Week 4 Rankings (2020): Top 20 Tight Ends

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Tight end can generally be a frustrating position to try and fill. While there are a handful of obvious top choices, after you get past the elite there always seems like an under-the-radar option emerges on a week-to-week basis. Who could be the name to watch this week? Who’s worth utilizing? Let’s take a look:

  1. Mark Andrews – Baltimore Ravens – at Washington
  2. Darren Waller – Oakland Raiders – vs. Buffalo
  3. Zach Ertz – Philadelphia Eagles – at San Francisco
  4. Travis Kelce – Kansas City Chiefs – vs. New England
  5. George Kittle – San Francisco 49ers – vs. Philadelphia
  6. Noah Fant – Denver Broncos – at New York Jets
  7. Jonnu Smith – Tennessee Titans – vs. Pittsburgh
  8. Mike Gesicki – Miami Dolphins – vs. Seattle
  9. Hunter Henry – Los Angeles Chargers – at Tampa Bay
  10. Dalton Schultz – Dallas Cowboys – vs. Cleveland
  11. T.J. Hockenson – Detroit Lions – vs. New Orleans
  12. Evan Engram – New York Giants – at Los Angeles Rams
  13. Logan Thomas – Washington Football – vs. Baltimore
  14. Hayden Hurst – Atlanta Falcons – at Green Bay
  15. Tyler Higbee – Los Angeles Rams – vs. New York Giants
  16. Jimmy Graham – Chicago Bears – vs. Indianapolis
  17. Jared Cook – New Orleans Saints – at Detroit
  18. Eric Ebron – Pittsburgh Steelers – at Tennessee
  19. Mo Alie-Cox – Indianapolis Colts – at Chicago
  20. Rob Gronkowski – Tampa Bay Buccaneers – vs. Los Angeles Chargers

Thoughts:

  • While the New England Patriots were able to contain Darren Waller in Week 3, does anyone believe Buffalo will be able to replicate that success? While the Bills have only allowed 1 TD to an opposing TE, they’ve allowed 245 yards (over 81 yards per game). It seems like a good bet that Waller rebounds for a big game.
  • It’s impossible to downgrade Zach Ertz and Travis Kelce very far due to matchups, but both have difficult draws in Week 4. It keeps them out of the Top 2, but given their upside they simply can’t move further down than that. Ertz is especially tough to downgrade, given how banged up the Eagles’ receiving corps is (including Dallas Goeddert). That upside keeps him as a Top 3 option.
  • For now we’re keeping George Kittle on the rankings, but it remains to be seen if he’ll be able to return to the field for Week 4. Keep a close eye on the news, just in case.
  • While Tyler Higbee has been productive (134 yards, 3 TD), he’s had to make the most of his opportunities (11 targets). Considering the limited chances it’s hard to push him too far up the rankings, especially against a Giants’ defense that hasn’t given up much to opposing tight ends.
  • Over the past two weeks Dalton Schultz has 13 catches (on 18 targets) for 136 yards and 1 TD. Against a Cleveland defense that’s already allowed 3 TD to opposing TE, as well as 22 receptions, he should be viewed as a good upside play.

Make sure to check out all of our Week 4 rankings:

Quarterbacks
Running Backs
Wide Receivers
Tight Ends
Kickers
Defenses



8 COMMENTS

  1. Hello Professor, 1/2 point ppr, Chris Herndon, Eric Ebron, oj Howard or Jimmy Graham? This week and going forward, thank you

  2. Hello Prof,
    To replace Smith I can pick up Hooper, Gronk, Tonyan, Howard, Thomas or Olsen. Graham and Schultz are available but I have Robinson and Cooper at WR and don’t like double dipping.
    Thanks in advance

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