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Tight end non-PPR rankings for Week 10 fantasy football

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

Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) and quarterback Tom Brady (12) against the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium. Mark J. Rebilas-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

We had some unexpected additions to the report on Thursday. T.J. Hockenson and Irv Smith were both DNPs and Robert Tonyan was limited after none of them were on the Wednesday injury report. They will be names to watch on Friday.

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

Noah Fant appears to be progressing toward playing on Sunday. For Thursday Night Football, Jack Doyle has been ruled out and Mo Ali-Cox is listed as questionable.

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)

Do these intros for the tight end position grow tiresome to read? Nine weeks in, I’m feeling like a broken record. Some players that ranked top-15 in standard leagues this week: Irv Smith Jr., Adam Trautman, Darrell Daniels, Josh Hill, Maxx Williams, Gabe Nabers, Tyler Kroft, Marcedes Lewis. Enough said.

Some of the more recently reliable performers that didn’t require an arm and leg as fantasy football draft capital in 2020 include Jimmy Graham, Evan Engram and TJ Hockenson.

Injury news

Tight ends had a relatively quiet week on the injury front. 49ers TE George Kittle was formally sent to the injured/reserve list, while Jordan Reed was activated to play on TNF against the Packers. Reed saw just two targets in this game, posting three yards to teammate Ross Dwelley’s 52.

The Broncos may have to worry about TE Noah Fant, who had reaggravated an ankle injury on a big play from Drew Lock. He eventually returned to the game, but this could be a story worth monitoring as the week plays out.

Browns TE Austin Hooper could be cleared to return for Week 10. Hooper had an appendectomy that has kept him out of the team’s last two contests, but the bye did give him some extra time to recover.

The Steelers placed several players on the COVID/reserve list Tuesday, including QB Ben Roethlisberger, after confirming that TE Vance McDonald tested positive for COVID-19. There were several players deemed as high-risk for exposure, Roethlisberger included, who do have the chance to suit up in Week 10 if tests continue to come back negative.

Week 10 byes

The Atlanta Falcons, Dallas Cowboys, Kansas City Chiefs and New York Jets are on bye in Week 10. The biggest hit of the week will be Chiefs TE Travis Kelce, who leads all tight ends by a 42.9 point margin in standard scoring formats. Outside of Kelce, fantasy managers haven’t relied on Hayden Hurst, Dalton Schultz or Chris Herndon for a weekly start.

Streaming options

Jimmy Graham, Bears

It’s uncomfortable to talk about, but it needs to be addressed — Jimmy Graham is killing it in standard leagues in 2020. Who among us had him ranked in the top-seven TEs? Not I. Graham has had a floor of around 30 yards (not great... but I guess we’ll take it at the TE position at this point in the season) and ranks sixth in targets among TEs in the last three weeks. Graham also has five touchdowns to help his cause in standard leagues. Graham is a boom or bust play facing a Vikings defense that has allowed four 10+ fantasy point performances in 2020.

Ross Dwelley, 49ers

Jordan Reed was the tight end who made headlines with his return in Week 9, but it was Ross Dwelley who shined. Reed ran just nine total routes in his first game returning, while Dwelley posted 23 — more routes than Darren Waller, Jared Cook or Rob Gronkowski ran in the same week. This week, they face the Saints, who are allowing the seventh-most fantasy points and tied for the third-most touchdowns allowed to the tight end position.

Tight end non-PPR rankings for Week 18

Rk Name Team Opp
Rk Name Team Opp
1 Travis Kelce KC @ DEN
2 Mark Andrews BAL vs PIT
3 George Kittle SF @ LAR
4 Rob Gronkowski TB vs CAR
5 Zach Ertz ARI vs SEA
6 Darren Waller LV vs LAC
7 Dawson Knox BUF vs NYJ
8 Dalton Schultz DAL @ PHI
9 Kyle Pitts ATL vs NO
10 Mike Gesicki MIA vs NE
11 Hunter Henry NE @ MIA
12 Noah Fant DEN vs KC
13 Tyler Higbee LAR vs SF
14 Gerald Everett SEA @ ARI
15 Tyler Conklin MIN vs CHI
16 Jared Cook LAC @ LV
17 Cole Kmet CHI @ MIN
18 C.J. Uzomah CIN @ CLE
19 Evan Engram NYG vs WAS
20 Albert Okwuegbunam DEN vs KC
21 Pat Freiermuth PIT @ BAL
22 Brock Wright DET vs GB
23 David Njoku CLE vs CIN
24 Cameron Brate TB vs CAR
25 Brevin Jordan HOU vs TEN
26 Foster Moreau LV vs LAC
27 Jack Doyle IND @ JAC
28 Austin Hooper CLE vs CIN
29 Jonnu Smith NE @ MIA
30 Dallas Goedert PHI vs DAL
31 Tyler Kroft NYJ @ BUF
32 Anthony Firkser TEN @ HOU
33 Tyree Jackson PHI vs DAL
34 James O'Shaughnessy JAC vs IND
35 Josiah Deguara GB @ DET
36 Geoff Swaim TEN @ HOU
37 Ricky Seals-Jones WAS @ NYG
38 Dan Arnold JAC vs IND
39 Adam Trautman NO @ ATL
40 Jack Stoll PHI vs DAL
41 Hayden Hurst ATL vs NO
42 Mo Alie-Cox IND @ JAC
43 John Bates WAS @ NYG
44 Jimmy Graham CHI @ MIN
45 Will Dissly SEA @ ARI
46 Stephen Anderson LAC @ LV
47 Marcedes Lewis GB @ DET
48 Pharaoh Brown HOU vs TEN
49 Ian Thomas CAR @ TB
50 Darrell Daniels ARI vs SEA
51 Durham Smythe MIA vs NE
52 Adam Shaheen MIA vs NE
53 O.J. Howard TB vs CAR
54 Nick Vannett NO @ ATL
55 Jesse James CHI @ MIN
56 Jeremy Sprinkle DAL @ PHI
57 Nick Boyle BAL vs PIT
58 Blake Bell KC @ DEN
59 Kyle Rudolph NYG vs WAS