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Week 13 Tight End Rankings - PPR

NFL: Kansas City Chiefs at Houston Texans
With no Gronk or Reed this week, Travis Kelce is the undisputed top play at the tight end position.
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You can find Week 13 standard league tight end rankings here, but they were written prior to Gronkowski’s back surgery information and prior to Jordan Reed missing a second day of practice. I’ll be updating those on Saturday.

This week I am filling in with TE PPR rankings, so I’m sorry to say that these rankings are presented without much ado. Feel free to haggle with me in the comments form. Good luck this week, folks.

1 Travis Kelce

2 Jimmy Graham

3 Tyler Eifert

4 Kyle Rudolph

All of a sudden the tight end position this week looks like a barren wasteland without the services of Gronk and Jordan Reed (most likely not playing). And Eifert has a tough matchup but gets the nod into the elite tier due to the large amount of volume he should continue to command without A.J. Green around in Cincinnati.

5 Greg Olsen

6 Cameron Brate

7 Zach Ertz

8 C.J. Fiedorowicz

9 Eric Ebron

10 Antonio Gates

I am banking on Ebron and Gates having a return to normalcy this week. That zero target garbage last week was for the birds, man.

11 Ladarius Green

12 Martellus Bennett

13 Vance McDonald

I feel pretty good about this group this week. There is solid streaming potential to be had here, maybe even TE1 or top 5 potential. Ladarius is getting healthier each week and Vernon should see plenty of snaps regardless of whether or not Reed plays. Vance is still Kaepernick’s most consistent option, despite failing to reel in a touchdown last week.

14 Vernon Davis

15 Coby Fleener

16 Jason Witten

17 Lance Kendricks

18 Dennis Pitta

I don’t love any of these guys, but they’ll likely snag a few catches. Fleener probably has the most upside in this group, but it’s rolling the dice to go with him as he sees so few targets each week.

19 Hunter Henry

20 Jermaine Gresham

21 Will Tye

22 Jack Doyle

23 Clive Walford

24 Dwayne Allen

Here ends my version of the TE2 options, at least for this week. I can’t go much higher on Gresham despite the breakout game last week. It’s possible he shines again in a favorable matchup against Washington, but I am not going to count on that production.

25 Jared Cook

26 Garrett Celek

27 Julius Thomas

28 Charles Clay

29 Josh Hill

30 Austin Hooper

And that’s all ‘he’ wrote!