clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Tight end non-PPR rankings for Week 1 fantasy football

We take you through some of the best non-PPR tight ends going in Week 1 for fantasy football, including a few viable streamers.

Mark Andrews #89 of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates after a play against the Tennessee Titans during the AFC Divisional Playoff game at M&T Bank Stadium on January 11, 2020 in Baltimore, Maryland. Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images

Wednesday injury report: NFL teams released their first injury reports of the 2020 season on Wednesday for Week 1. Among tight ends, the following made an appearance:

Ian Thomas (toe) — Full participation — nothing to worry about
Mike Gesicki (glute) — Limited participation — worth tracking to see if he improves to full

Football is back! Right? Yeah, it is! And we’re back with weekly fantasy football rankings. With no preseason games and limited to no fans in the stadiums, it will likely take these teams a little while to get to top performance. The good news is, we’ve all watched a lot of bad football in our days and somehow managed not to gouge our own eyes out. Oh, and great players make great plays and we’ll see those as well.

We’ve got your usual suspects at the top of the tight end rankings and barring injury, they’ll likely stay that way. Keep an eye on Travis Kelce’s knee this week, but if he practices normally, he’s still your No. 1.

Mark Andrews is my favorite non-PPR tight end, as he is a big play machine with Lamar Jackson able to evade tacklers and end up chucking it down the seam to Andrews. The Browns are weak against tight ends and I expect an Andrews’ touchdown this week.

Jared Cook was a big play maker for the Saints last season and I expect he gets off to a good start against the Bucs, who are weak at safety.

Streaming TEs

Mo Alie-Cox, Colts

The Colts will be without Trey Burton to start the season, so Alie-Cox should fill in for him. Cox was hurt last year and relegated to blocking, but he’s back and has decent upside in this role, especially in a good matchup with the Jaguars awful defense.

Irv Smith Jr., Vikings

We aren’t going to hear much about which one of Smith or Kyle Rudolph will get the offensive production this year, but my money is on Smith. Rudolph is a good tight end and red zone target, but Smith can be more dynamic and a true weapon now that Stefon Diggs is gone.

Tight end non-PPR rankings for Week 18

Rk Name Team Opp
Rk Name Team Opp
1 Travis Kelce KC @ DEN
2 Mark Andrews BAL vs PIT
3 George Kittle SF @ LAR
4 Rob Gronkowski TB vs CAR
5 Zach Ertz ARI vs SEA
6 Darren Waller LV vs LAC
7 Dawson Knox BUF vs NYJ
8 Dalton Schultz DAL @ PHI
9 Kyle Pitts ATL vs NO
10 Mike Gesicki MIA vs NE
11 Hunter Henry NE @ MIA
12 Noah Fant DEN vs KC
13 Tyler Higbee LAR vs SF
14 Gerald Everett SEA @ ARI
15 Tyler Conklin MIN vs CHI
16 Jared Cook LAC @ LV
17 Cole Kmet CHI @ MIN
18 C.J. Uzomah CIN @ CLE
19 Evan Engram NYG vs WAS
20 Albert Okwuegbunam DEN vs KC
21 Pat Freiermuth PIT @ BAL
22 Brock Wright DET vs GB
23 David Njoku CLE vs CIN
24 Cameron Brate TB vs CAR
25 Brevin Jordan HOU vs TEN
26 Foster Moreau LV vs LAC
27 Jack Doyle IND @ JAC
28 Austin Hooper CLE vs CIN
29 Jonnu Smith NE @ MIA
30 Dallas Goedert PHI vs DAL
31 Tyler Kroft NYJ @ BUF
32 Anthony Firkser TEN @ HOU
33 Tyree Jackson PHI vs DAL
34 James O'Shaughnessy JAC vs IND
35 Josiah Deguara GB @ DET
36 Geoff Swaim TEN @ HOU
37 Ricky Seals-Jones WAS @ NYG
38 Dan Arnold JAC vs IND
39 Adam Trautman NO @ ATL
40 Jack Stoll PHI vs DAL
41 Hayden Hurst ATL vs NO
42 Mo Alie-Cox IND @ JAC
43 John Bates WAS @ NYG
44 Jimmy Graham CHI @ MIN
45 Will Dissly SEA @ ARI
46 Stephen Anderson LAC @ LV
47 Marcedes Lewis GB @ DET
48 Pharaoh Brown HOU vs TEN
49 Ian Thomas CAR @ TB
50 Darrell Daniels ARI vs SEA
51 Durham Smythe MIA vs NE
52 Adam Shaheen MIA vs NE
53 O.J. Howard TB vs CAR
54 Nick Vannett NO @ ATL
55 Jesse James CHI @ MIN
56 Jeremy Sprinkle DAL @ PHI
57 Nick Boyle BAL vs PIT
58 Blake Bell KC @ DEN
59 Kyle Rudolph NYG vs WAS