Week 5 Rankings (2020): Top 20 Tight Ends

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We all know that tight end is a position that’s unpredictable position, with a surprising performer this week. We don’t have to worry about making a decision on last week’s breakout, Robert Tonyan, since Green Bay is sidelined this week with a bye. Who could step up and be this weeks surprise performer? Who should we ignore? Let’s take a look:

  1. Darren Waller – Las Vegas Raiders – at Kansas City
  2. Travis Kelce – Kansas City Chiefs – vs. Las Vegas
  3. George Kittle – San Francisco 49ers – vs. Miami
  4. Mark Andrews – Baltimore Ravens – vs. Cincinnati
  5. Hunter Henry – Los Angeles Chargers – at New Orleans
  6. Evan Engram – New York Giants – at Dallas
  7. Dalton Schultz – Dallas Cowboys – vs. New York Giants
  8. Jonnu Smith – Tennessee Titans – vs. Buffalo
  9. Tyler Higbee – Los Angeles Rams – at Washington
  10. Zach Ertz – Philadelphia Eagles – at Pittsburgh
  11. Mike Gesicki – Miami Dolphins – at San Francisco
  12. Jimmy Graham – Chicago Bears – vs. Tampa Bay
  13. Hayden Hurst – Atlanta Falcons – vs. Carolina
  14. Ian Thomas – Carolina Panthers – at Atlanta
  15. Mo Allie-Cox – Indianapolis Colts – at Cleveland
  16. Greg Olsen – Seattle Seahawks – vs. Minnesota
  17. Austin Hooper – Cleveland Browns – vs. Indianapolis
  18. Eric Ebron – Pittsburgh Steelers – vs. Philadelphia
  19. Logan Thomas – Washington Football – vs. Los Angeles Rams
  20. Rob Gronkowski – Tampa Bay Buccaneers – at Chicago

Thoughts:

  • Is anyone downgrading Travis Kelce or George Kittle, despite matchups versus two of the stingiest defenses against tight ends? We all know they are two of the elite and are virtually matchup proof, and they are going to be near the top of the rankings each week.
  • While Hunter Henry hasn’t been spectacular this week, he was targeted at least 7 times in each of the first three weeks (only 4 targets in Week 4) and draws a favorable matchup against the Saints (330 yards and 5 TD allowed to opposing TE). Expect a bounce back performance, and with more experience with Justin Herbert the results should be there.
  • Noah Fant has been targeted the seventh most among tight ends, turning 27 targets into 19 catches, 219 yards and 2 TD. The potential return of Drew Lock would only help his cause, as he’s managed just 81 yards over the past two weeks. For now we’ve left him off the rankings, as he’s battling an ankle injury, but if he’s playing he’s a Top 10 option.
  • Washington Football has allowed the sixth most points per opposing tight ends (5 TD). That has to put Higbee on fantasy radars, having scored 3 TD this season (tying his career high, which he set in 2019). He’s not a can’t miss TE1, but he’s certainly an option.
  • Mo Allie-Cox is going to be a hot name, given the matchup and recent breakout. However he’s only been targeted 13 times this season, so we have to be conservative with our ranking. The risk of a bust game is far too high to ignore.

Make sure to check out all of our Week 5 rankings:

Quarterbacks
Running Backs
Wide Receivers
Tight Ends
Kickers
Defenses

2 COMMENTS

  1. Hi professor! Need your advice please all in full PPR for week 5:

    Minshew or cousins?

    Jonnu smith or evan engram?

    Pick 3: Terry mclaurin, diontae johnson, justin jefferson, russell gage and hunter renfrow?

    Thank you as always and great job on the site Professor!

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