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Fantasy Football Player Notes

Week 13 Half PPR Rankings

Travis Kelce Note
Travis Kelce photo 1. Travis Kelce KC (vs . DEN)
This is absolutely ridiculous. Kelce has finished worse than the TE8 on the week just twice this season. Take a second and re-read that sentence and then you'll have an even greater appreciation for Kelce and what he does on the football field. Regardless of how tough the matchup, there's no way we can view Kelce as anything less than the TE1 every single week in fantasy.
19 mins ago
Mark Andrews Note
Mark Andrews photo 2. Mark Andrews BAL (at PIT)
Andrews has become a Kelce-esque workhorse for the Ravens. He was targeted 10 times last week against the Browns, finishing with 4-65-1. Andrews is second among tight ends in targets (89), receptions (60) and receiving yards (761), trailing Travis Kelce in all three categories. Andrews is the TE2 this week behind only - you guessed it - Kelce.
4 hours ago
George Kittle Note
George Kittle photo 3. George Kittle SF (at SEA)
Kittle had one catch for 13 yards against the Vikings in Week 12, and he hasn't topped 50 yards in any of his last three games. But with Deebo Samuel out with a groin injury, Kittle could play a major role in the San Francisco passing game this weekend. He's generally been productive this year, with 35-425-3 receiving in eight games. Kittle is the TE3. He's a DraftKings steal at $5,900.
4 hours ago
Rob Gronkowski Note
Rob Gronkowski photo 4. Rob Gronkowski TB (at ATL)
Gronk has now played two games since returning to action and he has certainly made his presence known. He has seen 18 targets over the past two weeks and he's reeled in 13 of those for 194 yards. At this point, as long as Gronk is healthy and playing, he belongs in starting lineups as a top-5 option. The chemistry with Brady is still there and the target share in this offense is simply too much to play many other options over him in our lineups. Against the Falcons defense this week, Gronk can be played with complete confidence.
19 mins ago
T.J. Hockenson Note
T.J. Hockenson photo 5. T.J. Hockenson DET (vs . MIN)
At the beginning of the 2021 NFL season, fantasy managers were jumping up and down with excitement due to what Hockenson was doing on the football field. He started off the year with back-to-back top-5 fantasy finishes and appeared to be well on his way to helping people win fantasy championships. Unfortunately, since that point, Hockenson has only finished inside the top-5 again on the week just once! Additionally, he has also finished outside the top-12 TEs in six other games so far this season. With the team performing so poorly around him and the QB play being less than ideal, Hockenson has struggled to produce the types of numbers that we saw at the beginning of the season. With that being said, he's still absolutely worth playing every single week at the TE position due to his talent and his role in this offense. He only saw a 12% target share in Week 12 against the Bears, but he was able to cash in and find the end zone for the first time since week two. We shouldn't be expecting Hockenson to start finding the end zone regularly again, which means that he doesn't necessarily have top-5 upside every single week, but he's absolutely worth plugging into your lineup as a low-end TE1 in this matchup against the Vikings.
19 mins ago
Kyle Pitts Note
Kyle Pitts photo 6. Kyle Pitts ATL (vs . TB)
Did you know that Pitts has just one Red Zone target since Atlanta came out of their bye week in Week 6? He finished as the TE2 in Week 7 after posting 163 receiving yards against Miami, but he hasn't reeled in more than four receptions in any game since that point. He also has found the end zone just once on the entire year up to this point and his fantasy finishes are dropping quickly as a result. He hasn't finished inside the top-10 TEs over the course of the last five games and there are reasons to be pessimistic that he will do it at any point in the foreseeable future. With no other vertical receiving threats in this offense, Pitts is the center of attention for opposing defenses and they're making life incredibly difficult for him. The future is still very bright for Pitts down the road, but we need to downgrade him from a redraft perspective in the meantime. Pitts can be viewed as a low-end TE1/high-end TE2 for this matchup against Tampa Bay.
19 mins ago
Dalton Schultz Note
Dalton Schultz photo 7. Dalton Schultz DAL (at NO)
Fantasy managers were starting to panic a little bit on Schultz from Weeks 8-10 where he had two fantasy finishes outside the top-35 at the position. However, he's turned things around in the past two weeks and has come through in the advantageous situation with Cooper and Lamb both missing time. Schultz has seen a 16.9% target share over the past two weeks combined, but we have to assume that that will drop down if Cooper and Lamb both return to the active lineup this week. It's a tougher matchup for opposing TEs regardless with the Saints allowing just 5.2 fantasy points per game to the position too, so we need to at least exercise caution with Schultz in Week 13. He's still worth playing if all three WRs are active, but we need to downgrade him to more of a low-end TE1. If Cooper misses this week, we can at least feel comfortable starting Schultz as a mid-range/low-end TE1. We'll continue to update with more information as it becomes available.
