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Tight end PPR rankings for Week 13 fantasy football

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

 Trey Burton #80 of the Indianapolis Colts congratulates teammate Nyheim Hines #21 on scoring a touchdown against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium on November 12, 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee. Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images

Final injury report

Irv Smith Jr. is out against the Jaguars. Kyle Rudolph is set to see an uptick in work.

Jonnu Smith is out. Anthony Firkser and Geoff Swaim are set to back him up, but Firkser has been the main backup to Smith this season, that is until recently. This is a difficult situation to navigate, but Firkser is the player to take a risk on.

Zach Ertz and Hayden Hurst were left off of the final injury report and will play.

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

Thursday injury report

Jonnu Smith didn’t practice again on Thursday. He’ll need to get some work in on Friday to have a chance to play.

Irv Smith missed his second practice and looks doubtful for this week with a back injury.

Hayden Hurst didn’t practice on Thursday. It is a downgrade from his limited practice on Wednesday, but this could be a maintenance day.

Zach Ertz got another limited practice in on Thursday. He has a shot at returning this week.

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

Zach Ertz returned to practice and will try to prove he’s ready to come off IR this week.

Irv Smith doesn’t practice on Wednesday due to a back injury. He’s gone from a groin injury to a back injury and isn’t off to a good start this week. Kyle Rudolph would again get a bump if Smith can’t go.

Jonnu Smith missed practice on Wednesday. He’ll need to get back to be able to play this week.

Hayden Hurst was limited with a knee injury. He should still be on track to play against the Saints.

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)

Week 12 was a good week for some familiar tight ends, as Rob Gronkowski, Evan Engram and Dallas Goedert all finished in the Top 4. Goedert led the way and had his second big game in a row. It’s too bad an injury kept him out four games this season, as he has shown he’s the superior player to Zach Ertz at this point in their careers.

Robert Tonyan ended up as the second-best PPR tight end with his second touchdown in as many weeks. Injuries have also slowed him down, but it looks like he’s healthy and becoming one of Aaron Rodgers favorite targets as we move toward the fantasy playoffs, of which the Packers gets some good matchups.

Injury news

Mark Andrews is currently on the Covid-19 list and will need to be cleared to play. He does have until Tuesday to be cleared, so there is a chance.

Irv Smith Jr. missed last week with groin and back injuries, so will need to show he is able to go in practice this week before facing the Jaguars in a good matchup. If he can’t go, Kyle Rudolph would again get a good bump in work.

Bye weeks

The Bucs and the Panthers are on a bye in Week 13.

Streaming options

Jordan Akins, Texans

Akins had a strong game in Week 11 and followed it up with a dud where he dropped two end zone passes in Week 12. I don’t think those drops will hurt him too much moving forward, as the Texans just lost Will Fuller and Randall Cobb for the season and released Kenny Stills, leaving Brandin Cooks, Keke Coutee and Akins as top targets. His matchup with the Colts isn’t great, but I love his opportunity.

Trey Burton, Colts

The Colts have plenty of tight ends and running backs and receivers who see targets, but it appears that Burton has carved out a decent workload. We can’t count on any one Colts receiver to go off each week, but Burton is someone who looks like he’ll be safe with continued touchdown upside each week. The Texans just lost a starter in the defensive backfield and were already weak against the pass, so Burton should be in a good situation for Week 13.

Tight end PPR rankings for Week 4

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