Whenever you’re getting a pass-catcher back who ranks in the top 10 in total targets at his position, it’s good news in PPR leagues. That’s exactly what’s happening in our Week 8 fantasy TE PPR rankings, as Mark Andrews is returning to action. After being idle last week along with Mike Gesicki, Trey Burton, and Irv Smith Jr., Andrews strengthens what looks to be one of the deepest eidtions of tight end rankings we’ve had in a while.
The tight ends on bye this week include Darren Fells, Logan Thomas, Tyler Eifert, and Dan Arnold. Of the bunch, only Fells and Thomas have been worthwhile PPR streamers this year — Thomas because he ranks eighth among TEs in targets per game (6), and Fells because he is emerging as a TD threat.
That said, the return of Andrews (5.5 targets per game) and Burton (5.3 targets per game) will provide a boost for PPR owners. Andrews owners will get to fire up their stud as a top-five play, while Burton will return and bolster the streaming ranks as he becomes increasingly involved in the Colts’ offense.
Other streaming options include Dalton Schultz (six targets per game) and Richard Rodgers (eight targets against the Giants in Week 7, his first start of the season), who play each other. Cleveland’s Harrison Bryant could end up being a sneaky high-volume play for the Browns against the Raiders, but his status will depend on the health of Austin Hooper (appendicitis). Jimmy Graham (vs. Saints) is also a high-upside streamer against a Saints defense allowing the most fantasy points per game to TEs.
Evan Engram (vs. Buccaneers) and Eric Ebron (@ Ravens) both have fairly tough matchups and have disappointed overall this year, but both get slight boosts in PPR leagues because of their relatively frequent targets. The aforementioned streamers would all be better plays, but if you can’t pick up any of them, you can live with one of the “Double Es.”
Check back for updates to these TE PPR rankings throughout the week. For individual analysis of key TEs, click here.
Week 8 Fantasy TE PPR Rankings
These rankings are for full-point PPR leagues
|1||Travis Kelce, KC vs. NYJ|
|2||George Kittle, SF @ SEA|
|3||Darren Waller, LV @ CLE|
|4||Mark Andrews, BAL vs. PIT|
|5||Noah Fant, DEN vs. LAC|
|6||Richard Rodgers, PHI vs. DAL|
|7||Jonnu Smith, TEN @ CIN|
|8||Mike Gesicki, MIA vs. LAR|
|9||Hunter Henry, LAC @ DEN|
|10||Jimmy Graham, CHI vs. NO|
|11||Dalton Schultz, DAL @ PHI|
|12||Rob Gronkowski, TB @ NYG|
|13||Harrison Bryant, CLE vs. LV|
|14||Hayden Hurst, ATL @ CAR|
|15||Trey Burton, IND @ DET|
|16||Evan Engram, NYG vs. TB|
|17||Eric Ebron, PIT @ BAL|
|18||T.J. Hockenson, DET vs. IND|
|19||Jared Cook, NO @ CHI|
|20||Robert Tonyan, GB vs. MIN|
|21||Tyler Higbee, LAR @ MIA|
|22||Irv Smith Jr., MIN @ GB|
|23||Drew Sample, CIN vs. TEN|
|24||Greg Olsen, SEA vs. SF|
|25||David Njoku, CLE vs. LV|
|26||Ian Thomas, CAR vs. ATL|
|27||Gerald Everett, LAR @ MIA|
|28||Taysom Hill, NO @ CHI|
|29||Anthony Firkser, TEN @ CIN|
|30||Kyle Rudolph, MIN @ GB|
|31||Jack Doyle, IND @ DET|
|32||Tyler Kroft, BUF vs. NE|
|33||Cameron Brate, TB @ NYG|