19 mins ago
Dawson Knox Note
Dawson Knox photo 8. Dawson Knox BUF (vs . NE)
Knox feasted on Thanksgiving night, scoring a pair of touchdowns. (He had a third nullified by a penalty for an ineligible man downfield.) In the three games since he returned from a broken hand, Knox has 10-129-2 on 14 targets. He's the TE8 against a Patriots defense that's yielding 4.7 fantasy points per game to opposing tight ends.
4 hours ago
Dallas Goedert Note
Dallas Goedert photo 9. Dallas Goedert PHI (at NYJ)
Expectations for Goedert were sky high when Zach Ertz was traded away - and there were a couple of weeks where it looked like he was going to finally turn into a reliable TE1 - but it hasn't clicked here in recent weeks. Goedert finished as the TE12 in Week 11 against New Orleans, but otherwise he has finished as the TE23, the TE25, and the TE54 three of the past four weeks. With Hurts being a volatile passer for this offense, Goedert's a difficult player to try and project week in and week out. We should still be considering Goedert for fantasy - especially in this matchup against the Jets - but we need to realize that he's not turning into the reliable fantasy threat that we thought he would when Ertz was shipped off.
19 mins ago
Mike Gesicki Note
Mike Gesicki photo 10. Mike Gesicki MIA (vs . NYG)
From Weeks 3-8, Gesicki had just one game where he finished worse than the TE10 in Half PPR scoring formats. He was playing lights out football and was steadily rising further and further up rest-of-season rankings. Since Week 8 though, Gesicki has yet to crack the top-12 again and he even has a 0-0-0 performance sprinkled in there in a game where he saw 7 targets. He's now watching as guys like Durham Smythe finish with more receiving yards on his own team and we now have to be very concerned about Gesicki's outlook moving forward. He can be viewed as a low-end TE1/high-end TE2 this week, but we need to recognize that he's starting to bring a lower floor than we once thought.
19 mins ago
Pat Freiermuth Note
Pat Freiermuth photo 11. Pat Freiermuth PIT (vs . BAL)
Last Sunday, Freiermuth scored a garbage-time touchdown with under 3 minutes left in the Steelers' 41-10 loss to the Bengals, but a garbage-time touchdown is a touchdown just the same. It gave the rookie from Penn State his fifth TD in his last five games. Freiermuth has had at least four receptions in each of his last six games. He's a low-end TE1 against a Baltimore defense that's giving up 9.5 fantasy points per game to tight ends.
4 hours ago
Zach Ertz Note
Zach Ertz photo 12. Zach Ertz ARI (at CHI)
In the Cardinals' last game, a 23-13 win over the Seahawks in Week 11, Ertz had his most productive outing since joining the team in Week 7, with 8-88-2 on nine targets. In five games with Arizona, Ertz has averaged 4.4 catches and 53.8 receiving yards per game. He's a low-end TE1 or high-end TE2 this week against the Bears.
4 hours ago
Logan Thomas Note
Logan Thomas photo 13. Logan Thomas WAS (at LV)
In his first game back from a hamstring injury that had kept him out of action since Week 4, Thomas had 3-31-0 on six targets against Seattle. He appeared to have a game-clinching 3-yard TD catch late in the fourth quarter, but the officials ruled it an incompletion. It was encouraging to see Thomas get a healthy 17% target share in his first game back. He's a high-end TE1 this week in a favorable matchup against the Raiders.
4 hours ago
Noah Fant Note
Noah Fant photo 14. Noah Fant DEN (at KC)
Earlier on this season, Fant was seeing north of 7 or 8 targets regularly with so many proven receiving options out of the lineup. However, he has now seen just 14 targets over his last three games and has less than 15 receiving yards in two of those performances. There's the possibility that the Broncos need Fant more in this outing against their division rival, but fantasy managers have to ask themselves what the upside is to playing him at this point? There's enough going against him to downgrade him to a mid-range TE2 for Week 13.
