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Fantasy Football Player Notes

Week 18 Half PPR Rankings

Travis Kelce Note
Travis Kelce photo 1. Travis Kelce KC (at LV)
Just pull out a spoon and eat the Kelce chalk on this small slate. Kelce will carry one of the highest rostership percentages in this two-game slate. While I don't disagree with it at all, there's also leverage to be had by building lineups with two Mahomes' pass catchers not named Kelce. This is also a slate that presents double tight end as an option for lineup building. Kelce has a 24.7% target share (third-best) while ranking eighth in deep targets and first in red zone targets among tight ends. Las Vegas ranks 22nd in fantasy points per game and catch rate allowed to tight ends. They have surrendered the ninth-most receiving touchdowns to the position.
20 weeks ago
George Kittle Note
George Kittle photo 2. George Kittle SF (vs . ARI)
Kittle has been a monster with Purdy under center. He has had a 25.2% target share, a 75% end zone target share, a 28.9% air yard share, and 2.9 yards per route run. This has occurred without Samuel in the lineup, which is notable. Kittle's splits without Samuel have been nice. With Samuel in the lineup, Kittle's fantasy points per game (PPR) have fallen from 15.6 to 14.3, and his receiving touchdowns have dipped from 0.73 per game to 0.36. This doesn't mean that Kittle can't continue his run of dominance, but Samuel's return could sting. Arizona remains a prime matchup for tight ends ranking 32nd in fantasy points per game, 31st in catch rate, and 30th in receiving yards per game conceded to tight ends.
20 weeks ago
T.J. Hockenson Note
T.J. Hockenson photo 3. T.J. Hockenson MIN (at CHI)
Evan Engram Note
Evan Engram photo 4. Evan Engram JAC (vs . TEN)
Toss the last game out for the same reasons that we're disregarding Etienne's Week 17 performance. Engram destroyed this defense the last time he faced them with 15 targets, 11 receptions, and 162 receiving yards (two touchdowns). This is why he could rival Kelce as the most popular tight end on the slate (or at least get close). In Weeks 13-16, Engram played at an elite level with a 27% target share, 18.2% end zone target share, 77% route run rate, and 2.89 yards per route run. If Kirk and Jones don't crush Tennessee, Engram certainly can. Tennessee ranks 32nd in receiving yards, 29th in receptions, and 28th in yards per reception allowed to tight ends.
20 weeks ago
Dalton Schultz Note
Dalton Schultz photo 5. Dalton Schultz HOU (at IND)
Dallas Goedert Note
Dallas Goedert photo 6. Dallas Goedert PHI (vs . NYG)
Since returning to the starting lineup, Goedert has filed in behind Brown and Smith for targets with a 13.5% target share (4.5 targets per game). The positive is that he has been playing every down with an 87.3% route run rate. It also has to be mentioned that the last two teams the Eagles have played have been strong against tight ends all season (DAL, NO). That's definitely not the case with the Giants, who are 30th in catch rate, 24th in fantasy points per game, and 20th in yards per reception allowed to tight ends. Double stacking Hurts with Sanders, and Goedert is an easy way to be different with this slate and separate yourself from other Hurts stacks.
20 weeks ago
Taysom Hill Note
Taysom Hill photo 7. Taysom Hill NO (vs . CAR)
Pat Freiermuth Note
Pat Freiermuth photo 8. Pat Freiermuth PIT (vs . CLE)
David Njoku Note
David Njoku photo 9. David Njoku CLE (at PIT)
With Watson under center, Njoku has had a 21.3% target share (5.8 targets per game), 80.3% route run rate, and 1.11 yards per route run. Njoku has nine red zone targets over his last four games. His touchdown equity in this offense has been massive even though, to this point, it's only amounted to one score. Since Week 11, Pittsburgh has been 27th in catch rate, 23rd in fantasy points per game, and 24th in receiving yards per game allowed to tight ends.
