The tight end position continues to be a mystery for most fantasy football owners. Sure, a monster game from George Kittle and a two-TD week from Mark Andrews brought some sort of normalcy to the position this week, but when low-owned (or no-owned) guys like Mo Alie-Cox, Donald Parham, Jason Witten, and Ian Thomas are getting TDs, things can get frustrating. Despite these players stepping up, we can’t rank them too highly in our Week 4 fantasy TE rankings solely because they’re so TD dependent.
That said, if you do need to trust one because of T.J. Hockenson’s bye, Alie-Cox seems to be the best of the bunch. Philip Rivers loves throwing to the former VCU basketball player and Alie-Cox has at least 100 yards or a TD in his past three games. He’s not a top priority to play lat the TE spot, but against the Browns, who are weak against TEs, he could be a great streaming option this week (though it is a big annoying Trey Burton received five targets for the Colts last week).
WEEK 5 STANDARD RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | D/ST | Kicker
If you’re looking for the top streamer of the week, you should should grab Eric Ebron, who scored in his last game and gets a matchup against an Eagles defense that has struggled against TEs all season. Ebron is notoriously boom-or-bust, but this is the type of matchup he can “boom” in, making him an optimal replacement for Hockenson or Noah Fant (knee).
WEEK 5 PPR RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker
Some other notable streamers include Jordan Akins (vs. Jaguars), Dalton Schultz (vs. Giants) and Jimmy Graham (vs. Buccaneers), but aside from that, the top rankings will be chalk. However, it is worth noting that Rob Gronkowski and Cameron Brate will likely have more value in Tampa Bay with O.J. Howard (Achilles’) potentially done for the season, and both Austin Hooper (vs. Colts) and Logan Thomas (vs. Rams) are on the radar because of red-zone roles and talent.
Check back for updates and analysis to these TE rankings throughout the week.
Week 5 Fantasy TE Rankings (Standard)
These rankings are for non-PPR leagues
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