Fantasy Football TE Rankings: PPR, Standard, Half PPR

Aug 25, 2019 09:25 AM EDT
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  • See our experts' latest fantasy football rankings of the top tight ends in PPR, standard and half PPR.

Preparation for the 2019 fantasy football season is in full swing and our experts Sean Koerner, Matthew Freedman and Chris Raybon are keeping their rankings up to date so you can draft confidently. You’ll find their consensus top tight ends for PPR, standard and half PPR formats as of August 14 below.

You can also use our Fantasy Football Draft Kit to generate customized cheat sheets featuring the most recent rankings for your league’s settings.


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2019 Fantasy Football TE Rankings: PPR

1. Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs

Kelce is the tight end most likely to lead his offense in targets this season.

There is some concern as Kelce will (probably) no longer benefit from defenses treating Tyreek Hill as the Chiefs’ No. 1 option. Still, I’m targeting him whenever possible in fantasy drafts of all shapes and sizes considering his unique status as a talented No. 1 option on a projected high-scoring offense led by Patrick Mahomes, who has elevated Kelce’s already amazing play. Ian Hartitz

2. Zach Ertz, Philadelphia Eagles

Ertz has a good chance of leading the Eagles offense in targets.

James Lang-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Zach Ertz

But just like Kelce, there is some cause for concern as Ertz could theoretically give up snaps to rising second-year talent Dallas Goedert. Still, like Kelce, I’m targeting Ertz whenever possible in fantasy drafts of all shapes and sizes considering their unique statuses as talented No. 1 options on projected high-scoring offenses with very good-to-great quarterbacks. Hartitz

3. George Kittle, San Francisco 49ers

Kittle has a good chance of leading the 49ers offense in targets.

There is some concern, though, as Kittle will have to get re-acclimated with Jimmy Garoppolo under center, as well as several new weapons at running back and wide receiver. Still, I’m targeting him for the same reason as Kelce and Ertz. Hartitz

4. O.J. Howard, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Losing DeSean Jackson and Adam Humphries wasn’t ideal for the Buccaneers, but more targets for this potential Year 3 breakout isn’t a bad thing.

It didn’t take long for Howard to start dominating at the NFL level, standing out as one of the league’s best tight ends before suffering a season-ending sprained foot and ankle as a rookie in 2017. And he proved last season to be plenty capable of supplying top-10 numbers as a complementary pass-game option. Hartitz

5. Evan Engram, New York Giants

Engram will be catching passes from Eli Manning and potentially Daniel Jones in what figures to be one of the lowest-scoring offenses.

Still, Engram worked as the PPR TE5 as a rookie in 2017 when Odell Beckham Jr. played in just four games, then as the TE2 over the final four games of 2018 with OBJ. Engram is built and moves like a pure wide receiver, and he was one of only four receivers to average more than two yards after the catch above expectation per reception at 2.9 last season (per Next-Gen Stats).

Targeting receivers in terrible passing games never feels good, but Engram has a chance to lead the Giants in targets. Hartitz


See the rest of our experts’ PPR rankings for tight ends in our Fantasy Football Draft Kit.


2019 Fantasy Football TE Rankings: Standard

  1. Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs
  2. George Kittle, San Francisco 49ers
  3. Zach Ertz, Philadelphia Eagles
  4. O.J. Howard, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  5. Hunter Henry, Los Angeles Chargers

See the rest of our experts’ standard rankings for tight ends in our Fantasy Football Draft Kit.


2019 Fantasy Football TE Rankings: Half PPR

  1. Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs
  2. Zach Ertz, Philadelphia Eagles
  3. George Kittle, San Francisco 49ers
  4. O.J. Howard, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  5. Hunter Henry, Los Angeles Chargers

See the rest of our experts’ half PPR rankings for tight ends in our Fantasy Football Draft Kit.


Meet Our Fantasy Football Rankings Experts

Sean Koerner is The Action Network’s Director of Predictive Analytics and was the No. 1 in-season FantasyPros ranker from 2015 to 2017.

Chris Raybon is a Senior Editor at The Action Network and a co-host of “I’ll Take That Bet” on ESPN+. He’s watched every play of every NFL game since 2010.

Matthew Freedman is the Editor-in-Chief of fantasy content for The Action Network and FantasyLabs.

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