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Week 4 Rankings

Mark Andrews Note
Mark Andrews photo 1. Mark Andrews BAL (vs . BUF)
Mark Andrews doesn't just lead all tight ends in target share...he leads the ENTIRE NFL through three weeks with an absurd 37% target share. A banged up Bills secondary won't have many answers for stopping the No.1 overall-ranked tight end for Week 4.
22 hours ago
Travis Kelce Note
Travis Kelce photo 2. Travis Kelce KC (at TB)
With a rebuilt wide receiver unit, Kelce has predictably been the top pass catcher for the Chiefs this year, ranking No. 1 on the team with 24 targets, 17 receptions, 230 yards receiving and two touchdowns and No. 2 at the position with 12.4 fantasy points per game. Good matchup, bad matchup, it doesn't matter. You're starting Kelce. He's a top-two fantasy tight end each week, and the gap between him and the guys vying for the No. 3 spot is massive.
22 hours ago
Darren Waller Note
Darren Waller photo 3. Darren Waller LV (vs . DEN)
Waller is the No. 2 tight end with 198 air yards, and he has had a steady 5-8 targets in each game. With Adams on the team, Waller no longer has the outrageous target ceiling he exhibited periodically in the 2019-21 campaigns, but he has a reasonable floor, as the Broncos are without Pro-Bowl S Justin Simmons (quad, IR) and rank No. 8 in most fantasy points allowed to tight ends (12.5). As always, Waller is a high-end TE1.
22 hours ago
Kyle Pitts Note
Kyle Pitts photo 4. Kyle Pitts ATL (vs . CLE)
Pitts finally exploded like Njoku in Week 3. He finished the week second in target share (42.1%), third in receiving yards, and second in air yard share (52.9%) as the TE6 in fantasy. Pitts has the talent, if featured, to dominate any matchup. The Browns are 12th in DVOA against tight ends, but Pitts is a glorified slot receiver (40.7%) who also runs nearly 28% of his routes on the perimeter (27.5%). He'll see Ward and Emerson outside and Greg Newsome in the slot. Newsome has allowed a 64.7% catch rate and 111.6 passer rating. Pitts remains a top-five tight end.
22 hours ago
George Kittle Note
George Kittle photo 5. George Kittle SF (vs . LAR)
Dallas Goedert Note
Dallas Goedert photo 6. Dallas Goedert PHI (vs . JAC)
Pay no attention to Dallas Goedert's mediocre snap share (64%) or route participation (56%) from Week 3. He missed a portion of the game dealing with a shin injury. He remains one of the few trustworthy tight ends in fantasy football as a player running a route on nearly 90% of Jalen Hurts' dropbacks. He has yet to finish worse than TE13 this season.
22 hours ago
Zach Ertz Note
Zach Ertz photo 7. Zach Ertz ARI (at CAR)
Zach Ertz remains a weekly fantasy TE1. His route participation (87%) and target volume (10 in Week 3) are elite and I'd argue he's overdue to score. Ertz has just one TD score this season, despite commanding 8 red-zone targets so far.
22 hours ago
T.J. Hockenson Note
T.J. Hockenson photo 8. T.J. Hockenson DET (vs . SEA)
If you have Hockenson, there's no reason that you should be looking towards the waiver wire for an alternative despite his lackluster start to the season. His 70%-plus route participation easily helps him separate from the majority of tight ends across the NFL and he's playing in a game that projects to be high-scoring, suggesting he has a solid chance of scoring. Not to mention, he still owns a more than acceptable 17% target share on the year and Seattle's defense has allowed the 3rd-most receiving yards to tight ends this season.
22 hours ago
Tyler Higbee Note
Tyler Higbee photo 9. Tyler Higbee LAR (at SF)
David Njoku Note
David Njoku photo 10. David Njoku CLE (at ATL)
David Njoku finally exploded as an integral part of this passing attack in Week 3. He finished the week third among tight ends in target share (32.3%) and fourth in air yard share (22.2%). He saw an 81.8% route run rate and now sits at fourth in yards per route run among tight ends. He gets another sweet matchup to continue the breakout train this week. Atlanta is 24th in DVOA against tight ends allowing the fourth-most receptions and receiving yards. Njoku is a top-ten tight end this week with top-five upside.
