Did the season’s opening week appear tamer for tight ends this yr? Positive, there have been some shock performances, resembling Dallas Goedert main the place in yards and guys like Logan Thomas and Jimmy Graham stepping into the tip zone, however we did not have many loopy good performances or enormous busts. It was mainly a standard day on the workplace for this place, however consider it or not, that truly makes placing collectively our Week 2 fantasy TE PPR rankings a little bit harder.
We had been able to overreact — able to declare sure defenses favorable or unfavorable matchups for TEs — however we did not get a lot to work with. We’re not going to fret about George Kittle regardless of a disappointing Week 1, identical to we’re not going to get too enthusiastic about Jordan Akins simply because he scored. Not every thing went as anticipated — Hayden Hurst barely getting any seems till the fourth quarter was worrisome, as was Rob Gronkowski’s less-than-stellar effort. Austin Hooper additionally appeared like an afterthought on his new workforce. We’re not prepared to write down all of these guys off, however all are falling on this week’s rankings.
WEEK 2 STANDARD RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Operating again | Vast receiver | Tight finish | D/ST | Kicker
Conversely, Goedert is transferring up after trying higher than Zach Ertz. O.J. Howard can also be on the rise, although we’re not bought on his consistency since he principally produced after the Bucs had been down a number of scores late within the sport. We had been happy by the variety of targets Darren Waller (eight), Hunter Henry (eight), and Jared Cook dinner (7) had although none bought ultimately zone. Chris Herndon (7) and Logan Thomas (eight) are additionally extra on the radar, no less than in PPR leagues, however we’re not able to anoint both as starters simply but.
WEEK 2 PPR RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Operating again | Vast receiver | D/ST | Kicker
Chances are high, we’ll see some surprises in Week 2, so we’re taking a conservative method to those rankings. The jury continues to be out on sure defenses, however Washington, Detroit, and Tampa appeared like they could have hassle with TEs all season. We’re not letting Arizona off the hook but after final yr’s traditionally unhealthy exhibiting, however we’re nonetheless not rating an excessive amount of primarily based on matchups. For now, we’ll (principally) persist with the confirmed producers and step by step consider developments we see throughout the video games.
We’ll proceed to replace our tight finish PPR rankings to all through the week, so test again for updates.
These rankings are for full-point PPR leagues.
Hunter Henry, Chargers
Darren Waller, Raiders
Dallas Goedert, Eagles
Hayden Hurst, Falcons
T.J. Hockenson, Lions
Mike Gesicki, Dolphins
Austin Hooper, Browns
Rob Gronkowski, Buccaneers
Logan Thomas, Washington
O.J. Howard, Buccaneers
Dan Arnold, Cardinals
Kyle Rudolph, Vikings
Irv Smith Jr., Vikings
Tyler Eifert, Jaguars