Week 15 TE Rankings & Projections (PPR): Zach Ertz to EXPLODE Against the Redskins

Tight end is one of the most unpredictable positions in fantasy football, especially in the beginning of the season. However, as the season progresses, we begin to figure out each team’s tendencies and who quarterbacks like to target. By this point in the season we have most teams figured out and we know which defenses are horrendous against tight ends *cough* Arizona Cardinals *cough*. Below you will find the Week 15 tight end rankings for PPR formats and their projected fantasy points.

Rank Tier Player Team Opponent Week 15 Fantasy Projection (PPR)
1 TE1 Zach Ertz Philadelphia Eagles Washington Redskins 14.2pts
2 TE1 George Kittle San Francisco 49ers Atlanta Falcons 16.3pts
3 TE1 Travis Kelce Kansas City Chiefs Denver Broncos 15.3pts
4 TE1 Hunter Henry Los Angeles Chargers Minnesota Vikings 12.1pts
5 TE1 Austin Hooper Atlanta Falcons San Francisco 49ers 13.3pts
6 TE1 Darren Waller Oakland Raiders Jacksonville Jaguars 13.2pts
7 TE1 Mark Andrews Baltimore Ravens New York Jets 11.5pts
8 TE1 Greg Olsen Carolina Panthers Seattle Seahawks 9.7pts
9 TE1 Dallas Goedert Philadelphia Eagles Washington Redskins 8.6pts
10 TE1 Jack Doyle Indianapolis Colts New Orleans Saints 10.1pts
11 TE1 Jared Cook New Orleans Saints Indianapolis Colts 11.5pts
12 TE1 David Njoku Cleveland Browns Arizona Cardinals 7.1pts
13 TE2 Tyler Higbee Los Angeles Rams Dallas Cowboys 6.9pts
14 TE2 Jacob Hollister Seattle Seahawks Carolina Panthers 9.6pts
15 TE2 Mike Gesicki Miami Dolphins New York Giants 8.7pts
16 TE2 Noah Fant Denver Broncos Kansas City Chiefs 8.3pts
17 TE2 O.J. Howard Tampa Bay Buccaneers Detroit Lions 9.1pts
18 TE2 Jason Witten Dallas Cowboys Los Angeles Rams 8.6pts
19 TE2 Kyle Rudolph Minesota Vikings Los Angeles Chargers 7.4pts
20 TE2 Jimmy Graham Green Bay Packers Chicago Bears 6.7pts
21 TE2 Darren Fells Houston Texans Tennessee Titans 6.8pts
22 TE2 Ryan Griffin New York Jets Baltimore Ravens 7.9pts
23 TE2 Dawson Knox Buffalo Bills Pittsburgh Steelers 5.7pts
24 TE2 Vance McDonald Pittsburgh Steelers Buffalo Bills 5.5pts
25 TE3 Jonnu Smith Tennessee Titans Houston Texans 6.9pts

Week 15 Studs

zach ertzSurprise, surprise the top 3 tight end spots are being held by George Kittle, Travis Kelce, and Zach Ertz. A little bit of a shakeup in the top 3 with Zach Ertz leading the charge over Kelce and Kittle. Scoring 2 touchdowns in week 14’s surprisingly close game against the New York Giants. Ertz has seen double digit targets in 4 of the past 5 weeks, totaling his best fantasy performance in week 14 scoring 30.1 fantasy points. News has recently come out telling us that Alshon Jeffrey, the #1 wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles, will potentially miss the rest of the season. The Eagles wide receiver core has been in shambles for almost the entire season, having to bring up wide receivers from the practice squad, namely Greg Ward Jr. and needed to start those players. Facing the Washington Redskins in week 15 who rank 24th against opposing fantasy tight ends. A very plus matchup for the Eagles’ tight end who will be benefitting from no Alshon Jeffrey, no DeSean Jackson, potentially no Nelson Agholor, and possibly having a player who was on the practice squad just a few weeks ago as their #1 wide receiver. There could not possibly be a better opportunity for Zach Ertz to explode this week against the Washington Redskins.

