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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 1

Rk Name Team Opp
Rk Name Team Opp
1 Travis Kelce KC vs CLE
2 George Kittle SF @ DET
3 Darren Waller LV vs BAL
4 Mark Andrews BAL @ LV
5 Kyle Pitts ATL vs PHI
6 T.J. Hockenson DET vs SF
7 Robert Tonyan GB @ NO
8 Logan Thomas WAS vs LAC
9 Noah Fant DEN @ NYG
10 Mike Gesicki MIA @ NE
11 Jonnu Smith NE vs MIA
12 Dallas Goedert PHI @ ATL
13 Zach Ertz PHI @ ATL
14 Austin Hooper CLE @ KC
15 Gerald Everett SEA @ IND
16 Kyle Rudolph NYG vs DEN
17 Rob Gronkowski TB vs DAL
18 Dawson Knox BUF vs PIT
19 Tyler Higbee LAR vs CHI
20 Cole Kmet CHI @ LAR
21 Eric Ebron PIT @ BUF
22 Jared Cook LAC @ WAS
23 Anthony Firkser TEN vs ARI
24 Hunter Henry NE vs MIA
25 Blake Jarwin DAL @ TB
26 Tyler Conklin MIN @ CIN
27 Hayden Hurst ATL vs PHI
28 Dan Arnold CAR vs NYJ
29 Jack Doyle IND vs SEA
30 Adam Trautman NO vs GB
31 O.J. Howard TB vs DAL
32 Brevin Jordan HOU vs JAC
33 Donald Parham Jr. LAC @ WAS
34 Tyler Kroft NYJ @ CAR
35 Kaden Smith NYG vs DEN
36 Chris Herndon IV MIN @ CIN
37 Dalton Schultz DAL @ TB
38 Jordan Akins HOU vs JAC
39 Mo Alie-Cox IND vs SEA
40 Pat Freiermuth PIT @ BUF
41 C.J. Uzomah CIN vs MIN
42 Noah Gray KC vs CLE
43 Albert Okwuegbunam DEN @ NYG
44 Juwan Johnson NO vs GB
45 Jimmy Graham CHI @ LAR
46 Ian Thomas CAR vs NYJ
47 Kylen Granson IND vs SEA
48 Jacob Harris LAR vs CHI
49 David Njoku CLE @ KC
50 Geoff Swaim TEN vs ARI
51 Will Dissly SEA @ IND
52 Harrison Bryant CLE @ KC