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2019 Rest of Season Rankings
Travis Kelce Note
Travis Kelce photo 1. Travis Kelce KC (vs . LAC)
Kelce scored the most fantasy points of any tight end in the last five seasons last year. He may shatter that clip this season and approach Gronk's enormous 2017 total of 331 PPR points if Tyreek Hill were to suffer an injury.. Kelce wasn't far off at 295 last year. If he can jump another 40 points, we'd be looking at the WR1 if he qualified for that possession. Kelce should continue to prove he was well worth a second-round pick this year.
28 weeks ago
George Kittle Note
George Kittle photo 2. George Kittle SF (at SEA)
Not only did Kittle receive for more yards than any tight end in football history last year, but he did it with Nick Mullens and CJ Beathard as his quarterbacks. Enter Jimmy Garoppolo and we might see an even better season. Granted, the 49ers have some weapons in the passing game, but among them, Kittle is still the number one.
28 weeks ago
Zach Ertz Note
Zach Ertz photo 3. Zach Ertz PHI (at NYG)
Ertz was spectacular again last season even outscoring George Kittle in his record-breaking season. There is no doubt that Ertz will produce as long as he stays on the field, and especially with Carson Wentz back. With that said, it seems unlikely that Kittle will catch just 5 touchdowns this season with Jimmy G throwing passes so for now, Ertz sits at the end of that first tier of tight ends.
28 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.
23 weeks ago
Darren Waller Note
Darren Waller photo 5. Darren Waller LV (BYE)
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.
26 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.
26 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.
23 weeks ago
Jack Doyle Note
Jack Doyle photo 8. Jack Doyle IND (at JAC)
Eric Ebron has taken a back seat in the past two weeks in terms of snaps and targets to Doyle. Whether or not that keeps up is anyone's guess, but frankly, you could play both of them against the Dolphins in Week 10.
22 weeks ago
Jared Cook Note
Jared Cook photo 9. Jared Cook NO (at CAR)
We knew Drew Brees' offense is fantasy gold for tight ends, but Brees is now hurt and we saw Cook with Green Bay and Aaron Rodgers in 2016. He did nothing, so perhaps even Brees' return won't lock him into the fantasy top 12. Additionally, Cook was TE15 in 2017 before his big 2018 season which was fueled by the fact that Jordy Nelson was their #1 receiver. In New Orleans, he will be the #3 or #4 option at best so perhaps we should be careful with our expectations.
28 weeks ago
Dallas Goedert Note
Dallas Goedert photo 10. Dallas Goedert PHI (at NYG)
If Goedert is not the top tight end pick up of the week, he is awfully close. Add supreme talent and plenty of targets to a cake rest of the season schedule and we've got ourselves a top 10 rest of season tight end.
20 weeks ago
O.J. Howard Note
O.J. Howard photo 11. O.J. Howard TB (vs . ATL)
It may sound stupid based on how he started the season, but Howard does have 60+ receiving yards in each of the past two weeks. With the state of the tight end position and his upcoming matchup against a terrible Lions defense, that's enough to make him the top streaming option of the week. Now, add in that Mike Evans is almost certain to miss this game and we could be talking about 7 or 8 targets too.
17 weeks ago
Noah Fant Note
Noah Fant photo 12. Noah Fant DEN (vs . OAK)
Since Emmanuel Sanders was traded to San Francisco, Fant leads the Broncos in targets and has seen a handful of red zone looks as well. The matchup isn't ideal this week in Buffalo but we are talking about a rest of season top 12 tight end.
20 weeks ago
Jacob Hollister Note
Jacob Hollister photo 13. 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.
18 weeks ago
Kyle Rudolph Note
Kyle Rudolph photo 14. Kyle Rudolph MIN (vs . CHI)
Yes, Rudolph had two touchdowns, but he continued the trend of finishing games with under 25 receiving yards. In fact, he's only been over that mark twice all year.