george kittleRounding out the rest of the top 3 tight ends is George Kittle and Travis Kelce. Kittle had himself another great game against the New Orleans Saints. Carrying his team, and even a few Saints defenders, to a big win in what is probably the best game of the season. Catching 6 of 8 targets for 67 yards and a touchdown totaling 18.7 fantasy points. Kittle will face the Atlanta Falcons defense in week 15 who rank 18th against opposing fantasy tight ends. Expect Kittle to continue to perform and produce for your fantasy team. Travis Kelce, the #1 fantasy tight end on the year, had himself another great game in week 14 against the New England Patriots totaling 18 fantasy points. Catching 7 of 9 targets for 66 yards, including a rushing attempt for 4 yards and a rushing touchdown. Facing the Denver Broncos in week 15 who rank 13th against opposing fantasy tight ends. The last time Kelce faced the Broncos in week 7, Kelce was held to just 10.8 fantasy points (2nd lowest of his season). A tough matchup who had previously held Kelce to a relatively low fantasy total is why he is below both Kittle and Ertz. Kelce is still a must start no matter what.

Tight End Streamers For Week 15

dallas goedertWhen looking for streamers, finding players who are under the radar and have a plus matchup, offensive involvement, and the targets in previous weeks. Players listed in this streamers section will be available in over 50% of fantasy leagues. The first player is the teammate of one of the fantasy studs, Dallas Goedert. Goedert is a great streaming option for many of the same reasons that Zach Ertz is the top fantasy tight end this week. Goedert is a cemented piece of this offense despite having fumbling issues. Goedert will benefit from the Eagles’ beat up receiver core, a plus matchup against the Washington Redskins, and an already established piece of the passing game. Goedert is my top streaming option at tight end.

David NjokuSomewhat of a sleeper pick this week is Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku (23.0% Rostered). Coming off of injury in time to play against the Bengals in week 14. The freaky athletic tight end had a disappointing return to the Browns offense, only catching 1 of 3 targets for 4 yards. However, only playing 38% of the snaps against the Bengals. That will surely increase for the former 1st round draft pick. Facing the worst defense against tight ends in week 15, the Arizona Cardinals almost forget to defend opposing tight ends. This is a great matchup for the incredibly talented tight end to make a splash for the Cleveland Browns this week.

Another streamer for week 15 is Denver Broncos tight end Noah Fant (29.7% Rostered). Another insanely talented tight end who was drafted in the first round of his respective draft. Fant just had an incredible game against the Houston Texans in week 14 catching all 4 targets for 113 yards and a touchdown. Averaging an insane 28.3 yards per reception. Fant has seemingly benefitted from the change to Drew Lock at quarterback. Exposing the below averaging defense against tight ends in the Texans. Fant will face an even better matchup in the Kansas City Chiefs. Ranking 28th against opposing fantasy tight ends this season. Fant did exit the week 14 matchup early due to injury. However, being reported as a bruised foot and hip irritation does not sound serious enough to keep him out of week 15 but it is something to monitor through the week. A great matchup and the explosiveness of Fant’s play makes him a tight end streamer in week 15.

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Tight End Busts For Week 15

jason wittenTight ends are one of the most susceptible positions to bust games. The bust tight end for week 15 is the Dallas Cowboys veteran tight end Jason Witten. Ranking as the 9th best tight end this season in fantasy football. The Dallas Cowboys have been faltering a lot recently, losing 4 of the past 5 games. In week 14 Witten had a “meh” game against the Chicago Bears. Catching 5 of 7 targets for 37 yards totaling 8.7 fantasy points in a plus matchup. Witten and the Cowboys will host the Los Angeles Rams in week 15. The Rams rank as the 7th best defense against opposing fantasy tight ends. Averaging just 5.5 targets per game this season and just 8.6 yards per target. The explosive tight end plays have been designated for backup tight end Blake Jarwin, who is only 144 yards behind Jason Witten with almost half of Witten’s targets. Jason Witten is a touchdown dependent tight end. With the Cowboys faltering as of recently and the Rams defense being a top-10 defensive unit in the NFL this season. Witten will struggle against a tough Los Angeles Rams defense in week 15.

  
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