Travis Kelce caught five of nine targets for 54 yards Sunday, his lowest output since Week 10, but with the Chiefs still fighting for playoff seeding, he could have a big finish to the year in Week 17 against a Raiders defense that ranks 29th in yards allowed and 30th in TDs allowed to opposition TEs.
Evan Engram continues to surge late in the season with 14 catches and 188 scrimmage yards in his last two contests for the Giants, and with Odell Beckham likely sidelined will see a large share of targets against a possibly resting Dallas defense in Week 17, as the Cowboys are already locked into their playoff seeding.
Zach Ertz is coming off a monstrous performance for the Eagles with 12 catches for 110 yards and two touchdowns, and will face a Washington defense in Week 17 that's allowed 24 passing scores in 2018, which is 14th in the NFL.
Jared Cook caught two of three targets for 20 yards Monday, but he should be poised for a big finish to the season in Week 17 when the Raiders face a Chiefs defense that ranks 30th in receiving yards and 31st in receiving TDs allowed to opposition TEs.
Levine Toilolo has dominated tight end snaps for the Lions down the stretch, resulting in 11 catches over his last four games, a reasonably appealing total at a position void of mid-tier options entering a Week 17 matchup against a Packers defense that has allowed a whopping 25 catches to opposing tight ends over the last four weeks.
Vance McDonald was only able to convert one of his four targets last week for 49 yards, and he continues to run routes on over 90 percent of his snaps, plus in Week 17, the Steelers face off against the Bengals, who give up the fourth-most fantasy points per game to tight ends.
Chris Herndon continued his strong rapport with Sam Darnold of late, catching six passes for 82 yards and a touchdown and will look to close the season out on a strong note against the Patriots, who allowed 55 yards to Jason Croom last week.
Jaylen Samuels continues to produce with James Conner out last week when he totaled 64 yards and a touchdown, plus in Week 17, he'll have another good matchup if Conner is out when the Steelers face the Bengals, who give up the most fantasy points per game to running backs.
C.J. Uzomah had the most receiving yards out of anyone on the Bengals last week when he caught four of his five targets for 49 yards and a touchdown, which was his best fantasy performance the season, and in Week 17 he'll face the Steelers, who give up the fifth-most fantasy points per game to tight ends.
David Njoku had his best fantasy performance of the season, catching three of his four targets for 73 yards and a touchdown last week, including a long 66-yard reception, so even though the Browns take on the tough Ravens defense in Week 17, Njoku had a good performance against them in Week 5 totaling 69 yards, so he could have a decent performance.
Austin Hooper has now been held under 50 yards in eight of the past nine games, but Atlanta's tight end will have a nice chance to end his season on a high note in Week 17 against a Buccaneers team that's surrendered 975 yards to the position this season -- seventh-most in the league.
Ian Thomas caught his first career touchdown last week, and Carolina's rookie tight end should once again serve as a security blanket for whichever inexperienced quarterback the team starts against the Saints in Week 17.
George Kittle posted 98 yards and a touchdown when the 49ers faced the Rams earlier this season, and in Week 17, he'll continue to be an automatic starting option in fantasy lineups.
Antonio Gates caught three of five targets for 21 yards Saturday, but he could finish the season on a high note in Week 17 as the Chargers face a Broncos defense he stung for a season-best 5-80-1 line on seven targets earlier in the year.
Jason Croom took advantage of the absence of Charles Clay against the Patriots with four receptions for 55 yards and will look to keep that trend going, particularly if Clay is unable to play in Week 17 against the Dolphins.
Jordan Thomas, like the rest of Houston's largely neglected tight ends, is looking to be more involved in Week 17 against Jacksonville with Demaryius Thomas (Achilles) done for the season.
Eric Ebron suffered a concussion last week, leaving him questionable for Indianapolis as they prepare for a Week 17 matchup with playoff implications against division rival Tennessee.
Ricky Seals-Jones has averaged two receptions over the Cardinals last six games, and he'll be a low-upside fantasy option when the Cardinals play the Seahawks in Week 17.
Trey Burton has seen at least five targets in three straight and in four of the Bears' last five outings, but hasn't topped 40 yards in eight weeks entering a Week 17 matchup against a Vikings defense that has held all opposing tight ends to under 43 yards since Week 6.
Gerald Everett has caught 14 passes over the Rams' last three games, but he's averaged just 34 yards in those contests, making him a lower-end starting fantasy option in Week 17 against the 49ers.
Jeremy Sprinkle has five catches in his last two games but remains a touchdown-dependent target for the Redskins in Week 17 versus an Eagles defense that's given up 22 passing scores in 2018, which is 12th in the league.
Kyle Rudolph is coming off of a career-high 122 yards while scoring for the first time since Sept. 23, and looks like a bigger piece of the Vikings offense under a new OC, but faces a Bears defense in Week 17 that has allowed only one opposing TE to top 49 yards against them all season.
Jimmy Graham hasn't scored in seven weeks while being held to 34 yards or fewer six times in that span for the Packers, making him a long shot to exploit a Lions defense in Week 17 that just surrendered a 9-122-2 line to an opposing tight end, but had prior not allowed the position to top 54 yards since Week 8.
