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Tight end non-PPR rankings for Week 11 fantasy football

We take you through some of the best non-PPR tight ends going into Week 11 for fantasy football, including a few viable streamers.

 Baltimore Ravens tight end Mark Andrews runs by Pittsburgh Steelers free safety Minkah Fitzpatrick in the fourth quarter at M&T Bank Stadium.  Mitchell Layton-USA TODAY Sports

Final injury report

Fantasy managers can count their lucky stars — the impact of injuries for the tight end position is relatively minimal. Vikings tight end Irv Smith Jr. remains questionable after getting some limited practice sessions this week. If inactive, Kyle Rudolph should once again be serviceable for fantasy managers. He posted four receptions for 63 yards in Smith’s absence for Week 10. Fantasy managers will also need to keep an eye on Noah Fant, who has been limited through the week with a rib injury. The sentiment is that he’ll be active for Sunday, though he’s posted just 110 receiving yards and no scores in his last three games. He’ll still be a play regardless, as long as he’s active, considering the current tight end landscape.

Out: Josh Hill (concussion), James O’Shaughnessy (knee), MyCole Pruitt (knee)
Doubtful:
Questionable: Irv Smith (groin), Chris Manhertz (shoulder), Jack Doyle (concussion), Noah Togiai (knee), Noah Fant (ribs), Ryan Izzo (hamstring, hand)

Thursday injury report

Tight ends didn’t see too many updates to the Thursday injury report. Most significantly, Noah Fant was upgraded to limited on Thursday after earning the DNP tag earlier this week. It’s possible that he’s good to go for Week 11, but given the current state of the offense, he’s not primed for a major bounce back.

TJ Hockenson remains limited with a toe injury as well. He suffered the injury in last Thursday’s practice but was able to suit up in Week 10. The Lions will sorely need him Sunday considering the health of their wide receivers, so he could be in for a monster day of healthy enough.

DNP: Josh Hill (concussion), James O’Shaughnessy (knee), MyCole Pruitt (knee)
Limited: Irv Smith (groin), T.J. Hockenson (toe), Chris Manhertz (shoulder), Mo Alie-Cox (knee), Robert Tonyan (ankle), Noah Fant (ribs), Tyler Eifert (shoulder)
Full: Darren Waller (back), Durham Smythe (knee), Jack Doyle (concussion)

Wednesday injury report

Irv Smith Jr. practiced in a limited fashion to start the week. It’s a good step toward facing the Cowboys this week.

Both Darrell Daniels and Maxx Williams are questionable for TNF. If both sit, Dan Arnold has some fantasy value against the Seahawks.

T.J. Hockenson was limited with a toe injury on Wednesday. He played through it last week, but not well. A full practice would be good to see before Sunday.

Noah Fant missed practice with a ribs injury. If he can’t go, Nick Vannett is the last man standing.

Jack Doyle remains in concussion protocol.

DNP: Josh Hill (concussion), Noah Fant (ribs), James O’Shaughnessy (knee), MyCole Pruitt (knee)
Limited: Irv Smith (groin), T.J. Hockenson (toe), Chris Manhertz (shoulder), Mo Alie-Cox (knee), Robert Tonyan (ankle)
Full: Darren Waller (back), Durham Smythe (knee), Jack Doyle (concussion)

The right end position continues in shambles. Considering Travis Kelce’s Week 10 bye, the position was all but a dart throw this week. Then again, when isn’t it?

Injury news

Fantasy managers had Austin Hooper return to the lineup in Week 10, much to the chagrin of Harrison Bryant truthers. The bad news? Hooper didn’t do much either. He finished the day with just one catch for 11 yards, despite playing 85% of offensive snaps. It’s still safe to say this is a run-first team.

Eagles TE Zach Ertz has been designated to return from IR but has yet to be formally activated. His Week 10 status is up in the air, as the team has three weeks to activate him once designated to return.

Bye weeks

The San Francisco 49ers, New York Giants, Chicago Bears and Buffalo Bills will be on a bye in Week 11. Considering that George Kittle is on injured reserve, fantasy managers won’t be missing out on much. Fantasy managers will be without Evan Engram, Jimmy Graham and Dawson Knox.

Streaming options

Jared Cook, New Orleans Saints

The injury of Drew Brees may have most on alarm, but don’t let it affect fantasy football rosters. Though he hasn’t been a centerpiece of the offense in recent weeks, we haven’t seen much production from any Saints skill player outside of Alvin Kamara. We’re likely to see Jameis Winston get the start for an injured Drew Brees, however, and we’ve seen a large sample size of his preference for the TE position. This week, the Saints will face the Falcons, who are allowing the most fantasy points to the tight end position among NFL teams.

Eric Ebron, Pittsburgh Steelers

The Pittsburgh Steelers have made TE Eric Ebron a staple of the offense in 2020. Though he’s posted no games beyond 52 receiving yards, he’s had no fewer than 5 targets in all but two games so far on the season. Considering his steady target share and matchup against the Jaguars, Ebron looks to be a relatively safe play this week at TE. The Jaguars are allowing the fifth-most fantasy points to the TE position, including an average of 58 receiving yards and 0.8 TDs per game to the 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