Fantasy football owners always find the second week of the NFL season difficult. We now have enough data and stats to make our decisions about whether to sit or start ’em. However, it is not enough. This is especially true in tight end where a random touchdown and fluky high-target play can really change our opinions about a player. Although we don’t want too many reactions, it is inevitable that Week 2 fantasy TE rankings will be affected more than they should by last week’s events.
TE has a well-defined hierarchy at its top. When healthy, Travis Kelce (vs. Chargers), Mark Andrews(vs. Dolphins), George Kittle(vs. Seahawks), Kyle [email protected] Rams), Darren Waller (1st. Cardinals), and George Kittle (2nd. Seahawks) are untouchable. After that, things get harder, especially with Kittle’s (groin) injury in practice last week and likely being removed from the team. “questionable”For this week.
WEEK 2 PPRRANKINGS
QBs | RBs | WRs | TEs | D/ST | Kicker
T.J. Hockenson (vs. T.J. Hockenson (@ Raiders), Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert, drafted starters, are still worth plays this week, regardless of how they performed in Week 1. Remember that it’s not only the opening week performance of players that can be sloppy, but defenses can also fool us. We will naturally react negatively if a defense gives up a lot of yards to a TE. However, that doesn’t mean they are a poor TE defense. Especially if they were a tight end. Our TE rankings are not too adventurous yet.
WEEK 2 STANDARDRANKINGS
RBs | RBs | WRs | D/ST | Kicker
There were a few close ends that stood out for good reasons. We liked what Tyler Higbee (vs. Chiefs) and Logan Thomas (@ Lions) showed us. Even though the Falcons were not able to score huge numbers, we liked what we saw from Logan Thomas (@ Chiefs), Tyler Higbee (vs. Lions), and Gerald Everett (@ Chiefs). Only Higbee is included in our top 12, but all three can still be used in this week’s matchups.
Hunter Henry (@ Steelers), IrvSmith Jr. (@ Eagles), Cole Kmet and Mike Gesicki were all struggling, but we’re not ready for anyone to completely write them off. We don’t recommend playing any this week. However, we wouldn’t be surprised to see Henry and Gesicki have nice bounce backs.
O.J. is something we are cautious about. Despite solid Week 1, we are a bit leery of O.J. Conklin is a better matchup than Conklin, but he also scored his touchdown in garbage. Howard only had two targets so his two TDs are a bit sloppy.
There’s no reason for you to make major changes to your TE gameplan. Your starter is likely to be worth using again this week, as long as he is healthy. If you were among the last owners to draft a TE, and you have two similar players on your roster, you can play the matchup or base the start ’em/sit ’em decision on Week 1. However, this early in the season you will often end up chasing stats and being a week late on your decision.
These standard TE rankings will be updated as necessary throughout the week. Please check back to see the most recent changes and analysis.
Week 2 fantasy TE rankings standard leagues
Rankings based on standard, non-PPRScore