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Fantasy football rankings: The top PPR tight ends in 2021 fantasy football

Tight ends have big upside if you can catch that breakout player, who will it be in 2021? We rank tight ends in fantasy football.

Tight end Darren Waller #83 of the Las Vegas Raiders warms up before a game against the Miami Dolphins at Allegiant Stadium on December 26, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Dolphins defeated the Raiders 26-25. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

The 2021 fantasy football season is quickly sneaking up on us. Below, you can check out our PPR tight end rankings for the 2021 season. Below you will find our fantasy football tight end non-PPR rankings. Training camp is meaningful and what we learn over the next 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 perceived and official depth chart moves.

Tight end was a black hole of despair for fantasy players who didn’t have Travis Kelce or Darren Waller last season. That did put a lot of fantasy teams in the same boat though. The hope, as usual, is that another tight end will emerge as a consistent fantasy producer this season. George Kittle was injured last year, so he should add to the depth at the position while T.J. Hockenson should have more targets funneled his way and Mark Andrews and the Ravens should bounce back from a down 2020.

As usual there will be plenty of “sleeper” tight ends, but we’ve seen them get washed away more often than not in recent seasons. Rookie Kyle Pitts will be the most fun to keep tabs on, as he is easily the second best receiving target on the Falcons and should be in line for a lot of work his rookie year.

PPR Tight end rankings for 2021 fantasy football leagues

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 Kyle Pitts ATL
7 Logan Thomas WAS
8 Robert Tonyan GB
9 Irv Smith Jr. MIN
10 Noah Fant DEN
11 Mike Gesicki MIA
12 Jonnu Smith NE
13 Tyler Higbee LAR
14 Evan Engram NYG
15 Dallas Goedert PHI
16 Blake Jarwin DAL
17 Jared Cook LAC
18 Hunter Henry NE
19 Hayden Hurst ATL
20 Cole Kmet CHI
21 Rob Gronkowski TB
22 Dawson Knox BUF
23 Austin Hooper CLE
24 Zach Ertz PHI
25 Donald Parham Jr. LAC
26 Eric Ebron PIT
27 Gerald Everett SEA
28 Pat Freiermuth PIT
29 Adam Trautman NO
30 Dan Arnold CAR
31 Anthony Firkser TEN
32 Chris Herndon IV NYJ
33 O.J. Howard TB
34 Tyler Kroft NYJ
35 Jordan Akins HOU
36 Jack Doyle IND
37 Dalton Schultz DAL
38 Jace Sternberger GB
39 Mo Alie-Cox IND
40 Farrod Green IND
41 Foster Moreau LV
42 Albert Okwuegbunam DEN
43 C.J. Uzomah CIN
44 Harrison Bryant CLE
45 Hunter Long MIA
46 David Njoku CLE
47 Cameron Brate TB
48 Geoff Swaim TEN
49 Will Dissly SEA
50 Jimmy Graham CHI
51 Kyle Rudolph NYG
52 Brevin Jordan HOU
53 Drew Sample CIN
54 Ryan Griffin NYJ
55 Jacob Hollister BUF
56 Jacob Harris LAR
57 Tyler Conklin MIN
58 Kahale Warring NE
59 Josh Oliver BAL
60 Ian Thomas CAR
61 Brycen Hopkins LAR
62 Kylen Granson IND
63 Josiah Deguara GB
64 Devin Asiasi NE
65 Darren Fells DET
66 Adam Shaheen MIA
67 Troy Fumagalli NE
68 Colby Parkinson SEA
69 Dalton Keene NE
70 Maxx Williams ARI
71 James O'Shaughnessy JAC
72 Tre' McKitty LAC