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Tight end PPR rankings for Week 6 fantasy football

We take you through some of the best PPR tight ends going in Week 6 for fantasy football, including a few viable streamers.

 Minnesota Vikings tight end Irv Smith (84) at training camp at TCO Performance Center. Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Final injury report

Out: Mo Alie-Cox (knee)
Questionable: Noah Fant (ankle), Tyler Eifert (neck), Jordan Akins (ankle, concussion)

Friday AM update

Mo Alie-Cox and Tyler Eifert both remained DNPs on Thursday, which does not bode well for their chances of playing this Sunday. In other news, Eric Ebron was upgraded from DNP to full and Jonnu Smith was upgraded from DNP to limited. Both appear on track to play this Sunday.

Friday morning saw the Indianapolis Colts close their facility due to multiple positive Covid-19 tests. They are working to confirm those positives and figure out next steps. We’ll keep an eye out for more information on the game status and potential impact on Mo Alie-Cox, Jack Doyle, and Drew Sample this weekend.

Wednesday injury report

NFL teams returned to practice on Wednesday to begin on-field preparations for Week 6. The tight end position hasn’t been too bad of late. Mo Alie-Cox was added with a knee injury. He’s not a fantasy starter yet, but could turn into a bye week option in deeper leagues if he can get back on the field. Rob Gronkowski is a new addition to the injury report, but should be fine for Sunday. He is not yet a regular starting option, but he’s improving in Tampa.

DNP: Mo Alie-Cox (knee), Eric Ebron (hand), Tyler Eifert (neck), TE Jonnu Smith (quadricep)
Limited: Hayden Hurst (back), Richard Rodgers (neck), Noah Fant (ankle), Rob Gronkowski (shoulder)
Full: N/A

We had out usual tight end subjects finish at the top of the PPR fantasy rankings last week, as Travis Kelce, Mark Andrews and Darren Waller were 1-2-3. That’s good to see because we aren’t getting much from our sleeper tight ends this season.

Injury news

Noah Fant was getting close to returning last week, so should have a good chance to suit up against the Patriots.

Mo Alie-Cox is dealing with a knee injury. It’s hard to know how much that hurt him last week, as he went catchless, but Trey Burton is going to hurt Alie-Cox’s upside.

Bye weeks

Seattle Seahawks, New Orleans Saints, Las Vegas Raiders, Los Angeles Chargers are all on their bye.

Darren Waller, Hunter Henry, Jared Cook and whoever Russell Wilson wants to throw to on any given Sunday, will all be napping on their couch this week. With so few viable fantasy tight ends, it’s going to be tough to find a high-upside replacement this week.

Streaming options

Irv Smith Jr., Vikings

Smith Jr. has a lot of ability, but hasn’t seen much work this year. But last week he got five targets and caught four for 64 yards. He also ran a pass route on 72.7 percent of the team’s pass plays, which is a big step up from his usual. We’ll see if it keeps up, but if it does, he gets a great matchup against the Falcons.

Trey Burton, Colts

Burton has taken over the lead tight end job for the Colts after returning from I.R. He’s seen five and six targets the last two weeks and faces a Bengals team that is seventh-worst in tight end yards allowed and sixth-worst in tight end receptions.

Tight end PPR rankings for Week 4

Rk Name Team Opp
Rk Name Team Opp
1 Travis Kelce KC vs LAC
2 Darren Waller LV vs MIA
3 T.J. Hockenson DET vs BAL
4 George Kittle SF vs GB
5 Mark Andrews BAL @ DET
6 Kyle Pitts ATL @ NYG
7 Rob Gronkowski TB @ LAR
8 Noah Fant DEN vs NYJ
9 Robert Tonyan GB @ SF
10 Logan Thomas WAS @ BUF
11 Dallas Goedert PHI @ DAL
12 Tyler Higbee LAR vs TB
13 Jared Cook LAC @ KC
14 Jonnu Smith NE vs NO
15 Juwan Johnson NO @ NE
16 Austin Hooper CLE vs CHI
17 Hunter Henry NE vs NO
18 Cole Kmet CHI @ CLE
19 Blake Jarwin DAL vs PHI
20 Mike Gesicki MIA @ LV
21 Gerald Everett SEA @ MIN
22 Dalton Schultz DAL vs PHI
23 Tyler Conklin MIN vs SEA
24 Dawson Knox BUF vs WAS
25 Dan Arnold CAR @ HOU
26 Jack Doyle IND @ TEN
27 David Njoku CLE vs CHI
28 Pat Freiermuth PIT vs CIN
29 Eric Ebron PIT vs CIN
30 Kyle Rudolph NYG vs ATL
31 Hayden Hurst ATL @ NYG
32 Tyler Kroft NYJ @ DEN
33 Adam Trautman NO @ NE
34 Albert Okwuegbunam DEN vs NYJ
35 Anthony Firkser TEN vs IND
36 Zach Ertz PHI @ DAL
37 C.J. Uzomah CIN @ PIT
38 Maxx Williams ARI @ JAC
39 Harrison Bryant CLE vs CHI
40 Jordan Akins HOU vs CAR
41 Chris Manhertz JAC vs ARI
42 O.J. Howard TB @ LAR
43 Foster Moreau LV vs MIA
44 Jimmy Graham CHI @ CLE
45 Pharaoh Brown HOU vs CAR
46 Ian Thomas CAR @ HOU
47 Geoff Swaim TEN vs IND
48 Mo Alie-Cox IND @ TEN
49 Kaden Smith NYG vs ATL
50 Will Dissly SEA @ MIN
51 Ryan Griffin NYJ @ DEN
52 Donald Parham Jr. LAC @ KC
53 Chris Herndon IV MIN vs SEA
54 Derek Carrier LV vs MIA
55 Cameron Brate TB @ LAR
56 Ricky Seals-Jones WAS @ BUF
57 Josh Oliver BAL @ DET
58 Marcedes Lewis GB @ SF
59 MyCole Pruitt TEN vs IND
60 Tommy Hudson TEN vs IND
61 Blake Bell KC vs LAC
62 Durham Smythe MIA @ LV
63 Ross Dwelley SF vs GB
64 Darrell Daniels ARI @ JAC
65 Kylen Granson IND @ TEN
66 Lee Smith ATL @ NYG
67 Luke Farrell JAC vs ARI
68 Eric Saubert DEN vs NYJ
69 Cethan Carter MIA @ LV
70 Darren Fells DET vs BAL
71 Jack Stoll PHI @ DAL
72 Drew Sample CIN @ PIT
73 Evan Engram NYG vs ATL
74 James O'Shaughnessy JAC vs ARI
75 Hunter Long MIA @ LV