19 mins ago
Tyler Higbee Note
Tyler Higbee photo 15. Tyler Higbee LAR (vs . JAC)
With just one catch for three yards last week against the Packers, Higbee fell to TE21 in fantasy points per game among tight ends who've played at least five games. In 2020, Higbee averaged 11.8 yards per catch and 8.7 yards per target, and his average depth of target was 8.0 yards. In 2021, he's averaging 8.9 yards per catch and 6.2 yards per target, and his aDOT is 5.3 yards. Higbee is just a midrange TE2 this week vs. the Jaguars.
4 hours ago
Foster Moreau Note
Foster Moreau photo 16. Foster Moreau LV (vs . WAS)
Waller missed practice Wednesday with a knee injury, leaving his status for this weekend up in the air. He's obviously a must-start if he's able to suit up. If not, Moreau becomes an attractive streaming option at TE, considering that the Raiders don't have an abundance of pass-catching options. Moreau would become an especially compelling option on DraftKings, where he's priced at only $2,700.
4 hours ago
Hunter Henry Note
Hunter Henry photo 17. Hunter Henry NE (at BUF)
Henry had quite a run from Week 4 to Week 10, scoring seven touchdowns in seven games, but it appears the thrill ride is over. Over his last two games, Henry has 4-41-0 on eight targets. There's still TD potential here, but Henry is averaging 2.9 catches and 32.8 yards per game, so if you don't get a touchdown, you probably aren't getting much. Henry is a midrange TE2 in a tough matchup against the Bills.
4 hours ago
Tyler Conklin Note
Tyler Conklin photo 18. Tyler Conklin MIN (at DET)
Conklin had begun to enter into the weekly redraft conversation and he did have some upside there for a few weeks, but that seems to have come crashing down around him. Conklin has yet to haul in more than three receptions in any of the past three weeks and he ran just 21 routes this past week, according to PFF. There's the possibility that Conklin sees an uptick in work with Dalvin Cook now out, but the majority of those targets should stay with Mattison out of the backfield. Conklin is nothing more than a touchdown-or-bust option at this point. The matchup is favorable against Detroit, but we shouldn't be expecting crazy production.
19 mins ago
Cole Kmet Note
Cole Kmet photo 19. Cole Kmet CHI (vs . ARI)
Kmet saw a season-high 11 targets in the Bears' Thanksgiving Day win over the Lions and finished with 8-65-0. That was with Andy Dalton at quarterback for the Bears. Dalton had also targeted Kmet seven times in Week 1, resulting in a 5-42-0 stat line for the second-year tight end. Kmet ran routes on 86% of Dalton's dropbacks in Week 12. It's encouraging usage, but two reasons to flash the caution light for Week 13: (1) Kmet still hasn't scored a touchdown all season, and (2) he's about to face a Cardinals defense that's giving up 4.5 fantasy points per game to tight ends, the second-lowest total in the league.
4 hours ago
Gerald Everett Note
Gerald Everett photo 20. Gerald Everett SEA (vs . SF)
Since Russell Wilson's return from a finger injury in Week 10, Everett has more targets (21) than D.K. Metcalf (20) and Tyler Lockett (18). Everett has 16-137-1 over those three games, making him the TE7 in fantasy points per game over that stretch. He had only topped 40 yards once in his previous six games, so it's smart to be wary of Everett's mini-breakout. He's the TE20 this week against a 49ers defense that's allowing a league-low 3.7 fantasy points per game to tight ends.
4 hours ago
C.J. Uzomah Note
C.J. Uzomah photo 21. C.J. Uzomah CIN (vs . LAC)
After scoring five touchdowns over a four-game stretch from Week 4 to Week 7, Uzomah has gone four games without a TD. He's also totaled just 18 receiving yards over his last two games. He's a midrange TE2 this week, bolstered slightly by a matchup against a Chargers defense that's giving up 10.4 fantasy points per game to tight ends.
4 hours ago
Jared Cook Note
Jared Cook photo 22. Jared Cook LAC (at CIN)
In 11 games this season, Cook has finished with between 25 and 29 yards on seven different occasions. He's only topped 50 yards twice. Cook is the TE18 in fantasy points per game, and he's the TE22 in this week's rankings.
