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Tight end PPR rankings for Week 5 fantasy football

We take you through some of the best PPR tight ends going in Week 5 for fantasy football, including a few viable streamers.

 Indianapolis Colts tight end Mo Alie-Cox runs after the catch for a 10-yard gain in the second quarter of an NFL matchup between the Indianapolis Colts and Kansas City Chiefs on October 6, 2019 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, MO. Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Final injury report

The NFL wrapped up practices on Friday most of the schedule, which brings the final injury report. The teams still completing practices over the weekend are the Broncos, Patriots, Saints, Chargers, Titans, and Bills. Saints-Chargers is a go for Monday Night Football. Broncos-Patriots is scheduled for Monday and Bills-Titans is scheduled for Tuesday so long as there are no more positive Covid-19 tests. We’ll add those six teams’ players as their final injury reports arrive.

Out: TE Marcus Baugh (not injury related), TE Durham Smythe (knee)
Questionable: TE Darrell Daniels (thigh), TE Mark Andrews (thigh), TE Nick Boyle (thigh), TE Jordan Akins (ankle, concussion)

Removed from final injury report: TE Tyler Eifert (neck), TE Darren Waller (knee), TE Will Dissly (Achilles)

Wednesday injury report

The NFL returned to practice on Wednesday to get Week 5 going, and the day closed with the first injury report of the week. Noah Fant injured his ankle on Sunday and remains sidelined for the time being. Meanwhile, Jordan Akins is in the concussion protocol, which requires a methodical move from DNP to full participation. If he is a DNP on Thursday, he is unlikely to play on Sunday.

DNP: Noah Fant (ankle), Jordan Akins (ankle, concussion),
Limited: Darren Waller (knee), Will Dissly (Achilles)
Full: N/A

Week 4 saw the return of George Kittle, and in a big way. He caught an amazing 15 receptions on 15 targets for 183 yards and a touchdown. His workout partner, Robert Tonyan, did his best to beat Kittle, which he did in non-PPR with six receptions for 98 yards and three touchdowns, but 15 receptions isn’t going to be topped in PPR very often.

Injury news

Noah Fant looks iffy for this week when the Broncos take on the Patriots. He has an ankle injury that is considered week-to-week and shouldn’t have an extended absence. If he does miss this week, Albert Okwuegbunam will see an uptick in work.

Jared Cook has a groin strain and wasn’t able to practice all last week. Adam Trautman replaced him last week but didn’t see a single target. We’ll see if Cook makes any progress this week.

O.J. Howard is done for the season with an Achilles rupture and he will be replaced by Rob Gronkowski and Cameron Brate. Gronkowski should have a better shot at production now.

Bye weeks

With the Packers and Lions on bye, we lose two good tight end options with two tight ends in the fantasy Top 10. Robert Tonyan, TE2, who leads the league in tight end touchdowns and T.J. Hockenson, who has had decent numbers, coming in as TE10.

Streaming options

Eric Ebron, Steelers

The Eagles have allowed the third-most PPR points to tight ends so far this season and the fifth-most yards per target. We saw Ebron get into the action the last time the Steelers took the field and I expect they’ll try to get him involved early in this matchup.

Mo Alie-Cox, Colts

The Colts have three tight ends at the moment who can start, but Alie-Cox has proven he’s a guy that needs to get targets. The good news is that the Browns have had trouble with tight ends so far this season, as they’ve given up the fourth-most PPR points to the position, including touchdowns to C.J. Uzomah and Dalton Schultz.

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