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Ranking the top 65 tight ends in 2020 fantasy football

Tight ends have big upside if you can catch that breakout player, who will it be in 2020?

Tight end Zach Ertz #86 of the Philadelphia Eagles rushes the ball against the Seattle Seahawks during their NFC Wild Card Playoff game at Lincoln Financial Field on January 05, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Football is fast approaching! The 2020 NFL season is scheduled to start on September, but in the meantime, players have begun to report for training camp. The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the protocols for players processing in at camps, with multiple Covid-19 tests before they can even begin to do in-person work.

The new set of protocols included no preseason games, and more limited media coverage. It will make things tougher evaluating camp battles, but it’s never been that easy either. That makes fantasy football draft preparations a little different than in recent seasons.

Below you will find our pre-training camp fantasy football tight end rankings. Training camp is meaningful and what we learn over the month will help us rank these players more accurately. But, the bulk of evaluation has been done already. At this point rankings will move based on injuries, camp battles, and even hype.

Below, you can check out our tight end rankings for the 2020 season.

Tier 1

Travis Kelce, George Kittle will continue to have high floors. Kelce’s target share in an offense that is extremely efficient with Patrick Mahomes in the lead, keeps him at the top of the list. George Kittle has the ability to pass Kelce, but in the offense Kyle Shanahan wants, Kittle isn’t going to be a 25-30 percent target share kind of player. His efficiency and yards after the catch should keep him in close competition with Kelce for that No. 1 slot though.

Tier 2

This tier has plenty of upside and consistency with Mark Andrews, Zach Ertz, Darren Waller, and Evan Engram all likely to be big parts of their offense. We know Andrews will be a top target in Baltimore, but it might be tough for him to repeat his touchdown numbers which made him an elite fantasy option last season while Engram’s trouble comes down to injuries. If he can stay healthy, he could move into the top slots. Darren Waller got some competition for targets in the draft, but should still be Derek Carr’s safety valve and has a good chance to again be the Raiders No. 1 target.

Tight end rankings for 2021 half-PPR fantasy football

Rk Name Team
Rk Name Team
1 Travis Kelce KC
2 George Kittle SF
3 Darren Waller LV
4 Mark Andrews BAL
5 T.J. Hockenson DET
6 Noah Fant DEN
7 Hunter Henry LAC
8 Dallas Goedert PHI
9 Mike Gesicki MIA
10 Robert Tonyan GB
11 Evan Engram NYG
12 Logan Thomas WAS
13 Jonnu Smith TEN
14 Irv Smith Jr. MIN
15 Hayden Hurst ATL
16 Rob Gronkowski TB
17 Blake Jarwin DAL
18 Tyler Higbee LAR
19 Zach Ertz PHI
20 Austin Hooper CLE
21 Eric Ebron PIT
22 Cole Kmet CHI
23 Jared Cook NO
24 O.J. Howard TB
25 Chris Herndon IV NYJ
26 Dawson Knox BUF
27 Gerald Everett LAR
28 Jack Doyle IND
29 Jimmy Graham CHI
30 Ian Thomas CAR
31 Dan Arnold ARI
32 Tyler Eifert JAC
33 Kyle Rudolph MIN
34 Kyle Pitts FA
35 Will Dissly SEA