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Tight end PPR rankings for Week 9 fantasy football

We take you through some of the best PPR tight ends going in Week 9 for fantasy football, including a few viable streamers.

T.J. Hockenson #88 of the Detroit Lions warms up prior to the start of the game against the New Orleans Saints at Ford Field on October 4, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan. Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images

Final injury report

Out: N/A
Doubtful: N/A
Questionable: Mo Alie-Cox (knee), Cole Kmet (groin), Nick Vannett (foot), Vance McDonald (illness), Dawson Knox (calf)

Thursday injury report

Greg Olsen, Dawson Knox, Tyler Eifert and Jimmy Graham both returned to practice while Logan Thomas and T.J. Hockenson both got a full practice in after being limited on Wednesday. Cole Kmet had a setback in week with a groin injury, which is always a bad sign.

Wednesday injury report

George Kittle is out for around eight weeks with a foot injury. Jordan Reed is trying to return this week from a knee injury. If he can’t Ross Dwelley would be the main tight end.

Jordan Akins returns to a full practice. He should also return to a timeshare at tight end with Darren Fells when they take on the Jaguars.

Jimmy Graham usually gets veteran days off, but this week he is listed with a knee and a hamstring injury. He may have a tougher time returning this week. If he can’t, Cole Kmet would get the start.

Greg Olsen missed practice with a foot injury, which sounds bad due to Olsen’t history of foot trouble. If he can’t go, Will Dissly would likely see the lead in a committee at tight end.

DNP: Jimmy Graham (knee, hamstring), Tyler Eifert (not injury related, neck), Greg Olsen (foot)
Limited: Mo Alie-Cox (knee), Nick Vannett (foot), T.J. Hockenson (toe), Logan Thomas (ankle)
Full: Jordan Akins (ankle, concussion), Adam Shaheen (shoulder)

Travis Kelce was the only tight end who topped 100 yards last week and was far ahead of the rest of the tight ends. George Kittle fracturing his foot didn’t help. The pool of strong and consistent tight ends is down to one.

Taysom Hill landed as the No. 4 fantasy tight end and it’s probably time to consider him as an option.

Ten targets for T.J. Hockenson is a good sign for his upside with Kenny Golladay out, but the Lions offense has been hit and miss.

Injury news

George Kittle is out around eight weeks with a fractured foot. Ross Dwelley should get the start, but Jordan Reed is also getting close to returning.

Week 9 byes: Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Los Angeles Rams, Philadelphia Eagles

No Drew Sample, Austin Hooper, Tyler Higbee, Gerald Everett or Dallas Goedert this week.

Streaming options

Eric Ebron, Steelers

The Steelers get a great matchup with the Cowboys and Ebron should be a useful fantasy play. Last week he scored a critical touchdown and appears to be a key part of the offense now.

Irv Smith, Lions

Smith continues to see an uptick in routes run and targets. Last week was a tough wind game, but he saw his biggest snap percentage and appears to truly be the No. 1 tight end at this point. A breakout game is coming.

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