Week Five Fantasy Football Tight End Rankings(PPR): George Kittle made a statement in week four

Want to see more rankings and projections for fantasy football? Check out the fantasy football section to see weekly updated rankings, projections, and in-depth articles like this one. Don’t forget to check out the NFL matchups page to check out the analysis for each NFL matchup every week. I will be going over the fantasy football tight end rankings for week five in this article. After seeing some spectacular performances from Robert Tonyan and the comeback of George Kittle, the rankings will be mixing up from next week as we start to see who is targeted the most consistently. Note that the averages below are taken through four weeks, where some of the players have not played all four weeks.

RankNameTotal Fantasy PointsAverage Fantasy PointsWeek 5 OpponentWeek 5 Projection
1George Kittle49.412.35vs. Miami Dolphins20
2Travis Kelce65.716.43vs. Las Vegas Raiders19.5
3Mark Andrews52.613.15vs. Cincinnati Bengals18
4Dalton Schultz49.912.48vs. New York Giants17.5
5Darren Waller57.714.43@Kansas City Chiefs17
6Jonnu Smith49.112.28vs. Buffalo Bills16.5
7Hunter Henry42.510.63@New Orleans Saints15
8Mo-Allie Cox42.410.6@Cleveland Browns14
9Noah Fant54.913.73@New England Patriots13.5
10Evan Engram30.17.53@Dallas Cowboys13
11Tyler Higbee48.512.13@Washington Football Team12
12Jimmy Graham45.611.4vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers11.5
13Eric Ebron26.36.58vs. Philadelphia Eagles10.5
14Hayden Hurst41.210.3vs. Carolina Panthers9
15Greg Olsen328vs. Minnesota Vikings8.5
16Zach Ertz40.910.23@Pittsburgh Steelers8
17Austin Hooper27.66.9vs. Indianapolis Colts8
18Rob Gronkowski17.84.45@Chicago Bears7.5
19Jordan Akins36.89.2vs. Jacksonville Jaguars7
20Logan Thomas29.27.3vs. Las Angeles Rams6.5

Week 5 Tier One’s

George Kittle showed the league what they were missing last week by hauling in an unbelievable 15 receptions for 183 yards and a touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles. His value to the 49ers is larger than most tight ends in the league outside of possibly Travis Kelce. I was skeptical at how much Kittle would do in his first week back from injury, but his performance was unprecedented and worth a top spot going into next week against a weak Miami Dolphin defense.

Travis Kelce was not involved much in a hard-fought matchup against the New England defense in week four. He was only able to put up 10 fantasy points in week four which is well below his average play. Next week Kansas City takes on Las Vegas, who has let up the third least points to opposing tight ends, but he should be well more involved in the best offense in the NFL.

Mark Andrews came back alive after being in a two-week slump that left him 9.1 fantasy points combined in weeks two and three. He went off for two touchdowns that led him to 20.7 fantasy points. He should see similar numbers next week against a terrible Cincinnati Bengals team. Mark Andrews will be a consistent fantasy starter in week five and going forward.

Dalton Shultz is ranked fourth in fantasy points in the past two weeks. The Cowboys offense is high producing fantasy football machine and Dalton Schultz has a significant part in it. The Cowboys are going up against a New York Giants defense that has continuously struggled this season. Dalton is only rostered in 46% of fantasy leagues which is concerning for how well he is playing in fantasy. Look for Dalton to continue his hot streak with a top-five fantasy week.

Darren Waller continues to be the Raiders’ biggest receiving asset through four weeks. He is currently ranked first in tight end targets with 40 through four weeks, which is 7 more than second place. The Chiefs defense is certainly a tough one, but I think Carr will want to check down a lot to his best receiver.

Tight End Streamers

Ian Thomas had a solid fantasy week for the Panthers last week scoring 8 fantasy points off of two catches, one for a touchdown. He could be a solid streamer against Atlanta’s bottom tier defense in week five. Look for him to put up starter-like numbers next week for fantasy football.

Greg Olsen is ranked 13th in the past two weeks for fantasy points. He could be seeing more targets from Wilson as defenses start to figure out D.K Metcalf and Tyler Lockett. Olsen could put up possible flex worthy numbers or tight end starting numbers for fantasy owners in week five.

Logan Thomas has not been involved much in the offense since week one, but the lack of receiving core in Washington has to point Haskins towards Thomas in the future. The Rams’ defense is a tough opponent for week five but Thomas will be a big part in making an effort for the Football Team. Thomas could be a solid waiver wire pick up and start for leagues with owners who have not already done so.

Tough Matchups

Noah Fant easily leads this category for tough matchups as the Broncos are going up against the New England Patriots. However, if Drew Lock returns that could help his value going into week five. The Patriots have not been giving to tight ends this season, even holding Kelce to three catches and 10 fantasy points last week. Noah Fant will most likely not put up the top-five tight end fantasy points that he has become accustomed to, and will probably fall near the tenth most in week five.

Rob Gronkowski has been playing somberly this year ranking 36th in fantasy scoring amongst tight ends this season. While his partner O.J Howard just went down with a season-ending Achilles injury, I still would not start him next week against a tough Chicago Bears defense. Keep him on the bench for future fantasy starting, but for now use a tight end streamer to get by without him in week five.

Austin Hooper finally showed some life last week in fantasy football with 14.4 fantasy points. The Cleveland Browns put up a rare 49 points against a treacherous Cowboys defense. That will all come to an end next week against the Indianapolis Colts, who have one of the best defenses in the league. Hooper may be left out of the top-20 of fantasy points in week five against the difficult Colts’ defense.

Bounce Back Starters

Jimmy Graham had a really low scoring 7.3 fantasy points last week against the Colts’ tough defense. This week, the Bears face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Graham should be much more involved as he starts to work with Foles. Even though he is out of the top ten this week for my rankings, he is ranked third in points in the last two weeks. Jimmy Graham should put up similar points as he has in the first two weeks, making him a confident starter for week five.

Tyler Higbee had a serious down week of 5.1 points last week. This week, he will play against the Washington Football Team, who has allowed the sixth-most fantasy points to their opponents. Look for Higbee to come back with a fantasy week around the top-ten amongst tight ends.

I have played football, baseball, hockey, golf, and basketball separately when I was young. Now I run cross country and track for DePaul University. My favorite part about sport is the mental strength. I am a big fan of all of the Chicago sports teams that don’t end in “Cubs.”

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