Week 16 Fantasy TE PPR Rankings: Must-starts, sleepers, potential busts at tight end

By | December 20, 2020

It’s championship week for fantasy football owners, and with it will come the toughest start ’em, sit ’em decisions of the year. As always, tight end will be one of the most frustrating positions, but our Week 16 fantasy TE PPR rankings can help to sort through the top options and identify some sleepers and streamers.

Obviously, if you have one of the top six or seven TEs, you’re in good shape, but if you’re one of the (many) owners that have been using week-to-week streamers at the position, there are plenty of solid options available.

Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

Among the best streamers this week are Cole Kmet (@ Jaguars) and Austin Hooper (@ Jets). Hooper hasn’t been getting a lot of targets recently, but the Jets have allowed the most fantasy points to TEs, so he  can be trusted in a great matchup. Kmet, meanwhile, had been getting steady targets prior to Week 15, and if he keeps playing at least 70 percent of the Bears offensive snaps, he worth streaming. Tyler Eifert (vs. Bears) is also in a top-five matchup and has seen a decent amount of looks lately.

Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | D/ST | Kicker

Some of the TEs who will move up a bit in our PPR rankings compared to our standard include Dalton Schultz (vs. Eagles), Eric Ebron (vs. Colts), and Evan Engram (@ Ravens). The latter two are in tough matchups, but that matters less in PPR since they still get a lot of targets and are among the least TD-dependent streamers at the position. All three can be trusted, with Engram remaining a potential TE1 despite the difficult matchup.

Check back for updates to these TE PPR rankings throughout the week.

Week 16 Fantasy TE PPR Rankings

These rankings are for full-point PPR leagues

Rank Player
1 Travis Kelce, KC vs. ATL
2 Darren Waller, LV vs. MIA
3 Noah Fant, DEN @ LAC
4 T.J. Hockenson, DET vs. TB
5 Mark Andrews, BAL vs. NYG
6 Logan Thomas, WAS vs. CAR
7 Robert Tonyan, GB vs. TEN
8 Mike Gesicki, MIA @ LV
9 Dallas Goedert, PHI @ DAL
10 Hunter Henry, LAC vs. DEN
11 Rob Gronkowski, TB @ DET
12 Austin Hooper, CLE @ NYJ
13 Tyler Eifert, JAX vs. CHI
14 Evan Engram, NYG @ BAL
15 Cole Kmet, CHI @ JAX
16 Eric Ebron, PIT vs. IND
17 Dalton Schultz, DAL vs. PHI
18 Zach Ertz, PHI @ DAL
19 Hayden Hurst, ATL @ KC
20 Jimmy Graham, CHI @ JAX
21 Jordan Akins, HOU vs. CIN
22 Irv Smith Jr., MIN @ NO
23 Jordan Reed, SF @ ARI
24 Jonnu Smith, TEN @ GB
25 Dawson Knox, BUF @ NE
26 Tyler Higbee, LAR @ SEA
27 Dan Arnold, ARI vs. SF
28 Gerald Everett, LAR @ SEA
29 Drew Sample, CIN @ HOU
30 Jack Doyle, IND @ PIT
31 Jared Cook, NO vs. MIN
32 Jacob Hollister, SEA vs. LAR
33 Will Dissly, SEA vs. LAR
34 Darren Fells, HOU vs. CIN
35 Ian Thomas, CAR @ WAS
36 Cameron Brate, TB @ DET
37 Anthony Firkser, TEN @ GB