Streaming TE’s can be a smart strategy at the TE position. When you miss out on the top end talent at the TE position, it’s best to stream TE’s based off match ups. Streaming mid-tier TE’s is kind of like streaming a Defense. Making that switch can be the difference from winning or losing your weekly match. So let’s take a look at the TE’s who should have some form of value this season!
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Top 40 Standard Scoring TE’s
1.) Travis Kelce / Kansas City Chiefs
2.) Zack Ertz / Philadelphia Eagles
3.) George Kittle / San Francisco 49ers
5.) O.J. Howard / Tampa Bay Buccaneers
5.) Hunter Henry / Los Angeles Chargers
6.) Evan Engram / New York Giants
7.) Eric Ebron / Indianapolis Colts
8.) Jack Doyle / Indianapolis Colts
9.) Vance McDonald / Pittsburgh Steelers
10.) Trey Burton / Chicago Bears
11.) Chris Herndon / New York Jets
12.) David Njoku / Cleveland Browns
13.) Greg Olson / Carolina Panthers
14.) Jared Cook / New Orleans Saints
15.) Austin Hooper / Atlanta Falcons
16.) Jimmy Graham / Green Bay Packers
17.) Jordan Reed / Washington Redskins
18.) Kyle Rudolph / Minnesota Vikings
19.) Delanie Walker / Tennessee Titans
20.) Noah Fant / Denver Broncos
21.) Mark Andrews / Baltimore Ravens
22.) T.J. Hockenson / Detroit Lions
23.) Tyler Eifert / Cincinnati Bengals
24.) Dallas Goedert / Philadelphia Eagles
25.) Mike Gesicki / Miami Dolphins
26.) Cameron Brate / Tampa Bay Buccaneers
27.) Jason Witten / Dallas Cowboys
28.) Hayden Hurst / Baltimore Ravens
29.) C.J. Uzomah / Cincinnati Bengals
30.) Gerald Everett / Los Angeles Rams
31.) Jesse James / Detroit Lions
32.) Vernon Davis / Washington Redskins
33.) Ian Thomas / Carolina Panthers
33.) Irv Smith / Minnesota Vikings
34.) Dawson Knox / Buffalo Bills
35.) Kahale Warring / Houston Texans
36.) Geoff Swaim / Jacksonville Jaguars
37.) Ricky Seals-Jones / Arizona Cardinals
38.) Nick Vernett / Seattle Seahawks
39.) Will Dissly / Seattle Seahawks
40.) Charles Clay / Arizona Cardinals
Ten guys to think about
Zach Ertz has been a great fantasy play for many years now. When you draft Ertz as a top three TE, you’re rarely disappointed. Carson Wentz loves getting Ertz the football. When Wentz and Ertz have both been healthy, Ertz has received a 25.2% target share. There are a lot of worse options then Ertz in the third round.
Last season O.J. Howard was on pace to be a top four TE in Fantasy before his injury. Bruce Arians hasn’t had the best track record with TE’s in his offense. However, Arians has never had a TE with the ability of Howard. The Buccaneers should be a pass-happy offense once again. Expect Howard to get his in the Buccaneers Offense.
Evan Engram is going into his third NFL season. Last season was a sophomore slump for Engram. If you’re a person that likes to play strategy, you should target Engram as the sixth TE off the board. I say this because Engram is probably the last TE in my rankings that I would feel comfortable starting every week.
Trey Burton was a big disappointment last season. The only reason Burton finished as a TE1 was because he played all sixteen games. Last season was a bad year for good health at the TE position. Burton needs to show improvement, or he could turn into a regrettable Free Agent signing for the Bears.
Kyle Rudolph took a set back with Kirk Cousins as his Quarterback last season. Somewhat of a surprise for a guy in Kyle Rudolph who has been so consistent over the years. The Vikings even drafted a TE in the second round of the NFL draft. However, the Vikings gave Rudolph an extension, so nobody should be worried about him getting cut out of the Offense. Based off last year and projecting ahead, there’s no reason Rudolph can’t be a mid TE2.
Noah Fant should have a significant role in the Broncos Offense. Joe Flacco loved passing to the TE during his time with the Ravens. Usually, rookie TE’s don’t project fondly, but this feels like the year of the rookie TE. And Fant could lead the charge with his elite ability to stretch out wide and run routes like a WR.
Mark Andrews was the second TE the Ravens drafted last season. It turns out, Andrews might be the best TE the Ravens drafted. Andrews seemed to have a good connection with Lamar Jackson. It’s not out of the question for Andrews to be this year’s, George Kittle. I’m not projecting Andrews to put up the same numbers as Kittle last year; I’m just saying Andrews could be this year’s breakout star at the position.
Last season everyone saw the flashes Mike Gesicki had on the field. Gesicki could be another TE due for a really good second season. No matter who plays Quarterback between Ryan Fitzpatrick or Josh Rosen, I expect both to try and get the ball to Gesicki. Gesicki could be a high upside TE in a two TE league.
Irv Smith was the third TE drafted in the 2019 NFL draft, and the first TE took in the second round. Smith should get some opportunities stretched out wide because he’s not the best blocker. This could be a developmental year for Smith, but I think his talent could be too much to keep off the field.
Dawson Knox was drafted in the third round by the Buffalo Bills. Knox didn’t have one receiving touchdown in college, but to be fair, he played with A.J. Brown and D.K. Metcalf in college. Knox should be able to contribute right away because of his athleticism. Come week one, Knox could be the TE1 for the Buffalo Bills.