2018 Tight End (TE) Targets

While tight end scoring is down this season, targets still are key for tight ends in the fantasy world. With blocking tight ends sometimes taking snaps away from receiving tight ends, we still need to watch who is getting the workload. Some tight ends have essentially become wide receivers, like Zach Ertz, Travis Kelce, and Rob Gronkowski. These names tend to see 7+ targets most weeks. Guys like Jason Witten who can have a blocking role on some weeks, the peaks and valleys of targets can be kept track of on a week-to-week basis. In fantasy purposes, the consistent target share should keep something to keep an eye on, as someone like Darren Fells may be playing snaps, but only sees a few targets a week. Sort through each week or search a singular player to gauge his target share within an offense. This will help narrow down your list of tight ends.

NAME RTG TEAM DEPTH Wk 1 Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 12 Wk 13 Wk 14 Wk 15 Wk 16 Wk 17 Total Avg TM TGT % Rec Catch % TD
Eric Ebron
83
IND 1 5 4 11 10 15 7 7 3 3 7 16 8 96 7.4 16.3 58 60.4% 12
Travis Kelce
97
KC 1 6 10 10 12 8 9 5 10 9 7 15 13 9 123 9.5 25.8 86 69.9% 10
Jimmy Graham
88
GB 1 4 8 7 6 11 9 4 6 1 1 4 11 5 77 5.9 14.5 46 59.7% 2
Zach Ertz
92
PHI 1 10 13 10 14 11 9 11 6 16 3 8 10 8 129 9.9 26.9 98 76% 6
George Kittle
76
SF 1 9 4 7 8 7 6 8 8 4 10 12 9 9 102 7.8 23.6 69 67.6% 4
Jared Cook
86
OAK 1 12 4 6 13 6 2 5 2 9 6 5 8 10 88 6.8 18.1 61 69.3% 6
CJ Uzomah
76
CIN 1 1 4 2 1 2 7 2 4 4 5 13 7 3 53 4.1 11.2 37 69.8% 2
Rhett Ellison
79
NYG 2 1 2 3 5 3 2 1 1 1 6 7 31 2.6 6.2 23 74.2% 1
Vance McDonald N/A PIT 1 5 5 5 2 8 3 6 4 6 5 7 4 60 5 10.3 44 73.3% 3
Cameron Brate
80
TB 1 2 4 4 1 4 2 3 3 3 4 6 4 40 3.1 6.7 25 62.5% 6
Chris Herndon IV
66
NYJ 1 4 2 1 2 7 2 4 4 8 6 2 42 3.8 9.2 29 69% 3
Demetrius Harris N/A KC 2 3 3 2 2 1 2 6 3 22 1.8 3.3 12 54.5% 3
David Njoku
82
CLE 1 7 7 2 7 11 12 6 5 1 5 6 4 73 5.6 15.9 47 64.4% 3
Levine Toilolo
69
DET 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 6 2 15 1.2 1.7 12 80% 0
Austin Hooper
81
ATL 1 4 5 4 2 12 10 4 3 11 8 5 5 6 79 6.1 15.4 64 81% 4
Ian Thomas
67
CAR 1 2 3 5 6 1 5 11 33 2.5 4.7 25 75.8% 0
Jordan Reed
95
WAS 1 5 8 7 2 9 4 12 6 6 11 8 5 1 84 6.5 20.6 54 64.3% 2
Rob Gronkowski
98
NE 1 8 4 5 7 7 4 8 7 4 8 62 6.2 12.3 43 69.4% 3
Anthony Firkser N/A TEN 2 2 1 3 4 3 3 16 2.3 2 16 100% 1
Dallas Goedert
78
PHI 2 3 7 2 2 1 5 1 1 4 3 5 36 2.8 6.8 25 69.4% 4
Gerald Everett
75
LAR 1 2 2 1 3 4 2 2 5 2 4 3 7 37 2.8 7 23 62.2% 3
Jesse James
76
PIT 2 5 5 1 1 2 7 3 3 1 4 3 2 37 2.8 6.7 29 78.4% 2
