Week 10 TE Rankings PPR: Tight End Fantasy Stats & Projections

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Multiple tight ends had surprisingly positive performances in week nine. Zach Ertz had a bounce-back game during his week nine matchup against the Chicago Bears, after failing to reach 10+ points in three consecutive weeks. Broncos tight end, Noah Fant also had a surprise outing in which he finally broke the 100-yard receiving mark during his contest against the Browns. Unfortunately, other tight ends had disappointing outings, with some extending their cold streaks at an alarming rate. You can find all our NFL Waiver Wire pickups and adds in one place each week.

PlayerReceptionsReceiving YardsReceiving Touch DownsOpponentOwn % (UPDATE)Projection (UPDATE)TargetsTotal Fan. PointsAvg. Fan. PointsGamesTargets per Game
Austin Hooper525915NOLA9762143.117.887587.75
Darren Waller485483LAC9660121.515.187587.5
Travis Kelce496662TEN174127.614.17777777777898.2222222222222
Mark Andrews384703CIN965810112.62587.25
Zach Ertz465272BYE99BYE75110.712.398.3333333333333
Evan Engram444673NYJ9968109.413.67588.5
George Kittle465412SEA10057113.914.237587.125
Jason Witten343212MIN514076.19.512585
Gerald Everett262972PIT584467.78.462585.5
Will Dissly232624N/A6N/A2773.912.31666666666764.5
Greg Olsen273312GB834572.19.012585.625
Delanie Walker212152KC403154.57.785714285714374.4285714285714
Jimmy Graham252513CAR703768.17.566666666666794.1111111111111
Hunter Henry293882OAK963879.815.9657.6
T.J. Hockenson222962CHI573863.67.9584.75
Jack Doyle242322MIA263459.27.484.25
Tyler Eifert231921BAL73348.26.02584.125
Darren Fells242456BYE62BYE3184.59.388888888888993.4444444444444
Tyler Higbee181701PIT223415.857142857142973.2857142857143
Jordan Atkins202482BYE4BYE2856.86.311111111111193.1111111111111
Jared Cook151682ATL412743.87.364.5
Noah Fant233002BYE12BYE3662.56.944444444444494
Dallas Goedert212213BYE26BYE3259.17.387584
Hayden Hurst161561CIN22059.17.387582.5
Vance McDonald221763LAR522857.68.228571428571474
Eric Ebron182483MIA713160.87.683.875
Dawson Knox141921CLE72640.15.012583.25
O.J. Howard131760ARI351828.64.766666666666763
Jonnu Smith182571KC412450.75.633333333333392.6666666666667
Cameron Brate151512ARI72042.15.262582.5
Mike Gesicki212480IND53145.85.72583.875
Irv Smith192070DAL22339.74.411111111111192.5555555555556
Josh Hill151601ATL12132.24.682.625
Kyle Rudolph201702DAL3125495.444444444444492.7777777777778

Studs:

zach ertz
Ertz was finally able to break his cold streak against a tough Chicago Bears defense. Week nine marked the second time this season that Ertz had 10+ targets, as well as the second time that he reached paydirt. It was great to see the former Stanford product to break his cold streak before his bye in week ten.

Noah Fant
For the first time this season, Noah Fant scored more than 15 points. Fantasy owners who were waiting for the first-round pick to have a breakout game saw the benefits last Sunday. Most of his success was due to his remarkable 75-yard touchdown in which he shredded through multiple Browns defenders before reaching the end zone. Despite having his best game of the season, fantasy owners should note that Fant only had four targets in week nine, and is only averaging four targets on the year. Therefore, his outlier game is not an indication that Fant is finally a reliable TE.
george kittle
After a phenomenal performance against the Arizona Cardinals, George Kittle has cemented himself as an elite tight end for the rest of the 2019-20 season. Kittle is currently fourth in total receiving yards and fantasy points for a tight end this season. The third-year Hawkeye product enjoys nearly a third of the entire 49ers’ target share and has proven to be Jimmy G’s favorite tight end. Kittle’s next three opponents all rank in the top ten in terms of surrendering the ten-most fantasy points to opposing tight ends. Therefore, fantasy owners should expect huge gains from George for the entire month of November.

Stupendous Surprises:

Jacob Hollister
Jacob Hollister might be a fantasy gem, especially for owners in deep leagues. With Seahawks extremely thin at the tight end position, Hollister was able to assert himself as a red zone threat against the Bucs, hauling in two scores. With Ed Dickson looking to return next week, Hollister’s success might be short-lived. Nevertheless, Hollister’s knack for finding the endzone is worth keeping on your bench just in case he continues his productivity.
mike gesicki
Mike Gesicki had his best game of the season, finishing with six catches for 95 yards. This was the first game in which Gesicki accumulated more than ten fantasy points. Fantasy owners should still avoid starting the former Penn State product, given his inability to find the end zone or get double-digit targets. Although, Gesicki might be an intriguing option for owners in very deep leagues when he goes against a Colts defense that is generous to opposing tight ends.

Duds:

Darren Waller
For the second straight week, Darren Waller was unable to accumulate more than ten fantasy points. It also marks the third time in four weeks that Waller failed to reach the 10+ point benchmark. After a piping-hot start to the season, Waller might be coming back down to Earth, given the emergence of rookie Hunter Renfrow. Even so, Waller is currently fourth amongst all tight ends in terms of total targets, and third amongst tight ends in terms of targets per game. Therefore, he’s still a reliable fantasy option for the foreseeable future.
mark andrews
Mark Andrews had an unproductive day, finishing with two receptions for 21 yards and no touchdowns. Andrews’ lack of production makes sense, given that he went against a Patriots defense that is allowing the third-fewest fantasy points to tight ends. Nonetheless, Andrews’ schedule only gets more daunting. Five of Andrews’ next six opponents will be defenses that rank in the top ten in terms of restricting tight ends’ fantasy points. If you have Andrews on your roster, you will want to scour the waiver wire for another tight end to pair with him.

Time to abandon ship?

Jimmy Graham
Despite failing to score 10+ points in six of his nine games this year, Jimmy Graham is still owned in 70% of fantasy leagues this year. Even without the presence of Davante Adams for most of the year, Graham has failed to record 100+ yards this year. To make matters worse, Graham is currently behind Marques Valdes-Scantling in terms of target share and has been unable to gain 5+ catches in all but one of his contests so far. If you are in one of the deeper leagues, it makes sense to stash Graham on your bench or start him sparingly. Although, if that is not the case, it is imperative that you look to add/trade for another tight end.
eric ebron
Two weeks after being a tight end sleeper pick, Eric Ebron has regressed to being avoidable in fantasy. Ebron has failed to edge out teammates Jack Doyle in terms of target share for Colts tight end in total and in the red zone. At this point, Ebron is simply a touchdown or bust option, and fantasy owners would be wise to choose Doyle over him.
greg olsen

Fantasy owners looking for Greg Olsen to be an elite fantasy option should realize it is time to stash Olsen on your bench or abandon ship. Despite being owned in 80%+ of fantasy leagues, Olsen has scored less than 10 points in all but two of his games. The seasoned veteran is way below both Curtis Samuel and D.J. Moore on the Panthers target share list and has failed to find the end zone in all but one of his games this year. Only the most desperate fantasy owners should roster Olsen this year, and he is a low-end TE2 at best, even in favorable matchups.

  

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