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
Zach Ertz
92
PHI 1 10 13 10 14 11 9 11 6 16 3 8 10 8 7 16 4 156 9.8 26.9 116 74.4% 8
Jared Cook
86
OAK 12 4 6 13 6 2 5 2 9 6 5 8 10 5 3 5 101 6.3 18.1 68 67.3% 6
Travis Kelce
97
KC 1 6 10 10 12 8 9 5 10 9 7 15 13 9 9 9 9 150 9.4 25.8 103 68.7% 10
Eric Ebron
83
IND 1 5 4 11 10 15 7 7 3 3 7 16 8 3 5 6 110 6.9 16.3 66 60% 13
George Kittle
76
SF 1 9 4 7 8 7 6 8 8 4 10 12 9 9 8 12 14 136 8.5 23.6 88 64.7% 5
David Njoku
82
CLE 1 7 7 2 7 11 12 6 5 1 5 6 4 5 4 7 89 5.6 15.9 56 62.9% 4
Jeff Heuerman
72
DEN 1 3 4 7 4 5 5 11 5 3 48 4.4 12.2 31 64.6% 2
Rob Gronkowski
98
NE 8 4 5 7 7 4 8 7 4 8 5 3 2 72 5.5 12.3 47 65.3% 3
Charles Clay
82
BUF 2 2 3 3 6 1 5 5 6 2 2 1 36 2.8 9.2 21 58.3% 0
Jimmy Graham
88
GB 1 4 8 7 6 11 9 4 6 1 1 4 11 5 5 4 5 90 5.6 14.5 55 61.1% 2
Kyle Rudolph
87
MIN 1 2 8 6 6 5 4 4 7 2 5 7 3 5 3 9 5 81 5.1 12.5 64 79% 4
Antonio Gates
79
LAC 3 1 5 5 2 2 3 2 7 1 1 2 5 5 2 46 2.9 8.9 28 60.9% 2
Geoff Swaim
72
DAL 1 4 7 5 3 2 3 3 5 32 3.6 9.5 26 81.2% 1
Maxx Williams
73
BAL 3 3 1 5 2 1 2 17 1.3 3.2 16 94.1% 1
Nick Boyle
77
BAL 3 6 4 1 5 2 4 2 3 4 2 2 2 37 2.3 7.6 23 62.2% 0
Rhett Ellison
79
NYG 1 2 3 5 3 2 1 1 1 6 7 1 2 34 2.4 6.2 25 73.5% 1
Vance McDonald N/A PIT 1 5 5 5 2 8 3 6 4 6 5 7 4 3 4 6 73 4.9 10.3 50 68.5% 4
Austin Seferian-Jenkins
79
JAX 5 5 5 4 1 20 4 5 11 55% 1
Cameron Brate
80
TB 2 2 4 4 1 4 2 3 3 3 4 6 4 2 3 4 49 3.1 6.7 30 61.2% 6
Jordan Leggett
73
NYJ 2 1 4 1 1 1 2 1 4 2 2 1 1 4 25 1.7 4.1 14 56% 1
Lee Smith
76
OAK 4 2 2 1 1 1 11 0.7 2.1 10 90.9% 3
Ricky Seals-Jones
73
ARI 1 6 6 3 4 6 6 4 4 9 3 2 3 5 8 1 70 4.7 16.2 34 48.6% 1
Trey Burton
83
CHI 1 6 4 5 4 4 11 4 3 4 1 7 1 5 7 5 6 77 4.8 14.8 54 70.1% 6
Tyler Eifert
88
CIN 1 3 4 8 4 19 4.8 4.7 15 78.9% 1
Benjamin Watson
79
NO 4 5 6 3 4 6 4 2 2 3 2 2 3 46 2.9 9.9 35 76.1% 2
Demetrius Harris N/A KC 2 3 3 2 2 1 2 6 3 2 1 25 1.7 3.3 12 48% 3
Jordan Akins
68
HOU 3 2 2 1 3 2 1 3 2 1 1 2 3 2 25 1.6 4.8 17 68% 0
Josh Hill
82
NO 1 1 1 1 3 2 4 4 1 3 3 1 24 1.5 4.4 16 66.7% 1
James O'Shaughnessy
65
JAX 2 1 1 3 6 4 6 2 2 2 4 1 4 38 2.7 6.8 24 63.2% 0
OJ Howard
80
TB 1 2 4 8 3 4 9 4 6 2 6 48 4.8 10.7 34 70.8% 5
Austin Hooper
81
ATL 1 4 5 4 2 12 10 4 3 11 8 5 5 6 1 2 6 88 5.5 15.4 71 80.7% 4
Dwayne Allen
80
NE 1 2 1 1 4 0.3 1 3 75% 0
Darren Fells
76
CLE 1 2 2 1 1 1 3 1 12 0.8 2 11 91.7% 3
Dallas Goedert
78
PHI 2 3 7 2 2 1 5 1 1 4 3 5 2 3 3 44 2.8 6.8 33 75% 4
Jonnu Smith
75
TEN 2 3 2 2 2 1 3 2 3 8 2 3 31 2.4 8.6 20 64.5% 3
Lance Kendricks
77
GB 1 1 1 2 2 4 1 2 2 3 4 2 1 25 1.6 4.5 19 76% 1
Levine Toilolo
69
DET 1 2 1 1 1 1 6 2 4 1 4 24 1.5 1.7 21 87.5% 1
Luke Willson
76
DET 1 1 3 2 2 4 2 1 1 2 19 1.4 4.1 13 68.4% 0
Mo Alie-Cox N/A IND 3 2 2 1 1 4 1 1 1 1 13 1.4 2.5 7 53.8% 2
Mark Andrews
76
BAL 2 4 4 3 2 3 4 1 5 6 1 1 3 2 4 2 5 50 3.1 7.8 34 68% 3
Mike Gesicki
79
MIA 2 2 3 2 5 2 3 5 1 1 1 1 3 1 2 32 2 7.5 22 68.8% 0
Niles Paul
77
JAX 2 1 1 2 9 13 2.2 3.2 10 76.9% 0
Nick Vannett
68
SEA 1 2 5 5 2 4 3 8 2 2 2 1 1 1 2 3 43 2.9 11.3 29 67.4% 3
Virgil Green
75
LAC 2 3 1 2 1 1 3 3 4 1 3 2 1 27 1.7 6 19 70.4% 1
Antony Auclair
60
TB 3 1 1 3 1 1 1 8 0.5 1.3 7 87.5% 0
Chris Herndon IV
66
NYJ 1 4 2 1 2 7 2 4 4 8 6 2 4 7 3 56 4 9.2 39 69.6% 4
CJ Uzomah
76
CIN 2 1 4 2 1 2 7 2 4 4 5 13 7 3 5 5 1 64 4 11.2 43 67.2% 3
David Morgan
72
MIN 3 1 2 1 1 1 6 0.5 1.3 5 83.3% 0
Durham Smythe
69
MIA 4 1 1 1 2 2 4 11 0.7 1.5 6 54.5% 0
Garrett Celek
77
SF 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 8 0.5 1.4 5 62.5% 2

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.