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Tight End Rankings: NFL Fantasy Week 4

Dawson Knox, Buffalo Bills

Dawson Knox could be ready to make the leap to every-week fantasy TE1 status

Do you think maybe the Jacksonville Jaguars read my fantasy tight end rankings article last week and that's why they went out and acquired Dan Arnold? So where does he now fit into my Week 4 TE rankings?

I do like him this week, probably more than others, but I like him less getting passes from Trevor Lawrence on an Urban Meyer-coached team than from Sam Darnold on a Matt Rhule-coached team. But let's focus on some of the top 20 TEs instead, shall we?

And my favorite top-20 TE this week that could possibly still be available in your league is Dawson Knox. This is not the first time I've been high on Knox. In addition to recommending him a number of times last season, I said in my TE preseason preview that Knox has the upside to be TE1 worthy. He's currently... wait for it... No. 8 fantasy TE right now! That easily makes him a TE1.

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We should realize that much of that is driven by his two touchdown catches over the past two games. However, it looks like the Buffalo offense is cooking with gas again and any of Josh Allen's four or five top receiving options are worthy of consideration. And don't be surprised if Knox becomes a top-three option for Allen. Knox’s target share has risen in three straight games to nearly 12 percent this past week. Let's also keep this on the down-low so others don't snipe him from us, but Knox has also run a route on 68 of Josh Allen’s 85 dropbacks (80 percent) the last couple of weeks.

I've got Knox just outside the top 12 this week, but don't say I didn't warn you if he crashes the TE1 party again.

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NFL Tight End Rankings: Week 4

— Rankings by Mark Strausberg, a member of the Athlon Network Contributor, who despite his youthful exuberance and good looks has been playing fantasy sports before Wildcats or Hoosiers even made it to VHS. Got a fantasy sports question or thought? Hit him up on Twitter @MarkStrausberg.