We’re a month into the common season, and tight ends as a complete have been underwhelming. Nevertheless, we’re getting a number of breakouts right here and there, and perhaps, simply perhaps, we will begin to really feel assured in regards to the pecking order after the elites on the high. Our Week 5 fantasy TE PPR rankings are primarily based on matchups and a month’s value of stats, however at this place, we all know top-five weeks can come out of nowhere (see C.J. Uzomah and Mo Alie-Cox).
Rob Gronkowski (ribs) may be sidelined for a number of weeks and bye weeks start in Week 6, and Logan Thomas suffered a hamstring harm that knocked him out of most of Week 4. This scarce place is about to get even thinner. Due to that, all the high gamers can be in lineups, no matter disappointing they have been or how powerful their matchups are. George Kittle (@ Cardinals) and even Noah Fant (@ Steelers) ought to be in your lineups regardless of probably having new QBs this week.
WEEK 5 STANDARD RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Working again | Large receiver | Tight finish | D/ST | Kicker
Nevertheless, gamers on the start-or-sit bubble, resembling Dallas Goedert (@ Panthers), warrant concern. Goedert regarded like he may be a must-start every week heading into the season, however we have seen how pedestrian the Eagles’ passing offense is, and the Panthers have been one of many high defenses in soccer. Nonetheless, they struggled mightily towards Dallas’ tight ends final week, so Goedert remains to be in play, as each him and Zach Ertz appear to be the highest targets close to the purpose line.
WEEK 5 PPR RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Working again | Large receiver | D/ST | Kicker
Mike Gesicki (@ Buccaneers), Dalton Schultz (vs. Giants), Dawson Knox (@ Chiefs), Tyler Conklin (vs. Lions), and Week 4 breakout, C.J. Uzomah (vs. Packers) look to have greater ceilings this week. Schultz advantages from taking part in a lackluster Giants protection; Gesicki will get a Bucs go protection that has been torched will ease, and Uzomah performs the Packers in what ought to be a high-scoring affair. Uzomah solely has one week of top-level play, however the Packers have given up the third-most fantasy factors to tight ends heading into Week 4. We’re not practically as offered on him as Schultz and Knox, so begin him at your individual threat, however why play it protected and solely begin guys with “protected flooring” when these flooring are five-to-six factors. We must always level out that Schultz will get a bump in PPR leagues whereas Knox and Uzomah take slight hits.
Hunter Henry (@ Houston) and Jonnu Smith (@ Houston) had been the largest disappointments till they every scored final week, however come on, it is the Texans. Henry seems to be just like the nominal “lead man,” right here, however you by no means understand how issues will play out in any given week.
Damage fill-ins Cameron Brate (vs. Dolphins) and Ricky Seals-Jones (vs. Saints) have each produced prior to now, in order that they’re intriguing boom-or-bust performs. You would additionally attempt Evan Engram (vs. Cowboys) if the Giants’ WRs proceed to take care of accidents. Engram could not do something the previous two weeks, although, so that you’d actually be counting on garbage-time manufacturing when you begin him.
We’ll be updating these TE PPR rankings as wanted all through the week, so verify again for the newest modifications and evaluation.
Fantasy TE PPR Rankings Week 5: Who to start out at tight finish
Rankings primarily based on full-point PPR scoring
|1||Travis Kelce, KC vs. BUF|
|2||Darren Waller, LV vs. CHI|
|3||T.J. Hockenson, DET @ MIN|
|4||George Kittle, SF @ ARI|
|5||Noah Fant, DEN @ PIT|
|6||Dalton Schultz, DAL vs. NYG|
|7||Mike Gesicki, MIA @ TB|
|8||Dawson Knox, BUF @ KC|
|9||Kyle Pitts, ATL vs. NYJ|
|10||Mark Andrews, BAL vs. IND|
|11||Tyler Higbee, LAR @ SEA|
|12||Tyler Conklin, MIN vs. DET|
|13||Dallas Goedert, PHI @ CAR|
|14||Zach Ertz, PHI @ CAR|
|15||Hunter Henry, NE @ HOU|
|16||Jared Prepare dinner, LAC vs. CLE|
|17||Robert Tonyan Jr., GB @ CIN|
|18||Jonnu Smith, NE @ HOU|
|19||Cameron Brate, TB vs. MIA|
|20||Austin Hooper, CLE @ LAC|
|21||Ricky Seals-Jones, WAS vs. NO|
|22||Evan Engram, NYG @ DAL|
|23||Gerald Everett, SEA vs. LAR|
|24||Pat Freiermuth, PIT vs. DEN|
|25||Maxx Williams, ARI vs. SF|
|26||C.J. Uzomah, CIN vs. GB|
|27||Juwan Johnson, NO @ WAS|
|28||Mo Alie-Cox, IND @ BAL|
|29||Jack Doyle, IND @ BAL|
|30||Blake Jarwin, DAL vs. NYJ|
|31||Ryan Griffin, NYJ vs. ATL|
|32||Cole Kmet, CHI @ LV|
|33||David Njoku, CLE @ LAC|
|34||Hayden Hurst, ATL vs. NYJ|
|35||Adam Trautman, NO @ WAS|
|36||Albert Okwuegbunam, DEN @ PIT|
|37||O.J. Howard, TB vs. MIA|
|38||Eric Ebron, PIT vs. DEN|
|39||Pharaoh Brown, HOU vs. NE|
|40||Anthony Firkser, TEN @ JAX|
|41||Jimmy Graham, CHI @ LV|
|42||Will Dissly, SEA vs. LAR|