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Fantasy Football Player Notes

2021 Rest of Season Rankings

Travis Kelce Note
Travis Kelce photo 1. Travis Kelce KC (at DEN)
Kelce remains the undisputed TE1 in fantasy entering Week 6. However, his target share is something to keep an eye on moving forward. His targets per route run (TPRR) has been below 20% in Weeks 4-5, which is unusual for a player of his caliber. This should correct itself quickly. Again, it's just something to keep an eye on against Washington this Sunday.
7 weeks ago
Mark Andrews Note
Mark Andrews photo 2. Mark Andrews BAL (vs . PIT)
It has been a frustrating two weeks for those who selected Andrews in fantasy drafts. Fear not. He has run a route on 91% of Baltimore's passing plays through two weeks. That usage is, dare I say, quite dominant. A blowup game is coming.
10 weeks ago
George Kittle Note
George Kittle photo 3. George Kittle SF (at LAR)
Kittle's talent is undeniable. His biggest issue from a fantasy perspective is the run-heavy nature of San Francisco's offense, in addition to his elite blocking abilities. Kittle found the end zone in three straight games entering Week 12, but he was given just two targets against Minnesota. It's a reminder of his floor in the 49ers' offense, but fantasy managers should hold strong. This type of usage can happen, but it won't be common. With some other upper echelon tight ends currently struggling, Kittle has re-cemented himself as one of the most elite options.
2 hours ago
Darren Waller Note
Darren Waller photo 4. Darren Waller LV (vs . LAC)
Waller is an elite buy-low option entering Week 7. All of the under-the-radar utilization appears as promising as ever; 89% routes, 24% target share, 21% TPRR, and a 10.3 ADOT. A monster blowup performance is coming soon, and it could very well occur in Week 7 against the Eagles.
5 weeks ago
Rob Gronkowski Note
Rob Gronkowski photo 5. Rob Gronkowski TB (vs . CAR)
Including playoffs, Gronk now has 11 touchdowns over his past 16 games. In his past three contests, he has secured 15-of-16 targets for 186 yards and four TDs. That's fantastic, but the future Hall-of-Famer is still fighting the age model in a crowded receiving corps. It was tempting to tag him as a "sell", but the Week 1 results are just impossible to ignore.
11 weeks ago
Mike Gesicki Note
Mike Gesicki photo 6. Mike Gesicki MIA (vs . NE)
Entering Sunday night, Gesicki has been a top-seven PPR tight end in three of his last four games. It's especially encouraging that he once again produced despite the offense shifting from Jacoby Brissett back to Tua Tagovailoa. Gesicki is likely benefiting from the absences of both DeVante Parker and Will Fuller, but with bye weeks coming up he's a sure fire TE1 until further notice.
6 weeks ago
Dawson Knox Note
Dawson Knox photo 7. Dawson Knox BUF (vs . NYJ)
Through five weeks, Knox's share of targets per routes run doesn't support the production he has been registering. However, he's attached to a high-end passing attack in an elite offense, so low-end TE1 numbers are doable moving forward.
7 weeks ago
Kyle Pitts Note
Kyle Pitts photo 8. Kyle Pitts ATL (vs . NO)
The 21-year-old has now been held to 62 receiving yards or less in each of his past four games. For the season he's still at just one touchdown. Pitts looked to be emerging as a top-four fantasy tight end when he posted 119+ yards in back to back games after Week 7, but the absence of Calvin Ridley has led to a ton more defensive attention on him. It's important to remember that he's still a rookie playing in a playmaker-depleted offense. More importantly, the utilization remains fantastic. Pitts draws the Jaguars and Bucs in Weeks 12-13. The talent is still worth betting on.
1 week ago
T.J. Hockenson Note
T.J. Hockenson photo 9. T.J. Hockenson DET (vs . GB)
Even at his best this year, Hockenson wasn't performing as a difference-maker in fantasy. Then game Week 10's goose egg against the Steelers, which was mostly driven by Detroit's anemic passing performance. That is the issue, though. Hockenson plays on one of the worst offenses in football and is reliant on massive target numbers to post strong TE1 results. In actuality, he's closer to the bottom of the TE1 rankings than he is the elite tier.
2 weeks ago
Dalton Schultz Note
Dalton Schultz photo 10. Dalton Schultz DAL (at PHI)
The return of Michael Gallup could wind up having a major impact on Schultz, who took a backseat in the receiving game in Week 10. Schultz saw just 6.1% of the targets after being at 19.8% from Weeks 2-9 sans Gallup. Game script was weird in this one as Dallas didn't need to do much in the second half, but this isn't what Schultz managers were hoping for. He's still tied to an elite offense, which keeps him in the low-end TE1 conversation, but expectations should be tempered with all of the Cowboys pass catchers healthy at the moment.
