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Tight end PPR rankings for Week 2 fantasy football

We take you through some of the best PPR tight ends going in Week 2 for fantasy football, including a few viable streamers.

Will the Giants keep it close against Washington?

Injury update

Anthony Firkser is questionable after missing Friday practice. The Titans don’t appear ready to give any one tight end a bulk of the work, so it’s best to stay away even if Firkser plays.

Jonnu Smith is questionable against the Jets but has a good chance of playing. He split work pretty evenly with Hunter Henry in Week 1, but both players have starting appeal in this matchup.

In Week 1, there weren’t a ton of surprises at the tight end position when it comes to elite talent, but there were some notable performances. Rob Gronkowski showed us that he is as versatile as ever, finishing as the week’s TE1 with the third-most targets at the position and a whopping two touchdowns to boot. Darren Waller made a splash, too, on Monday Night Football, leading all skill position players with 18 targets versus the Baltimore Ravens.

Injury news

Evan Engram remains out of practice as he continues to nurse a calf injury. He was listed as a DNP in Tuesday’s practice. The team is on a short week being featured on Thursday Night Football, so fantasy football managers should be making contingency plans.

Week 2 TE Streamers

Logan Thomas, WAS vs. NYG

There were plenty of questions about what kind of workload Logan Thomas might see in the 2021 NFL season, but those questions were answered in Week 1. Thomas got paid this year with a 3-year, $24 million extension and will have ample opportunity to be a featured receiver with Curtis Samuel injured. They’ll face the Giants in Week 2 with Taylor Heineke under center.

Jared Cook, LAC vs. DAL

Among all of the Week 2 Cook ranked fourth among NFL tight ends with 8 targets and managed to finish as the TE13 despite a relatively poor showing for the Chargers offensively. QB Justin Herbert threw just one touchdown on the day, but will get a much better matchup versus the Cowboys in Week 2. They allowed a league-high 25 points to the tight end position thanks to Rob Gronkowski’s monstrous performance. Cook saw one of three end zone targets for the Chargers on the week, usually a key in the recipe of cooking up the perfect tight end streamer.

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