Every week we try to come up with something interesting to say in our TE PPR rankings that we haven’t already said in our standard fantasy tight end rankings, and every week, there isn’t much to add. Oh, there’s plenty of TE drama this week with Austin Hooper (knee) out and George Kittle (knee) questionable, at best, but the top-tier TEs are the top-tier TEs, regardless of format. The matchups in Week 11 help us spot a few risers and fallers, but there are no earth-shattering secrets here (sorry to disappoint).
If there’s one stat that stands out for PPR owners compared to standard owners it’s TE catches allowed. A few teams allow a high number of tight end catches, likely by design, but haven’t allowed many TE touchdowns, thus limiting total TE fantasy points allowed. That can create some “hidden PPR sleepers”. Two such teams are Minnesota (third in total TE catches, zero TE touchdowns allowed) and Denver (13th, one TD allowed). Noah Fant (@ Vikings) is typically a low-catch player, but he broke out with over 100 yards in Week 9, so he’s moving up in our rankings this week. The same goes for Kyle Rudolph (vs. Broncos), who’s been on a touchdown streak lately with Adam Thielen (hamstring) banged up.
WEEK 11 NON-PPR RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker
As far as standard sleepers go, Vance McDonald (@ Browns), Tyler Eifert (@ Raiders), T.J. Hockenson (vs. Cowboys), and Jason Witten (@ Lions) are your top matchup-based options. All but Eifert is owned in more than 50 percent of Yahoo leagues, so you might be fighting it out with other owners for Eifert and possibly Ross Dwelley (vs. Cardinals) on the wire. Dwelley would be a top play if Kittle is out given his plus-plus-plus matchup.
The TD-or-bust types are the same as always, even in mediocre matchups: Darren Fells (@ Ravens), Eric Ebron (vs. Jaguars), O.J. Howard (vs. Saints), etc. Ebron is coming off a 12-target game, but if Jacoby Brissett (knee) is back under center, don’t expect as many targets going Ebron’s way.
Reminder: Check back for updates during the week.
WEEK 11 DFS: Lineup Builder
Week 11 PPR Rankings: TEs
These rankings are for full-point PPR leagues.
|1||George Kittle, SF vs. ARZ|
|2||Travis Kelce, KC vs. LAC (in Mexico)|
|3||Hunter Henry, LAC vs. KC (in Mexico)|
|4||Darren Waller, OAK vs. CIN|
|5||Mark Andrews, BAL vs. HOU|
|6||Gerald Everett, LAR vs. CHI|
|7||Jared Cook, NO @ TB|
|8||Zach Ertz, PHI vs. NE|
|9||Greg Olsen, CAR vs. ATL|
|10||Vance McDonald, PIT @ CLE|
|11||Tyler Eifert, CIN @ OAK|
|12||Kyle Rudolph, MIN vs. DEN|
|13||Jason Witten, DAL @ DET|
|14||T.J. Hockenson, DET vs. DAL|
|15||Darren Fells, HOU @ BAL|
|16||Noah Fant, DEN @ MIN|
|17||Eric Ebron, IND vs. JAX|
|18||Jack Doyle, IND vs. JAX|
|19||O.J. Howard, TB vs. NO|
|20||Mike Gesicki, MIA vs. BUF|
|21||Demetrius Harris, CLE vs. PIT|
|22||Luke Stocker, ATL @ CAR|
|23||Chris Herndon, NYJ @ WAS|
|24||Dallas Goedert, PHI vs. NE|
|25||Benjamin Watson, NE @ PHI|
|26||Tyler Kroft, BUF @ MIA|
|27||Irv Smith Jr., MIN vs. DEN|
|28||Trey Burton, CHI @ LAR|