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Tight end PPR rankings for Week 1 fantasy football

We take you through some of the best PPR tight ends going in Week 1 for fantasy football.

Kyle Pitts #8 of the Atlanta Falcons looks on during pregame warmups prior to facing the Cleveland Browns at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on August 29, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Thursday injury update

Noah Fant, Broncos — All reports have Fant as being available for Week 1. He got a limited practice in on Wednesday, which is a good dign that he’ll make his way off the list by Friday.

Evan Engram, Giants — Engram will likely miss Week 1 against the Broncos after missing another practice Thursday. Kyle Rudolph and Kaden Smith appear to be on track to play.

Adam Trautman, Saints — Trautman wasn’t listed on the injury report so should be a full go against the Packers.

Hunter Henry, Patriots — Henry wasn’t listed on the injury report and should be ready to go against the Dolphins.

There aren’t many stars in the making at tight end this season, especially after Irv Smith Jr. went down with a season-ending injury, but there are a few worth keeping an eye on this season. It’s tough finding any consistency at the tight end position for fantasy football, but Kyle Pitts, T.J. Hockenson, Noah Fant, Logan Thomas, and Robert Tonyan all feel like they could take another step toward that consistency this season. It will be interesting to watch this group do their thing.

Injury news

Noah Fant, TE, Broncos

Fant has been dealing with a leg injury, but was able to return to practice on Monday. It sounds like he should be good to go on Sunday against a Giants defense that could be a good one to target this season with tight ends.

Evan Engram, TE, Giants

Engram appears to be a “long shot” to play this week with a calf injury. Kaden Smith would be the healthiest tight end for the Giants, but he was on the sidelines doing rehab work on Monday. It appears Kyle Rudolph, who had off season foot surgery and is just getting back up to speed, could be the healthiest Giants tight end this weekend.

Adam Shaheen, TE, Dolphins

Shaheen, who says he won’t be forced by the NFL into taking a proven vaccine administered to over a billion humans, will miss Week 1 due to being placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

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