22 hours ago
Gerald Everett Note
Gerald Everett photo 11. Gerald Everett LAC (at HOU)
The Chargers free agent acquisition has been a pleasant surprise so far this season, with his high end route participation (72%) and target share (16%). Assuming that Justin Herbert is back to his former self, fantasy managers should have confidence going back to Everett as a backend fantasy TE1.
22 hours ago
Pat Freiermuth Note
Pat Freiermuth photo 12. Pat Freiermuth PIT (vs . NYJ)
After a disappearing act last Thursday night, I expect Pat Freiermuth to get back on track. He still owns a 20% target share on the year which ranks 5th among TEs this season.
22 hours ago
Dawson Knox Note
Dawson Knox photo 13. Dawson Knox BUF (at BAL)
Knox owns just a 9% target share on the season. The Bills tight end is nothing more than a boom-bust TD-reliant asset at this point. His route participation isn't elite as it was last season and his target rate per route run dipped under 10% in Week 3.
22 hours ago
Robert Tonyan Note
Robert Tonyan photo 14. Robert Tonyan GB (vs . NE)
Tyler Conklin Note
Tyler Conklin photo 15. Tyler Conklin NYJ (at PIT)
There's a chance that Conklin fails to keep up his unbelievable pace from the start of the season, if the Jets do indeed take the air out of the ball and dial back the pass attempts. His role as the primary pass-catching tight end in the Jets offense doesn't project to change even with C.J. Uzomah back in the fold, but expecting him to see seven-plus targets for a fourth straight week is probably not smart. He's fine as a streamer off waivers if you don't have another option based on his 17% target share and top-12 route participation. And I will say the matchup versus Pittsburgh does seem to favor the burly tight end as two TEs the Steelers have faced this season (Hayden Hurst, David Njoku) both averaged nine targets.
22 hours ago
Irv Smith Jr. Note
Irv Smith Jr. photo 16. Irv Smith Jr. MIN (at NO)
While Smith has seen his route run rate climb to 60.4% over the last two weeks with a 17.1% target share, with this matchup against the Saints, he's nothing more than a TE2. New Orleans has been tough against tight ends for multiple seasons, and 2022 isn't any different. They are third in DVOA against the position with the fourth-fewest receptions and second-lowest receiving yards allowed.
22 hours ago
Evan Engram Note
Evan Engram photo 17. Evan Engram JAC (at PHI)
I've echoed my praise for the Eagles cornerbacks. And that means if the Jaguars are to have a chance at winning this football game, Evan Engram needs to deliver. The ex-Giants tight end looked like a prime streamer entering Week 3, but flamed out with one catch for nine yards. However, he caught a 2-point conversion and came extremely close to converting his end-zone target into a score, but failed to get his feet inbounds. We can't just completely write him off in an ascending offense with a season-long 15% target share and his high-end 80% route participation, which is a top-10 mark at the position. Especially with the Eagles strong cornerbacks likely forcing Lawrence to target his tight end more than last week.
22 hours ago
Hayden Hurst Note
Hayden Hurst photo 18. Hayden Hurst CIN (vs . MIA)
Hurst is a decent streaming option again this week who could find himself inside the top 12 in Week 4. After tanking last week with a 5.6% target share and 2.9% of the air yards, Hurst has fallen to TE23 in fantasy points per game. 
21 hours ago
Logan Thomas Note
Logan Thomas photo 19. Logan Thomas WAS (at DAL)
Thomas is a TE2 who hasn't seen his route run rate increase as I hoped. He's remained in the 54.5-62.5% range in every game. With his 11.0% target share (22nd) and tough matchup (Dallas ninth in DVOA) upcoming, Thomas is a desperation streamer only. The Cowboys rank 18th in receptions allowed to tight ends, but they've held them to the third-lowest receiving yardage total.
