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Tight end PPR rankings for Week 10 fantasy football

We take you through some of the best PPR tight ends going in Week 10 for fantasy football, including a few viable streamers.

Minnesota Vikings tight end Irv Smith Jr. runs with the ball after a catch for a 36-yard gain in the first quarter against the Atlanta Falcons at U.S. Bank Stadium.  Nick Wosika-USA TODAY Sports

Final injury report

Out: TE John Lovett (knee)
Doubtful: N/A
Questionable: Ryan Izzo (hamstring), Maxx Williams (ankle), Robert Tonyan (ankle), Durham Smythe (concussion), T.J. Hockenson (toe)

Thursday injury report

Noah Fant gets a full practice in on Thursday and is ready to go for Week 10.

Irv Smith Jr. misses practice with a groin injury.

T.J. Hockenson missed Thursday practice with a toe injury.

Robert Tonyan was limited with a knee injury on Thursday.

DNP: Marcedes Lewis (knee), T.J. Hockenson (toe), Irv Smith (groin), Cole Kmet (groin)

Limited: Ryan Izzo (hamstring), Robert Tonyan (ankle), Durham Smythe (concussion)

Full: Darren Waller (back), Austin Hooper (abdomen), Stephen Anderson (foot), Adam Shaheen (shoulder), Kaden Smith (concussion), Noah Fant (ankle)

Wednesday injury report

Jack Doyle is out and Mo Alie-Cox is questionable for Thursday night. Alie-Cox should play though. Noah Fant was limited, setting him on course to play this week.

DNP: Maxx Williams (ankle)
Limited: Ryan Izzo (hamstring), Noah Fant (ankle), Marcedes Lewis (knee), Durham Smythe (concussion), Kaden Smith (concussion)
Full: Darren Waller (back), Austin Hooper (abdomen), John Lovett (knee), Adam Shaheen (shoulder)

Week 9 showed us just how poor the tight end position is this season, as other than Travis Kelce, no tight end topped 62 receiving yards and only three had over five receptions. Kelce was far above the group with 10 receptions for 159 yards and didn’t find the end zone. Jimmy Graham was second in fantasy scoring with six receptions for 55 yards and a touchdown.

Touchdowns are key for tight ends this season and touchdowns are the toughest statistic to project every week. That makes tight ends a big problem. At this point, we need to continue to look at targets over just about anything else.

Injury news

Jack Doyle is in concussion protocol and is unlikely to play on Thursday. Mo Alie-Cox was limited in his first practice, so Trey Burton is the only fully healthy Colts tight end.

Austin Hooper is back and will play against the Texans.

Week 10 byes

Atlanta Falcons, Dallas Cowboys, Kansas City Chiefs, New York Jets

Hayden Hurst, Dalton Schultz, and Travis Kelce will not be available.

Streaming options

Robert Tonyan, Packers

I really thought we’d see more work for Tonyan last week than we did, but I’m going to double-down on him in a great matchup with the Jaguars. Jacksonville hasn’t faced many good tight ends this season and they are still fifth-worst in fantasy points allowed to the position, including seven touchdowns allowed. I think this is the week Tonyan returns to the end zone.

Irv Smith Jr., Vikings

The Bears are eighth-worst in fantasy points allowed to tight ends and have allowed the fourth-most receptions to the position. Irv Smith is still splitting time with Kyle Rudolph and Rudolph is on the field more to block for Dalvin Cook, but Smith is the preferred receiver of the two and caught two goal-line touchdowns last week. We can’t rely on those, but the running game will have a tougher time against the Bears and Smith Jr. may be needed more often.

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