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Tight end PPR rankings for Week 9 fantasy football

We take you through some of the best PPR tight ends going in Week 9 for fantasy football, including a viable streamer.

Mark Andrews #89 of the Baltimore Ravens celebrates a touchdown reception during the third quarter against the Los Angeles Chargers at M&T Bank Stadium on October 17, 2021 in Baltimore, Maryland. Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images

Happily for fantasy managers, Week 8 is over! The Ravens and Raiders each had a bye, which took two of fantasy football’s top tight ends out of commission. The position continues to be as volatile as ever with Week 8’s crew of top-12 tight ends including Dan Arnold, Pat Freiermuth, Bravin Jordan, Jesse James, Geoff Swaim, Tyler Conklin, Jordan Akins and Tyler Kroft. Yeah... it was one of those weeks. We’re all in this together, folks.

Injury news

Broncos tight end Noah Fant has tested positive for COVID-19, making his status in Week 9 uncertain. If he were to miss, WR Tim Patrick could see an extra chunk of targets.

Packers TE Robert Tonyan is officially out for the rest of season with a torn ACL suffered on Thursday Night Football against the Cardinals. The Packers didn’t make any moves ahead of the trade deadline and don’t have any other shining stars at the TE position, meaning we’ll probably see his share of targets distributed among other positions.

Rob Gronkowski made a return in Week 8 from fractured ribs and a punctured lung, but unfortunately promptly left the matchup after six offensive snaps due to back spasms. He gets a bye in Week 9, which will hopefully put him in position to return healthier in Week 10. Even in Gronk’s absence, Cameron Brate has yet to exceed 35 receiving yards in a single game.

Bye weeks

The Detroit Lions, Seattle Seahawks, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Washington Football Team are on a Week 9 bye. The most notable absences at the tight end position will be TJ Hockenson, Rob Gronkowski and Ricky Seals-Jones.

Week 9 TE Streamer

Tyler Conklin, Minnesota Vikings vs. Baltimore Ravens

With Irv Smith Jr. out of the lineup at tight end, teammate Tyler Conklin has found his way into fantasy relevance, including a finish as the TE8 in Week 9. Conklin has had at least 5 targets in four out of five of the Vikings’ last outings and he’s been actively running routes. Cousins should look to target Conklin in Week 9 as they face the Ravens, allowing a league-high 16.2 fantasy points and nearly a touchdown per game to the position.

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