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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 17

Rk Name Team Opp
Rk Name Team Opp
1 Darren Waller LV @ DEN
2 Mark Andrews BAL @ CIN
3 George Kittle SF vs SEA
4 Noah Fant DEN vs LV
5 Logan Thomas WAS @ PHI
6 T.J. Hockenson DET vs MIN
7 Robert Tonyan GB @ CHI
8 Mike Gesicki MIA @ BUF
9 Rob Gronkowski TB vs ATL
10 Jared Cook NO @ CAR
11 Irv Smith Jr. MIN @ DET
12 Evan Engram NYG vs DAL
13 Jonnu Smith TEN @ HOU
14 Dallas Goedert PHI vs WAS
15 Hayden Hurst ATL @ TB
16 Austin Hooper CLE vs PIT
17 Jimmy Graham CHI vs GB
18 Eric Ebron PIT @ CLE
19 Dalton Schultz DAL @ NYG
20 Jordan Akins HOU vs TEN
21 Cole Kmet CHI vs GB
22 Tyler Higbee LAR vs ARI
23 Zach Ertz PHI vs WAS
24 Dan Arnold ARI @ LAR
25 Donald Parham Jr. LAC @ KC
26 Mo Alie-Cox IND vs JAC
27 Trey Burton IND vs JAC
28 Dawson Knox BUF vs MIA
29 Deon Yelder KC vs LAC
30 Jack Doyle IND vs JAC
31 Stephen Anderson LAC @ KC
32 Darren Fells HOU vs TEN
33 Gerald Everett LAR vs ARI
34 Drew Sample CIN vs BAL
35 Tyler Eifert JAC @ IND
36 Tyler Conklin MIN @ DET
37 Anthony Firkser TEN @ HOU
38 Jacob Hollister SEA @ SF
39 Chris Herndon IV NYJ @ NE
40 Harrison Bryant CLE vs PIT
41 Jordan Reed SF vs SEA
42 James O'Shaughnessy JAC @ IND
43 Ian Thomas CAR vs NO
44 Nick Keizer KC vs LAC
45 Will Dissly SEA @ SF
46 David Njoku CLE vs PIT
47 Adam Trautman NO @ CAR
48 Greg Olsen SEA @ SF
49 Geoff Swaim TEN @ HOU
50 Pharaoh Brown HOU vs TEN
51 Foster Moreau LV @ DEN
52 Durham Smythe MIA @ BUF
53 Nick Vannett DEN vs LV
54 Adam Shaheen MIA @ BUF
55 Cameron Brate TB vs ATL
56 Jason Witten LV @ DEN
57 Jesse James DET vs MIN
58 Devin Asiasi NE vs NYJ
59 Darrell Daniels ARI @ LAR
60 Kaden Smith NYG vs DAL
61 Ryan Griffin NYJ @ NE
62 Kahale Warring HOU vs TEN
63 Blake Bell DAL @ NYG
64 Chris Manhertz CAR vs NO
65 Lee Smith BUF vs MIA
66 Jaeden Graham ATL @ TB
67 Dalton Keene NE vs NYJ
68 Travis Kelce KC vs LAC
69 Hunter Henry LAC @ KC
70 Jeremy Sprinkle WAS @ PHI
71 Cethan Carter CIN vs BAL