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Fantasy Football Player Notes

2019 Rest of Season Rankings
Travis Kelce Note
Travis Kelce photo 1. Travis Kelce KC (vs . LAC)
What more can owners ask of Kelce, who has finished as the tip tight end and totaled at least 1,000 yards receiving in three straight seasons. You want a negative? With Tyreek Hill set to avoid suspension, Kelce won't see the likely uptick in targets he otherwise would have. Fantasy owners will have to settle for just having the best tight end in the game put up his usual dominant stat line. Buy with confidence, obviously, and draft him as a borderline first-rounder.
49 weeks ago
George Kittle Note
George Kittle photo 2. George Kittle SF (at SEA)
The absence of Jimmy Garoppolo had no impact on Kittle, who racked up an incredible 1,377 yards last season. His record-setting total was largely due to a ridiculous amount of yards after the catch, the most in the NFL. Some regression could be expected, but given the enormous upgrade in quarterback with Garoppolo healthy, perhaps it shouldn't be as much as you think. Kittle may still be behind Travis Kelce as the top tight end in fantasy, but the gap is narrow.
49 weeks ago
Zach Ertz Note
Zach Ertz photo 3. Zach Ertz PHI (at NYG)
Ertz saw a preposterous 156 targets last year, which led to 116 catches for 1,163 yards and eight touchdowns. He almost certainly will see a meaningful drop in targets this year with the addition of DeSean Jackson and with a healthy Darren Sproles. But he can give away plenty of targets and still finish as an easy top-three tight end. Draft him with confidence early.
49 weeks ago
Hunter Henry Note
Hunter Henry photo 4. Hunter Henry LAC (at KC)
Henry has immediately vaulted into the discussion of top-five tight ends in fantasy football, as he's seen both the targets and the yardage to make him one of the rare, truly reliable players at the position. The Chargers may struggle on offense, but Henry should continue to get his going forward.
41 weeks ago
Darren Waller Note
Darren Waller photo 5. Darren Waller LV (at DEN)
Waller has been one of the best surprises in football, as he's offered some semblance of reliability at an unreliable position. His only negative is the fact that he has yet to score a touchdown, but so long as he keeps seeing the high volume of targets and piling on the receptions, they will come soon enough. He's one of the few tight ends you can simply leave in your lineup.
44 weeks ago
Mark Andrews Note
Mark Andrews photo 6. Mark Andrews BAL (vs . PIT)
After topping 100 yards receiving in each of his first two games, Andrews has come back down to earth a bit in his last three, totaling just 91 yards overall. But he's seen at least seven targets in each game and scored three touchdowns, and in the tight end landscape, that makes him a borderline superstar. Start him each and every week without hesitation.
44 weeks ago
Austin Hooper Note
Austin Hooper photo 7. Austin Hooper CLE (at CIN)
Hooper has now scored in three straight games and is simply having a marvelous season. Atlanta may be in the midst of an awful season, but that hardly matters for their offense, which continues to play from behind and maximize its receiving options. With few reliable tight ends, Hooper is extremely valuable this year, and there's no reason to expect it to end.
41 weeks ago
Jack Doyle Note
Jack Doyle photo 8. Jack Doyle IND (at JAC)
Jared Cook Note
Jared Cook photo 9. Jared Cook NO (at CAR)
Cook was perhaps the lone bright spot for the Raiders last year, and he parlayed his success into a multi-year deal with the Saints. The coaching staff hasn't been shy about talking up Cook, and outside of Michael Thomas and Alvin Kamara, reliable pass-catchers for New Orleans are few and far between. Cook is getting a little long in the tooth, but after last year, and with a spot on an elite offense, he certainly should be considered a top-10 tight end on draft day.
49 weeks ago
Dallas Goedert Note
Dallas Goedert photo 10. Dallas Goedert PHI (at NYG)
O.J. Howard Note
O.J. Howard photo 11. O.J. Howard TB (vs . ATL)
Howard is off to a brutal start to the season, and there's little reason for optimism at the moment. He's running routes on only about 60% of Jameis Winston's dropbacks so far this season. For now, there are plenty of other more intriguing names to be starting, though you should keep Howard on your bench.
47 weeks ago
Jacob Hollister Note
Jacob Hollister photo 12. Jacob Hollister SEA (vs . SF)
The Seahawks have the Panthers and Cardinals in Weeks 15 and 16, two of the better matchups for tight ends. They both rank in the top three in yards per target allowed to tight ends. With Tyler Lockett seemingly struggling as of late, Hollister could be the answer to your tight end problems.
35 weeks ago
Noah Fant Note
Noah Fant photo 13. Noah Fant DEN (vs . LV)
Greg Olsen Note
Greg Olsen photo 14. Greg Olsen SEA (vs . SF)
Olsen looked to be returning to form for a few games, but has basically fallen off a cliff. He has just two catches for five yards combined in his last two games. The number of reliable tight ends is small, so Olsen is still a starter in deeper leagues. But there's not much to be optimistic about at the moment.
