Welcome to the Week 15 Tight End Rankings!
Congrats to all on making it this far!
Two more wins and we reach the promised land!
Oddly enough the tight end position is in great shape. You know, relative to itself. Save for Evan Engram, none of the stars are going to sit out and apart from the Panthers, there’s not a whole lot of drama. We’ll hopefully find out more about Greg Olsen on Friday.
For DFS purposes, Ertz is the guy I’m looking at. He’s cheaper than the other big dogs and his role lends itself to PPR goodness. I’ll get into some value options when we do the podcast on Saturday.
This article will be updated on Saturday as always and I’ll try to add some more extra TLC since it’s semifinal week!
Good luck to all tonight!
I’ll be doing a podcast with Jimmy Hackett at WEEI tomorrow. It’ll post late night or early Saturday morning.
WEEK 15 RANKINGS
All pricing was sourced from DraftKings.
|1||Zach Ertz||PHI||6.000||PHI@WAS 12/15/2019 01:00PM ET||Locked in to their lead receiver role at this point though the route structure is still that of a tight end. Ertz has a recent hamstring concern but apart from that he is all systems go in a must-win situation.|
|2||Travis Kelce||KC||6.500||DEN@KC 12/15/2019 01:00PM ET||Great spot so start him as always.|
|3||George Kittle||SF||6.200||ATL@SF 12/15/2019 04:25PM ET||He’s playing like a beast right now so enjoy.|
|4||Hunter Henry||LAC||5.200||MIN@LAC 12/15/2019 04:05PM ET||They should use him a lot here as Rivers will not have tons of time and they have to throw.|
|5||Darren Waller||OAK||5.500||JAX@OAK 12/15/2019 04:05PM ET||Renfrow’s return could hurt him a bit.|
|6||Austin Hooper||ATL||5.000||ATL@SF 12/15/2019 04:25PM ET||Tough matchup but Cook exploited it last week and with no Ridley, the targets should be flowing his way.|
|7||Jared Cook||NO||4.600||IND@NO 12/16/2019 08:15PM ET||In concussion protocol and could be downgraded on Saturday so be ready with another option or plan of action. ***UPDATE*** Saints are saying that he’ll play. Full practice in Friday.|
|8||Dallas Goedert||PHI||4.300||PHI@WAS 12/15/2019 01:00PM ET||Washington is a good tight end matchup and he’s a big part of the offense now.|
|9||Tyler Higbee||LAR||3.900||LAR@DAL 12/15/2019 04:25PM ET||UNLESS Gerald Everett returns this week, Higbee should be used as a TE1.|
|10||Ian Thomas||CAR||3.100||SEA@CAR 12/15/2019 01:00PM ET||He’s now starting so you can play him with confidence.|
|11||Jack Doyle||IND||4.500||IND@NO 12/16/2019 08:15PM ET||Tough matchup but he’s the man.|
|12||O.J. Howard||TB||3.500||TB@DET 12/15/2019 01:00PM ET||He's a solid option now with Evans out and his involvement on the upswing. He’s a big ceiling play with some obvious risk.|
|13||David Njoku||CLE||4.200||CLE@ARI 12/15/2019 04:05PM ET||Risky but huge upside here as they can’t stop the TE position at all. Of course, they can’t stop the pass period so the ball may flow to Landry and OBJ.|
|14||Jacob Hollister||SEA||3.800||SEA@CAR 12/15/2019 01:00PM ET||Good solid play but you’d need some good fortune to get a big game.|
|15||Noah Fant||DEN||4.100||DEN@KC 12/15/2019 01:00PM ET||Limited with a sore foot and listed as questionable.|
|16||Mike Gesicki||MIA||4.000||MIA@NYG 12/15/2019 01:00PM ET||Another solid option with so many injuries to their receivers.|
