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Fantasy football rankings: The top standard (non-PPR) tight ends in 2021 fantasy football

Tight ends have big upside if you can catch that breakout player, who will it be in 2021? We rank tight ends in fantasy football.

T.J. Hockenson #88 of the Detroit Lions lines up during the second quarter against the New Orleans Saints at Ford Field on October 4, 2020 in Detroit, Michigan. Photo by Nic Antaya/Getty Images

Fantasy football is fast approaching! The 2021 NFL season is just around the corner.Below you will find our fantasy football tight end non-PPR rankings as training camp gets under way. Training camp is meaningful and what we learn over the next month will help us rank these players more accurately. But, the bulk of evaluation has been done already. At this point rankings will move based on injuries, camp battles, and depth chart moves.

With Travis Kelce as the No. 1 target in Kansas City, which also happens to be one of, if not the best, offenses in the league, he will continue to be No. 1. George Kittle will return from an injury-filled season to try to take his spot back as one of the best two fantasy tight ends in the league and Darren Waller will continue to be the top target in Las Vegas. T.J. Hockenson and Mark Andrews will try to push their way into the Top-3 while rookie Kyle Pitts will look to break the rookie tight end doldrums and break out in Atlanta.

Tight end rankings (non-PPR) for 2021 fantasy football leagues

Rk Name Team
Rk Name Team
1 Travis Kelce KC
2 George Kittle SF
3 Darren Waller LV
4 Mark Andrews BAL
5 T.J. Hockenson DET
6 Kyle Pitts ATL
7 Logan Thomas WAS
8 Robert Tonyan GB
9 Irv Smith Jr. MIN
10 Mike Gesicki MIA
11 Noah Fant DEN
12 Tyler Higbee LAR
13 Jonnu Smith NE
14 Dallas Goedert PHI
15 Evan Engram NYG
16 Jared Cook LAC
17 Blake Jarwin DAL
18 Rob Gronkowski TB
19 Hunter Henry NE
20 Hayden Hurst ATL
21 Dawson Knox BUF
22 Cole Kmet CHI
23 Austin Hooper CLE
24 Donald Parham Jr. LAC
25 Zach Ertz PHI
26 Eric Ebron PIT
27 Gerald Everett SEA
28 Pat Freiermuth PIT
29 Adam Trautman NO
30 Dan Arnold CAR
31 Anthony Firkser TEN
32 O.J. Howard TB
33 Chris Herndon IV NYJ
34 Tyler Kroft NYJ
35 Jordan Akins HOU
36 Jack Doyle IND
37 Jace Sternberger GB
38 Dalton Schultz DAL
39 Mo Alie-Cox IND
40 Foster Moreau LV
41 Farrod Green IND
42 Albert Okwuegbunam DEN
43 C.J. Uzomah CIN
44 Harrison Bryant CLE
45 David Njoku CLE
46 Hunter Long MIA
47 Cameron Brate TB
48 Geoff Swaim TEN
49 Will Dissly SEA
50 Jimmy Graham CHI
51 Kyle Rudolph NYG
52 Ryan Griffin NYJ
53 Drew Sample CIN
54 Jacob Hollister BUF
55 Jacob Harris LAR
56 Tyler Conklin MIN
57 Kahale Warring NE
58 Josh Oliver BAL
59 Ian Thomas CAR
60 Kylen Granson IND
61 Devin Asiasi NE
62 Dalton Keene NE
63 Brycen Hopkins LAR
64 Josiah Deguara GB
65 Maxx Williams ARI
66 Colby Parkinson SEA
67 Adam Shaheen MIA
68 Darren Fells DET
69 Troy Fumagalli NE
70 James O'Shaughnessy JAC
71 Tre' McKitty LAC