Week 13 Fantasy TE PPR Rankings: Must-starts, sleepers, potential busts at tight end

  • Sports
  • Week 13 Fantasy TE PPR Rankings: Must-starts, sleepers, potential busts at tight end

With the Taysom Hill TE era officially coming to an end before Week 12, some normalcy returned to the tight end position. Ahead of Week 13, it’s looking fairly strong with a few high-volume targets emerging, and our Week 13 fantasy TE PPR rankings are stronger than they’ve been in some time thanks to those higher-floor options.

Despite an unusually late bye week eliminating Rob Gronkowski from this week’s rankings and Mark Andrews going on the COVID list, there is still good depth there. That’s thanks in part to the expected return of Zach Ertz from an ankle injury, but in PPR formats, it has to do more with certain TEs getting more targets.

Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

Normally, the TE position is very TD dependent. That’s how Jonnu Smith has produced value the last month or so despite averaging fewer than two catches per game. That’s been true again for most of this year, but a handful of guys are getting consistent opportunities to catch passes. Heading into Week 12, 16 players at the position were averaging at least five targets per game, and nine had been seeing at least six per contest. Those high-target threats will certainly move up in PPR rankings.

Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | D/ST | Kicker

Notably, Evan Engram (@ Seahawks), Hunter Henry (vs. Patriots), and T.J. Hockenson (@ Bears) will all be on the rise. They all have seen at least six targets per game and should have higher floors in PPR leagues. They may all be in difficult-looking matchups, but if they continue to get targets, they should be top-10 producers.

As for players that move down, Jared Cook (@ Falcons) has a favorable matchup, but he has averaged fewer than four targets per game this season. Mike Gesicki (vs. Bengals) and Jonnu Smith (vs. Browns) also move down a bit, as they haven’t consistently seen targets throughout the season. They are in good matchups and have plenty of TD upside, but it’s far from a guarantee that they will produce.

Check back for updates to these TE PPR rankings throughout the week. For individual analysis of key TEs, click here.

Week 13 Fantasy TE PPR Rankings

These rankings are for full-point PPR leagues

Darren Waller, LV @ NYJ
Travis Kelce, KC vs. DEN
Austin Hooper, CLE @ TEN
Noah Fant, DEN @ KC
T.J. Hockenson, DET @ CHI
Eric Ebron, PIT vs. WAS
Evan Engram, NYG @ SEA
Jordan Reed, SF vs. BUF
Hunter Henry, LAC vs. NE
Mike Gesicki, MIA vs. CIN
Zach Ertz, PHI @ GB
Kyle Rudolph, MIN vs. JAX
Hayden Hurst, ATL vs. NO
Trey Burton, IND @ HOU
Logan Thomas, WAS @ PIT
Jonnu Smith, TEN vs. CLE
Dallas Goedert, PHI @ GB
Dalton Schultz, DAL @ BAL
Jared Cook, NO @ ATL
Jimmy Graham, CHI vs. DET
Jordan Akins, HOU vs. IND
Robert Tonyan, GB vs. PHI
Tyler Higbee, LAR @ ARI
Jacob Hollister, SEA vs. NYG
Drew Sample, CIN @ MIA
Anthony Firkser, TEN vs. CLE
Will Dissly, SEA vs. NYG
Tyler Eifert, JAX @ MIN
Mo Alie-Cox, IND @ HOU
Gerald Everett, LAR @ ARI
Dawson Knox, BUF @ SF
Darren Fells, HOU vs. IND
Dan Arnold, ARI vs. LAR

Did you like this article? You can read it and many others @ Sporting News.com!

From The S3 News Community

Check out posts from our own content writers


Here's the latest news

MOSCOW — The Kremlin on Friday welcomed the Biden administration’s offer to extend a nuclear disarmament treaty that is set to expire next month, signaling, as had been expected, that Russia intends to cooperate with the United States on nuclear...

Kremlin Welcomes Biden’s Offer to Extend Nuclear Treaty

The highly anticipated return of Conor McGregor is set to take place on January 23 when the former two-division champion meets an old rival in Dustin Poirier at UFC 257 at Fight Island in Abu Dhabi. A lot has changed...

Conor McGregor vs. Dustin Poirier 2 start time, PPV price, odds, card & location for UFC 257

Worker's union Prospect warned that the UK was at risk of 'sleepwalking into a world of surveillance' as more businesses turn to digital tools to keep tabs on remote workers. The use of remote-monitoring software increased in 2020 as people...

Bosses are using monitoring software to keep tabs on working at home. Privacy rules aren't keeping up

Allison Janney's lips are just fine as they are, thank you very much. The Mom star appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Friday, Jan. 22, where she revealed that a former co-star who she declined to identify had once offended...

Allison Janney Says Co-Star Made Her Put Neosporin on Lips Pre-Kiss

WASHINGTON — President Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Thursday revealed a slate of new executive orders and presidential directives intended to speed up production of Covid-19 supplies, increase testing capacity and require mask wearing during interstate travel — part of...

Here’s What’s in Biden’s Executive Orders Aimed at Covid-19
Load More
Share via
Copy link
Powered by Social Snap