|17||Jonnu Smith||TEN||3.500||HOU@TEN 12/15/2019 01:00PM ET||He's a legit play if you need him. Shaky floor but plenty of potential.|
|18||Kyle Rudolph||MIN||3.800||MIN@LAC 12/15/2019 04:05PM ET||Thielen’s return and the Chargers pass rush chops will cost him routes this week and thusly targets too.|
|19||Jason Witten||DAL||3.700||LAR@DAL 12/15/2019 04:25PM ET||Typical value here. Has some TD potential. Not much but some.|
|20||Kaden Smith||NYG||3.600||MIA@NYG 12/15/2019 01:00PM ET||Has some TD potential if you need an option. Both Engram and Ellison are out.|
|21||Jimmy Graham||GB||3.600||CHI@GB 12/15/2019 01:00PM ET||Questionable with wrist and groin concerns, but certainly viable if he goes, and he probably will.|
|22||Darren Fells||HOU||3.200||HOU@TEN 12/15/2019 01:00PM ET|
|23||Dawson Knox||BUF||2.900||BUF@PIT 12/15/2019 08:20PM ET|
|24||Nick Vannett||PIT||3.000||BUF@PIT 12/15/2019 08:20PM ET||McDonald is out so he’s a dart throw if you need him.|
|25||C.J. Uzomah||CIN||2.500||NE@CIN 12/15/2019 01:00PM ET|
|26||Irv Smith Jr.||MIN||2.900||MIN@LAC 12/15/2019 04:05PM ET|
|27||Josh Hill||NO||3.500||IND@NO 12/16/2019 08:15PM ET|
|28||Cameron Brate||TB||3.400||TB@DET 12/15/2019 01:00PM ET|
|29||Jesse James||DET||2.500||TB@DET 12/15/2019 01:00PM ET|
|30||Blake Jarwin||DAL||3.000||LAR@DAL 12/15/2019 04:25PM ET|
|31||Charles Clay||ARI||3.100||CLE@ARI 12/15/2019 04:05PM ET|
|32||Ben Watson||NE||2.700||NE@CIN 12/15/2019 01:00PM ET|
|33||Jordan Akins||HOU||3.000||HOU@TEN 12/15/2019 01:00PM ET|
|34||Jeremy Sprinkle||WAS||2.700||PHI@WAS 12/15/2019 01:00PM ET|
|35||Jeff Heuerman||DEN||2.600||DEN@KC 12/15/2019 01:00PM ET|
|36||Jesper Horsted||CHI||2.500||CHI@GB 12/15/2019 01:00PM ET|
|37||J.P. Holtz||CHI||2.500||CHI@GB 12/15/2019 01:00PM ET|
|38||Anthony Firkser||TEN||2.700||HOU@TEN 12/15/2019 01:00PM ET|
|39||Foster Moreau||OAK||2.800||JAX@OAK 12/15/2019 04:05PM ET|
|40||Demetrius Harris||CLE||2.900||CLE@ARI 12/15/2019 04:05PM ET|
|41||Tyler Eifert||CIN||2.800||NE@CIN 12/15/2019 01:00PM ET|
|42||Matt LaCosse||NE||2.600||NE@CIN 12/15/2019 01:00PM ET|
|43||Evan Engram||NYG||4.900||MIA@NYG 12/15/2019 01:00PM ET||Questionable with same foot issue. (OUT)|
|44||Gerald Everett||LAR||4.000||LAR@DAL 12/15/2019 04:25PM ET||OUT|
|45||Greg Olsen||CAR||3.900||SEA@CAR 12/15/2019 01:00PM ET||In concussion protocol. (ruled OUT)|
|46||Vance McDonald||PIT||3.400||BUF@PIT 12/15/2019 08:20PM ET||In concussion protocol. (OUT)|
|47||Rhett Ellison||NYG||3.300||MIA@NYG 12/15/2019 01:00PM ET||In protocol.|
|48||Mark Andrews||BAL||5.000||NYJ@BAL 12/12/2019 08:20PM ET||(ALREADY PLAYED) He’s good to go so use him as you normally would. The matchup is amazing as the Jets are without Jamal Adams though there is some risk of Andrews not getting his points early. That’s a concern with all the pass game weapons. The Jets could be a bit of a road apple here. Very wide range of outcomes for Andrews.|
|49||Nick Boyle||BAL||3.700||NYJ@BAL 12/12/2019 08:20PM ET||(ALREADY PLAYED)|
|50||Hayden Hurst||BAL||3.500||NYJ@BAL 12/12/2019 08:20PM ET||(ALREADY PLAYED)|
|51||Trevon Wesco||NYJ||2.500||NYJ@BAL 12/12/2019 08:20PM ET||(ALREADY PLAYED)|
|52||Daniel Brown||NYJ||2.500||NYJ@BAL 12/12/2019 08:20PM ET||(ALREADY PLAYED)|
|53||Ryan Griffin||NYJ||3.300||NYJ@BAL 12/12/2019 08:20PM ET||IR|