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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 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