2 weeks ago
Dallas Goedert Note
Dallas Goedert photo 11. Dallas Goedert PHI (vs . DAL)
Goedert has yet to fully pop in the box score, but his underlying usage has been fantastic since the Zach Ertz trade. On Sunday against the Saints he caught 5-of-8 targets for 62 yards. He had a 33% target share. The Eagles have transformed into a run-heavy offense over the past month, which limits Goedert's ultimate upside. Still, the profile is that of a mid-tier TE1.
1 week ago
Pat Freiermuth Note
Pat Freiermuth photo 12. Pat Freiermuth PIT (at BAL)
Eric Ebron returned in Week 10, but it didn't stop Freiermuth from maintaining the strong target shares he was putting up in the past three weeks. A high-end prospect coming out of college, Freiermuth is worth rostering everywhere as a low-end TE1 moving forward.
2 weeks ago
Zach Ertz Note
Zach Ertz photo 13. Zach Ertz ARI (vs . SEA)
Logan Thomas Note
Logan Thomas photo 14. Logan Thomas WAS (at NYG)
Fresh off a three-year, $24 million extension he signed entering training camp, Thomas enters '21 with a more locked-in role in Washington's offense. In fact, Thomas played 93% of the team's offensive snaps last season, and he was in on 37-of-37 snaps with Ryan Fitzpatrick this preseason. On those 37 snaps Thomas ran a route on 22-of-22 "Fitzmagic" drop backs. Thomas' ceiling/floor combo isn't as high as the top six tight ends, but he has a strong case as "the next best option" following that tier drop.
11 weeks ago
Noah Fant Note
Noah Fant photo 15. Noah Fant DEN (vs . KC)
Denver was finally trailing for most of the game in Week 4, which led to Fant putting up a 28% target share while catching six passes for 46 yards and a score. He remains an efficient player, but the Broncos simply don't like to throw the ball while leading. Moving forward, Fant should only be considered a strong start in games where we expect Denver to be playing catchup.
8 weeks ago
Hunter Henry Note
Hunter Henry photo 16. Hunter Henry NE (at MIA)
Henry continues to run more routes entering Week 7, and he leads the Patriots with a 67% end zone share for the season. That's enough to make him a TE1 streamer while bye weeks are piling up.
5 weeks ago
Tyler Higbee Note
Tyler Higbee photo 17. Tyler Higbee LAR (vs . SF)
Over the Rams' past two games, Higbee has played 100% of the offensive snaps while running a route on 92% of Matthew Stafford's dropbacks. He has an 18.6% target share during this time and is someone to target moving forward.
5 weeks ago
Tyler Conklin Note
Tyler Conklin photo 18. Tyler Conklin MIN (vs . CHI)
Dan Arnold Note
Dan Arnold photo 19. Dan Arnold JAC (vs . IND)
Arnold has 7+ targets in four of his last five games. In the Jaguars' three contests since their bye week, Arnold has a superb 24 targets. It was another serviceable, low-end TE1 performance in Week 10. Arnold hauled in five receptions for 67 yards and a two-point conversion. He isn't a league-winner, but he simply needs to be rostered in most leagues.
2 weeks ago
Jared Cook Note
Jared Cook photo 20. Jared Cook LAC (at LV)
Evan Engram Note
Evan Engram photo 21. Evan Engram NYG (vs . WAS)
David Njoku Note
David Njoku photo 22. David Njoku CLE (vs . CIN)
C.J. Uzomah Note
C.J. Uzomah photo 23. C.J. Uzomah CIN (at CLE)
Cole Kmet Note
Cole Kmet photo 24. Cole Kmet CHI (at MIN)
Kmet's route rate eclipsed the 80% threshold in Week 3. If Chicago's offense ever gets on track then the second-year tight end could flirt with streaming status.
9 weeks ago
Jonnu Smith Note
Jonnu Smith photo 25. Jonnu Smith NE (at MIA)
Smith saw just two targets in Week 5 and was held to 27 yards. The Patriots appear mildly interested in using him around the goal-line as a potential TD threat, but the offense overall just isn't creating enough explosiveness for him to be a TE1 in fantasy land. Consider Smith a mid-range TE2 until further notice.
7 weeks ago
Albert Okwuegbunam Note
Albert Okwuegbunam photo 26. Albert Okwuegbunam DEN (vs . KC)
Gerald Everett Note
Gerald Everett photo 27. Gerald Everett SEA (at ARI)
Austin Hooper Note
Austin Hooper photo 28. Austin Hooper CLE (vs . CIN)
Josiah Deguara Note
Josiah Deguara photo 29. Josiah Deguara GB (at DET)
Ricky Seals-Jones Note
Ricky Seals-Jones photo 30. Ricky Seals-Jones WAS (at NYG)
"RSJ" was a popular tight end streamer this week and he produced for fantasy managers who employed him. Seals-Jones hauled in 4-of-6 targets for 58 yards and a score in Sunday's loss to the Chiefs. More importantly, the utilization was fantastic. RSJ was in on 100% of Washington's offensive snaps while running a route on 95% of the team's dropbacks and receiving an 18% target share. He faces the Packers in Week 7 and will once again be on the streaming radar with Logan Thomas sidelined.
