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Tight end PPR rankings for Week 17 fantasy football

We take you through some of the best PPR tight ends going in Week 17 for fantasy football, including a few viable streamers.

Khari Willis #37 of the Indianapolis Colts breaks up a pass to Noah Fant #87 of the Denver Broncos in the end zone during the second quarter of the game at Lucas Oil Stadium on October 27, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Photo by Bobby Ellis/Getty Images

Friday injury report

Dallas Goedert is out, which should help elevate Zzach Ertz on Sunday night.

Out: Dallas Goedert (calf)
Doubtful: N/A
Questionable: Greg Olsen (foot), Maxx Williams (ankle), Cole Kmet (shoulder)

Wednesday injury report

Evan Engram was limited with a calf injury. He should be able to go against Dallas.

Dallas Goedert was forced from last week’s game with a calf injury and then wasn’t able to practice. If he can’t go, Zach Ertz would get a boost.

Harrison Bryant is out due to a positive COVID test.

DNP: Darrell Daniels (hamstring), Maxx Williams (ankle), Trey Burton (not injury related),
Limited: Dan Arnold (back), Evan Engram (calf), Marcedes Lewis (knee), Jace Sternberger (concussion), Donald Parham (illness), Josh Hill (hand), Greg Olsen (foot), Dallas Goedert (calf), Richard Rodgers (ankle),
Full: Cole Kmet (shoulder), Jimmy Graham (not injury related), Demetrius Harris (foot), Mike Gesicki (shoulder),

Week 17 is usually a good time to limit your fantasy football and DFS games, as so many teams are usually resting players. But this year, we have more teams set to play their starters.

There are three teams that look like they will rest players though, as the Kansas City Chiefs, Pittsburgh Steelers and Buffalo Bills don’t have much to play for. The Chiefs have absolutely nothing to play for and the Steelers and Bills can only move between the No. 2 and 3 seeds. Mike Tomlin has already said that Ben Roethlisberger isn’t playing, which could make it less likely the Bills starters play a full game. And Andy Reid said we would see a lot of backup Chad Henne.

Travis Kelce, Eric Ebron and Dawson Knox are too risky to play, even if we hear they might get work.

Here are the teams who need wins and should play their starters: Titans, Bears, Cowboys, Giants, Browns, Dolphins, Ravens, Buccaneers, Saints, Seahawks, Packers, Cardinals, Rams, Colts, and Washington.

Injury news

Kyle Rudolph is out and Irv Smith Jr. should lead the way against the Lions.

Notable backups

Tyler Kroft, Ricky Seals-Jones and Vance McDonald could see more work with starters likely resting.

Streaming options

Hayden Hurst, Falcons

Hurst has caught a touchdown in his last two games and gets a good matchup this week against the Buccaneers. Tampa Bay has given up the fifth-most fantasy points to tight ends over the last eight weeks. As long as Julio Jones remains out, Hurst has good upside this week.

Noah Fant, Broncos

Fant has 20 targets over the last two games and has 13 receptions for 133 yards and a touchdown. This week the Broncos take on the Raiders, who have given up the sixth-most fantasy points over the last eight games.

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