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Tight end PPR rankings for Week 15 fantasy football

We take you through some of the best PPR tight ends going in Week 15 for fantasy football, including a few viable streamers.

Robert Tonyan #85 of the Green Bay Packers celebrates scoring a fourth quarter touchdown against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field on December 13, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan. Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images

Friday injury report

Mike Gesicki was able to get limited practices in on Thursday and Friday, but is still questionable to play against the Patriots.

Irv Smith will get a good matchup with the Bears with Kyle Rudolph out again.

Austin Hooper is questionable, but did get a full practice in and has a good chance to return to the starting lineup against the Giants.

Evan Engram was added to the injury report and is questionable to face the Browns, Backup tight end Kaden Smith is also questionable.

Out: Jace Sternberger (concussion), Kyle Rudolph (foot)
Doubtful: N/A
Questionable: Mo Alie-Cox (knee), Evan Engram (calf), Kaden Smith (knee), Austin Hooper (neck), David Njoku (knee), Jimmy Graham (hip), Mike Gesicki (shoulder)

Thursday injury report

Kyle Rudolph missed practice again with his foot injury. Irv Smith Jr. would again get a bump if Rudolph can’t go against the Bears.

Mike Gesicki made a surprise appearance at practice and might be able to play against the Patriots if he doesn’t have any setbacks.

Noah Fant practiced in full and looks ready to go for Week 15.

DNP: Kyle Rudolph (foot), Mo Alie-Cox (knee), Trey Burton (knee)
Limited: Jimmy Graham (hip), Austin Hooper (neck), Mike Gesicki (shoulder)
Full: Noah Fant (illness)

Wednesday injury report

Mike Gesicki didn’t practice with a shoulder injury and won’t play this week against the Patriots.

George Kittle has been designated to return from I.R. and has a chance to play this week.

Kyle Rudpolph was unable to practice on Wednesday. If he can’t go, Irv Smith becomes a stronger start.

Noah Fant practiced in full and appears over the illness that kept him out of last week’s game.

DNP: Jace Sternberger (concussion), Kyle Rudolph (foot), Trey Burton (knee), Mo Alie-Cox (knee), Mike Gesicki (shoulder)
Limited: N/A
Full: Noah Fant (illness), Hunter Henry

Travis Kelce was once again the cream of the crop in Week 14, as he topped 100 yards receiving for the sixth time this season while scoring his ninth touchdown. His 1,250 yards now rank him first in the league over D.K. Metcalf, Stefon Diggs, Tyreek Hill and any elite wide receiver you can think of.

Mike Gesicki scored twice before leaving with a shoulder injury last week. He was on a nice run, finding the end zone four times in his last three games, but his injury could keep him out this week.

Irv Smith Jr. returned from his back injury to go for 63 yards and a touchdown against the Buccaneers. Smith is a guy who could become an elite fantasy tight end sooner than later. It will be interesting to see if he can get an uptick in work to end the season.

Injury news

Mike Gesicki appeared to hurt his shoulder last week, but not much information has come out of Miami yet. At this point we’d guess he’s a long shot to play this week.

The Broncos have an illness going around and Noah Fant couldn’t play last week. He was estimated as a DNP on Tuesday, so his status is worth keeping an eye on.

Bye weeks


Streaming options

Irv Smith Jr., Vikings

Smith Jr. gets a good matchup against the Bears, who have allowed nine touchdowns to tight ends this season. Recently, both T.J. Hockenson and Robert Tonyan scored on them. Rudolph has three touchdowns in his last three games and should be ready for a full workload this week. I like him even if Kyle Rudolph returns this week.

Cole Kmet, Bears

Kmet was a letdown last week after taking over the lead role from Jimmy Graham the week before, but he still had his second straight game of seven targets. He also gets a matchup with a Vikings team that could be without their middle linebacker Eric Kendricks.

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