44 weeks ago
Kyle Rudolph Note
Kyle Rudolph photo 15. Kyle Rudolph MIN (vs . CHI)
Mike Gesicki Note
Mike Gesicki photo 16. Mike Gesicki MIA (at NE)
David Njoku Note
David Njoku photo 17. David Njoku CLE (at CIN)
Jason Witten Note
Jason Witten photo 18. Jason Witten LV (at DEN)
Tyler Higbee Note
Tyler Higbee photo 19. Tyler Higbee LAR (vs . ARI)
Gerald Everett Note
Gerald Everett photo 20. Gerald Everett LAR (vs . ARI)
Vance McDonald Note
Vance McDonald photo 21. Vance McDonald PIT (at BAL)
McDonald quietly had an excellent season last year, seeing 72 targets and pulling down 50 catches for 610 yards and four touchdowns despite missing a game. With Antonio Brown and his 168 targets gone, McDonald should see plenty of action. He has an extensive injury history but if he can stay healthy, he could be in line for a monster season.
49 weeks ago
Jimmy Graham Note
Jimmy Graham photo 22. Jimmy Graham CHI (at MIN)
Darren Fells Note
Darren Fells photo 23. Darren Fells HOU (vs . TEN)
Jonnu Smith Note
Jonnu Smith photo 24. Jonnu Smith TEN (at HOU)
Dawson Knox Note
Dawson Knox photo 25. Dawson Knox BUF (vs . NYJ)
Ian Thomas Note
Ian Thomas photo 26. Ian Thomas CAR (vs . NO)
Tyler Eifert Note
Tyler Eifert photo 27. Tyler Eifert JAC (vs . IND)
Benjamin Watson Note
Benjamin Watson photo 28. Benjamin Watson FA (BYE)
Cameron Brate Note
Cameron Brate photo 29. Cameron Brate TB (vs . ATL)
Irv Smith Jr. Note
Irv Smith Jr. photo 30. Irv Smith Jr. MIN (vs . CHI)
Hayden Hurst Note
Hayden Hurst photo 31. Hayden Hurst ATL (at TB)
Jesse James Note
Jesse James photo 32. Jesse James DET (vs . GB)
Nick O'Leary Note
Nick O'Leary photo 33. Nick O'Leary FA (BYE)
C.J. Uzomah Note
C.J. Uzomah photo 34. C.J. Uzomah CIN (vs . CLE)
Jordan Reed Note
Jordan Reed photo 35. Jordan Reed SF (at SEA)
Reed is one of the most injury-prone players in the game, and he suffered a concussion in Thursday night's preseason game against the Falcons. When healthy, Reed is a TE1, but that so rarely is the case that you can't draft him as such. Draft him as a TE2 with upside, but nothing more.
49 weeks ago
Vernon Davis Note
Vernon Davis photo 36. Vernon Davis FA (BYE)
Logan Thomas Note
Logan Thomas photo 37. Logan Thomas WAS (at DAL)
Jordan Akins Note
Jordan Akins photo 38. Jordan Akins HOU (vs . TEN)
Demetrius Harris Note
Demetrius Harris photo 39. Demetrius Harris CHI (at MIN)
Kaden Smith Note
Kaden Smith photo 40. Kaden Smith NYG (vs . PHI)
Blake Jarwin Note
Blake Jarwin photo 41. Blake Jarwin DAL (vs . WAS)
Foster Moreau Note
Foster Moreau photo 42. Foster Moreau LV (at DEN)
Nick Boyle Note
Nick Boyle photo 43. Nick Boyle BAL (vs . PIT)
Ricky Seals-Jones Note
Ricky Seals-Jones photo 44. Ricky Seals-Jones KC (vs . LAC)
Ross Dwelley Note
Ross Dwelley photo 45. Ross Dwelley SF (at SEA)
Jaeden Graham Note
Jaeden Graham photo 46. Jaeden Graham ATL (at TB)
Luke Willson Note
Luke Willson photo 47. Luke Willson SEA (vs . SF)
Jeremy Sprinkle Note
Jeremy Sprinkle photo 48. Jeremy Sprinkle WAS (at DAL)
Virgil Green Note
Virgil Green photo 49. Virgil Green LAC (at KC)
Nick Vannett Note
Nick Vannett photo 50. Nick Vannett DEN (vs . LV)
Geoff Swaim Note
Geoff Swaim photo 51. Geoff Swaim FA (BYE)
Jace Sternberger Note
Jace Sternberger photo 52. Jace Sternberger GB (at DET)
Charles Clay Note
Charles Clay photo 53. Charles Clay FA (BYE)