Week 14 Fantasy Football Tight End Rankings (PPR): Darren Waller explodes against the Jets

Last week, Darren Waller had his biggest game of this season with a 13-200-2 line for 45 fantasy points to lead the week in tight end fantasy points. He nearly doubled the tight end-points thereof Travis Kelce, who remains the best tight end in the NFL for fantasy football. Travis Kelce still had a phenomenal game against the Broncos with 8-136-1 for 27.6 fantasy points to grab the second-place spot for the tight end list. This week, fantasy owners will be getting back Rob Gronkowski to their lineups in the first week of the playoffs for fantasy football. Check out who you should start and know about tight ends going into week 14.

RankNameAverage PointsWeek 14 Opponent
1Travis Kelce20@ MIA
2Darren Waller15.9IND
3Mark Andrews11.9@ CLE
4Hunter Henry9.8ATL
5T.J Hockenson12.1GB
6Robert Tonyan11.6@ DET
7Eric Ebron9.9@ BUF
8Rob Gronkowski9.3@ LAR
9Logan Thomas9.8@ SF
10Evan Engram9.2ARI
10Mike Gesicki9.7KC
12Dan Arnold5.6@ NYG
13Dallas Goedert11.7NO
14Hayden Hurst8.9@ LAC
15Noah Fant9.8@ CAR
16Jimmy Graham8.5HOU
17Tyler Eifert5.9TEN
18Dalton Schultz9.4@ CIN
19Kyle Rudolph5.5@ TB
20Cameron Brate4.6MIN

 

Tier One Tight Ends

Travis Kelce is continuously the number one tight end for fantasy football. He is the leader in targets, receptions, yards, and touchdowns for tight ends and ranks in the top ten for all of them in the NFL as a whole. Last week, he ended up second on the tight end fantasy standings against the Denver Broncos and put up a phenomenal line. He is the first tight end in history to have six straight seasons with over 1,000 yards receiving. He will have a tough matchup next week with the Miami Dolphins, who have allowed the fifth least amount of fantasy points to tight ends this season.

Darren Waller exploded last week in a close matchup with the Jets where he hauled in 13 of his 17 targets for 200 yards and two touchdowns. He led the week in fantasy standings with 45 points and had easily his best game of the season. Waller’s 17 targets are something to awe at and notice going forward for the Raiders, as they are close to playoff contention. Waller, like Kelce, will have a tough matchup next week with the Indianapolis Colts, who have allowed the third least amount of points to tight ends on the year.

Mark Andrews has the fourth-highest average point margin for tight ends this season in fantasy. On Tuesday night, he did not play as he was left on the COVID-19 list for this game. Assuming he is back for next week, the Ravens will play the Cleveland Browns next week, who have allowed the 5th most points to tight ends and defend the run really well. Andrews should be heavily involved next week.

Hunter Henry had a serious down week last week for one reception for five yards. As predictable of a down week for Henry as it was against the Patriots, the Chargers had a brutal game overall against the Patriots leading to Henry’s demise. Next week, however, he should have a great week against the Falcons secondary, which has allowed the fourth-most fantasy points to tight ends this season. Before the last game, he had three straight weeks of 13+ fantasy points per game.

T.J Hockenson had a solid week against the Bears, who let him have 7 catches for 84 yards. His partner, Jesse James, scored a touchdown in the red zone instead of Hockenson but he did get many 9 targets in the game. Hockenson landed in 6th place in the standings last week for tight end fantasy rankings with 15.4 fantasy points. A recurring theme of the tier one’s, he will also have a tough matchup with the Green Bay Packers at home, as they have allowed the sixth least fantasy points to tight ends.

Bounce Back

Hayden Hurst had a tough week last in a low scoring game against the New Orleans Saints. The Falcons only put up 16 points against the tough defense in which only three receivers for the Falcons saw more than 1 catch in the game. Hurst will have an easier time next week against the Los Angeles Chargers, in a game where they are favored and against a defense that has allowed the seventh-most fantasy points to receivers.

Evan Engram had a tough week without Daniel Jones starting at quarterback for him. The passing game was very quiet overall, with Colt McCoy throwing for only 105 yards and one touchdown in the game. Engram still was the leading receiver with 32 yards and saw the most targets on the team with 8. His failure to see the endzone held him back last week adn left him with 7.2 fantasy points. He and the Giants will take on the Arizona Cardinals next week, in hopes of improving from a tough fantasy week last week.

Tough Matchups

Logan Thomas went crazy against the Steelers on Monday night to help take down their undefeated record. Thomas landed third in the week 13 standings with 24.8 fantasy points and a 9-98-1 line, catching all of his nine targets. He is one of the premier favorites for receiving on Washington and is a big red zone target. However, he will be taking on the San Francisco 49ers next week, who have a tremendous secondary and linebacker coverage that allowed the second least amount of fantasy points to tight ends. I expect him to have a bit of a down week.
Arizona Cardinals
Dan Arnold had a solid game last week with a 2-61-2 line for 20.1 fantasy points on the week, which landed him fifth in the tight end standings. Arnold really popped off last week against the Rams’ secondary, but his target share was quite minimal for the team with just three targets. Also, he will be taking on the New York Giants next week, who allow the eighth least amount of fantasy points to tight ends.

Tight End Streamers

Tyler Eifert has seen two weeks with 10+ points now and one week with a catch in the endzone. Last week, Eifert had the most catches in one game this season with six on the day. He is ranked 17th in the last two weeks for fantasy points and 18th in the last four weeks. He will be taking on the Tennessee Titans defense next week, who give up the eighth-most fantasy points per game to tight ends. Eifert is only rostered in 2.9% of ESPN fantasy leagues and would be a great streamer for next week.

Cameron Brate ranks 19th in the last four weeks of fantasy for total points amongst tight ends. He has seen the most catches in a three-week span that he has seen all season with 10 in the last three weeks. He has totaled 12.1 fantasy points three weeks ago against the Los Angeles Rams. He will be taking on the Minnesota Vikings next and could be a viable streaming option at the tight end position. He is only rostered in 1.1% of ESPN fantasy leagues

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