Fantasy TE Rankings Week 4: Who to begin, sit at tight finish in fantasy soccer


Fantasy TE Rankings Week 4: Who to begin, sit at tight finish in fantasy soccer

Nobody ought to act stunned, but it surely was one other lackluster week for the tight finish group as an entire. We’ll all the time see some standout performances, however matchups matter right here greater than every other place transferring ahead. Our Week 4 fantasy TE rankings will closely depend on the matchup stats for gamers exterior of the very prime tier. Particularly in normal leagues, a mere landing will be the distinction between a top-10 week and a TE3 week.

Kansas Metropolis’s protection appears to be like as dangerous as we have seen within the Patrick Mahomes period, so Dallas Goedert (vs. KC) stays in our prime 10 heading into this week. Tyler Higbee (vs. Arizona) needs to be in line for lots of targets, too, as we all the time wish to play tight ends who could possibly be concerned in a full-fledged shootout, although Higbee is perhaps higher suited to PPR leagues.

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Austin Hooper (@ Minnesota) and Cole Kmet (vs. Detroit) have largely upset this 12 months regardless of a good quantity of hype. They’ve respectable matchups this week, although, so that they’re no less than on the streaming radar. Pat Freiermith (@ Packers) appears to be like to be rising as an actual fantasy asset, so perhaps he might help the place as an entire, too. He scored his first landing in Week 3, and Inexperienced Bay’s protection has been terrible towards tight ends. Sure, they’ve performed T.J. Hockenson and George Kittle, however additionally they allowed two touchdowns to Juwan Johnson in Week 1.

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Jonnu Smith and Hunter Henry (@ Buccaneers) have did not be actual elements in fantasy to this point, however the Bucs have not been significantly good towards TEs this 12 months. They have not been dangerous, however they’ve given up a good quantity of receptions. Nonetheless, the place is so unproductive that the Pats are top-17 performs primarily based purely on expertise. After we attain this level within the rankings, a prayer for a landing is all we are able to hope for, and we’ve to be pleased in the event that they ship that.

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Rob Gronkowski (@ Patriots), Robert Tonyan (vs. Steelers), and Evan Engram (vs. Saints) have robust matchups on paper. You possibly can’t actually bench Gronk, however the different two are on the beginning ’em, sit ’em bubble relying on the dimensions of your league. (Replace: Gronkowski is “uncertain” for Sunday evening’s recreation due to a ribs damage.) Engram, who acquired six targets final week, is perhaps in play due to all of the Giants WR accidents, so make sure that to observe that state of affairs.

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We nonetheless do not have apparent breakouts and clear-cut starters in the midst of the tight finish rankings (Freiermuth? Tyler Conklin?), so we’ll quickly be on the level the place most streamers might be primarily based on matchups. Maybe as extra accidents happen across the league, we’ll see extra targets for some TEs, however for now, we do not have a lot in the way in which of a lifeline when you’re struggling on the place.

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We’ll be updating these TE rankings as wanted all through the week, so test again for the newest adjustments and evaluation.

