Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet: Tight End Rankings 2019

Expectations are high for Hunter Henry in his return from a torn ACL

The tight end position for fantasy football is undergoing a bit of a transition entering the 2019 season. For starters, Rob Gronkowski is no longer an option, although he had been surpassed by Travis Kelce and Zach Ertz for top billing among TEs.

 

But the changes go beyond bidding farewell to Gronk. The emergence of guys like George Kittle, O.J. Howard, Austin Hooper, and Eric Ebron has added more depth to a position that had been fairly shallow at times. And the pool should get another boost if Hunter Henry is able to return to form after tearing his ACL in May 2018.

 

And there's also plenty of attention being focused on the arrival of former Iowa teammates and first-round picks T.J. Hockenson and Noah Fant. Rookie tight ends are hard to trust in fantasy but Hockenson and Fant should each get plenty of opportunities to carve out significant roles for their teams. And they aren't the only members of this year's draft class that are worth keeping an eye on and potentially taking a flyer on in the later rounds.

 

The TE pool also welcomes back another familiar face in the return of Jason Witten, who is back with the Cowboys after a brief retirement. As great as it will be to see the future Hall of Famer back on the field, the good news for fantasy owners is they don't have to count on Witten as they did in the past. As you can see in perusing the rankings below, there are simply too many younger and more appealing options that should be drafted ahead of him. In this case, change is good as it relates to the fantasy outlook for the tight end position in 2019.

 

2019 Positional Rankings: QB I RB I WR I TE I DST I K

 

2019 Tight End Rankings

 

Rk Player Team Bye
1 Travis Kelce KC 12
2 Zach Ertz PHI 10
3 George Kittle SF 4
4 Hunter Henry LAC 12
5 Evan Engram NYG 11
6 O.J. Howard TB 7
7 Austin Hooper ATL 9
8 Jared Cook NO 9
9 Kyle Rudolph MIN 12
10 Eric Ebron IND 6
11 David Njoku CLE 7
12 Chris Herndon NYJ 4
13 Jack Doyle IND 6
14 Vance McDonald PIT 7
15 Trey Burton CHI 6
16 Jordan Reed WAS 10
17 T.J. Hockenson DET 5
18 Mike Gesicki MIA 5
19 Jimmy Graham GB 11
20 Delanie Walker TEN 12
21 Ian Thomas CAR 7
22 Dallas Goedert PHI 10
23 Tyler Eifert CIN 9
24 Jeff Heuerman DEN 10
25 Jason Witten DAL 8
26 Luke Willson OAK 6
27 Geoff Swaim JAC 10
28 Gerald Everett LAR 9
29 Cameron Brate TB 7
30 Mark Andrews BAL 8
31 Tyler Kroft BUF 6
32 Charles Clay ARI 12
33 Noah Fant DEN 10
34 Ben Watson NE 10
35 Tyler Higbee LAR 9
36 Greg Olsen CAR 7
37 Hayden Hurst BAL 8
38 Jesse James DET 5
39 Vernon Davis WAS 10
40 Jonnu Smith TEN 12
41 Jordan Thomas HOU 10
42 Nick Vannett SEA 11
43 Foster Moreau OAK 6
44 C.J. Uzomah CIN 9
45 Josh Oliver JAC 10
46 Ricky Seals-Jones ARI 12
47 Will Dissly SEA 11
48 Jace Sternberger GB 11
49 Blake Jarwin DAL 8
50 Irv Smith Jr. MIN 12

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