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Tight end PPR rankings for Week 12 fantasy football

We take you through some of the best PPR tight ends going in Week 12 for fantasy football, including our streamer of the week.

Kyle Pitts #8 of the Atlanta Falcons reacts against the New Orleans Saints during a game at the Caesars Superdome on November 07, 2021 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images

Week 11 is officially a wrap with yet another week of wild names cranking their way into the top-15. With the fantasy playoffs right around the corner, we’ll take a look at the injuries around the league, bye weeks and some favorable matchups to set your fantasy football lineups this week.

Injury news

Rob Gronkowski made a return in Week 11 after several injuries have kept him out of a full game’s allotment of snaps since Week 3. He saw a full workload, reeling in six of eight targets for 71 receiving yards.

Geoff Swaim (concussion) isn’t a name that has been in many (or any) fantasy lineups this season outside of a YOLO desperation play. However, if he misses a second consecutive game recovering from a concussion, Anthony Firkser could be an interesting DFS play. Firkser saw seven targets in Sunday’s loss to the Texans, where Ryan Tannehill threw a season-high 52 pass attempts.

Steelers TE Eric Ebron suffered a knee injury after logging his first TE1 performance of the season in PPR leagues in Week 11. Though he’s totaled just 18 targets so far on the season, his absence does free up a couple of targets per game to slot over to rookie Pat Freiermuth. Since Week 6, Freiermuth has ranked as the TE5 in PPR leagues — ahead of the much-hyped rookie superstar Kyle Pitts (TE10).

Saints tight end Adam Trautman suffered a sprained MCL injury in Week 11 and is expected to miss 4-6 weeks with the injury.

Washington TE Logan Thomas has been out since Week 4 with a hamstring injury and is likely to make his return to the lineup in Week 12. He’s a viable TE1 in fantasy football on opportunity alone.

Bye weeks

The Cardinals and Chiefs are on a Week 12 bye. Fantasy managers will be without elite TE Travis Kelce and Zach Ertz, who has redeemed some of his fantasy value following his trade from Philly to Arizona.

Week 12 TE Streamer

Dalton Schultz, Dallas Cowboys vs. Las Vegas Raiders

As noted in our WR rankings for this week, the Cowboys could be short-handed for pass-catchers in Thursday’s game, as Amari Cooper is out on the COVID list and CeeDee Lamb recovers from a concussion. This paves the way for one of Dak’s most reliable weapons in 2021, Dalton Schultz, to potentially lead the team in targets. The Raiders are allowing an average line of 6 catches for 66 yards and more than half a touchdown per game to opposing tight ends, amounting to the fifth-most fantasy points allowed to TEs per game. It’s the perfect recipe for a big Schultz day.

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