Fantasy TE Rankings Week 4: Who to begin at tight finish

Rankings primarily based on normal, non-PPR scoring

Rank Participant
1 Travis Kelce, KC @ PHI
2 Darren Waller, LV @ LAC
3 T.J. Hockenson, DET @ CHI
4 George Kittle, SF vs. SEA
5 Noah Fant, DEN vs. BAL. Fant marks the purpose the place the tight finish place will get hectic. He was a complete dud towards the JEts, however the recreation acquired out of hand shortly, in order that simply occurs generally. In a aggressive recreation, he ought to certainly draw greater than three targets and is all the time a candidate to attain a landing. As anticipated, Baltimore was eaten alive by Darren Waller and Travis Kelce, but it surely did an ideal job slowing down T.J. Hockenson (two catches, 10 yards). Nevertheless, Denver possesses way more expertise at WR, so they will not be capable of solely key in on Fant.
6 Logan Thomas, WAS @ ATL. Atlanta gave up touchdowns to Dallas Goedert and Rob Gronkowski earlier than minimizing the efforts of Evan Engram in Week 3. Thomas is the No. 2 choice in Washington, so there is a good likelihood for a landing right here. He has drawn 14 targets to his level, so he is nonetheless within the combine to be some of the closely focused TEs this season.
7 Mark Andrews, BAL @ DEN. Andrews lastly turned in on in Week 3, but it surely was towards Detroit in spite of everything. He surpassed 100 yards receiving and was the highest pass-catcher for Baltimore with Hollywood Brown coping with butterfingers. The potential for large weeks is all the time there for Andrews, however Denver has allowed simply 4 catches to tight ends on the season. Context issues, although, as these tight ends have been James O’Shaugnessy, Kyle Rudolph, and Ryan Griffin/Tyler Kroft.
8 Kyle Pitts, ATL vs. WAS. Washington’s protection has been shockingly dangerous, however they have been middle-of-the-pack towards tight ends. Other than a Dawson Knox landing in Week 3, they have not been all that dangerous towards the likes of Kyle Rudolph and Jared Cook dinner, however Pitts’ expertise needs to be a mismatch for his or her linebackers. Pitts was a dud in Week 3, however he has seen 17 targets by three weeks — sufficient to maintain him within the prime 10 amongst tight ends.
9 Tyler Higbee, LAR vs. ARI. Matthew Stafford clearly has chemistry with Higbee, as he is in a third-place tie for targets amongst Rams’ pass-catchers. Whereas Robert Woods is out-targeting him, Higbee is having extra success. He is caught 11 passes for 116 yards and a landing on the season, and this recreation has the potential to be a shootout.
10 Dallas Goedert, PHI vs. KC. Kansas Metropolis’s protection is simply plain ole dangerous, and Goedert could possibly be in for a giant week. This recreation additionally has the prospect to have a excessive level whole, and Goedert is an actual red-zone menace. Sadly, one of many few vibrant spots on Kansas Metropolis’s protection is Tyrann Mathieu, and he could possibly be tasked with masking Goedert all recreation lengthy. Regardless of their protection being dangerous, they neutralized Mark Andrews and Jared Cook dinner of their previous two video games. That mentioned, Goedert ought to nonetheless be in line for a TE1 efficiency given the shortage on the place.
11 Robert Tonyan Jr., GB vs. PIT. Tonyan is who we thought he was. He is landing dependent, however he does have an ideal likelihood to attain every recreation. That is principally all there’s to it. If extra tight ends emerge, he’ll proceed to dip decrease within the rankings.
12 Pat Freiermuth, PIT @ GB. Freiermuth appears to be like like reincarnation for Heath Miller, and Huge Ben trusts him of their brief passing recreation. He is evidently surpassed Eric Ebron on the depth chart and has an opportunity to earn an honest variety of targets with Diontae Johnson (knee) and JuJu Smith-Schuster (ribs) coping with accidents. He noticed his first profession landing final week, so perhaps extra are coming down the highway. Inexperienced Bay has been the worst protection towards tight ends this season.
13 Jared Cook dinner, LAC vs. LV. We like this recreation to be a shootout, so there’s loads of alternative for quantity with Cook dinner. He is seventh amongst tight ends in targets per recreation (6.5) so we might see him emerge as a top-10 play on this Charger passing assault. We simply noticed Mike Gesicki go buck wild towards LV, catching 10 passes for 86 yards.
14 Evan Engram, NYG @ NO. Engram caught simply two passes for 21 yards in his season debut, however he did draw six targets. Sadly, that is sufficient proof to maintain him fantasy-relevant at this place, particularly with a number of Giants’ WRs coping with accidents.
15 Hunter Henry, NE @ TB
16 Jonnu Smith, NE @ TB
17 Austin Hooper, CLE @ MIN
18 Dalton Schultz, DAL vs. CAR
19 Tyler Conklin, MIN vs. CLE
20 Mike Gesicki, MIA vs. IND
21 Cole Kmet, CHI vs. DET
22 Dawson Knox, BUF vs. HOU
23 Zach Ertz, PHI vs. KC
24 Cameron Brate, TB @ NE
25 Juwan Johnson, NO vs. NYG
26 Tyler Kroft, NYJ vs. TEN
27 Jack Doyle, IND @ MIA
28 Maxx Williams, ARI @ LAR
29 Albert Okwuegbunam, DEN vs. BAL
30 Eric Ebron, PIT @ GB
31 Adam Trautman, NO vs. NYG
32 Blake Jarwin, DAL vs. CAR
33 Pharaoh Brown, HOU @ BUF
34 Anthony Firkser, TEN @ NYJ
35 C.J. Uzomah, CIN vs. JAX
36 Mo Alie-Cox, IND @ MIA
37 Jimmy Graham, CHI @ MIN
38 Will Dissly, SEA @ SF
39 David Njoku, CLE @ MIN
40 Hayden Hurst, ATL vs. WAS




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