Kelce should benefit from the league’s new requirements to return from the COVID-IR and now is on track to play. We’re ranking him as if he’ll play since the Chiefs were hopeful that he could test out on Sunday morning before their Week 16 game. He’s a must-start top-five tight end, even if we’ve seen some players struggle in their first game back.
Waller hasn’t played since Week 12 due to a back and knee injury, but the team is optimistic he could return to practice on Wednesday. He’s not quite the sure thing that Kelce is because a concern his snaps will be limited and because he just hasn’t been as good as Kelce. But the Colts have been one of the worst defenses in the league against tight ends, so it would be hard to get away from him.
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Week 16 TE Preview
The following players are not being projected to play Week 17 at this time. Here’s what it means:
Numbers to Know
- 10.6 — Gerald Everett has averaged 10.6 PPR FPPG since Russell Wilson returned in Week 10. That’s more than teammate DK Metcalf.
- 33.7 — Mark Andrews has outscored every other tight end by 33.7 PPR Fantasy points.
- 949 — Kyle Pitts‘ 949 receiving yards are the second-most ever for a rookie tight end.
- 19 — Foster Moreau has seen 19 targets over his past three games.
- 60 — Noah Fant has not reached 60 yards, or scored a touchdown, since Week 6.
Matchups that matter
Waiver Wire Targets