2018 Tight End (TE) Snap Counts

There a few type of tight ends that can dictate how they are used in an offense. The versatile blocking and receiving tight ends tend to play the most snaps of the group. Blocking tight ends will be used heavily on run heavy teams, while receiving tight ends can get less work if their blocking skills lack. Teams tend to have both available for their weekly game plan, which can vary. There are a handful of tight ends that can play over 80%, like Jason Witten and Travis Kelce. Teams that run more pass heavy offenses, like the New York Giants, will lean on their receiving tight ends, like Evan Engram. Tight ends are not as volatile as some of the other positions, but game plans do have more stake into how many snaps they see on a weekly basis. Snaps doesn’t necessarily transition into fantasy points at this position, so knowing the difference between receiving and blocking tight ends is key.

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 SNAP % TD
Rob Gronkowski
98
NE 1 75 58 48 54 63 77 68 69 73 78 666 66 67.5 3
Travis Kelce
97
KC 1 56 57 71 73 66 51 60 55 61 58 72 69 85 834 64 95.1 10
Rhett Ellison
79
NYG 2 29 24 54 54 55 32 28 33 40 55 68 33 610 50 58.4 1
CJ Uzomah
76
CIN 1 36 37 35 51 55 56 57 63 42 55 74 67 58 802 61 81.8 2
George Kittle
76
SF 1 51 50 54 50 87 53 52 60 33 71 60 67 66 755 58 85.2 4
Trey Burton
83
CHI 1 61 57 63 45 51 70 48 40 43 59 55 67 57 726 55 81.2 5
Ryan Griffin
77
HOU 2 63 52 52 59 57 51 47 47 43 61 59 702 63 62.4
Kyle Rudolph
87
MIN 1 59 63 64 60 54 60 56 63 46 61 64 60 766 63 87.2 2
Zach Ertz
92
PHI 1 70 74 81 76 57 71 65 57 62 47 52 59 44 816 62 95.2 6
Eric Ebron
83
IND 1 37 17 52 75 59 49 33 17 21 25 49 58 45 538 41 56.1 13
Jared Cook
86
OAK 1 67 51 62 76 47 51 31 34 37 39 32 55 57 639 49 73.7 6
Jimmy Graham
88
GB 1 59 58 64 54 66 56 46 59 39 21 22 54 47 645 49 75.7 2
Levine Toilolo
69
DET 2 20 22 37 19 32 21 14 16 38 42 28 54 48 461 35 39.1
Ian Thomas
67
CAR 1 37 64 52 49 1 8 2 9 2 2 53 61 432 33 32.7
Luke Willson
76
DET 3 14 40 40 25 34 41 36 34 33 20 50 21 504 42 42.9
Nick Boyle
77
BAL 2 54 43 38 56 39 47 32 31 21 53 51 50 39 654 50 56.6
Chris Herndon IV
66
NYJ 1 44 34 36 28 24 27 42 36 51 49 41 522 47 39.4 3
Jonnu Smith
75
TEN 1 40 59 57 69 42 25 56 53 60 42 42 48 17 653 50 80.1 3
Matt LaCosse
67
DEN 1 1 2 1 15 19 27 18 27 25 19 27 47 60 389 29 25.1 1
Tyler Higbee
76
LAR 2 60 64 58 34 53 55 42 62 42 50 59 47 27 704 54 77.1 2
David Njoku
82
CLE 1 78 46 62 69 72 60 57 54 55 35 43 46 43 720 55 80.1 3
Charles Clay
82
BUF 1 40 43 40 43 49 44 39 41 8 45 42 435 39 48.2
Cameron Brate
80
TB 1 24 14 31 37 22 39 26 27 19 20 51 44 46 442 34 39.2 6
Jermaine Gresham N/A ARI 2 17 33 28 30 39 31 29 39 31 44 30 370 33 44.5
