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2021 Fantasy Football Rankings: Top 40 Tight Ends

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The Fake Teams writers rank the safety blankets for 2021 fantasy football.

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Tight End Week is off to the races, just like Tyler Higbee is gonna be in 2021. Below, you’ll find our half-PPR rankings for the safety blankets, highlighted by a few ties that you guys—the greater fantasy football populace—can help us settle.

Who would you rather have—T.J. Hockenson (floor) or Kyle Pitts (upside)?

Robert Tonyan or Noah Fant?

Cole Kmet or Gerald Everett? Of course, the presence of Jimmy Graham is a complication (for real, more on that later this week).

Austin Hooper or Rob Gronkowski? Both guys seems buried on their respective offenses. But one plays with a Hall-of-Fame quarterback, so...

Top 40 Tight Ends for 2021

RANK NAME TEAM Heath Skyler Mark Average
RANK NAME TEAM Heath Skyler Mark Average
1 Travis Kelce KC 1 1 1 1.00
2 George Kittle SF 3 2 2 2.33
3 Darren Waller LV 2 3 4 3.00
4 Mark Andrews BAL 4 4 3 3.67
5 Kyle Pitts ATL 5 5 10 6.67
6 T.J. Hockenson DET 7 6 7 6.67
7 Robert Tonyan GB 10 9 5 8.00
8 Noah Fant DEN 11 7 6 8.00
9 Tyler Higbee LAR 6 8 11 8.33
10 Dallas Goedert PHI 9 10 9 9.33
11 Mike Gesicki MIA 12 11 8 10.33
12 Logan Thomas WAS 8 14 12 11.33
13 Jonnu Smith NE 14 12 13 13.00
14 Irv Smith Jr. MIN 13 13 16 14.00
15 Cole Kmet CHI 19 16 14 16.33
16 Gerald Everett SEA 17 15 17 16.33
17 Blake Jarwin DAL 15 18 18 17.00
18 Evan Engram NYG 16 19 20 18.33
19 Austin Hooper CLE 23 21 15 19.67
20 Rob Gronkowski TB 18 20 21 19.67
21 Jared Cook LAC 21 17 22 20.00
22 Hunter Henry NE 20 22 19 20.33
23 Adam Trautman NO 22 23 23 22.67
24 Eric Ebron PIT 25 25 24 24.67
25 Anthony Firkser TEN 24 24 30 26.00
26 Hayden Hurst ATL 26 28 26 26.67
27 Zach Ertz PHI 29 27 27 27.67
28 Dawson Knox BUF 27 26 32 28.33
29 O.J. Howard TB 30 30 28 29.33
30 Dan Arnold CAR 28 29 34 30.33
31 David Njoku CLE 40 31 25 32.00
32 Will Dissly SEA 34 33 29 32.00
33 Jack Doyle IND 32 34 31 32.33
34 Jordan Akins HOU 31 35 33 33.00
35 Jimmy Graham CHI 33 36 35 34.67
36 Mo Alie-Cox IND 37 32 39 36.00
37 Pat Freiermuth PIT 36 37 36 36.33
38 Chris Herndon IV NYJ 35 38 38 37.00
39 Kyle Rudolph NYG 38 40 37 38.33
40 Ian Thomas CAR 39 39 40 39.33