happened: Zach ErtzNoah FantDalton SchultzMike GesickiTyler HigbeeRicky Seals-JonesHunter Henry and Rob Gronkowski all flopped. Tight ends are very easily scared, you see. You can't acknowledge when they are doing well.

In all seriousness, that's just the way this position works. There just aren't that many truly special players who can make an impact every week, so most of them are pretty touchdown dependent most weeks. A bunch of those players are still starting-caliber tight ends for me in Week 9, but it was just a reminder that the truly elite players are still rare, and they still stand out. 

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 9 TE Rankings

  1. Travis Kelce vs. GB
  2. Darren Waller @NYG
  3. Mark Andrews vs. MIN
  4. Kyle Pitts @NO
  5. Dalton Schultz vs. DEN
  6. Mike Gesicki vs. HOU
  7. Dallas Goedert vs. LAC
  8. George Kittle vs. ARI
  9. Pat Freiermuth vs. CHI
  10. Jared Cook @PHI
  11. Dan Arnold vs. BUF
  12. Zach Ertz @SF
  13. Hunter Henry @CAR
  14. Tyler Higbee vs. TEN
  15. Evan Engram vs. LV
  16. Tyler Conklin @BAL
  17. Albert Okwuegbunam @DAL
  18. Cole Kmet @PIT
  19. David Njoku @CIN
  20. Austin Hooper @CIN
  21. Anthony Firkser @LAR
  22. Mo Alie-Cox vs. NYJ
  23. Tommy Sweeney @JAX
  24. C.J. Uzomah vs. CLE
  25. Hayden Hurst @NO

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