Vance McDonald N/A PIT 1 37 32 39 37 51 27 51 25 52 33 44 38 493 41 49.1 3
Virgil Green
75
LAC 2 44 42 33 50 46 48 32 34 47 52 45 41 40 623 47 69.6 1
Dalton Schultz
68
DAL 2 2 19 24 8 11 42 40 45 246 30 14.9
Jordan Thomas
69
HOU 1 14 24 15 27 29 21 55 54 39 34 33 40 33 463 35 45.5 4
Dallas Goedert
78
PHI 2 17 17 55 31 35 32 37 30 18 16 36 39 31 545 41 43.3 4
James O'Shaughnessy
65
JAX 1 26 13 12 34 36 36 52 55 57 39 53 524 47 43.1
Austin Hooper
81
ATL 1 59 53 58 57 55 54 56 54 61 47 48 38 55 751 57 80.9 4
Jesse James
76
PIT 2 69 45 33 28 36 51 40 35 34 16 50 33 31 564 43 55.9 2
Mark Andrews
76
BAL 1 22 35 27 26 33 20 26 22 27 25 18 32 25 403 31 34.2 2
Nick O'Leary N/A MIA 2 52 39 49 21 30 32 24 295 42 29.1 1
Antony Auclair
60
TB 2 10 17 17 19 23 22 15 13 14 14 36 31 23 433 33 25.3
Demetrius Harris N/A KC 2 17 26 31 29 16 35 20 23 14 39 31 28 613 51 35 3
Jordan Reed
95
WAS 1 41 40 40 39 47 41 53 37 38 50 47 31 7 511 39 64.1 2
Blake Jarwin
68
DAL 1 22 14 12 27 18 22 9 27 3 3 35 28 58 413 31 27
Ed Dickson N/A SEA 2 20 25 24 30 44 28 231 38 19.7 2
Scott Simonson
65
NYG 3 4 3 16 14 18 63 11 4 13 18 18 27 22 408 31 26.3
Josh Hill
82
NO 2 24 39 49 43 38 44 34 55 43 46 31 26 45 577 44 60.1 1
Jason Croom
64
BUF 3 18 16 25 13 21 16 16 17 42 44 29 25 385 32 35.7 2
Nick Vannett
68
SEA 1 35 26 35 54 50 31 48 41 42 25 25 481 43 53.3 2
Antonio Gates
79
LAC 1 33 11 22 23 23 16 13 16 11 27 26 24 23 268 20 32.5 2
Adam Shaheen N/A CHI 2 24 22 46 23 0 1
Gerald Everett
75
LAR 1 5 8 21 23 16 21 22 17 18 16 23 24 36 263 20 25.3 3
Jordan Leggett
73
NYJ 2 15 19 26 29 22 22 12 33 17 17 24 19 324 27 30.9 1
Luke Stocker
70
TEN 4 25 36 32 25 32 20 30 34 32 18 25 24 39 523 40 45.2 1
Vernon Davis
81
WAS 2 47 26 37 26 36 27 33 32 27 28 26 23 49 417 32 46.7 2
Eric Tomlinson
67
NYJ 3 29 37 24 13 46 27 26 6 24 13 23 22 21 500 38 39

There a few type of tight ends that can dictate how they are used in an offense. The versatile blocking and receiving tight ends tend to play the most snaps of the group. Blocking tight ends will be used heavily on run heavy teams, while receiving tight ends can get less work if their blocking skills lack. Teams tend to have both available for their weekly game plan, which can vary. There are a handful of tight ends that can play over 80%, like Jason Witten and Travis Kelce. Teams that run more pass heavy offenses, like the New York Giants, will lean on their receiving tight ends, like Evan Engram. Tight ends are not as volatile as some of the other positions, but game plans do have more stake into how many snaps they see on a weekly basis. Snaps doesn’t necessarily transition into fantasy points at this position, so knowing the difference between receiving and blocking tight ends is key.