Koerner’s Week 4 Fantasy Football Tiers: TE
USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Travis Kelce and George Kittle
- Sean Koerner -- the No. 1 in-season fantasy football ranker in 2015, 2016 and 2017 -- takes a detailed look at his Week 4 tight end tiers.
- Use the strategies outlined below to build the most optimal starting lineup for your fantasy football team.
Below you’ll find my tight end tiers for Week 4 fantasy football. These are based on standard scoring.
As a reminder, these tiers are not updated after publication. If you want my most up-to-date rankings for PPR, Standard and Half-Point PPR leagues, check out this post.
Koerner’s Tight End Tiers
Based on standard scoring; +/- indicates how many Tiers up/down each player would move in a PPR format.
Rob Gronkowski (vs. MIA)
Travis Kelce (@ DEN)
Gronk, like Antonio Brown, typically inhabits the top tier all to himself, but he has to share it with Kelce this week.
Zach Ertz (@ TEN)
Dallas Goedert broke out with a huge Week 3, which is quite concerning to Ertz owners. Another concern is that Ertz has yet to score a touchdown in 2018.
If anything, I see this as a good time to float a trade offer to an Ertz owner who may overreact to any of the above.
Jared Cook (vs. CLE)
Eric Ebron (vs. HOU)
Jimmy Graham (vs. BUF)
Ebron disappointed in Week 3 with a 5/33/0 line on 11 targets in Jack Doyle’s absence. With Doyle set to miss another week due to injury, I expect Ebron to have a bounce-back game (eight to 10 targets).
George Kittle (@ LAC)
Kyle Rudolph (@ LA)
Trey Burton (vs. TB)
O.J. Howard (@ CHI)
Tyler Eifert (@ ATL)
The 49ers’ entire offense was dealt a massive blow with Jimmy G’s torn ACL in Week 3. Kittle may not see as big of a drop-off as other pass catchers in the offense. He was C.J. Beathard’s teammate/roommate at Iowa. There’s reason to believe Kittle could receive the most targets going forward.
Eifert quietly put up a 6/74/0 line in Week 3. He appears to be 100%, and it’s only a matter of time until he starts adding TDs to his box score as well.
David Njoku (@ OAK)
Ben Watson (@ NYG)
Austin Hooper (vs. CIN)
Vance McDonald (vs. BAL)
Njoku is another player who should benefit from Baker Mayfield taking over as the Browns’ starting QB.
Hooper could be a sneaky BYE week replacement for Jordan Reed owners.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins (vs. NYJ)
Ricky Seals-Jones (vs. SEA)