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Tight end non-PPR rankings for Week 13 fantasy football

We take you through some of the best non-PPR tight ends going into Week 13 for fantasy football, including a few viable streamers.

Kyle Rudolph #82 of the Minnesota Vikings carries the ball against the Atlanta Falcons during the game at U.S. Bank Stadium on October 18, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

Final injury report

Zach Ertz was left off of the final injury report.

Hayden Hurst left off of final injury report.

Jonnu Smith and Irv Smith Jr. are both out of the active lineup, giving TEs Anthony Firkser and Kyle Rudolph a major boost heading into Sunday.

Out: Jonnu Smith (knee), Irv Smith. Jr (back)
Doubtful: N/A
Questionable: Ryan Izzo (hamstring, hand)

Thursday injury report

Jonnu Smith continues to be held out of practice with a knee injury. It’s his second consecutive day with the DNP tag, meaning that fantasy managers will need to keep a close eye on his status heading into Sunday.

Irv Smith Jr. is still not practicing for the Vikings, making it appear more likely that he’ll miss another week.

Hayden Hurst was downgraded to DNP after getting in a limited practice on Wednesday. He dealt with this ankle injury ahead of Week 12, too, but he was active for the game. He played a season-low 47% of offensive snaps, though he commanded 8 targets.

DNP: Jonnu Smith (knee), Irv Smith Jr. (back), Hayden Hurst (ankle), Marcedes Lewis (knee)
Limited: Zach Ertz (ankle), Dan Arnold (knee), Ryan Izzo (hamstring, hand)
Full: Adam Shaheen (foot), MyCole Pruitt (knee), Hunter Bryant (concussion)

Wednesday injury report

The biggest injury update on the day is that Zach Ertz got in a limited practice Ahead of his likely Week 13 recovery. The bad news? He wasn’t doing much for you if he was in your lineups prior to his ankle injury.

Hayden Hurst also got in a limited session Wednesday. He was listed with the same injury last week and was a go; the lighted workload is likely just maintenance.

Irv Smith Jr. missed practice Wednesday with a back injury. It’s the same injury that he missed Week 12 with. If he is out of this game, Kyle Rudolph is a top-10 play at TE.

Jonnu Smith also earned the DNP tag with a new knee injury. Smith has been unreliable for fantasy in recent weeks, but if he is unavailable, Anthony Firkser could make an interesting GPP pick.

DNP: Irv Smith (back), Jonnu Smith (knee)
Limited: Marcedes Lewis (knee), Zach Ertz (ankle), Hayden Hurst (ankle), Ryan Izzo (hamstring, hand),
Full: Hunter Bryant (concussion), MyCole Pruitt (knee), Adam Shaheen (foot)

One again, the Eagles tight ends have shown out, as Dallas Goedert and Richard Rodgers once again finished in the top-five of non-PPR leagues. Rodgers did so on a 33-yard Hail Mary pass from Carson Wentz to close out the game. It didn’t matter for much outside of fantasy, considering that the Eagles lost this matchup by six points.

Other top-five performances included those of Rob Gronkowski, Evan Engram and Robert Tonyan. The most surprising finish of the week was likely Travis Kelce at TE10, but perhaps there wasn’t much left in the tank for him following a monstrous performance by Tyreek Hill to win the day.

Injury news

Vikings TE Irv Smith Jr. missed another week with a groin injury. Though he isn’t fantasy relevant on his own, his absence does provide a boost to teammate Kyle Rudolph.

Mark Andrews was placed on the COVID-19 list after testing positive amid the Ravens outbreak. With the postponements in the Ravens schedule, he does have a chance to suit up in Week 13. However, fantasy managers won’t know of his availability until most tight ends have already played. He’ll be a risk in fantasy lineups, despite his high upside.

Bye weeks

The Bucs and Panthers are on bye in Week 13. Fantasy managers won’t be missing much from the Panthers, but they will certainly miss the prowess of Rob Gronkowski, which has returned to the game in full force for the 2020 season.

Streaming options

Evan Engram, New York Giants

Evan Engram has always been thought of as a greater PPR thread in fantasy leagues, but in Week 12, he showed his standard-league-prowess with his performance. He cleared 100 receiving yards for the first time since Week 3 of 2019. Next up, he gets the Seahawks secondary, who allowed Dallas Goedert and Richard Rodgers a 128 yard and two touchdown day in Week 12.

Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota Vikings

This streamer is dependent on the status of Irv Smith Jr. Though Smith Jr. has accumulated just 23 targets through the course of 2020, Kyle Rudolph has managed 11 catches for 131 receiving yards in his two games without him. Consider the target share without Smith in the lineup along with the nine scores the Jaguars defense has allowed to opposing tight ends, and you’ve got yourself a solid streaming candidate for Week 13.

Tight end non-PPR rankings for Week 18

Rk Name Team Opp
Rk Name Team Opp
1 Travis Kelce KC @ DEN
2 Mark Andrews BAL vs PIT
3 George Kittle SF @ LAR
4 Rob Gronkowski TB vs CAR
5 Zach Ertz ARI vs SEA
6 Darren Waller LV vs LAC
7 Dawson Knox BUF vs NYJ
8 Dalton Schultz DAL @ PHI
9 Kyle Pitts ATL vs NO
10 Mike Gesicki MIA vs NE
11 Hunter Henry NE @ MIA
12 Noah Fant DEN vs KC
13 Tyler Higbee LAR vs SF
14 Gerald Everett SEA @ ARI
15 Tyler Conklin MIN vs CHI
16 Jared Cook LAC @ LV
17 Cole Kmet CHI @ MIN
18 C.J. Uzomah CIN @ CLE
19 Evan Engram NYG vs WAS
20 Albert Okwuegbunam DEN vs KC
21 Pat Freiermuth PIT @ BAL
22 Brock Wright DET vs GB
23 David Njoku CLE vs CIN
24 Cameron Brate TB vs CAR
25 Brevin Jordan HOU vs TEN
26 Foster Moreau LV vs LAC
27 Jack Doyle IND @ JAC
28 Austin Hooper CLE vs CIN
29 Jonnu Smith NE @ MIA
30 Dallas Goedert PHI vs DAL
31 Tyler Kroft NYJ @ BUF
32 Anthony Firkser TEN @ HOU
33 Tyree Jackson PHI vs DAL
34 James O'Shaughnessy JAC vs IND
35 Josiah Deguara GB @ DET
36 Geoff Swaim TEN @ HOU
37 Ricky Seals-Jones WAS @ NYG
38 Dan Arnold JAC vs IND
39 Adam Trautman NO @ ATL
40 Jack Stoll PHI vs DAL
41 Hayden Hurst ATL vs NO
42 Mo Alie-Cox IND @ JAC
43 John Bates WAS @ NYG
44 Jimmy Graham CHI @ MIN
45 Will Dissly SEA @ ARI
46 Stephen Anderson LAC @ LV
47 Marcedes Lewis GB @ DET
48 Pharaoh Brown HOU vs TEN
49 Ian Thomas CAR @ TB
50 Darrell Daniels ARI vs SEA
51 Durham Smythe MIA vs NE
52 Adam Shaheen MIA vs NE
53 O.J. Howard TB vs CAR
54 Nick Vannett NO @ ATL
55 Jesse James CHI @ MIN
56 Jeremy Sprinkle DAL @ PHI
57 Nick Boyle BAL vs PIT
58 Blake Bell KC @ DEN
59 Kyle Rudolph NYG vs WAS