22 hours ago
Juwan Johnson Note
Juwan Johnson photo 20. Juwan Johnson NO (vs . MIN)
Dalton Schultz Note
Dalton Schultz photo 21. Dalton Schultz DAL (vs . WAS)
Continue to monitor practice reports, and I'll include him in my Friday update. I doubt he plays this week. If he is out, don't consider any tight ends from Dallas for your fantasy starting lineup. In Week 3, they evenly split routes between Peyton Hendershot and Jake Ferguson.
22 hours ago
Albert Okwuegbunam Note
Albert Okwuegbunam photo 22. Albert Okwuegbunam DEN (at LV)
A hyped late-round sleeper in fantasy drafts, Okwuegbunam has disappointed this year. He's No. 2 on the Broncos with 78 routes -- but No. 4 with 10 targets, which he has "leveraged" into 6-45-0 receiving. The Raiders are No. 6 in most fantasy points allowed to tight ends (13.8 per game), so he has some theoretical upside, but Okwuegbunam is impossible to trust as anything more than a grasping TE2.
22 hours ago
Mike Gesicki Note
Mike Gesicki photo 23. Mike Gesicki MIA (at CIN)
Gesicki isn't playable with his current snap rate. In Week 3, he only handled a 5% target share with a 31.8% route run rate. Sadly this isn't far off his full season marks of 5% and 50%. Bench him until these rates climb (if they do).
22 hours ago
Cole Kmet Note
Cole Kmet photo 24. Cole Kmet CHI (at NYG)
Kmet finally saw nice usage in Week 3 - 80% route participation - but did nothing in the stat sheet because of the lack of passing attempts in the offense. Nobody in the Bears passing game can be played in fantasy lineups until we see a willingness or signal that they will throw more. It's really that simple.
22 hours ago
Hunter Henry Note
Hunter Henry photo 25. Hunter Henry NE (at GB)
Cameron Brate Note
Cameron Brate photo 26. Cameron Brate TB (vs . KC)
Brate has 11 targets on the year -- and that's with the Buccaneers running thin at wide receiver. Yeah, no thanks.
22 hours ago
Noah Fant Note
Noah Fant photo 27. Noah Fant SEA (at DET)
Yawn. Noah Fant was out-snapped by Will Dissly in Week 3 and ran a route on just 50% of Geno Smith's dropbacks. It's horrible usage for a tight end, making Fant unplayable in fantasy football.
22 hours ago
Will Dissly Note
Will Dissly photo 28. Will Dissly SEA (at DET)
Isaiah Likely Note
Isaiah Likely photo 29. Isaiah Likely BAL (vs . BUF)
Jonnu Smith Note
Jonnu Smith photo 30. Jonnu Smith NE (at GB)
Austin Hooper Note
Austin Hooper photo 31. Austin Hooper TEN (at IND)
Mo Alie-Cox Note
Mo Alie-Cox photo 32. Mo Alie-Cox IND (vs . TEN)
Harrison Bryant Note
Harrison Bryant photo 33. Harrison Bryant CLE (at ATL)
Foster Moreau Note
Foster Moreau photo 34. Foster Moreau LV (vs . DEN)
After doing nothing in Week 1 (zero targets, 31% snap rate), Moreau had 6-74-0 receiving on nine targets and a 56% snap rate in Weeks 2-3. That's not much, but to the desperado even an empty gun can be a weapon. Moreau is an aspirational low-end TE2.
22 hours ago
Daniel Bellinger Note
Daniel Bellinger photo 35. Daniel Bellinger NYG (vs . CHI)
The Giants rookie tight end caught four of his five targets on Monday night, but only ran a route on 47% of Daniel Jones' dropbacks.
