Fantasy TE PPR Rankings Week 4: Who to start, sit at tight end in fantasy football


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Shocker — the tight end position has been unproductive through the first three weeks of the regular season. We’ll save time lecturing you about starting your studs if you have a top-tier guy. This is one position where fantasy football owners are rarely tempted to steamer a waiver wire pickup over a consistent starter, especially this season. Our Week 4 fantasy TE PPR rankings don’t differ much from past editions, but there are a few potential sleepers possibly starting to emerge. 

Especially in PPR, we’re going to overreact any time a tight end sees a lot of targets — like Maxx Williams in Week 2 who saw seven targets (but followed it up with three last week). Last week, Tyler Conklin (eight targets) was a surprise standout, and he remains an interesting play against Cleveland this week. Pat Freiermuth (@ Packers) is another guy who had a solid Week 3, and with Pittsburgh suffering some key WR injuries, he’s in play as a potential streaming option against a Green Bay defense that’s had problems with TE this year. Austin Hooper (@ Vikings) can also be considered with Jarvis Landry (knee) out.

Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | D/ST | Kicker

Jared Cook was a dud at Kansas City, but he was drawing Tyrann Mathieu in coverage often. Las Vegas’ defense has looked better overall, but it was roasted for 10 catches and 86 yards by Mike Gesicki last week. Cook is in play in PPR leagues. Kyle Pitts (vs. Washington) had his worst game in his early NFL career in Week 3, but there’s almost nothing he can do to free fall in the rankings. Based on talent and passing volume alone, his ceiling remains sky-high. Cole Kmet (vs. Lions) has also a small amount of appeal given his matchup, but with Chicago’s offense stuck in the mud, he’s tough to trust. 

Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

Hunter Henry and Jonnu Smith (vs. Buccaneers) get the treat of being matched up with Lavonte David and Devin White in Week 3, but the Bucs have allowed a fair amount of catches to TEs, so perhaps one or both can have some PPR value. Gesicki (vs. Colts) has a tough matchup, but he’s at least in the conversation again in PPR leagues.

To put it mildly, this position is flat-out gross to evaluate. We know fantasy football involves a fair amount of luck, but if you don’t have a consistent stud at the position, you might as well be playing with fire when putting your trust in a middle-of-the-pack tight end. We haven’t even been able to completely rely on Pitts, George Kittle, Mark Andrews, Noah Fant, or T.J. Hockenson this year. If you drafted Travis Kelce or Darren Waller this year, then congratulations. If not, you share our frustration.

NOTE: We’ll continue to update these TE PPR rankings throughout the week, so check back for the latest player movement and analysis.

Fantasy TE PPR Rankings Week 4: Who to start at tight end

Rankings based on full-point PPR scoring

Rank Player
1 Travis Kelce, KC @ PHI
2 Darren Waller, LV @ LAC
3 T.J. Hockenson, DET @ CHI
4 George Kittle, SF vs. SEA
5 Logan Thomas, WAS @ ATL
6 Noah Fant, DEN vs. BAL
7 Rob Gronkowski, TB @ NE
8 Mark Andrews, BAL @ DEN
9 Kyle Pitts, ATL vs. WAS
10 Dallas Goedert, PHI vs. KC
11 Tyler Higbee, LAR vs. ARI
12 Robert Tonyan Jr., GB vs. PIT
13 Jared Cook, LAC vs. LV
14 Pat Freiermuth, PIT @ GB
15 Mike Gesicki, MIA vs. IND
16 Evan Engram, NYG @ NO
17 Hunter Henry, NE @ TB
18 Tyler Conklin, MIN vs. CLE
19 Jonnu Smith, NE @ TB
20 Austin Hooper, CLE @ MIN
21 Cole Kmet, CHI vs. DET
22 Dan Arnold, JAX @ CIN
23 Zach Ertz, PHI vs. KC
24 Dawson Knox, BUF vs. HOU
25 Gerald Everett, SEA @ SF
26 Tyler Kroft, NYJ vs. TEN
27 Jack Doyle, IND @ MIA
28 Dalton Schultz, DAL vs. CAR
29 Maxx Williams, ARI @ LAR
30 Juwan Johnson, NO vs. NYG
31 Adam Trautman, NO vs. NYG
32 Albert Okwuegbunam, DEN vs. BAL
33 Eric Ebron, PIT @ GB
34 Blake Jarwin, DAL vs. CAR
35 Pharaoh Brown, HOU @ BUF
36 C.J. Uzomah, CIN vs. JAX
37 Anthony Firkser, TEN @ NYJ
38 Mo Alie-Cox, IND @ MIA
39 Jimmy Graham, CHI @ MIN
40 Will Dissly, SEA @ SF
41 David Njoku, CLE @ MIN
42 Hayden Hurst, ATL vs. WAS


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