4 hours ago
Jack Doyle Note
Jack Doyle photo 23. Jack Doyle IND (at HOU)
Fantasy managers had been looking at Mo Alie-Cox as the Colts TE to roster earlier on in the year, but Doyle has recently emerged as a viable streaming option. He now has 17 targets over his last three games and he's running a route on 84.6% of his snaps during that time frame. The Texans have gotten gashed by opposing TEs this year and they're allowing 9.3 fantasy points per game to the position on average. If you're in need of a streaming option for Week 13, Doyle should be considered as a mid-range TE2.
19 mins ago
Evan Engram Note
Evan Engram photo 24. Evan Engram NYG (at MIA)
With the move away from Jason Garrett heading into Week 12, there was some optimism that Engram would finally be utilized properly in this offense and that we could see a bit of a resurgence from him. Unfortunately, that didn't exactly happen. While Engram saw six targets - he now has 11 over the course of his last two games - he finished with just three receptions for 37 yards and ended the week as the TE22. There are better investments you can make at the TE position in fantasy this year and Engram can be dropped to your league's waiver wire if he hasn't been already.
19 mins ago
James O'Shaughnessy Note
James O'Shaughnessy photo 25. James O'Shaughnessy JAC (at LAR)
With Dan Arnold out for the season with a fractured scapula, O'Shaughnessy is now the Jaguars' top pass-catching tight end. O'Shaughnessy's high-ankle sprain was one of the motivating factors behind the Arnold trade. It's worth monitoring O'Shaughnessy's usage, but he hasn't been fantasy-relevant in any of his six previous NFL seasons.
4 hours ago
Ryan Griffin Note
Ryan Griffin photo 26. Ryan Griffin NYJ (vs . PHI)
Jonnu Smith Note
Jonnu Smith photo 27. Jonnu Smith NE (at BUF)
Brevin Jordan Note
Brevin Jordan photo 28. Brevin Jordan HOU (vs . IND)
Albert Okwuegbunam Note
Albert Okwuegbunam photo 29. Albert Okwuegbunam DEN (at KC)
Donald Parham Jr. Note
Donald Parham Jr. photo 30. Donald Parham Jr. LAC (at CIN)
Mo Alie-Cox Note
Mo Alie-Cox photo 31. Mo Alie-Cox IND (at HOU)
Cameron Brate Note
Cameron Brate photo 32. Cameron Brate TB (at ATL)
Juwan Johnson Note
Juwan Johnson photo 33. Juwan Johnson NO (vs . DAL)
Darren Waller Note
Darren Waller photo 34. Darren Waller LV (vs . WAS)
John Bates Note
John Bates photo 35. John Bates WAS (at LV)
Durham Smythe Note
Durham Smythe photo 36. Durham Smythe MIA (vs . NYG)
Will Dissly Note
Will Dissly photo 37. Will Dissly SEA (vs . SF)
Pharaoh Brown Note
Pharaoh Brown photo 38. Pharaoh Brown HOU (vs . IND)
Nick Vannett Note
Nick Vannett photo 39. Nick Vannett NO (vs . DAL)
Jimmy Graham Note
Jimmy Graham photo 40. Jimmy Graham CHI (vs . ARI)
O.J. Howard Note
O.J. Howard photo 41. O.J. Howard TB (at ATL)
Zach Gentry Note
Zach Gentry photo 42. Zach Gentry PIT (vs . BAL)
Kylen Granson Note
Kylen Granson photo 43. Kylen Granson IND (at HOU)
Stephen Anderson Note
Stephen Anderson photo 44. Stephen Anderson LAC (at CIN)
Chris Manhertz Note
Chris Manhertz photo 45. Chris Manhertz JAC (at LAR)
Noah Gray Note
Noah Gray photo 46. Noah Gray KC (vs . DEN)
Chris Myarick Note
Chris Myarick photo 47. Chris Myarick NYG (at MIA)
Kyle Rudolph Note
Kyle Rudolph photo 48. Kyle Rudolph NYG (at MIA)
Garrett Griffin Note
Garrett Griffin photo 49. Garrett Griffin NO (vs . DAL)
