Week 11 Rankings (2020): Top 20 Tight Ends

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We all know how convoluted tight end has become, and between bye weeks and injuries things seem to be even shallower than normal in Week 11. Who can we trust? Who could potentially provide a breakout performance? Let’s take a look:

  1. Travis Kelce – Kansas City Chiefs – at Las Vegas
  2. T.J. Hockenson – Detroit Lions – at Carolina
  3. Darren Waller – Las Vegas Raiders – vs. Kansas City
  4. Rob Gronkowski – Tampa Bay Buccaneers – vs. Los Angeles Rams
  5. Hayden Hurst – Atlanta Falcons – at New Orleans
  6. Hunter Henry – Los Angeles Chargers – vs. New York Jets
  7. Dallas Goeddert – Philadelphia Eagles – at Cleveland
  8. Logan Thomas – Washington Football – vs. Cincinnati
  9. Jared Cook – New Orleans Saints – vs. Atlanta
  10. Eric Ebron – Pittsburgh Steelers – at Jacksonville
  11. Noah Fant – Denver Broncos – vs. Miami
  12. Mark Andrews – Baltimore Ravens – vs. Tennessee
  13. Jonnu Smith – Tennessee Titans – at Baltimore
  14. Austin Hooper – Cleveland Browns – vs. Philadelphia
  15. Robert Tonyan – Green Bay Packers – at Indianapolis
  16. Kyle Rudolph – Minnesota Vikings – vs. Dallas
  17. Dalton Schultz – Dallas Cowboys – at Minnesota
  18. Gerald Everett – Los Angeles Rams – at Tampa Bay
  19. Mike Gesicki – Miami Dolphins – at Denver
  20. Mo Alie-Cox – Indianapolis Colts – vs. Green Bay

Thoughts:

  • Over the past four weeks T.J. Hockenson has been among the best tight ends in the league, with 19 catches (tied for 2nd most among tight ends), 176 yards (third most) and 2 TD (only Rob Gronkowski has more, with 3 TD). Overall he has scored 5 TD and draws a Carolina defense that’s allowed the fourth most yards to opposing tight end (548). Given the opportunities and the matchup, he’s among the best in the league.
  • The question facing Hayden Hurst is whether or not he’ll be able to find the end zone. Over the past four weeks he’s been targeted 22 times, delivering 18 catches for 184 yards, but he hasn’t scored a TD. He has seen an increase in targets, however, with 7+ in three straight games, and the Saints have allowed 6 TD to opposing tight ends this season. It makes him a good bet to produce.
  • We want to believe that Eric Ebron will be among the top options, and he does have 17 targets over the past three games. Of course he’s delivered just 9 catches and his performance has been buoyed by 2 TD. The matchup with Jacksonville does keep him relevant (they’ve allowed the seventh most points per week to opposing tight ends), but there’s a lot of risk and that keeps him as more of a low-end option.
  • Jared Cook draws an Atlanta defense that’s allowed the most points per week to opposing tight ends, but he’s totaled 5 targets over the past two weeks (2 catches for 30 yards). The fact that he’s scored 4 TD and the idea of him being a safety net for Jameis Winston or Taysom Hill does help boost his value. He’s a low-end option, but he’s a good gamble for those in need.

Make sure to check out all of our Week 11 rankings:

Quarterbacks
Running Backs
Wide Receivers
Tight Ends
Kickers
Defenses



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