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Fantasy football waiver wire advice: Tight end rankings for Week 7

The waiver wire begins late Tuesday, so it is time to figure out your best options. We’ve got rankings for all four major positions: QB | RB | WR | TE

The sixth week of the 2016 regular season is just about coming to a close with only the Monday Night Football game remaining. Most fantasy football leagues will run their waiver wires late Tuesday or early Wednesday, but we are here to help you get a jump on the best options to consider.

We will be ranking the top five players likely to be available in your league at each of the four major positions. Some weeks there might not be five good options available, but we’ll scour for the best we can find. Additionally, throughout the week, we will update each of these articles as ownership percentages change (via Yahoo!) and news arrives.

Waiver wire tight end rankings, Week 6

1. Hunter Henry, San Diego Chargers (34 percent owned)

Despite Antonio Gates playing for a second straight game, Henry has continued to produce for his fantasy owners. The San Diego tight end led the team in targets, catches, and yards, securing six passes for 83 yards and a touchdown in San Diego’s victory over the Denver Broncos. Many owners dropped Henry as Gates’ return was thought to significantly reduce Henry’s value. However, it appears as both tight ends will coexist as productive members of the Chargers’ offense.

2. Charles Clay, Buffalo Bills (24 percent owned)

Clay’s production has been consistent in the past three weeks, as he continues to be one of Tyrod Taylor’s preferred targets. The Bills tight end caught five passes for 52 yards in the team’s win against the 49ers. This is the third week in a row that Clay has caught five passes, which demonstrates his good consistency/floor. Clay will continue to be hampered by the conservative passing offense of the Bills, but his consistency is hard to find among tight ends available on the waiver wire.

3. Jack Doyle, Indianapolis Colts (11 percent owned)

With his fellow tight end Dwayne Allen exiting the game in the first quarter with an ankle injury, Doyle was set to receive more targets from Andrew Luck. The Colts tight end caught four passes for 53 yards and a touchdown. Thus far in the season, Doyle has had to split targets and time with Allen, but with Allen out of the game, Doyle was able to fully assert himself on the field. If Allen misses any time Doyle’s value would increase significantly.

4. Virgil Green, Denver Broncos (11 percent owned)

Denver was unable to generate much of an offense against San Diego on Thursday night, but it was good to see Green back on the field since being sidelined from injury in Week 2. The Denver tight end caught three passes for 21 yards, but should be more involved going forward. Green is an athletic tight end, but his production will be significantly impacted by the production of quarterback Trevor Siemian, who was also returning from an injury in Week 6. With more rest and time to heal the offensive output of Green (and other Broncos) should increase.

5. Lance Kendricks, Los Angeles Rams (one percent owned)

Primarily used as a check down option, Kendricks has been fairly inconsistent this season thus far. However, the Rams’ offense has been improving since their scoreless Week 1. The Los Angeles tight end caught five passes for 34 yards and a touchdown in Week 6. Look for Kendricks to continue his role as a safety valve for Case Keenum when the Rams face the Giants in Week 7.