21 weeks ago
Mike Gesicki Note
Mike Gesicki photo 15. Mike Gesicki MIA (at NE)
The matchup this week against the Jets is among the toughest for opposing tight ends so you likely won't want to use Gesicki in it. With that said, he has been getting consistent target and air yards, enough so to make stash-worthy.
18 weeks ago
David Njoku Note
David Njoku photo 16. David Njoku CLE (at CIN)
Njoku has more talent than just about anyone on waivers and by far the best matchup, but he only played around 20 snaps in his return last week despite just a wrist injury that Njoku says he is healed from. This is a risky play, but one with tons of upside.
17 weeks ago
Tyler Higbee Note
Tyler Higbee photo 17. Tyler Higbee LAR (vs . ARI)
Higbee has back to back 100-yard games but he also has back to back easy matchups. This week, the Rams will go to Dallas, where the matchup is much more difficult. Higbee will be outside the top 12 in rankings at his position, but not by far.
17 weeks ago
Greg Olsen Note
Greg Olsen photo 18. 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.
26 weeks ago
Jason Witten Note
Jason Witten photo 19. Jason Witten LV (BYE)
Witten is by no means a sexy add at this point in his career, but he'll see enough targets, especially in the red zone, to make him worthy of streaming two or three times this season.
31 weeks ago
Gerald Everett Note
Gerald Everett photo 20. Gerald Everett LAR (vs . ARI)
Many will be turning to Chris Herndon if they need a tight end this week, but the Cowboys are a more daunting defense against them than what Everett gets this week, plus the difference in QBs is substantial.
26 weeks ago
Vance McDonald Note
Vance McDonald photo 21. Vance McDonald PIT (at BAL)
You may be tempted to pick up McDonald if you need a tight end this week, but even despite several promising matchups like the one he has this week, McDonald has yet to surpass 40 yards in any game all season.
20 weeks ago
Jimmy Graham Note
Jimmy Graham photo 22. Jimmy Graham CHI (at MIN)
Graham caught another touchdown in Week 4 and he did it versus a stellar Eagles' tight end defending unit. He also saw 9 targets, and while that won't be consistent, he is one well worth keeping a close eye on moving forward.
27 weeks ago
Darren Fells Note
Darren Fells photo 23. Darren Fells HOU (vs . TEN)
Fells just keeps getting the job done and as a result, he should now be considered a top 15 rest of season tight end. With that said, this week he doesn't make for a great start as he draws the Jags defense.
23 weeks ago
Jonnu Smith Note
Jonnu Smith photo 24. Jonnu Smith TEN (at HOU)
If Delanie Walker ends up missing another game, Smith would make for an excellent streamer start once again but the most likely scenario is that Walker plays and Smith becomes an afterthought.
22 weeks ago
Dawson Knox Note
Dawson Knox photo 25. Dawson Knox BUF (vs . NYJ)
Knox disappointed in Week 7 in what seemed to be an ideal matchup. If you are looking for a streamer this week, he may appear to be in a good matchup, but there are several better options including Vance McDonald and Jonnu Smith.
24 weeks ago
Ian Thomas Note
Ian Thomas photo 26. Ian Thomas CAR (vs . NO)
Assuming Olsen is going to miss another game, Thomas will be a fringe TE1 this week because of a juicy matchup at home against Seattle, a plus game script and the fact that he had 10 targets last week.
17 weeks ago
Tyler Eifert Note
Tyler Eifert photo 27. Tyler Eifert JAC (vs . IND)
Eifert is nowhere close to the longterm pickup that Chris Herndon is, but he is a much better pickup is you are looking for a Week 5 streamer. Eifert should have a big day against the Cardinals' suspect defense versus tight ends.
27 weeks ago
Cameron Brate Note
Cameron Brate photo 28. Cameron Brate TB (vs . ATL)
It seems as though the Bucs finally turned the page on O.J. Howard after his terrible drop that led to an interception. Brate ended up with a whopping 14 targets against the toughest tight end matchup in football. This week he'll move into a much better matchup versus the Falcons' shoddy secondary.