Chris Herndon IV Note
Chris Herndon IV photo 50. Chris Herndon IV MIN (at DET)
Jesse James Note
Jesse James photo 51. Jesse James CHI (vs . ARI)
Ross Dwelley Note
Ross Dwelley photo 52. Ross Dwelley SF (at SEA)
Sean McKeon Note
Sean McKeon photo 53. Sean McKeon DAL (at NO)
Brock Wright Note
Brock Wright photo 54. Brock Wright DET (vs . MIN)
Daniel Helm Note
Daniel Helm photo 55. Daniel Helm LV (vs . WAS)
Blake Bell Note
Blake Bell photo 56. Blake Bell KC (vs . DEN)
Lee Smith Note
Lee Smith photo 57. Lee Smith ATL (vs . TB)
Drew Sample Note
Drew Sample photo 58. Drew Sample CIN (vs . LAC)
Tommy Sweeney Note
Tommy Sweeney photo 59. Tommy Sweeney BUF (vs . NE)
Charlie Woerner Note
Charlie Woerner photo 60. Charlie Woerner SF (at SEA)
Adam Shaheen Note
Adam Shaheen photo 61. Adam Shaheen MIA (vs . NYG)
Nick Boyle Note
Nick Boyle photo 62. Nick Boyle BAL (at PIT)
Tre' McKitty Note
Tre' McKitty photo 63. Tre' McKitty LAC (at CIN)
Jack Stoll Note
Jack Stoll photo 64. Jack Stoll PHI (at NYJ)
Antony Auclair Note
Antony Auclair photo 65. Antony Auclair HOU (vs . IND)
Parker Hesse Note
Parker Hesse photo 66. Parker Hesse ATL (vs . TB)
Luke Farrell Note
Luke Farrell photo 67. Luke Farrell JAC (at LAR)
Eric Saubert Note
Eric Saubert photo 68. Eric Saubert DEN (at KC)
Darrell Daniels Note
Darrell Daniels photo 69. Darrell Daniels ARI (at CHI)
Tyree Jackson Note
Tyree Jackson photo 70. Tyree Jackson PHI (at NYJ)
Ricky Seals-Jones Note
Ricky Seals-Jones photo 71. Ricky Seals-Jones WAS (at LV)
Hunter Long Note
Hunter Long photo 72. Hunter Long MIA (vs . NYG)
Colby Parkinson Note
Colby Parkinson photo 73. Colby Parkinson SEA (vs . SF)
Luke Stocker Note
Luke Stocker photo 74. Luke Stocker MIN (at DET)
Eric Tomlinson Note
Eric Tomlinson photo 75. Eric Tomlinson BAL (at PIT)
Josh Oliver Note
Josh Oliver photo 76. Josh Oliver BAL (at PIT)
Trevon Wesco Note
Trevon Wesco photo 77. Trevon Wesco NYJ (vs . PHI)
Kendall Blanton Note
Kendall Blanton photo 78. Kendall Blanton LAR (vs . JAC)
Jeremy Sprinkle Note
Jeremy Sprinkle photo 79. Jeremy Sprinkle DAL (at NO)
Jordan Akins Note
Jordan Akins photo 80. Jordan Akins HOU (vs . IND)
Kenny Yeboah Note
Kenny Yeboah photo 81. Kenny Yeboah NYJ (vs . PHI)
Blake Jarwin Note
Blake Jarwin photo 82. Blake Jarwin DAL (at NO)
Demetrius Harris Note
Demetrius Harris photo 83. Demetrius Harris ARI (at CHI)
Kaden Smith Note
Kaden Smith photo 84. Kaden Smith NYG (at MIA)
Jacob Hollister Note
Jacob Hollister photo 85. Jacob Hollister JAC (at LAR)
Andrew Beck Note
Andrew Beck photo 86. Andrew Beck DEN (at KC)
Cethan Carter Note
Cethan Carter photo 87. Cethan Carter MIA (vs . NYG)
J.P. Holtz Note
J.P. Holtz photo 88. J.P. Holtz CHI (vs . ARI)
Mitchell Wilcox Note
Mitchell Wilcox photo 89. Mitchell Wilcox CIN (vs . LAC)
Brad Cottam Note
Brad Cottam photo 90. Brad Cottam KC (vs . DEN)
Richard Rodgers Note
Richard Rodgers photo 91. Richard Rodgers PHI (at NYJ)
Kevin Rader Note
Kevin Rader photo 92. Kevin Rader PIT (vs . BAL)
Darren Fells Note
Darren Fells photo 93. Darren Fells TB (at ATL)
Brycen Hopkins Note
Brycen Hopkins photo 94. Brycen Hopkins LAR (vs . JAC)
Matt LaCosse Note
Matt LaCosse photo 95. Matt LaCosse NE (at BUF)
Dan Brown Note
Dan Brown photo 96. Dan Brown NYJ (vs . PHI)
Mason Schreck Note
Mason Schreck photo 97. Mason Schreck CIN (vs . LAC)