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Tight end PPR rankings for Week 8 fantasy football

We take you through some of the best PPR tight ends going in Week 8 for fantasy football, including a viable streamer.

Tyler Higbee #89 of the Los Angeles Rams catches the ball during the second half in the game against the Detroit Lions at SoFi Stadium on October 24, 2021 in Inglewood, California. Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

Fantasy managers may have survived the Week 7 bye week apocalypse, but the challenge isn’t over just yet. Unfortunately, Week 8 will take two more studs off of the tight end market with the Raiders and Ravens on a bye — leaving managers without Mark Andrews and Darren Waller.

Injury news

Though he’s on bye this week, Darren Waller was a surprise last-minute inactive after suffering an injury in practice ahead of Week 7. The bye week is well-timed, so hopefully he’ll be good to go upon his return.

Bucs TE Rob Gronkowski has remained out of the team’s lineup since suffering fractured ribs in Week 8 that caused a punctured lung. He could be in to make a return in Week 8 against the Saints, so keep an eye on his practice status throughout the week. Despite his lengthy absence, he still ranks as the TE15 in full PPR formats.

Patriots TE Jonnu Smith was ruled out of the team’s Week 7 contest with a shoulder injury. So far in 2021, Jonnu Smith has played just 51.8% of offensive snaps to Hunter Henry’s 72.1%.

Bye Week

Las Vegas Raiders, Baltimore Ravens

Week 8’s best TE Streamer

Tyler Higbee, Los Angeles Rams vs. Houston Texans

Although the Rams rank third in scoring among NFL teams while Matthew Stafford continues on a campaign for 2021 league MVP, it hasn’t translated to consistent success for tight end Tyler Higbee. So far in 2021, Higbee ranks 7th among all tight ends in number of routes run while playing 90.7% of team snaps. This week’s contest against the Texans provides fantasy managers a perfect bye-week fill-in, as they’ve allowed the third-most fantasy points to the position with a touchdown scored by a TE in six of seven games played in 2021.

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