Kelce is primed to bounce back in a major way this coming week. Kelce, who Patrick Mahomes missed on multiple would-be scores a week ago, gets a fantasy darling of a matchup. The Raiders were the worst fantasy defense in football a season ago at defending the tight end position.
Who will join Kelce atop our week two tight end rankings? Which players are in line for a big game, and which are projected to under-perform this week? Find out below.
* Player rankings are based off of full-PPR scoring formats.
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Better Than Usual
Vernon Davis vs. Dallas
While the Redskins seem to be optimistic for his availability this week, fellow ‘Skins tight end Jordan Reed remains sidelined with a concussion.
If Reed can’t go on Sunday, it will be Vernon Davis once again serving as Case Keenum’s security blanket. Davis put up the 5th most fantasy points by a tight end in week 1 (15.9).
Davis tied for the team lead in targets with seven last Sunday, and was on the field for the third-most snaps of any skill player on the team.
Davis faces off with the Dallas Cowboys, who allowed the most fantasy points to the tight end position a week ago.
Worse Than Usual
Evan Engram vs. Buffalo
Let me start this off by stating that Engram is my number four tight end for the week, and I expect him to finish around that spot for the entirety of the 2019 season.
Engram was targeted a whopping 14 times in the Giants week one loss to Dallas. In return, Engram led all fantasy tight ends in points with 28.6. However, he’s in for a tough matchup this week vs. a Buffalo Bills defense that forfeited the second-fewest passing yards in week one.
Tight ends against the Bills in 2018 averaged just slightly above six points per game, the second-lowest average in the NFL
I’m not saying to bench Engram this week, however, I am saying to simply temper your expectations.
Week 2 PPR Fantasy Rankings: Tight End
[ QBs | RBs | WRs | TEs | DST & Kickers]
|RANK||PLAYER (POSITION – TEAM)||MATCHUP|
|1.||Travis Kelce (TE – KC)||@ OAK|
|2.||Zach Ertz (TE – PHI)||@ ATL|
|3.||George Kittle (TE – SF)||@ CIN|
|4.||Evan Engram (TE – NYG)||vs. BUF|
|5.||O.J. Howard (TE – TB)||@ CAR|
|6.||Mark Andrews (TE – BAL)||vs. ARI|
|7.||Delanie Walker (TE – TEN)||vs. IND|
|8.||Darren Waller (TE – OAK)||vs. KC|
|9.||Vernon Davis (TE – WAS)||vs. DAL|
|10.||T.J. Hockenson (TE – DET)||vs. LAC|
|11.||Austin Hooper (TE – ATL)||vs. PHI|
|12.||David Njoku (TE – CLE)||@ NYJ|
|13.||Vance McDonald (TE – PIT)||vs. SEA|
|14.||Jimmy Graham (TE – GB)||vs. MIN|
|15.||Greg Olsen (TE – CAR)||vs. TB|
|16.||Eric Ebron (TE – IND)||@ TEN|
|17.||Dallas Goedert (TE – PHI)||@ ATL|
|18.||Kyle Rudolph (TE – MIN)||@ GB|
|19.||Trey Burton (TE – CHI)||@ DEN|
|20.||Blake Jarwin (TE – DAL)||@ WAS|
|21.||Jack Doyle (TE – IND)||@ TEN|
|22.||Tyler Eifert (TE – CIN)||vs. SF|
|23.||Jason Witten (TE – DAL)||@ WAS|
|24.||Noah Fant (TE – DEN)||vs. CHI|
|25.||Mike Gesicki (TE – MIA)||vs. NE|
|26.||Gerald Everett (TE – LAR)||vs. NO|
|27.||Will Dissly (TE – SEA)||@ PIT|
|28.||CJ Uzomah (TE – CIN)||vs. SF|
|29.||Tyler Higbee (TE – LAR)||vs. NO|
|30.||Jordan Reed (TE – WAS)||vs. DAL|
|31.||Cameron Brate (TE – TB)||@ CAR|
|32.||Ian Thomas (TE – CAR)||vs. TB|
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