Jonnu Smith
75
TEN 1 3 2 2 2 1 3 2 3 8 2 3 31 2.4 8.6 20 64.5% 3
Jordan Thomas
69
HOU 1 2 3 2 1 1 4 1 1 2 3 4 24 1.8 4.5 18 75% 4
Kyle Rudolph
87
MIN 1 2 8 6 6 5 4 4 7 2 5 7 3 59 4.9 12.5 46 78% 2
Mark Andrews
76
BAL 1 4 4 3 2 3 4 1 5 6 1 1 3 2 39 3 7.8 26 66.7% 2
Ricky Seals-Jones
73
ARI 1 6 6 3 4 6 6 4 4 9 3 2 3 5 61 4.7 16.2 30 49.2% 1
Scott Simonson
65
NYG 3 1 1 3 1 3 9 0.7 1.5 4 44.4% 0
Tyler Higbee
76
LAR 2 2 2 1 4 1 1 4 3 7 3 1 30 2.3 6.5 20 66.7% 2
Adam Shaheen N/A CHI 2 2 2 1 0 2 100% 1
Charles Clay
82
BUF 1 2 3 3 6 1 5 5 6 2 2 35 3.2 9.2 21 60% 0
Dan Arnold N/A NO 5 3 1 3 2 6 2 17 2.1 4.1 12 70.6% 1
Dalton Schultz
68
DAL 2 3 2 1 2 3 11 1.4 1.8 8 72.7% 0
Jordan Leggett
73
NYJ 2 1 4 1 1 1 2 1 4 2 2 19 1.6 4.1 11 57.9% 1
James O'Shaughnessy
65
JAX 1 2 1 1 3 6 4 6 2 2 2 4 33 3 6.8 20 60.6% 0
Luke Willson
76
DET 3 1 1 3 2 2 4 2 1 1 2 19 1.6 4.1 13 68.4% 0
Matt Lengel N/A CIN 2 1 1 1 1 2 6 1.2 1 3 50% 1
Nick Boyle
77
BAL 2 6 4 1 5 2 4 2 3 4 2 2 35 2.7 7.6 21 60% 0
Seth DeValve
78
CLE 2 1 2 1 2 6 0.6 1 4 66.7% 1
Vernon Davis
81
WAS 2 1 1 2 3 3 3 7 1 2 4 2 4 33 2.5 7.1 23 69.7% 2
Antonio Gates
79
LAC 1 3 1 5 5 2 2 3 2 7 1 1 2 34 2.6 8.9 21 61.8% 2
Ben Braunecker
61
CHI 4 1 1 1 1 4 0.3 0.8 2 50% 0
Blake Jarwin
68
DAL 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 2 1 7 18 1.4 3 14 77.8% 0
Erik Swoope
73
IND 2 1 1 3 2 1 1 1 10 1.4 1.8 8 80% 3
Greg Olsen
90
CAR 3 2 7 5 4 6 6 3 4 1 38 4.2 10.2 27 71.1% 4
Jordan Akins
68
HOU 3 2 2 1 3 2 1 3 2 1 1 2 20 1.5 4.8 15 75% 0
Jordan Franks N/A CIN 3 1 1 1 3 1 0.5 2 66.7% 0
Lee Smith
76
OAK 2 4 2 2 1 1 10 0.8 2.1 9 90% 2
Matt LaCosse
67
DEN 1 1 1 2 4 1 5 1 2 4 1 1 23 1.8 5.4 15 65.2% 1
MyCole Pruitt N/A TEN 3 1 1 1 1 4 0.3 0.3 4 100% 0

While tight end scoring is down this season, targets still are key for tight ends in the fantasy world. With blocking tight ends sometimes taking snaps away from receiving tight ends, we still need to watch who is getting the workload. Some tight ends have essentially become wide receivers, like Zach Ertz, Travis Kelce, and Rob Gronkowski. These names tend to see 7+ targets most weeks. Guys like Jason Witten who can have a blocking role on some weeks, the peaks and valleys of targets can be kept track of on a week-to-week basis. In fantasy purposes, the consistent target share should keep something to keep an eye on, as someone like Darren Fells may be playing snaps, but only sees a few targets a week. Sort through each week or search a singular player to gauge his target share within an offense. This will help narrow down your list of tight ends.