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Week 7 Fantasy Football Tight End PPR Rankings

Some normally TD-reliant tight ends are moving up our Week 7 fantasy TE PPR rankings, and these sleepers are needed this week because of a big bye-week loss and several injury worries, including Zach Ertz, Noah Fant, and Jonnu Smith.

It's always good news with fantasy football's most-targeted tight end returns after a week-long hiatus due to a bye week. Darren Waller, who averages 9.4 targets per game, is back from bye, and he's joined by Hunter Henry (7.0 targets per game) and Jared Cook (3.6). Waller and Henry will strengthen the top of our Week 7 fantasy TE PPR rankings, while Cook will provide a solid streaming option given his big-play ability and TD upside.

That said, Mark Andrews will be out this week, so that will eliminate a top-five option for fantasy owners. Mike Gesicki, Trey Burton, Irv Smith Jr., and Kyle Rudolph will also be unavailable, so this week's TE rankings aren't quite as deep as usual. They will look even worse if Jonnu Smith (ankle) and Zach Ertz (foot) are out (UPDATE: Ertz is, in fact, out and will be for about a month after suffering a high ankle sprain). 

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

Of course, thanks to the PPR format, a handful of players will rise because they usually get a decent amount of targets. Evan Engram (@ Eagles), Dalton Schultz (@ Washington), and Logan Thomas (vs. Cowboys) all average at least 6.2 targets per game, so they can be trusted as potential streamers especially, since they are facing weak NFC East opponents.

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

Another option for those seeking a fill-in TE could be Greg Olsen. The veteran is returning from a bye for the Seahawks, and he has averaged 4.7 targets per game his past three outings. He's playing a Cardinals team that has had some issues defending tight ends the past couple of years, so perhaps this will be another opportunity for him to put up good numbers.

Fantasy owners might also be getting Noah Fant (knee) and Dallas Goedert (ankle) back this week. Goedert saw 17 targets in his two full games this year, so even if Ertz is active, Goedert will have value in PPR formats. Jimmy Graham (average of seven targets over his past four games) also sees a slight bump in PPR rankings, while Rob Gronkowski, fresh off a season-high eight targets last week, is also looking better.

Check back for updates to these TE PPR rankings throughout the week. For individual analysis of key TEs, click here.

These rankings are for full-point PPR leagues.

  • Chiefs @ Broncos

  • 49ers @ Patriots

  • Raiders vs. Buccaneers

  • Chargers vs. Jaguars

  • Broncos vs. Chiefs

  • Titans vs. Steelers

  • Lions @ Falcons

  • Browns @ Bengals

  • Giants @ Eagles

  • Steelers @ Titans

  • Falcons vs. Lions

  • Cowboys @ Washington

  • Washington vs. Cowboys

  • Eagles vs. Giants

  • Buccaneers @ Raiders

  • Bears @ Rams

  • Rams vs. Bears

  • Packers @ Texans

  • Seahawks @ Cardinals

  • Texans vs. Packers

  • Saints vs. Panthers

  • Titans vs. Steelers

  • Jaguars @ Chargers

  • Jets vs. Bills

  • Bengals vs. Browns

  • Panthers @ Saints

  • Rams vs. Bears

  • Saints vs. Panthers

  • Buccaneers @ Raiders

  • Cardinals vs. Seahawks

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