20 weeks ago
Dawson Knox Note
Dawson Knox photo 10. Dawson Knox BUF (vs . NE)
Darren Waller Note
Darren Waller photo 11. Darren Waller NYG (at PHI)
Waller has not played a full-time role since his return. Since Week 15, he has had a 13.8% target share with a 58.8% route run rate. Waller has played 40-57% of the snaps over the last three games. He's been immensely efficient with a 2.66 yards per route run, but he's only drawn one red zone look. Waller is in play, but he's TE3 or TE4 on this slate. The Chiefs are 21st in DVOA against tight ends, allowing the fifth-most receiving touchdowns to the position.
20 weeks ago
Tyler Higbee Note
Tyler Higbee photo 12. Tyler Higbee LAR (at SEA)
With Mayfield under center, Higbee has garnered a 23.5% target share (5.8 targets per game) with a 50% end zone target share, a 68.1% route run rate, and 1.77 yards per route run. Seattle has been dreadful at stopping tight ends ranking 31st in fantasy points per game, 31st in receiving yards per game, and 32nd in yards per reception allowed.
21 weeks ago
Cole Kmet Note
Cole Kmet photo 13. Cole Kmet CHI (vs . MIN)
Tyler Conklin Note
Tyler Conklin photo 14. Tyler Conklin NYJ (at MIA)
Conklin is a cheap mini stack partner with El Jefe. He's a matchup-based play. Miami has struggled all year to stop tight ends. They are 32nd in catch rate, 25th in receiving yards per game, and 30th in fantasy points per game allowed to tight ends.
20 weeks ago
Juwan Johnson Note
Juwan Johnson photo 15. Juwan Johnson NO (vs . CAR)
Gerald Everett Note
Gerald Everett photo 16. Gerald Everett LAC (at DEN)
Noah Fant Note
Noah Fant photo 17. Noah Fant SEA (vs . LAR)
Hunter Henry Note
Hunter Henry photo 18. Hunter Henry NE (at BUF)
Hayden Hurst Note
Hayden Hurst photo 19. Hayden Hurst CAR (at NO)
Trey McBride Note
Trey McBride photo 20. Trey McBride ARI (at SF)
Robert Tonyan Note
Robert Tonyan photo 21. Robert Tonyan CHI (vs . MIN)
Tonyan has been a ghost for most of the season, with a 12.5% target share and only three TE1 weeks. Tonyan gets mentioned here because the matchup is mouthwatering. Detroit ranks 26th in fantasy points per game and 29th in catch rate allowed to tight ends. Detroit has surrendered the most touchdowns (11) to tight ends this season.
21 weeks ago
Cade Otton Note
Cade Otton photo 22. Cade Otton TB (at ATL)
Jordan Akins Note
Jordan Akins photo 23. Jordan Akins CLE (at PIT)
Isaiah Likely Note
Isaiah Likely photo 24. Isaiah Likely BAL (at CIN)
Chigoziem Okonkwo Note
Chigoziem Okonkwo photo 25. Chigoziem Okonkwo TEN (at JAC)
Jelani Woods Note
Jelani Woods photo 26. Jelani Woods IND (vs . HOU)
Logan Thomas Note
Logan Thomas photo 27. Logan Thomas WAS (vs . DAL)
Austin Hooper Note
Austin Hooper photo 28. Austin Hooper LV (vs . KC)
I know. You were expecting Chigziem Okonkwo's name here, right. Sadly Okonkwo only ran eight routes last week, while Hooper saw a beautiful 66.7% route run rate and 15.8% target share (six targets). Hooper is a fantastic contrarian play. Jacksonville is 31st in DVOA, allowing the tenth-highest catch rate, third-highest yards per reception, and fifth-most receiving yards to tight ends.
