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
Jared Cook
86
OAK 1 67 51 62 76 47 51 31 34 37 39 32 55 57 52 34 43 769 48 73.7 6
Zach Ertz
92
PHI 1 70 74 81 76 57 71 65 57 62 47 52 59 44 59 73 53 1,002 62 95.2 8
Eric Ebron
83
IND 1 37 17 52 75 59 49 33 17 21 25 49 58 45 38 20 39 635 39 56.1 14
James Hurst
75
BAL 2 55 85 72 74 87 75 71 56 45 56 725 72 54.5
Travis Kelce
97
KC 1 56 57 71 73 66 51 60 55 61 58 72 69 85 60 60 40 994 62 95.1 10
David Njoku
82
CLE 1 78 46 62 69 72 60 57 54 55 35 43 46 43 56 40 57 873 54 80.1 4
Jonnu Smith
75
TEN 1 40 59 57 69 42 25 56 53 60 42 42 48 17 653 50 80.1 3
Geoff Swaim
72
DAL 1 58 50 57 64 59 66 47 56 57 604 67 72.4 1
Kyle Rudolph
87
MIN 1 59 63 64 60 54 60 56 63 46 61 64 60 51 58 49 997 62 87.2 4
Ryan Griffin
77
HOU 1 63 52 52 59 57 51 47 47 43 61 59 44 47 61 883 63 62.4
Austin Hooper
81
ATL 1 59 53 58 57 55 54 56 54 61 47 48 38 55 34 31 49 876 54 80.9 4
Nick Boyle
77
BAL 1 54 43 38 56 39 47 32 31 21 53 51 50 39 22 39 37 776 48 56.6
Jimmy Graham
88
GB 1 59 58 64 54 66 56 46 59 39 21 22 54 47 47 64 39 795 49 75.7 2
Nick Vannett
68
SEA 1 35 26 35 54 50 31 48 41 42 25 25 20 33 36 621 41 53.3 3
Rhett Ellison
79
NYG 1 29 24 54 54 55 32 28 33 40 55 68 33 28 25 668 47 58.4 1
Rob Gronkowski
98
NE 1 75 58 48 54 63 77 68 69 73 78 62 59 55 843 64 67.5 3
Jeff Heuerman
72
DEN 1 60 41 41 53 53 58 48 63 47 48 43 555 50 76.9 2
CJ Uzomah
76
CIN 1 36 37 35 51 55 56 57 63 42 55 74 67 58 69 41 45 968 60 81.8 3
George Kittle
76
SF 1 51 50 54 50 87 53 52 60 33 71 60 67 66 59 54 61 929 58 85.2 5
Virgil Green
75
LAC 2 44 42 33 50 46 48 32 34 47 52 45 41 40 43 29 47 750 46 69.6 1
Dwayne Allen
80
NE 2 23 13 17 45 12 11 55 12 66 42 3 37 26 443 34 39
Trey Burton
83
CHI 1 61 57 63 45 51 70 48 40 43 59 55 67 57 46 50 47 870 54 81.2 6
Charles Clay
82
BUF 1 40 43 40 43 49 44 39 41 8 45 42 41 29 505 38 48.2
Josh Hill
82
NO 2 24 39 49 43 38 44 34 55 43 46 31 26 45 51 46 38 719 44 60.1 1
Mike Gesicki
79
MIA 2 21 33 27 41 30 27 16 16 27 20 37 22 20 25 16 21 401 25 44.9
Maxx Williams
73
BAL 2 44 29 37 41 27 33 20 8 21 22 43 20 30 558 42 29.1 1
Darren Fells
76
CLE 1 38 25 30 40 19 19 24 24 26 32 35 15 23 30 28 11 605 37 39.6 3
Ricky Seals-Jones
73
ARI 1 49 44 42 39 34 39 29 48 46 21 19 22 44 57 5 551 36 65.8 1
Vance McDonald N/A PIT 1 37 32 39 37 51 27 51 25 52 33 44 38 23 34 41 613 40 49.1 4
Benjamin Watson
79
NO 1 51 54 45 37 36 35 14 33 28 21 18 20 28 32 25 27 521 32 50.1 2
Cameron Brate
80
TB 2 24 14 31 37 22 39 26 27 19 20 51 44 46 41 57 36 592 37 39.2 6
Jordan Akins
68
HOU 2 37 15 25 37 18 8 30 34 36 18 25 21 15 14 24 31 468 29 37.6
Austin Seferian-Jenkins
79
JAX 1 55 60 47 36 23 226 45 29.7 1
Chris Herndon IV
66
NYJ 1 44 34 36 28 24 27 42 36 51 49 41 52 39 46 691 49 39.4 4
Lance Kendricks
77
GB 2 19 27 10 35 18 22 17 26 35 26 22 12 17 9 16 4 389 24 35.7 1
James O'Shaughnessy
65
JAX 1 26 13 12 34 36 36 52 55 57 39 53 41 42 35 650 46 43.1
Tyler Higbee
76
LAR 1 60 64 58 34 53 55 42 62 42 50 59 47 27 42 50 43 839 52 77.1 2
Jermaine Gresham N/A ARI 2 17 33 28 30 39 31 29 39 31 44 30 19 46 439 33 44.5
Dallas Goedert
78
PHI 2 17 17 55 31 35 32 37 30 18 16 36 39 31 39 48 44 712 44 43.3 4
Demetrius Harris N/A KC 3 17 26 31 29 16 35 20 23 14 39 31 28 18 16 29 738 49 35 3
Dion Sims
79
CHI 1 20 35 28 31 31 16 20 14 259 32 26.7
Lee Smith
76
OAK 2 9 22 19 30 7 12 15 21 23 29 18 17 14 7 23 18 487 30 28.7 3
Logan Paulsen
71
ATL 2 19 29 21 29 19 37 27 30 27 17 20 18 15 25 29 553 36 37 1
Jesse James
76
PIT 2 69 45 33 28 36 51 40 35 34 16 50 33 31 22 17 23 638 39 55.9 2
Niles Paul
77
JAX 2 17 9 11 28 35 3 196 32 13.8
Blake Jarwin
68
DAL 2 22 14 12 27 18 22 9 27 3 3 35 28 58 43 27 40 551 34 27 3
Jordan Thomas
69
HOU 1 14 24 15 27 29 21 55 54 39 34 33 40 33 24 15 13 516 32 45.5 4
Jordan Leggett
73
NYJ 2 15 19 26 29 22 22 12 33 17 17 24 19 26 16 29 421 28 30.9 1
Mark Andrews
76
BAL 3 22 35 27 26 33 20 26 22 27 25 18 32 25 29 20 27 495 30 34.2 3
Orson Charles
69
CLE 3 8 18 21 26 7 5 9 14 17 14 24 6 5 439 33 20.7

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.