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Tight end PPR rankings for Week 3 fantasy football

We take you through some of the best PPR tight ends going in Week 3 for fantasy football, including a few viable streamers.

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Week 2 verified a lot of what we knew from Week 1. Rob Gronkowski and Travis Kelce are still the kings of the tight end position. Darren Waller remains one of the safest PPR tight ends, despite his slow start versus the Steelers. TJ Hockenson is the focal point of the Lions offense.

What remains to be seen is what we’ll see from projected big names like George Kittle and Mark Andrews. They were drafted in most leagues as the TE3 and TE4, respectively, and are both ranking outside of the top-10. Will they bounce back? In case you haven’t found your answer at the tight end position, we’ll break down a couple of viable streamers to consider in Week 12.

Injury news

Giants TE Evan Engram has started practicing after missing Weeks 1 and 2 with a calf injury. It’s unknown if he’ll make his season debut in Week 3, but if he does, he’s not likely to be worth a start. Fellow tight end Kyle Rudolph has amassed 7 total targets in his absence, despite playing over 70% of offensive snaps in each of his games this season. WR Sterling Shepard is the star of that offense... for now.

Eagles TE Zach Ertz tested positive for COVID-19 this week and his status is unclear for Week 3. If he is out, look for an increased target share for Dallas Goedert after a slow and disappointing start to the fantasy football season.

Streaming options

Dallas Goedert, PHI vs. DAL

As noted above, Goedert’s fellow tight end, Zach Ertz, has been diagnosed with COVID-19 and it is unknown if he’ll be available to play in Week 3. QB Jalen Hurts has targeted the tight end position on 20% of throws, and if Ertz is out for this contest, the lions share of those targets should be headed to Goedert. The matchup vs. the Dallas Cowboys is just the cherry on top, as this should be the perfect game script for high passing volume.

Austin Hooper, CLE vs. CHI

WR Jarvis Landry was placed on IR this week with a knee injury, and it remains to be seen whether or not Odell Beckham Jr. will make his 2021 NFL season debut. If he doesn’t, Hooper could be in for a particularly big performance. The Browns have targeted the tight end position on a league-high 45.8% of throws so far through two games, and in Week 2, Hooper led the TE corps in offensive snaps and targets.

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