22 hours ago
Taysom Hill Note
Taysom Hill photo 36. Taysom Hill NO (vs . MIN)
Kylen Granson Note
Kylen Granson photo 37. Kylen Granson IND (vs . TEN)
Ian Thomas Note
Ian Thomas photo 38. Ian Thomas CAR (vs . ARI)
Pharaoh Brown Note
Pharaoh Brown photo 39. Pharaoh Brown HOU (vs . LAC)
Jelani Woods Note
Jelani Woods photo 40. Jelani Woods IND (vs . TEN)
Geoff Swaim Note
Geoff Swaim photo 41. Geoff Swaim TEN (at IND)
Durham Smythe Note
Durham Smythe photo 42. Durham Smythe MIA (at CIN)
O.J. Howard Note
O.J. Howard photo 43. O.J. Howard HOU (vs . LAC)
Noah Gray Note
Noah Gray photo 44. Noah Gray KC (at TB)
Colby Parkinson Note
Colby Parkinson photo 45. Colby Parkinson SEA (at DET)
Johnny Mundt Note
Johnny Mundt photo 46. Johnny Mundt MIN (at NO)
Brevin Jordan Note
Brevin Jordan photo 47. Brevin Jordan HOU (vs . LAC)
Tommy Tremble Note
Tommy Tremble photo 48. Tommy Tremble CAR (vs . ARI)
Jake Ferguson Note
Jake Ferguson photo 49. Jake Ferguson DAL (vs . WAS)
Eric Saubert Note
Eric Saubert photo 50. Eric Saubert DEN (at LV)
John Bates Note
John Bates photo 51. John Bates WAS (at DAL)
C.J. Uzomah Note
C.J. Uzomah photo 52. C.J. Uzomah NYJ (at PIT)
Peyton Hendershot Note
Peyton Hendershot photo 53. Peyton Hendershot DAL (vs . WAS)
Tanner Hudson Note
Tanner Hudson photo 54. Tanner Hudson NYG (vs . CHI)
Jordan Akins Note
Jordan Akins photo 55. Jordan Akins HOU (vs . LAC)
Dan Arnold Note
Dan Arnold photo 56. Dan Arnold JAC (at PHI)
Adam Trautman Note
Adam Trautman photo 57. Adam Trautman NO (vs . MIN)
Parker Hesse Note
Parker Hesse photo 58. Parker Hesse ATL (vs . CLE)
Tre' McKitty Note
Tre' McKitty photo 59. Tre' McKitty LAC (at HOU)
Kyle Rudolph Note
Kyle Rudolph photo 60. Kyle Rudolph TB (vs . KC)
Jody Fortson Note
Jody Fortson photo 61. Jody Fortson KC (at TB)
Josiah Deguara Note
Josiah Deguara photo 62. Josiah Deguara GB (vs . NE)
Donald Parham Jr. Note
Donald Parham Jr. photo 63. Donald Parham Jr. LAC (at HOU)
Brock Wright Note
Brock Wright photo 64. Brock Wright DET (vs . SEA)
Zach Gentry Note
Zach Gentry photo 65. Zach Gentry PIT (vs . NYJ)
Tyler Davis Note
Tyler Davis photo 66. Tyler Davis GB (vs . NE)
Ross Dwelley Note
Ross Dwelley photo 67. Ross Dwelley SF (vs . LAR)
Kendall Blanton Note
Kendall Blanton photo 68. Kendall Blanton LAR (at SF)
Josh Oliver Note
Josh Oliver photo 69. Josh Oliver BAL (vs . BUF)
Anthony Firkser Note
Anthony Firkser photo 70. Anthony Firkser ATL (vs . CLE)
Quintin Morris Note
Quintin Morris photo 71. Quintin Morris BUF (at BAL)
Grant Calcaterra Note
Grant Calcaterra photo 72. Grant Calcaterra PHI (vs . JAC)
Jack Stoll Note
Jack Stoll photo 73. Jack Stoll PHI (vs . JAC)
Mitchell Wilcox Note
Mitchell Wilcox photo 74. Mitchell Wilcox CIN (vs . MIA)
Cade Otton Note
Cade Otton photo 75. Cade Otton TB (vs . KC)
Andrew Beck Note
Andrew Beck photo 76. Andrew Beck DEN (at LV)
Marcedes Lewis Note
Marcedes Lewis photo 77. Marcedes Lewis GB (vs . NE)
Trey McBride Note
Trey McBride photo 78. Trey McBride ARI (at CAR)