Rob Gronkowski was not targeted once against the Bills and will look to find a role in the offense heading into Week 17 against the Jets, who conceded five receptions for 60 yards to the duo of Jimmy Graham and Lance Kendricks last week.
Cameron Brate hasn't recorded more than 36 yards in a game this season, so he'll be a touchdown-dependent deep-league option when the Buccaneers host the Falcons in Week 17.
Tennessee tight ends are taking turns benefiting from Jonnu Smith's injury, as MyCole Pruitt scored a touchdown last week, but the offense will be heavily reliant on the ground game in Week 17 against Indianapolis.
Ryan Griffin and Houston's other tight ends could be in line for increased targets in Week 17 against Jacksonville after the Texans lost Demaryius Thomas to a season-ending Achilles injury.
Mark Andrews caught both of his targets last week for 83 yards and a touchdown, which was scored on a 68-yard play plus that was his seventh play of over 20-plus yards, and his owners will need another big play from him to be fantasy relevant in Week 17 when the Ravens take on the Browns.
James O'Shaughnessy did not have a catch last week, snapping a three-week run of contributions in the passing game, and will continue as a block-first TE in Week 17 against Houston.
Nick Boyle caught both of his targets for 15 yards last week, which was his first catch in three weeks, and he continues to be used mostly as a blocker, only running routes 64 percent of the time, limiting his fantasy value in Week 17 when the Ravens face off against the Browns.
Matt LaCosse didn't play Monday due to a foot injury, and his status remains questionable for the Broncos' Week 17 matchup with a Chargers defense that ranks in the middle of the pack in production allowed to opposition TEs.
Mike Gesicki caught his only target for five yards and faces a Bills defense that held Rob Gronkowski without a catch heading into Week 17.
Jordan Akins totaled 33 yards last week, his third-highest total of the season, but he remains inconsistent in Houston's passing attack heading into Week 17 against Jacksonville, which ranks eighth in yards allowed to TEs.
Anthony Firkser's flirtation with fantasy relevancy looks like a brief one -- he's caught two passes for 16 yards in Tennessee's last two games -- and should be avoided Week 17 against Indianapolis.
Dallas Goedert has at least two catches in four of the last five games for the Eagles, but remains firmly behind Zach Ertz on the depth chart facing a Washington defense in Week 17 allowing 238 passing yards per contest, which is 14th in the NFL.
Vernon Davis missed last game for the Redskins due to a concussion; if Davis can get healthy, he could make a big play or two versus an Eagles defense in Week 17 allowing a league-worst 283 passing yards per game.
Jermaine Gresham has caught one or fewer passes in every game this season except one, making him a weak fantasy option when the Cardinals face the Seahawks in Week 17.
Jordan Reed is unlikely to play in Week 17 for the Redskins versus the Eagles due to lingering foot and ankle issues; if Reed suddenly gets healthy, he could make a big play or two versus an Eagles defense allowing a league-worst 283 passing yards per game.
Brian Parker caught two of three targets for 10 yards Monday even with Matt LaCosse sidelined due to a foot injury, making him a risky play in Week 17 when the Broncos face a Chargers defense that ranks in the middle of the pack in production allowed to opposition TEs.
Rhett Ellison snared two passes last game for the Giants, but starting tight end Evan Engram has 18 targets in the last two games, meaning Ellison is largely positional depth in Week 17 versus the Dallas Cowboys.
Luke Stocker led Tennessee's tight ends in snaps last week, but that was due to his ability as a blocker for RB Derrick Henry, a role that Stocker will continue Week 17 against Indianapolis.
Mo Alie-Cox had one target and zero catches last week, ending his touchdown streak at one game heading into Week 17 against Tennessee, which ranks sixth in yards allowed to TEs.
Blake Jarwin had just two catches for eight yards last game after recording back-to-back seven-catch outings for the Cowboys; it will be interesting to see how the Cowboys handle his usage heading into a Week 17 matchup with the Giants that is essentially meaningless for the playoff-bound Cowboys.
Scott Simonson snagged his first NFL touchdown last game for the Giants, but starting tight end Evan Engram has 18 targets over the last two games, making Simonson extremely touchdown-dependent in a Week 17 matchup versus the Dallas Cowboys.
Ed Dickson has surpassed 15 yards just once over his last six games, and he won't be a recommended fantasy option when the Seahawks face the Cardinals in Week 17.
Nick Vannett is averaging about 10 yards over his last seven games, making him a risky fantasy option when Seattle faces Arizona in Week 17.
Tyler Higbee has failed to reach 20 yards in any of the Rams' last four games, making him a risky fantasy option against the 49ers in Week 17.
Ben Watson has topped 50 yards just twice all season, and the Saints could opt to limit the veteran tight end's snaps in the team's Week 17 regular season finale against Carolina.
Hayden Hurst caught one of his two targets for 18 yards last week but continues to have major competition as the Ravens play four tight ends and in Week 17, he'll be hard to use when he faces a Browns team that gives up the 10th-most fantasy points per game to tight ends.