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Fantasy Football Rankings: Tight Ends in Week 4

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Heath ranks the big guys for Week 4.

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I’m going to be light on the preamble this week since it’s almost time for Thursday Night Football. Relevant notes are below. Hit me up in the comments with your hollow arguments about how wrong my rankings are. Let’s go!

Week 4 Tight Ends

RANK PLAYER OPPONENT NOTES
RANK PLAYER OPPONENT NOTES
1 Travis Kelce @ DEN Among tight ends, Kelce is tied for first in RZ targets (6) and second in overall targets (31).
2 Rob Gronkowski vs. MIA A disappointing 18 targets through three games, and zero RZ targets. Still, can't ding the best guy too much...
3 Zach Ertz @ TEN He leads all tight ends with 36 targets and is second among the big guys with 5 RZ looks so far.
4 Trey Burton vs. TB The Bucs allow the second-most points to enemy tight ends. Burton may see an uptick with Anthony Miller banged up.
5 Kyle Rudolph @ LAR The last time the Rams faced a competent tight end, they were shredded (Jared Cook's 9-180 Week 1).
6 Eric Ebron vs. HOU Without Jack Doyle, Ebron saw a team-high 11 targets last week. He is tied with Cook and Kelce with six RZ looks so far.
7 O.J. Howard @ CHI He has out-targeted fellow man Cameron Brate 13 to 6 on the year, and he saw a healthy 8 targets last week.
8 Jimmy Graham vs. BUF It's been all Davante Adams in the red zone for A-Rod (7). Graham has only two red zone looks so far.
9 George Kittle @ LAC Look, tight end is bad. This is a tough matchup but in Beathard-to-Kittle I trust.
10 Jared Cook vs. CLE He's not an upside play, but he does have a pretty safe floor (at least four grabs in every game).
11 David Njoku @ OAK He could theoretically see an uptick with Baker Mayfield at the helm. It's worth a shot given what comes after him.
12 Tyler Eifert @ ATL I definitely understand an argument for bumping him up a few spots, right around Graham. But I prefer him here.
13 Benjamin Watson @ NYG If you're looking for a streamer, you could do worse than the guy wed to Brees and facing the Giants.
14 Vance McDonald vs. BAL Imagine thinking Vance isn't still a thing! Better stream him while he's healthy...
15 Dallas Goedert @ TEN The Eagles' usage of 13 personnel, coupled with the thin nature of the TE position make Goedert a viable TE2.
16 Austin Hooper vs. CIN You can't get excited for Hooper, but the matchup against the Bengals has been good in 2018.
17 Ricky Seals-Jones vs. SEA Perhaps the switch to the rookie Josh Rosen will kick-start RSJ's breakout season. For now, he's a TE2.
18 Austin Seferian-Jenkins vs. NYJ He's seen five targets in every game, and has three catches in each game. Not a great matchup against the Jets.
19 Rhett Ellison vs. NO You're hoping the Saints blow an assignment here. Ellison is more of a blocker, but Engram is out so he's worth a flier.
20 Mike Gesicki @ NE If A.J. Derby is out (missed practice Wednesday) you can stream the rookie against the mighty Patriots.