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Tight end non-PPR rankings for Week 13 fantasy football

We take you through some of the best non-PPR tight ends going into Week 13 for fantasy football, including a few viable streamers.

Kyle Rudolph #82 of the Minnesota Vikings carries the ball against the Atlanta Falcons during the game at U.S. Bank Stadium on October 18, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

Final injury report

Zach Ertz was left off of the final injury report.

Hayden Hurst left off of final injury report.

Jonnu Smith and Irv Smith Jr. are both out of the active lineup, giving TEs Anthony Firkser and Kyle Rudolph a major boost heading into Sunday.

Out: Jonnu Smith (knee), Irv Smith. Jr (back)
Doubtful: N/A
Questionable: Ryan Izzo (hamstring, hand)

Thursday injury report

Jonnu Smith continues to be held out of practice with a knee injury. It’s his second consecutive day with the DNP tag, meaning that fantasy managers will need to keep a close eye on his status heading into Sunday.

Irv Smith Jr. is still not practicing for the Vikings, making it appear more likely that he’ll miss another week.

Hayden Hurst was downgraded to DNP after getting in a limited practice on Wednesday. He dealt with this ankle injury ahead of Week 12, too, but he was active for the game. He played a season-low 47% of offensive snaps, though he commanded 8 targets.

DNP: Jonnu Smith (knee), Irv Smith Jr. (back), Hayden Hurst (ankle), Marcedes Lewis (knee)
Limited: Zach Ertz (ankle), Dan Arnold (knee), Ryan Izzo (hamstring, hand)
Full: Adam Shaheen (foot), MyCole Pruitt (knee), Hunter Bryant (concussion)

Wednesday injury report

The biggest injury update on the day is that Zach Ertz got in a limited practice Ahead of his likely Week 13 recovery. The bad news? He wasn’t doing much for you if he was in your lineups prior to his ankle injury.

Hayden Hurst also got in a limited session Wednesday. He was listed with the same injury last week and was a go; the lighted workload is likely just maintenance.

Irv Smith Jr. missed practice Wednesday with a back injury. It’s the same injury that he missed Week 12 with. If he is out of this game, Kyle Rudolph is a top-10 play at TE.

Jonnu Smith also earned the DNP tag with a new knee injury. Smith has been unreliable for fantasy in recent weeks, but if he is unavailable, Anthony Firkser could make an interesting GPP pick.

DNP: Irv Smith (back), Jonnu Smith (knee)
Limited: Marcedes Lewis (knee), Zach Ertz (ankle), Hayden Hurst (ankle), Ryan Izzo (hamstring, hand),
Full: Hunter Bryant (concussion), MyCole Pruitt (knee), Adam Shaheen (foot)

One again, the Eagles tight ends have shown out, as Dallas Goedert and Richard Rodgers once again finished in the top-five of non-PPR leagues. Rodgers did so on a 33-yard Hail Mary pass from Carson Wentz to close out the game. It didn’t matter for much outside of fantasy, considering that the Eagles lost this matchup by six points.

Other top-five performances included those of Rob Gronkowski, Evan Engram and Robert Tonyan. The most surprising finish of the week was likely Travis Kelce at TE10, but perhaps there wasn’t much left in the tank for him following a monstrous performance by Tyreek Hill to win the day.

Injury news

Vikings TE Irv Smith Jr. missed another week with a groin injury. Though he isn’t fantasy relevant on his own, his absence does provide a boost to teammate Kyle Rudolph.

Mark Andrews was placed on the COVID-19 list after testing positive amid the Ravens outbreak. With the postponements in the Ravens schedule, he does have a chance to suit up in Week 13. However, fantasy managers won’t know of his availability until most tight ends have already played. He’ll be a risk in fantasy lineups, despite his high upside.

Bye weeks

The Bucs and Panthers are on bye in Week 13. Fantasy managers won’t be missing much from the Panthers, but they will certainly miss the prowess of Rob Gronkowski, which has returned to the game in full force for the 2020 season.

Streaming options

Evan Engram, New York Giants

Evan Engram has always been thought of as a greater PPR thread in fantasy leagues, but in Week 12, he showed his standard-league-prowess with his performance. He cleared 100 receiving yards for the first time since Week 3 of 2019. Next up, he gets the Seahawks secondary, who allowed Dallas Goedert and Richard Rodgers a 128 yard and two touchdown day in Week 12.

Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota Vikings

This streamer is dependent on the status of Irv Smith Jr. Though Smith Jr. has accumulated just 23 targets through the course of 2020, Kyle Rudolph has managed 11 catches for 131 receiving yards in his two games without him. Consider the target share without Smith in the lineup along with the nine scores the Jaguars defense has allowed to opposing tight ends, and you’ve got yourself a solid streaming candidate for Week 13.

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