20 weeks ago
Mike Gesicki Note
Mike Gesicki photo 29. Mike Gesicki NE (at BUF)
Albert Okwuegbunam Note
Albert Okwuegbunam photo 30. Albert Okwuegbunam DEN (vs . LAC)
Daniel Bellinger Note
Daniel Bellinger photo 31. Daniel Bellinger NYG (at PHI)
Brock Wright Note
Brock Wright photo 32. Brock Wright DET (at GB)
Noah Gray Note
Noah Gray photo 33. Noah Gray KC (at LV)
Shane Zylstra Note
Shane Zylstra photo 34. Shane Zylstra DET (at GB)
Tommy Tremble Note
Tommy Tremble photo 35. Tommy Tremble CAR (at NO)
Colby Parkinson Note
Colby Parkinson photo 36. Colby Parkinson SEA (vs . LAR)
Foster Moreau Note
Foster Moreau photo 37. Foster Moreau NO (vs . CAR)
MyCole Pruitt Note
MyCole Pruitt photo 38. MyCole Pruitt FA (BYE)
Harrison Bryant Note
Harrison Bryant photo 39. Harrison Bryant CLE (at PIT)
Donald Parham Jr. Note
Donald Parham Jr. photo 40. Donald Parham Jr. LAC (at DEN)
Ian Thomas Note
Ian Thomas photo 41. Ian Thomas CAR (at NO)
Mo Alie-Cox Note
Mo Alie-Cox photo 42. Mo Alie-Cox IND (vs . HOU)
Josh Oliver Note
Josh Oliver photo 43. Josh Oliver MIN (at CHI)
Adam Trautman Note
Adam Trautman photo 44. Adam Trautman DEN (vs . LAC)
Brycen Hopkins Note
Brycen Hopkins photo 45. Brycen Hopkins LAR (at SEA)
James Mitchell Note
James Mitchell photo 46. James Mitchell DET (at GB)
Brevin Jordan Note
Brevin Jordan photo 47. Brevin Jordan HOU (at IND)
Eric Saubert Note
Eric Saubert photo 48. Eric Saubert MIA (vs . NYJ)
Josiah Deguara Note
Josiah Deguara photo 49. Josiah Deguara GB (vs . DET)
Durham Smythe Note
Durham Smythe photo 50. Durham Smythe MIA (vs . NYJ)
Anthony Firkser Note
Anthony Firkser photo 51. Anthony Firkser NE (at BUF)
Nick Vannett Note
Nick Vannett photo 52. Nick Vannett FA (BYE)
Dan Arnold Note
Dan Arnold photo 53. Dan Arnold PHI (vs . NYG)
Marcedes Lewis Note
Marcedes Lewis photo 54. Marcedes Lewis FA (BYE)
Zach Gentry Note
Zach Gentry photo 55. Zach Gentry PIT (vs . CLE)
John Bates Note
John Bates photo 56. John Bates WAS (vs . DAL)
Johnny Mundt Note
Johnny Mundt photo 57. Johnny Mundt MIN (at CHI)
Geoff Swaim Note
Geoff Swaim photo 58. Geoff Swaim FA (BYE)
Peyton Hendershot Note
Peyton Hendershot photo 59. Peyton Hendershot DAL (at WAS)
Ko Kieft Note
Ko Kieft photo 60. Ko Kieft TB (at ATL)
Kyle Rudolph Note
Kyle Rudolph photo 61. Kyle Rudolph FA (BYE)
Irv Smith Jr. Note
Irv Smith Jr. photo 62. Irv Smith Jr. CIN (vs . BAL)
Cameron Brate Note
Cameron Brate photo 63. Cameron Brate FA (BYE)
Jake Ferguson Note
Jake Ferguson photo 64. Jake Ferguson DAL (at WAS)
Stephen Sullivan Note
Stephen Sullivan photo 65. Stephen Sullivan CAR (at NO)
Tyler Kroft Note
Tyler Kroft photo 66. Tyler Kroft MIA (vs . NYJ)
