Week 6 Fantasy Football Tight End Rankings (PPR): Jonnu Smith comes back strong after unexpected bye

Tight ends are always a struggle for fantasy leagues that require them. Make sure to check out the fantasy football section to stay informed on all fantasy football statistics, rankings, and more articles like this one. Don’t forget to check out the NFL matchups section to see how each team matches up against their weekly opponent. In this article, I will be going over the best fantasy tight ends to start for week six.

RankNameAverage Fantasy PointsWeek 5 Fantasy PointsWeek 6 OpponentWeek 6 Projection
1Travis Kelce18.124.8@ Buffalo Bills22
2Mark Andrews1417.6@ Philadelphia Eagles21
3George Kittle19.38.4vs. Los Angeles Rams20
4Robert Tonyan15.1BYE@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers19.5
5Jonnu Smith16.421vs. Houston Texans18
6Mike Gesicki11.614.1vs. New York Jets16
7T.J Hockenson11.8BYE@ Jacksonville Jaguars15
8Jimmy Graham11.612.3@ Carolina Panthers14
9Noah Fant13.7BYE@ New England Patriots13.5
10Evan Engram7.99.5vs. Washington Football Team12
11Austin Hooper7.710.7@ Pittsburgh Steelers11
12Dalton Schultz10.31.6vs. Arizona Cardinals10
13Zach Ertz8.51.6vs. Baltimore Ravens9.5
14Hayden Hurst8.82.8@ Minnesota Vikings8.5
15Eric Ebron8.47.3vs. Cleveland Browns8
16Mo-Allie Cox8.50vs. Cincinnati Bengals7.5
17Rob Gronkowski5.28.2vs. Green Bay Packers6
18Tyler Higbee10.33.2@ San Francisco 49ers5.5
19Logan Thomas6.11.4@ New York Giants5
20Jordan Akins5.29.2@ Tennessee Titans4.5

Tier One Tight Ends

Travis Kelce has arguably the biggest impact on a team outside of George Kittle. He has the most targets and receptions outside of Darren Waller and leads tight ends in receiving yards. Last week was his first week leading in tight end fantasy points in a loss against the Raiders. The Chiefs are looking to come back strong against the Buffalo Bills next week, who have allowed the third-most points to opposing tight ends. Kelce owners should be happy he is living up to the mighty expectations of the best tight end for fantasy in the league.

Mark Andrews has a similar effect on his team at the tight end position, even while the Baltimore Ravens are a run-heavy team this season. The Ravens have produced the third least amount of passing yards per game this season, but that has not stopped Mark Andrews from getting his share in the offense. He currently ranks third in tight end standings for fantasy points and will capitalize on that next week against a Philadelphia Eagles’ defense that has allowed the fourth-most points to fantasy tight ends.

George Kittle certainly had a down week last week only producing 8.4 fantasy points off of 4 catches and 44 yards against the Miami Dolphins. Certainly, he is one of the most effective tight ends in the league and just came off of a monster week in week four. It is tough for the 49ers currently as they are dealing with quarterback issues with Jimmy Garoppolo being hurt. However, Kittle should have a comeback week next week against a tough Rams’ defense. Kittle should remain one of the most valuable TE1’s in the game next week.

Robert Tonyan has been a surprisingly solid tight end this season averaging 15.1 fantasy points per week with the Packers. When Kittle had his monster week in week four, Tonyan had a huge game with three touchdowns and 33 fantasy points. He has built his way up the standings every week since the beginning of the season and should continue to do so going into week six against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Tonyan should keep delivering the top five numbers next week and be a guaranteed TE1.

Jonnu Smith is coming off an impressive fantasy outing on Tuesday night against the Buffalo Bills defense where he put up two touchdowns and 21 fantasy points. Even after 16 days of no practice due to the Titans having COVID-19 throughout their team, Jonnu managed to come out strong with the second-most fantasy points in week five. Look for him to continue putting up top-five numbers next week against the Houston Texans.

Tight End Streamers

Austin Hooper is a surprise for this list as he is only rostered in 45% of leagues as a close top ten tight end in fantasy leagues. He is well worth the waiver wire add considering he can put up solid fantasy numbers against solid defenses. For example, last week Hooper 10.7 fantasy points against the best defense in the league, the Indianapolis Colts. Hooper is a borderline TE1 with potential as the Browns’ offense is starting to catch fire.

Darren Fells put up an unexpected solid week of fantasy football last week with 13.7 points against the Jacksonville Jaguars. He is tough to argue as a consistent roster addition, but the injury concerns of Jordan Akins certainly helps his value. Look for him to try to put up another decent outing against the Tennessee Titans next week.

Tough Matchup

Last week I mentioned how Noah Fant will be leading the list of tough matchups before everyone found out the game between the Broncos and the Patriots would be postponed. Still holding true, the New England Patriots have let up the fifth least amount of fantasy points to opposing tight ends. This may continue to hold true with Fant while the Broncos struggle with quarterback issues as well. Fant is a must-start for his owners, considering he is 8th in the tight end standings, but he may not perform to expectations.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Rob Gronkowski is going up against the Green Bay Packers in week six who have allowed the sixth least fantasy points to tight ends this season. Furthermore, the Buccaneers will most likely be targeting their receivers since Chris Godwin should be making an appearance after missing a couple of games due to injury. I am not a fan of starting Rob Gronkowski in weeks against tough defenses. However, he could be a streamer against weaker defenses in the future.

Bounce Back Week

Dalton Schultz is ranked 11th on the standings this season for tight-end points. Last week, against the Giants, he put up 1.6 fantasy points, the lowest of his season. He has been consistent enough to be considered a top-ten fantasy tight end for the season. However, the loss of Dak Prescott may hurt his value, which is why he will be kept out of the top-ten tight end fantasy rankings. But, he will certainly make up for his performance from last week against the Arizona Cardinals in week six.

Mo-Allie Cox has been slightly overpowered in the tight end depth charts with the upcoming of Trey Burton in the Colts offense. Last week, Mo-Allie Cox did not put up any fantasy points after only receiving one target against the Cleveland Browns. He does manage to receive the most targets on his team amongst the rest of his tight ends, giving me hope he can put his season back on track. Also, with Jack Doyle suffering a bit of injury, it is possible we will see more of Mo-Allie Cox in the future. He is due for a bounce-back week next week against the Bengals.

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