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Tight end PPR rankings for Week 8 fantasy football

We take you through some of the best PPR tight ends going in Week 8 for fantasy football, including a few viable streamers.

Green Bay Packers tight end Robert Tonyan celebrates his third touchdown with wide receiver Malik Taylor and wide receiver Darrius Shepherd against the Atlanta Falcons on Monday, October 5, 2020, at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis. Appleton Post-Crescent-USA TODAY NETWORK

Final injury report

Out: Austin Hooper (abdomen)
Doubtful:
Questionable: Mo Alie-Cox (knee), Jake Butt (hamstring), Tyler Higbee (hand), Adam Shaheen (shoulder), Dalton Keene (knee)

Thursday injury report

Dallas Goedert continues to get practices in, but the nature of his ankle injury may push the team to hold him out through the Week 9 bye. He still has a chance to play if he can prove he’s 100 percent though.

Mo Alie-Cox returned to a limited practice on Thursday. Trey Burton has taken over the lead role at tight end, but would be better off for fantasy if Alie-Cox isn’t active this week.

Robert Tonyan got in a full practice on Thirsday and is set to go this week against the Vikings.

Noah Fant was a full participant

Wednesday injury report

Austin Hooper is reportedly out this week, so we’ll see Harrison Bryant take the lead again.

Dallas Goedert was able to practice, but isn’t on the injury report yet since he hasn’t been officially activated. It looks like he has a chance to play this week though.

Mo Alie-Cox missed practice again with a knee injury. If he can’t get back this week, Trey Burton would be in line for the bulk of the tight end targets again.

DNP: Mo Alie-Cox (knee), Austin Hooper (abdomen), Gerald Everett (illness), Eric Ebron (elbow)
Limited: Adam Shaheen (shoulder), Marcedes Lewis (knee), Robert Tonyan (ankle, knee), Cole Kmet (back), Noah Fant (ankle), Tyler Higbee (hand)
Full: David Njoku (knee)

Week 7 was a down week for tight ends, as Richard Rodgers led in yardage with 85, Albert Okwuegbunam led in receptions with seven and Harrison Bryant led in PPR fantasy points with 21.6 due to his two touchdown receptions. That means we had down games from our usual studs, George Kittle and Travis Kelce. A reminder that tight ends are about as annoying as kickers and D/STs.

Injury news

Tyler Higbee appeared set to play last week with a hand injury, but was held out. It would seem that he has a better shot to play this week but we’ll need to wait to see.

Austin Hooper had an appendectomy and his status for Week 8 is up in the air. If he can’t go, Harrison Bryant will get another shot as the lead with David Njoku behind him.

Bye weeks

Washington Football Team, Arizona Cardinals, Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars

Logan Thomas, Dan Arnold, Darren Fells and Tyler Eifert aren’t going to make or break your fantasy week thankfully. Thomas does have a touchdown in his last two games, but his upside remains low most weeks.

Streaming options

Richard Rodgers, Eagles

Rodgers isn’t a player you can count on to make that remarkable grab and get extra yards, but as we saw last week, he can catch the ball and the Eagles need players who can catch the ball right now. He also will get a Dallas defense that hasn’t been near competent this season.

Robert Tonyan, Packers

Davante Adams had an amazing 20 targets last week and went ballistic against a bad Texans defense. Adam’s tough to stop, but with few other options on the field, teams will find ways to slow him down, even if just a little. Tonyan should be someone to benefit from the extra help Adams will demand and he should be healthier this week after two weeks of nursing a tweaked ankle. The Vikings defense is nothing to worry about either.

Tight end PPR rankings for Week 3

Rk Name Team Opp
Rk Name Team Opp
1 Travis Kelce KC vs LAC
2 Darren Waller LV vs MIA
3 T.J. Hockenson DET vs BAL
4 George Kittle SF vs GB
5 Mark Andrews BAL @ DET
6 Kyle Pitts ATL @ NYG
7 Rob Gronkowski TB @ LAR
8 Noah Fant DEN vs NYJ
9 Robert Tonyan GB @ SF
10 Logan Thomas WAS @ BUF
11 Dallas Goedert PHI @ DAL
12 Tyler Higbee LAR vs TB
13 Jared Cook LAC @ KC
14 Jonnu Smith NE vs NO
15 Juwan Johnson NO @ NE
16 Austin Hooper CLE vs CHI
17 Hunter Henry NE vs NO
18 Cole Kmet CHI @ CLE
19 Blake Jarwin DAL vs PHI
20 Mike Gesicki MIA @ LV
21 Gerald Everett SEA @ MIN
22 Dalton Schultz DAL vs PHI
23 Tyler Conklin MIN vs SEA
24 Dawson Knox BUF vs WAS
25 Dan Arnold CAR @ HOU
26 Jack Doyle IND @ TEN
27 David Njoku CLE vs CHI
28 Pat Freiermuth PIT vs CIN
29 Eric Ebron PIT vs CIN
30 Kyle Rudolph NYG vs ATL
31 Hayden Hurst ATL @ NYG
32 Tyler Kroft NYJ @ DEN
33 Adam Trautman NO @ NE
34 Albert Okwuegbunam DEN vs NYJ
35 Anthony Firkser TEN vs IND
36 Zach Ertz PHI @ DAL
37 C.J. Uzomah CIN @ PIT
38 Maxx Williams ARI @ JAC
39 Harrison Bryant CLE vs CHI
40 Jordan Akins HOU vs CAR
41 Chris Manhertz JAC vs ARI
42 O.J. Howard TB @ LAR
43 Foster Moreau LV vs MIA
44 Jimmy Graham CHI @ CLE
45 Pharaoh Brown HOU vs CAR
46 Ian Thomas CAR @ HOU
47 Geoff Swaim TEN vs IND
48 Mo Alie-Cox IND @ TEN
49 Kaden Smith NYG vs ATL
50 Will Dissly SEA @ MIN
51 Ryan Griffin NYJ @ DEN
52 Donald Parham Jr. LAC @ KC
53 Chris Herndon IV MIN vs SEA
54 Derek Carrier LV vs MIA
55 Cameron Brate TB @ LAR
56 Ricky Seals-Jones WAS @ BUF
57 Josh Oliver BAL @ DET
58 Marcedes Lewis GB @ SF
59 MyCole Pruitt TEN vs IND
60 Tommy Hudson TEN vs IND
61 Blake Bell KC vs LAC
62 Durham Smythe MIA @ LV
63 Ross Dwelley SF vs GB
64 Darrell Daniels ARI @ JAC
65 Kylen Granson IND @ TEN
66 Lee Smith ATL @ NYG
67 Luke Farrell JAC vs ARI
68 Eric Saubert DEN vs NYJ
69 Cethan Carter MIA @ LV
70 Darren Fells DET vs BAL
71 Jack Stoll PHI @ DAL
72 Drew Sample CIN @ PIT
73 Evan Engram NYG vs ATL
74 James O'Shaughnessy JAC vs ARI
75 Hunter Long MIA @ LV