The List: Ranking Each Position for Week 2

Erik Smith releases his PPR fantasy football rankings for Week 2 of the 2021 NFL season.

TE Rankings


  • I had T.J. Hockenson as the TE2 after an impressive Week 1 showing, and then Darren Waller went out and got 19 targets. I’d say 19 targets makes you matchup-proof at tight end, regardless of how good the Steelers defense looked in Week 1.
  • Noah Fant looked like a big part of the Broncos offense last week, as Teddy Bridgewater looked his way eight times for 62 yards. Fant checks all of the boxes physically for a breakout, he just needs health and consistent quarterback play. A matchup against the Jaguars defense that just got steamrolled by the Houston Texans is a smash spot for Fant, especially with wide receiver Jerry Jeudy’s injury thinning out this receiving corps.


  • I really like what we saw from Tyler Higbee, who played 52 snaps to backup tight end Johnny Mundt‘s 15 and fought five of six passes for 68 yards in what seems like a natural pairing with Matthew Stafford. I wouldn’t be surprised to see a few multiple touchdown games from Higbee this year.
  • It’s not time to give up on Kyle Pitts after one week, especially after he played the second-most snaps of all Falcons pass-catchers and was often lined up out wide and in the slot. I’m just tempering expectations as this Falcons offense gets its feet under them and faces a tough Tampa Bay defense. I’d send out some offers to the Pitts manager after this week, especially if it is another lackluster performance.


Green=Strong Starter, Yellow=Solid Starter, Red=Look for Better Options


Week 2 TE Rankings

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