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Tight end PPR rankings for Week 4 fantasy football

We take you through some of the best PPR tight ends going in Week 4 for fantasy football, including a few viable streamers.

Zach Ertz #86 of the Philadelphia Eagles looks on against the Cincinnati Bengals at Lincoln Financial Field on September 27, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

Week 4 injury report

Teams returned to practice on Wednesday, and we have an idea of some of the players to keep an eye on as the final injury reports arrive later this week. Below are the tight ends who showed up in some capacity.

Full participants: Darren Waller (knee), Dawson Knox (concussion)
Limited participants: Will Dissly (Achilles)
Did not practice: Jared Cook (groin), George Kittle (knee)

Titans-Steelers postponed

The NFL announced that Titans-Steelers will not take place in Week 4 as another Titans player and non-player tested positive for Covid-19 on Wednesday. The game will be played later in the season on an unspecified date. For tight ends, this means Jonnu Smith and Eric Ebron will not be available.

Week 3 was an odd one for tight ends, but most weeks are to be honest. Our Top 4 fantasy scorers were the reanimated corpse of Jimmy Graham, Tyler Kroft for some reason, Eric Ebron and Robert Tonyan, king of the Wisconsin deep woods.

So far Travis Kelce has been the only consistent tight end, while Noah Fant, Jonnu Smith, Tyler Higbee and Darren Waller are the Top 5 fantasy tight ends on the season. That likely won’t stay the same, as tight end targets are the best way to project consistency and Kelce is the only player who is averaging seven targets per game so far.

Covid-19 News

We’re still getting information on the Tennessee Titans Covid-19 breakout, but at the moment it looks like the NFL is going to do all they can to get both the Titans-Steelers and Vikings-Texans to play this week. If they do, the Titans and to some extent, the Vikings, won’t have been able to practice as much as their opponent’s have. But, we are still waiting for definitive news on the status of these matchups, which means there is also a chance they move the games to a later date.

Injury news

Dallas Goedert has been put on I.R. with a fracture in his ankle. He could return after the three week stint, but until then, Zach Ertz and Greg Ward should see a bunch of targets.

Jordan Reed will be out around 6-8 weeks with a knee injury, but it looks like George Kittle has a good chance to return this week against the Eagles.

Streaming TEs

Eric Ebron, Steelers

Ebron caught 5-of-7 targets for 52 yards and a touchdown against the Texans last week and is a big target for Roethlisberger in the red zone. If these two can keep a connection going, Ebron could move into must-start status sooner than later.

Adam Trautman, Saints

If Jared Cook can’t play this week, Trautman should get the bulk of the tight end snaps. He’s not going to be worth playing ahead of your regular starting tight end, but in 2TE leagues, he’s someone I’d want on my team now.

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