Week 4 TE Rankings PPR: Tight End Fantasy Stats & Projections

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Week 3 was an absolutely huge week for tight ends across the board. There were three that had multi-touchdown games with all over 60 yards. Could we see a similar output in Week 4? While that is unlikely, having your tight end perform passed their expectations is what can put you over the edge of your opponent. This article includes a ranking of tight ends and their projections for Week 4.

RankTierPlayerTeamWeek 4 OpponentWeek 4 Projections (PPR)
11Travis KelceKansas City ChiefsDetroit Lions18.41
21Evan EngramNew York GiantsWashington Redskins14.71
31Zach ErtzPhiladelphia EaglesGreen Bay Packers14.41
42Mark AndrewsBaltimore RavensCleveland Browns12.79
52Darren WallerOakland RaidersIndianapolis Colts12.52
62Delanie WalkerTennessee TitansAtlanta Falcons11.85
72Austin HooperAtlanta FalconsTennessee Titans11.23
82Greg OlsenCarolina PanthersHouston Texans11.14
92TJ HockensonDetroit LionsKansas City Chiefs10.29
103Will DisslySeattle SeahawksArizona Cardinals9.27
113OJ HowardTampa Bay BuccaneersLos Angeles Rams8.88
123Vance McDonaldPittsburgh SteelersCincinnati Bengals8.7
133Eric EbronIndianapolis ColtsOakland Raiders8.36
143Jared CookNew Orleans SaintsDallas Cowboys7.41
154Vernon DavisWashington RedskinsNew York Giants6.75
164Tyler EifertCincinnati BengalsPittsburgh Steelers6.34
174Jason WittenDallas CowboysNew Orleans Saints6.15
184Jack DoyleIndianapolis ColtsOakland Raiders5.77
195Trey BurtonChicago BearsMinnesota Vikings5.27
205Jordan AkinsHouston TexansCarolina Panthers5.21
215James O'ShaughnessyJacksonville JaguarsDenver Broncos5.05
225Jimmy GrahamGreen Bay PackersPhiladelphia Eagles5.02
236Demetrius HarrisCleveland BrownsBaltimore Ravens4.85
246Noah FantDenver BroncosJacksonville Jaguars4.81
256Dawson KnoxBuffalo BillsNew England Patriots4.26

The Big 3 Of Week 3

greg olsenLike I mentioned above, there were three tight ends that stood out in terms of scoring touchdowns this week and really made a difference for fantasy owners. The first of these is Greg Olsen. Olsen had two touchdowns as well as six receptions for 75 years. He has emerged as the Panthers’ top receiving option so far this year and finally got into the endzone this week. Cam Newton will be missing the next game with Kyle Allen leading the way for the second straight week. It seems like Allen is in perfect sync with Olsen and his favorite red-zone target which could lead to another big game. Next is Austin Hooper. Hooper also had two touchdowns with six receptions but had 66 yards. The Falcons take on the Titans next week who have a better pass defense, so his production should go down from last week, but this is a good sign for Hooper owners moving forward if Matt Ryan continues to feed him red-zone targets. Lastly, there is Jordan Akins. Deshaun Watson had quite the game and found Atkins in the endzone twice. He only had three receptions but totaled 73 yards. This week was probably an outlier of weeks to come and won’t probably get lucky with two touchdowns. I would wait to see if Atkins get more volume before investing a spot on your lineup for him unless you are in a deep league.

Reception Machine

Darren WallerDarren Waller hauled in 13 receptions on 14 targets for 134 yards. Derek Carr had a rough start but was able to find his favorite target plenty of times. He has yet to get his first touchdown and this week lines up to be a good week for it. The Colts allowed the 4th most points to tight ends last season. Waller accounted for 50% of Carr’s completions last week. In PPR formats, Waller will be a gamechanger next week. If he can find the endzone, that would only add to his monster value that he has built up.

Pickup Of The Week

Will DisslyWill Dissly not only has been a very viable option in fantasy so far this year with three touchdowns in the last two weeks. His receiving yard count has grown every week from 12 to 50 to 62 last week. The Seahawks are playing the best defense for opposing tight ends. The Cardinals have given up the most fantasy points to tight ends this season, in fact it is almost double the 2nd most. They have given up five touchdowns to tight ends in three weeks. Tight ends have also averaged 116 yards. The odds of Dissly have the best game of his season are at an all-time high and he is only owned in 27.5% of leagues. He deserved to be picked up and started in every one of them. The hot streak plus terrible defense combination is what every fantasy owner craves.

Tough Matchup

zach ertzThere are reasons why Zach Ertz could be amazing this week and there are reasons against it. Reasons for Ertz are the fact that the Eagles are stricken with injuries at wide receiver which in turn increases his volume. DeSean Jackson is likely out for at least this week, but Alson Jeffrey could be returning. Either way, Ertz is a top option, the Eagles are facing the Packers who have only allowed an average of 23.7 yards to tight ends each game and haven’t allowed one touchdown. While there is no reason to ever bench Ertz besides his bye week, I would not expect his usual output this week.

  
I started playing fantasy football in 2010 at 12 years old where I subbed in for an owner who was having a baby. That year I won the championship in a 16-team league, carried by Arian Foster and Michael Vick. I have yet to bring a trophy home since then, but my love for fantasy football has grown, delving more and more in the statistics and finding ways to improve my drafting ability.

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