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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 with COVID-19 and injury updates.

Kyle Pitts #8 of the Atlanta Falcons warms up before the game against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi’s Stadium on December 19, 2021 in Santa Clara, California. Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images

Week 15 was a crucial one for fantasy football managers, and unfortunately, they weren’t able to rely on most of their tight end studs to carry them through the week. Mark Andrews came up big with his third-straight game of 115 or more receiving yards and his sixth touchdown in the last seven games, while Kyle Pitts had another 100-yard outing bring him one step closer to the rookie tight end record. Other studs were absent from lineups though, as Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce was out of lineups after testing positive for COVID, and Darren Waller remained out with a knee injury.

Injury news

Darren Waller has remained out since Week 12 and didn’t log a single practice last week with knee and back injuries. He was listed on the team’s final injury report as doubtful to play, but we’ll keep an eye on his status ahead of Week 17.

Colts tight end Jack Doyle exited Week 16’s contest with a knee injury and didn’t return.

Pat Freiermuth missed Week 16 with his second concussion since November and was unable to practice throughout the week. If he clears protocols, he’d be a full go against the Browns on Monday Night Football. However, fantasy managers are going to need to make contingency plans (such as picking up Austin Hooper or David Njoku on waivers as insurance) if they are planning to rely on him.

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