Our Week 14 fantasy TE PPR rankings keep it pretty simple. As usual, we’re relying heavily on matchups to sort out the pecking order in the middle of the rankings, and because a few decent tight ends are out of action due to byes, the sleepers in the middle will have a big effect on start ’em, sit ’em decisions.
Mike Gesicki, Dallas Goedert, and Hunter Henry are off this week, and the only notable tight end we get back is Austin Hooper (if you can call him “notable”). T.J. Hockenson (@ Broncos), Pat Freiermuth (@ Vikings), and Kyle Pitts (@ Panthers) have the most worrisome matchups among top guys, but their PPR upside is too high to consider benching them unless you also have a top-notch stud.
WEEK 14 PPR RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | D/ST | Kicker
We’re touting Evan Engram (@ Chargers), Gerald Everett (@ Texans), and Foster Moreau (@ Chiefs) as guys you can consider thanks to their favorable matchups. Of course, Moreau’s outlook will depend on the status of Darren Waller (knee), but if Waller remains out, Moreau will face a bottom-eight defense against fantasy TEs and the game will call for a pass-heavy game script.
WEEK 14 STANDARD RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker
You can also take a leap of faith with Austin Hooper (vs. Ravens) or David Njoku (vs. Ravens), but it’s tough to know which guy to trust, as both have ultra-low floors. The same is true for Everett and Engram, but they get relatively steady targets, giving them decent PPR floors.
C.J. Uzomah (@ 49ers), Tyler Conklin (vs. Steelers), and Tyler Higbee (@ Cardinals) have sat on the start-or-sit bubble all season, and we view them closer to the “sit” side of things in these matchups. Higbee and Conklin have safer floors than Uzomah, but Uzomah probably has the highest ceiling if you’re forced to play one of the three. James O’Shaughnessy (@ Titans) is an interesting play because Trevor Lawrence clearly loves throwing to TEs, but the matchup isn’t strong, so we think you’re better off finding a different option.
Again, not much analysis is needed at TE, as matchups are more-or-less set in stone, and we know who the consistent producers are. In PPR leagues, it’s easier to know who has a safe floor and who doesn’t, but ultimately, chasing upside among streamers is usually the best strategy.
Note: We’ll be updating these TE PPR rankings throughout the week, so check back for the latest analysis and player movement.
Fantasy TE PPR Rankings Week 14: Who to start at tight end
Rankings based on full-point PPR scoring
|1||Travis Kelce, KC vs. LV|
|2||Mark Andrews, BAL @ CLE|
|3||Dawson Knox, BUF @ TB|
|4||Zach Ertz, ARI vs. LAR|
|5||Rob Gronkowski, TB vs. BUF|
|6||T.J. Hockenson, DET @ DEN|
|7||George Kittle, SF @ CIN|
|8||Pat Freiermuth, PIT @ MIN|
|9||Dalton Schultz, DAL @ WAS|
|10||Kyle Pitts, ATL @ CAR|
|11||Noah Fant, DEN vs. DET|
|12||Foster Moreau, LV @ KC|
|13||Gerald Everett, SEA @ HOU|
|14||Evan Engram, NYG @ LAC|
|15||Austin Hooper, CLE vs. BAL|
|16||Cole Kmet, CHI @ GB|
|17||David Njoku, CLE vs. BAL|
|18||Tyler Conklin, MIN vs. PIT|
|19||Tyler Higbee, LAR @ ARI|
|20||Jared Cook, LAC vs. NYG|
|21||Juwan Johnson, NO @ NYJ|
|22||James O’Shaughnessy, JAX @ TEN|
|23||C.J. Uzomah, CIN vs. SF|
|24||Josiah Deguara, GB vs. CHI|
|25||Ryan Griffin, NYJ vs. NO|
|26||Tommy Tremble, CAR vs. ATL|
|27||Geoff Swaim, TEN vs. JAX|
|28||Will Dissly, SEA @ HOU|