6 weeks ago
Mo Alie-Cox Note
Mo Alie-Cox photo 31. Mo Alie-Cox IND (at JAC)
Donald Parham Jr. Note
Donald Parham Jr. photo 32. Donald Parham Jr. LAC (at LV)
Juwan Johnson Note
Juwan Johnson photo 33. Juwan Johnson NO (at ATL)
Ryan Griffin Note
Ryan Griffin photo 34. Ryan Griffin NYJ (at BUF)
Jack Doyle Note
Jack Doyle photo 35. Jack Doyle IND (at JAC)
Anthony Firkser Note
Anthony Firkser photo 36. Anthony Firkser TEN (at HOU)
Hayden Hurst Note
Hayden Hurst photo 37. Hayden Hurst ATL (vs . NO)
Foster Moreau Note
Foster Moreau photo 38. Foster Moreau LV (vs . LAC)
Brevin Jordan Note
Brevin Jordan photo 39. Brevin Jordan HOU (vs . TEN)
Cameron Brate Note
Cameron Brate photo 40. Cameron Brate TB (vs . CAR)
Tommy Tremble Note
Tommy Tremble photo 41. Tommy Tremble CAR (at TB)
Durham Smythe Note
Durham Smythe photo 42. Durham Smythe MIA (vs . NE)
O.J. Howard Note
O.J. Howard photo 43. O.J. Howard TB (vs . CAR)
Will Dissly Note
Will Dissly photo 44. Will Dissly SEA (at ARI)
Blake Jarwin Note
Blake Jarwin photo 45. Blake Jarwin DAL (at PHI)
MyCole Pruitt Note
MyCole Pruitt photo 46. MyCole Pruitt TEN (at HOU)
Adam Trautman Note
Adam Trautman photo 47. Adam Trautman NO (at ATL)
John Bates Note
John Bates photo 48. John Bates WAS (at NYG)
Kyle Rudolph Note
Kyle Rudolph photo 49. Kyle Rudolph NYG (vs . WAS)
Geoff Swaim Note
Geoff Swaim photo 50. Geoff Swaim TEN (at HOU)
Harrison Bryant Note
Harrison Bryant photo 51. Harrison Bryant CLE (vs . CIN)
Eric Ebron Note
Eric Ebron photo 52. Eric Ebron PIT (at BAL)
Jimmy Graham Note
Jimmy Graham photo 53. Jimmy Graham CHI (at MIN)
Ian Thomas Note
Ian Thomas photo 54. Ian Thomas CAR (at TB)
Adam Shaheen Note
Adam Shaheen photo 55. Adam Shaheen MIA (vs . NE)
Jordan Akins Note
Jordan Akins photo 56. Jordan Akins HOU (vs . TEN)
Marcedes Lewis Note
Marcedes Lewis photo 57. Marcedes Lewis GB (at DET)
Jesper Horsted Note
Jesper Horsted photo 58. Jesper Horsted CHI (at MIN)
Tommy Sweeney Note
Tommy Sweeney photo 59. Tommy Sweeney BUF (vs . NYJ)
Tyler Kroft Note
Tyler Kroft photo 60. Tyler Kroft NYJ (at BUF)
Ross Dwelley Note
Ross Dwelley photo 61. Ross Dwelley SF (at LAR)
Jacob Hollister Note
Jacob Hollister photo 62. Jacob Hollister JAC (vs . IND)
Pharaoh Brown Note
Pharaoh Brown photo 63. Pharaoh Brown HOU (vs . TEN)
Chris Herndon IV Note
Chris Herndon IV photo 64. Chris Herndon IV MIN (vs . CHI)
Kylen Granson Note
Kylen Granson photo 65. Kylen Granson IND (at JAC)
Drew Sample Note
Drew Sample photo 66. Drew Sample CIN (at CLE)
James O'Shaughnessy Note
James O'Shaughnessy photo 67. James O'Shaughnessy JAC (vs . IND)
Hunter Long Note
Hunter Long photo 68. Hunter Long MIA (vs . NE)
Jacob Harris Note
Jacob Harris photo 69. Jacob Harris LAR (vs . SF)
Josh Oliver Note
Josh Oliver photo 70. Josh Oliver BAL (vs . PIT)
Nick Boyle Note
Nick Boyle photo 71. Nick Boyle BAL (vs . PIT)
Jace Sternberger Note
Jace Sternberger photo 72. Jace Sternberger PIT (at BAL)
Tre' McKitty Note
Tre' McKitty photo 73. Tre' McKitty LAC (at LV)
Brycen Hopkins Note
Brycen Hopkins photo 74. Brycen Hopkins LAR (vs . SF)
Luke Farrell Note
Luke Farrell photo 75. Luke Farrell JAC (vs . IND)
Darren Fells Note
Darren Fells photo 76. Darren Fells TB (vs . CAR)