Chris Myarick Note
Chris Myarick photo 79. Chris Myarick NYG (vs . CHI)
Chigoziem Okonkwo Note
Chigoziem Okonkwo photo 80. Chigoziem Okonkwo TEN (at IND)
Giovanni Ricci Note
Giovanni Ricci photo 81. Giovanni Ricci CAR (vs . ARI)
Maxx Williams Note
Maxx Williams photo 82. Maxx Williams ARI (at CAR)
Eric Tomlinson Note
Eric Tomlinson photo 83. Eric Tomlinson DEN (at LV)
Stephen Anderson Note
Stephen Anderson photo 84. Stephen Anderson ARI (at CAR)
Devin Asiasi Note
Devin Asiasi photo 85. Devin Asiasi CIN (vs . MIA)
Trevon Wesco Note
Trevon Wesco photo 86. Trevon Wesco CHI (at NYG)
Ryan Griffin Note
Ryan Griffin photo 87. Ryan Griffin CHI (at NYG)
Chris Manhertz Note
Chris Manhertz photo 88. Chris Manhertz JAC (at PHI)
Ben Ellefson Note
Ben Ellefson photo 89. Ben Ellefson MIN (at NO)
Ko Kieft Note
Ko Kieft photo 90. Ko Kieft TB (vs . KC)
Jeremy Ruckert Note
Jeremy Ruckert photo 91. Jeremy Ruckert NYJ (at PIT)
Miller Forristall Note
Miller Forristall photo 92. Miller Forristall CLE (at ATL)
Armani Rogers Note
Armani Rogers photo 93. Armani Rogers WAS (at DAL)
Charlie Woerner Note
Charlie Woerner photo 94. Charlie Woerner SF (vs . LAR)
Nick Vannett Note
Nick Vannett photo 95. Nick Vannett NO (vs . MIN)
Stephen Sullivan Note
Stephen Sullivan photo 96. Stephen Sullivan CAR (vs . ARI)
Nick Boyle Note
Nick Boyle photo 97. Nick Boyle BAL (vs . BUF)
Shane Zylstra Note
Shane Zylstra photo 98. Shane Zylstra DET (vs . SEA)
Jesper Horsted Note
Jesper Horsted photo 99. Jesper Horsted LV (vs . DEN)
Kevin Rader Note
Kevin Rader photo 100. Kevin Rader TEN (at IND)
Tommy Sweeney Note
Tommy Sweeney photo 101. Tommy Sweeney BUF (at BAL)
Richard Rodgers Note
Richard Rodgers photo 102. Richard Rodgers LAC (at HOU)
Luke Farrell Note
Luke Farrell photo 103. Luke Farrell JAC (at PHI)
Jake Tonges Note
Jake Tonges photo 104. Jake Tonges CHI (at NYG)
Connor Heyward Note
Connor Heyward photo 105. Connor Heyward PIT (vs . NYJ)
Jacob Harris Note
Jacob Harris photo 106. Jacob Harris LAR (at SF)
Noah Togiai Note
Noah Togiai photo 107. Noah Togiai PHI (vs . JAC)
Shaun Beyer Note
Shaun Beyer photo 108. Shaun Beyer GB (vs . NE)
Tommy Hudson Note
Tommy Hudson photo 109. Tommy Hudson FA (BYE)
Troy Fumagalli Note
Troy Fumagalli photo 110. Troy Fumagalli SF (vs . LAR)
Tyler Mabry Note
Tyler Mabry photo 111. Tyler Mabry SEA (at DET)
Jordan Franks Note
Jordan Franks photo 112. Jordan Franks KC (at TB)
Nick Bowers Note
Nick Bowers photo 113. Nick Bowers CIN (vs . MIA)
James Mitchell Note
James Mitchell photo 114. James Mitchell DET (vs . SEA)
Cole Turner Note
Cole Turner photo 115. Cole Turner WAS (at DAL)
Sean McKeon Note
Sean McKeon photo 116. Sean McKeon DAL (vs . WAS)
Jacob Hollister Note
Jacob Hollister photo 117. Jacob Hollister MIN (at NO)
MyCole Pruitt Note
MyCole Pruitt photo 118. MyCole Pruitt ATL (vs . CLE)
Jared Pinkney Note
Jared Pinkney photo 119. Jared Pinkney LAR (at SF)
Matt Sokol Note
Matt Sokol photo 120. Matt Sokol NE (at GB)