20 weeks ago
Irv Smith Jr. Note
Irv Smith Jr. photo 29. Irv Smith Jr. MIN (vs . CHI)
Since Adam Thielen went down, Smith has 6+ targets in three of four games. The matchup versus Denver isn't ideal this week, but if you need a tight end, he has a nice floor based on the volume he's been seeing.
21 weeks ago
Benjamin Watson Note
Benjamin Watson photo 30. Benjamin Watson FA (BYE)
It may make sense to tie your fantasy team to Tom Brady's tight end and we've seen Watson produce before, but he will more than likely split time so at this point, just keep Watson on waiver wire speed dial.
27 weeks ago
Hayden Hurst Note
Hayden Hurst photo 31. Hayden Hurst ATL (at TB)
Nick O'Leary Note
Nick O'Leary photo 32. Nick O'Leary LV (BYE)
Kaden Smith Note
Kaden Smith photo 33. Kaden Smith NYG (vs . PHI)
Smith looked useful in his first start with both Evan Engram and Rhett Ellison out. With that said, the matchup this week versus the Eagles is much more difficult than what he ran into last week.
18 weeks ago
Vernon Davis Note
Vernon Davis photo 34. Vernon Davis FA (BYE)
Foster Moreau Note
Foster Moreau photo 35. Foster Moreau LV (BYE)
Jesse James Note
Jesse James photo 36. Jesse James DET (vs . GB)
Demetrius Harris Note
Demetrius Harris photo 37. Demetrius Harris CHI (at MIN)
Jordan Akins Note
Jordan Akins photo 38. Jordan Akins HOU (vs . TEN)
Akins did get in the end zone twice Sunday, but he only has 10 targets through three weeks so it was more than likely a fluke than something we can expect to see again.
28 weeks ago
Ross Dwelley Note
Ross Dwelley photo 39. Ross Dwelley SF (at SEA)
Ricky Seals-Jones Note
Ricky Seals-Jones photo 40. Ricky Seals-Jones KC (vs . LAC)
Jones now has two impressive performances in the past three weeks and against tough defenses. He will be worth keeping on waiver wire speed dial in case this is the new norm following his Week 7 bye.
25 weeks ago
Blake Jarwin Note
Blake Jarwin photo 41. Blake Jarwin DAL (vs . WAS)
C.J. Uzomah Note
C.J. Uzomah photo 42. C.J. Uzomah CIN (vs . CLE)
Jordan Reed Note
Jordan Reed photo 43. Jordan Reed FA (BYE)
Say what you want about how awful Reed has been compared to his ADP over the years, but you can't say he has been bad when healthy. Unfortunately, Reed suffered his 7th concussion of his career in the preseason so we may have to wait awhile before we can use him.
31 weeks ago
Logan Thomas Note
Logan Thomas photo 44. Logan Thomas WAS (at DAL)
Nick Boyle Note
Nick Boyle photo 45. Nick Boyle BAL (vs . PIT)
Jaeden Graham Note
Jaeden Graham photo 46. Jaeden Graham ATL (at TB)
Nick Vannett Note
Nick Vannett photo 47. Nick Vannett DEN (vs . OAK)
Vannett was dealt to the Steelers to fill in for Vance McDonald but it seems a little too optimistic to expect him to perform right away in Week 5 versus the Ravens. He is best left on waivers for now.
27 weeks ago
Luke Willson Note
Luke Willson photo 48. Luke Willson SEA (vs . SF)
Mo Alie-Cox Note
Mo Alie-Cox photo 49. Mo Alie-Cox IND (at JAC)
Jeremy Sprinkle Note
Jeremy Sprinkle photo 50. Jeremy Sprinkle WAS (at DAL)
Virgil Green Note
Virgil Green photo 51. Virgil Green LAC (at KC)
Geoff Swaim Note
Geoff Swaim photo 52. Geoff Swaim FA (BYE)
Nick Foles is the most tight end happy quarterback in the league which is specifically why Swaim decided to sign with Jacksonville. His athleticism and the fact that there is little competition in the Jags' receiver corps for targets makes him the ultimate deep sleeper.
