Week 2 Fantasy TE PPR Rankings: Must-starts, sleepers, potential busts at tight end


Did the season's opening week seem tamer for tight ends this year? Sure, there were some surprise performances, such as Dallas Goedert leading the position in yards and guys like Logan Thomas and Jimmy Graham getting into the end zone, but we didn't have many crazy good performances or huge busts. It was basically a normal day at the office for this position, but believe it or not, that actually makes putting together our Week 2 fantasy TE PPR rankings a little tougher.

We were ready to overreact -- ready to declare certain defenses favorable or unfavorable matchups for TEs -- but we didn't get much to work with. We're not going to worry about George Kittle despite a disappointing Week 1, just like we're not going to get too excited about Jordan Akins just because he scored. Not everything went as expected -- Hayden Hurst barely getting any looks until the fourth quarter was worrisome, as was Rob Gronkowski's and Evan Engram'sless-than-stellar efforts. Austin Hooper also seemed like an afterthought on his new team. We're not ready to write all of those guys off, but all are falling in this week's rankings.

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Conversely, Goedert is moving up after looking better than Zach Ertz. O.J. Howard is also on the rise, though we're not sold on his consistency since he mostly produced after the Bucs were down multiple scores late in the game. We were pleased by the number of targets Darren Waller (8), Hunter Henry (8), and Jared Cook (7) had even though none got in the end zone. Chris Herndon (7) and Logan Thomas (8) are also more on the radar, at least in PPR leagues, but we're not ready to anoint either as starters just yet.

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Chances are, we'll see some surprises in Week 2, so we're taking a conservative approach to these rankings. The jury is still out on certain defenses, but Washington, Detroit, and Tampa looked like they might have trouble with TEs all season. We're not letting Arizona off the hook yet after last year's historically bad showing, but we're still not ranking too much based on matchups. For now, we'll (mostly) stick with the proven producers and gradually factor in trends we see during the games.

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We'll continue to update our tight end PPR rankings to throughout the week, so check back for updates.

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Week 2 Fantasy TE PPR Rankings

These rankings are for full-point PPR leagues

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1Travis Kelce, KC @ LAC
2Mark Andrews, BAL @ HOU
3Hunter Henry, LAC vs. KC
4Jared Cook, NO @ LV
5Darren Waller, LV vs. NO
6Zach Ertz, PHI vs. LAR
7Tyler Higbee, LAR @ PHI
8Dallas Goedert, PHI vs. LAR
9Evan Engram, NYG @ CHI
10Noah Fant, DEN @ PIT
11Jonnu Smith, TEN vs. JAX
12Hayden Hurst, ATL @ DAL
13T.J. Hockenson, DET @ GB
14Eric Ebron, PIT vs. DEN
15Mike Gesicki, MIA vs. BUF
16Austin Hooper, CLE vs. CIN
17Rob Gronkowski, TB vs. CAR
18Logan Thomas, WAS @ ARI
19O.J. Howard, TB vs. CAR
20Jordan Reed, SF @ NYJ
21Ian Thomas, CAR @ TB
22Jimmy Graham, CHI vs. NYG
23Chris Herndon, NYJ vs. SF
24Taysom Hill, NO @ LV
25C.J. Uzomah, CIN @ CLE
26Mo Alie-Cox, IND vs. MIN
27Dan Arnold, ARI vs. WAS
28Greg Olsen, SEA vs. NE
29Kyle Rudolph, MIN @ IND
30Jordan Akins, HOU vs. BAL
31Irv Smith Jr., MIN @ IND
32Tyler Eifert, JAX @ TEN
33Dawson Knox, BUF @ MIA