Week 1 Fantasy TE PPR Rankings: Should-starts, sleepers, potential busts

The distinction between our normal and PPR tight finish rankings goes to be minimal most weeks, however in Week 1, they’re virtually equivalent. Positive, we’ll slide down the extra big-play/TD-dependent guys like Mark Andrews and Rob Gronkowski, however solely a pair spots on the most. They nonetheless have extra upside than most sleeper TEs, particularly once we solely know a lot about offensive roles and matchups. 

final yr’s fantasy factors per sport (FPPG) allowed to TEs can solely assist us a lot. In any case, rather a lot has modified since final yr. Sadly, we have not seen any of these modifications on the sphere but, so we’re just about flying blind. Many of the prime matchups belong to tight ends who’re already safely locked into beginning lineups (George Kittle, Travis Kelce, Zach Ertz, Andrews), however a couple of sleeper TEs (Jared Cook dinner, Noah Fant, Ian Thomas) get slight matchup-related boosts. Nevertheless, in PPR, it is simpler for “good” TEs to make up for unhealthy matchups with quantity, so there isn’t any must take any possibilities in the event you need not. 

WEEK 1 STANDARD RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Working again | Broad receiver | Tight finish | D/ST | Kicker

Gronkowski (@ Saints) and Austin Hooper (@ Ravens) have been seemingly drafted as “starters,” however they’re outdoors our prime 12. The reasoning is straightforward: Their respective roles of their new offenses is unclear. Hooper additionally has what figures to be a troublesome matchup. Gronk is all the time a candidate to catch a landing (or two), so like we mentioned earlier than, if he is the best choice, he is nonetheless a good play. We simply suppose his “bust” potential is increased than it will likely be most different weeks. 

WEEK 1 PPR RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Working again | Broad receiver | D/ST | Kicker

We’ll know extra about tight ends after this week (or not less than we expect we are going to), so there isn’t any must do something too loopy with this place proper out of the gates. There might be surprises, however in PPR leagues, taking the very best bets at targets and catches is the most likely the way in which to go in Week 1. When you have been one of many final two or three individuals in your league to draft a starter, you are flipping a coin irrespective of you might have, so you may attempt to play matchups with the restricted data we’ve of defenses, or you may go all-in on a selected participant you might have a great feeling about. Typically, fantasy soccer is simply that straightforward.

We’ll proceed to replace our tight finish PPR rankings to all through the week, so examine again for updates.

Week 1 Fantasy TE PPR Rankings

These rankings are for full-point PPR leagues

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

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