Final injury report
Out: Austin Hooper (abdomen)
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.
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.
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.
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
|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|