Week 15 Fantasy TE Rankings: Must-starts, sleepers, potential busts at tight end

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Week 15 Fantasy TE Rankings: Must-starts, sleepers, potential busts at tight end

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After a week of spotty streamers at the tight end position, things are looking a little bit better for the second round of the fantasy playoffs. The position will always be a bit hit or miss thanks to the TD-dependent options that make up a good chunk of the streaming tier, but our Week 15 fantasy TE rankings look deep and have some sleepers to trust among the ranks.

Our top-10 TEs will stay pretty much status quo for another week, give or take the order. Eric Ebron (@ Bengals) and Rob Gronkowski (@ Falcons) do see a bump up and will get top-five consideration based on their matchups, but those are the only big jumps among the top options.

WEEK 15 PPR RANKINGS: Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

Beyond the top 10, there are some riskier plays, but there is still a plethora decent sleepers. This week, Jordan Reed (@ Cowboys) figures to be one of the best streamers available, as he is getting consistent targets and is playing against one of the NFL’s worst defenses. Irv Smith Jr. (vs. Bears) also has a nice matchup, as the Bears have struggled quite a bit against TEs this year. With Kyle Rudolph (foot) banged up, Smith could draw most of the targets at the tight end position for the Vikings.

WEEK 15 STANDARD RANKINGS: Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | D/ST | Kicker

Dan Arnold (vs. Eagles) is also a boom-or-bust option thanks to his recent penchant for getting into the end zone, and both Tyler Higbee and Gerald Everett (vs. Jets) have upside against the Jets’ awful TE defense.

Though Jonnu Smith (vs. Lions) and Jordan Akins (@ Colts) have had some good outings in recent weeks, it’s hard to trust them against two teams that have played well against tight ends this year. There are better options to trust on the waiver wire this week , especially since both have seen up-and-down target totals most of the year.

Here’s one more thing worth watching: George Kittle (foot) is hoping to come back and play this year, and Week 15 would likely represent the earliest he can return to action. While it’s not likely that Kittle will be back — and he won’t be included in our rankings — it’s worth tracking his progress if he returns to practice this week.

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

Week 15 Fantasy TE Rankings (Standard)

These rankings are for non-PPR leagues

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