31 weeks ago
Jace Sternberger Note
Jace Sternberger photo 53. Jace Sternberger GB (at DET)
Josh Hill Note
Josh Hill photo 54. Josh Hill NO (at CAR)
Anthony Firkser Note
Anthony Firkser photo 55. Anthony Firkser TEN (at HOU)
Charles Clay Note
Charles Clay photo 56. Charles Clay FA (BYE)
Rhett Ellison Note
Rhett Ellison photo 57. Rhett Ellison FA (BYE)
Matt LaCosse Note
Matt LaCosse photo 58. Matt LaCosse NE (vs . MIA)
LaCosse appears to be the favorite to open the season as the Patriots' starting tight end. Whether that continues all season is anyways guess and we certainly can't expect him to replace Gronk, but the fact of the matter is that this role will lead to a few big weeks here and there and perhaps more.
31 weeks ago
Jordan Thomas Note
Jordan Thomas photo 59. Jordan Thomas HOU (vs . TEN)
Dan Arnold Note
Dan Arnold photo 60. Dan Arnold ARI (at LAR)
Adam Shaheen Note
Adam Shaheen photo 61. Adam Shaheen CHI (at MIN)
Jake Butt Note
Jake Butt photo 62. Jake Butt DEN (vs . OAK)
Tyler Kroft Note
Tyler Kroft photo 63. Tyler Kroft BUF (vs . NYJ)
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3Michael Thomas (NO)WR
4Ezekiel Elliott (DAL)RB
5Dalvin Cook (MIN)RB
6Derrick Henry (TEN)RB
7Alvin Kamara (NO)RB
8Davante Adams (GB)WR
9Tyreek Hill (KC)WR
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15Chris Godwin (TB)WR
16Travis Kelce (KC)TE
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19Mike Evans (TB)WR
20Lamar Jackson (BAL)QB
21Leonard Fournette (JAC)RB
22Kenny Golladay (DET)WR
23Amari Cooper (DAL)WR
24Austin Ekeler (LAC)RB
25Kenyan Drake (ARI)RB
26Odell Beckham Jr. (CLE)WR
27Miles Sanders (PHI)RB
28D.J. Moore (CAR)WR
29Allen Robinson (CHI)WR
30Todd Gurley (ATL)RB
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3Christian Yelich (MIL)LF,RF
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13Max Scherzer (WSH)SP
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16Alex Bregman (HOU)3B,SS
17J.D. Martinez (BOS)LF,RF
18Walker Buehler (LAD)SP
19Fernando Tatis Jr. (SD)SS
20Anthony Rendon (LAA)3B
21Rafael Devers (BOS)3B
22Bryce Harper (PHI)RF
23Justin Verlander (HOU)SP
24Starling Marte (ARI)CF
25Jack Flaherty (STL)SP
26Javier Baez (CHC)SS
27Stephen Strasburg (WSH)SP
28Xander Bogaerts (BOS)SS
29Shane Bieber (CLE)SP
30Yordan Alvarez (HOU)LF,DH
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5Kevin Durant (BKN)SF,PF
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7Stephen Curry (GSW)PG,SG
8Nikola Jokic (DEN)PF,C
9Damian Lillard (POR)PG
10Russell Westbrook (HOU)PG
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12Paul George (LAC)SF,PF
13Joel Embiid (PHI)PF,C
14Kawhi Leonard (LAC)SG,SF
15Chris Paul (OKC)PG
16Jimmy Butler (MIA)SG,SF
17Kemba Walker (BOS)PG
18Ben Simmons (PHI)PG,SF
19Kyrie Irving (BKN)PG,SG
20Jrue Holiday (NOR)PG,SG
21Rudy Gobert (UTH)C
22Andre Drummond (CLE)PF,C
23John Wall (WAS)PG
24Kyle Lowry (TOR)PG
25Donovan Mitchell (UTH)PG,SG
26Khris Middleton (MIL)SG,SF
27Bradley Beal (WAS)SG
28Kevin Love (CLE)PF,C
29Draymond Green (GSW)PF,C
30LaMarcus Aldridge (SAS)PF,C
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