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Week 11 Fantasy Football Rankings: TE, K, DEF

by Patrick Daugherty
Updated On: November 21, 2021, 11:43 am ET

Mike Gesicki attempts to bounce back from his Week 10 goose egg, T.J. Hockenson angles for better usage in Cleveland, and Pat Freiermuth looks for another touchdown in Los Angeles. 

Other positions: Quarterback | Running Back | Receiver                 

Week 11 Tight Ends

RK

Player

Opp

1

Travis Kelce

DAL

2

Darren Waller

CIN

3

George Kittle

@JAC

4

Mark Andrews

@CHI

5

Mike Gesicki

@NYJ

6

Kyle Pitts

NE

7

Dalton Schultz

@KC

8

Dan Arnold

SF

9

Dallas Goedert

NO

10

T.J. Hockenson

@CLE

11

Rob Gronkowski

NYG

12

Hunter Henry

@ATL

13

Pat Freiermuth

@LAC

14

Tyler Conklin

GB

15

Zach Ertz

@SEA

16

Dawson Knox

IND

17

Adam Trautman

@PHI

18

Cole Kmet

BAL

19

C.J. Uzomah

@LV

20

Evan Engram

@TB

21

Gerald Everett

ARI

22

John Bates

@CAR

23

Jared Cook

PIT

24

Mo Alie-Cox

@BUF

25

Austin Hooper

DET

26

O.J. Howard

NYG

27

David Njoku

DET

28

Donald Parham

PIT

29

Ryan Griffin

MIA

30

Eric Ebron

@LAC

31

Cameron Brate

NYG

Updated 11/19 at 6:30 PM ET. Added Rob Gronkowski and John Bates. Moved Dalton Schultz up. Moved T.J. Hockenson down. Swapped out Saints kickers. 

TE Notes: “Washed” Travis Kelce has 25.4 more half PPR points than any other tight end. … Amongst tight ends not named Travis Kelce, Mark Andrews is providing the best balance of targets floor and touchdown upside. 2-4 is packed tight this week, but Andrews takes the No. 2 crown. … Hot on Andrews’ heels are Darren Waller and George Kittle. Waller has seen 18 targets in two contests since the Raiders waived Henry Ruggs, but he has translated the looks into a disappointing 11/116/0. Without a touchdown since October 4, Waller cannot remain down for much longer. … As for Kittle, his only concern is volume after the 49ers went fully established in their Week 10 throttling of the Rams. It is hard to see the plan changing vs. the Jaguars even though the Jags are tougher on the ground than through the air. In spite of all the running, Kittle has 11 receptions for 151 yards and two scores in two games since returning. He would be justifiable at No. 2. … Mike Gesicki was a Week 10 heartbreaker. Thankfully Gang Green typically has what it takes to mend a broken ticker. 

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Kyle Pitts isn’t reaching his fantasy potential without Calvin Ridley in the lineup and now encounters a brutal matchup in the Patriots, who have allowed the second fewest tight end fantasy points. Pitts’ upside is unfadable, but the Week 11 downside is palpable. … Jared Goff seems to be in his end days. The Browns are 11.5-point home favorites for a tilt with a 43.5 over/under. It could be difficult for T.J. Hockenson to avenge last week’s breathtaking stinker. … Dan Arnold has gone at least 4/60 in four of his past five matchups. Even with the Jags’ bye mixed in, he is fifth in tight end targets since Week 5. Only a lack of touchdowns has held him back. You have to bet on Arnold’s volume at this wretched position. …If Dallas Goedert (concussion) gets cleared, it will be for a depressed game environment (43.0) vs. an elite Saints defense. … If you are going to be a touchdown-or-bust TE1, you better have seven of them in your past seven games. That is Hunter Henry headed into a date with a Falcons defense fresh off getting humiliated by Dallas. 

It’s been a quiet few weeks for Dalton Schultz, though he gets boosted by the 55.5 game environment in Cowboys/Chiefs. … It took overtime and 50 Mason Rudolph pass attempts, but Pat Freiermuth’s TE1 usage continued even following Eric Ebron’s Week 10 return. The Chargers allow the fifth most TE fantasy points. … Not counting George Kittle, who has only played two games in the timespan, Tyler Conklin is the TE6 by average points over the past five weeks. … Yet to catch fewer than three passes or draw more than six targets as a Cardinal, Zach Ertz is defining “borderline TE1” heading into a date with the Seahawks’ shaky defense. … It was a disappointing Week 10 return for Dawson Knox, though he had to like the Bills’ big-play focus. Knox was specializing in those before getting hurt. … There isn’t a ton of difference between Hunter Henry and C.J. Uzomah’s raw volume, just more scores for Henry. … Adam Trautman has quietly posted 19 targets over his past three appearances. No team permits more TE fantasy points than Philadelphia. … Gerald Everett led the Seahawks in every Week 10 receiving category, but the Cardinals are serious seam policers.      

 

Week 11 Kickers

RK

Player

Opp

1

Greg Zuerlein

@KC

2

Tyler Bass

IND

3

Randy Bullock

HOU

4

Nick Folk

@ATL

5

Matt Prater

@SEA

6

Justin Tucker

@CHI

7

Chase McLaughlin

DET

8

Evan McPherson

@LV

9

Greg Joseph

GB

10

Daniel Carlson

CIN

11

Ryan Succop

NYG

12

Harrison Butker

DAL

13

Zane Gonzalez

WAS

14

Dustin Hopkins

PIT

15

Graham Gano

@TB

16

Chris Boswell

@LAC

17

Robbie Gould

@JAC

18

Michael Badgley

@BUF

19

Jake Elliott

NO

20

Cairo Santos

BAL

21

Brett Maher

@PHI

22

Jason Sanders

@NYJ

23

Jason Myers

ARI

24

Younghoe Koo

NE

25

Mason Crosby

@MIN

26

Chris Blewitt

@CAR

27

Matthew Wright

SF

28

Matt Ammendola

MIA

29

Ka'imi Fairbairn

@TEN

30

Ryan Santoso

@CLE

 

Week 11 Defense/Special Teams

RK

Player

Opp

1

Tennessee Titans

HOU

2

Miami Dolphins

@NYJ

3

New England Patriots

@ATL

4

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

NYG

5

Cleveland Browns

DET

6

Carolina Panthers

WAS

7

Buffalo Bills

IND

8

Arizona Cardinals

@SEA

9

New Orleans Saints

@PHI

10

Chicago Bears

BAL

11

Jacksonville Jaguars

SF

12

Philadelphia Eagles

NO

13

San Francisco 49ers

@JAC

14

New York Giants

@TB

15

Dallas Cowboys

@KC

16

Baltimore Ravens

@CHI

17

Los Angeles Chargers

PIT

18

Pittsburgh Steelers

@LAC

19

Green Bay Packers

@MIN

20

Seattle Seahawks

ARI

21

Washington Football Team

@CAR

22

Minnesota Vikings

GB

23

Kansas City Chiefs

DAL

24

Cincinnati Bengals

@LV

25

Houston Texans

@TEN

26

Indianapolis Colts

@BUF

27

Las Vegas Raiders

CIN

28

New York Jets

MIA

29

Atlanta Falcons

NE

30

Detroit Lions

@CLE

Patrick Daugherty

Patrick Daugherty is the Senior Fantasy Football content creator for NBC Sports EDGE. You can find him on Twitter @RotoPat.