Connor Heyward Note
Connor Heyward photo 67. Connor Heyward PIT (vs . CLE)
O.J. Howard Note
O.J. Howard photo 68. O.J. Howard LV (vs . KC)
Teagan Quitoriano Note
Teagan Quitoriano photo 69. Teagan Quitoriano HOU (at IND)
Quintin Morris Note
Quintin Morris photo 70. Quintin Morris BUF (vs . NE)
Tre' McKitty Note
Tre' McKitty photo 71. Tre' McKitty LAC (at DEN)
Eric Tomlinson Note
Eric Tomlinson photo 72. Eric Tomlinson FA (BYE)
Ryan Griffin Note
Ryan Griffin photo 73. Ryan Griffin FA (BYE)
Mitchell Wilcox Note
Mitchell Wilcox photo 74. Mitchell Wilcox FA (BYE)
Jack Stoll Note
Jack Stoll photo 75. Jack Stoll PHI (vs . NYG)
Chris Manhertz Note
Chris Manhertz photo 76. Chris Manhertz DEN (vs . LAC)
Andrew Beck Note
Andrew Beck photo 77. Andrew Beck HOU (at IND)
Stephen Anderson Note
Stephen Anderson photo 78. Stephen Anderson FA (BYE)
Parker Hesse Note
Parker Hesse photo 79. Parker Hesse ATL (vs . TB)
Pharaoh Brown Note
Pharaoh Brown photo 80. Pharaoh Brown IND (vs . HOU)
Chris Myarick Note
Chris Myarick photo 81. Chris Myarick NYG (at PHI)
Matt Sokol Note
Matt Sokol photo 82. Matt Sokol NE (at BUF)
Stone Smartt Note
Stone Smartt photo 83. Stone Smartt LAC (at DEN)
Blake Bell Note
Blake Bell photo 84. Blake Bell KC (at LV)
Grant Calcaterra Note
Grant Calcaterra photo 85. Grant Calcaterra PHI (vs . NYG)
Maxx Williams Note
Maxx Williams photo 86. Maxx Williams FA (BYE)
Kenny Yeboah Note
Kenny Yeboah photo 87. Kenny Yeboah NYJ (at MIA)
Tyler Mabry Note
Tyler Mabry photo 88. Tyler Mabry SEA (vs . LAR)
Charlie Kolar Note
Charlie Kolar photo 89. Charlie Kolar BAL (at CIN)
Sean McKeon Note
Sean McKeon photo 90. Sean McKeon DAL (at WAS)
Nikola Kalinic Note
Nikola Kalinic photo 91. Nikola Kalinic FA (BYE)
Luke Farrell Note
Luke Farrell photo 92. Luke Farrell JAC (vs . TEN)
Devin Asiasi Note
Devin Asiasi photo 93. Devin Asiasi CIN (vs . BAL)
Nick Boyle Note
Nick Boyle photo 94. Nick Boyle FA (BYE)
Tyler Davis Note
Tyler Davis photo 95. Tyler Davis GB (vs . DET)
Kevin Rader Note
Kevin Rader photo 96. Kevin Rader TEN (at JAC)
Jeremy Ruckert Note
Jeremy Ruckert photo 97. Jeremy Ruckert NYJ (at MIA)
Jesper Horsted Note
Jesper Horsted photo 98. Jesper Horsted LV (vs . KC)
Hunter Long Note
Hunter Long photo 99. Hunter Long LAR (at SEA)
Giovanni Ricci Note
Giovanni Ricci photo 100. Giovanni Ricci CAR (at NO)
Cole Turner Note
Cole Turner photo 101. Cole Turner WAS (vs . DAL)
Trevon Wesco Note
Trevon Wesco photo 102. Trevon Wesco TEN (at JAC)
Nick Muse Note
Nick Muse photo 103. Nick Muse MIN (at CHI)
Charlie Woerner Note
Charlie Woerner photo 104. Charlie Woerner SF (vs . ARI)