Erik Smith’s TE Rankings
- Tight end remains a relative disaster. Travis Kelce‘s 26 PPR points was the only score above 20 in Week 1, and of the 11 other tight ends with 10 or more PPR points, only five of them topped five targets. The position remains as touchdown or bust as ever, as only four of the top 12 tight ends managed to make it into starting territory without scoring a touchdown. If your tight end doesn’t have a realistic shot at scoring this week, you should be looking for other options.
- Surprisingly high snap shares from Week 1: Tyler Conklin (92%), David Njoku (89%), Hayden Hurst (75%), Juwan Johnson (74%), Evan Engram (71%), Logan Thomas (62% off of injury), Zach Ertz (60% off of injury).
- Surprisingly low snap shares from Week 1: Travis Kecle (64% in a blowout), Austin Hooper (62%), Noah Fant (56%), Mike Gesicki (42%), Robert Tonyan (36% off of injury), Irv Smith Jr. (31% off of injury), Taysom Hill (26%).
- It felt like an overreaction to rank Gerald Everett over Dawson Knox after one down week, so I went to the Range of Outcomes Tool! The tool backed me up, giving Everett the better chance to reach scores above 6 PPR points. Knox was on the field a ton in Week 1, but his 6.5% target share is a huge red flag, and he will remain a touchdown or bust option. Everett may be a touchdown or bust option as well, but with Keenan Allen set to miss TNF, Everett may be able to improve on his 12% target share from last week.
- Tight Ends with 15% or better target shares in Week 1: Pat Freiermuth (27%), Tyler Higbee (27%), Mark Andrews (24%), Travis Kelce (23%), Dalton Schultz (22%), Kyle Pitts (22%), T.J. Hockenson (19%), Darren Waller (17%), Juwan Johnson (16%), and Hayden Hurst (15%).
Green=Strong Starter, Yellow=Solid Starter, Red=Look for Better Options