Week 4 Fantasy PPR Rankings: Tight end

first_imgA highly drafted veteran and a potential breakout rookie tight end are proving that for all their respective talent, they might be iffy fantasy options. As you can see in our Week 4 TE PPR rankings, Jared Cook and T.J. Hockenson are falling fast and squarely on the start ’em, sit ’em bubble, but as is always the case, there are other waiver wire pickups and matchup-based sleeper tight ends to move up and take their places.Cook looks especially tough to start right now. He was targeted twice in Week 3 and has five catches through three games. We still think of him as a touchdown and down-the-field threat, but with Teddy Bridgewater at quarterback, Cook just isn’t a reliable fantasy option, especially in PPR. Then in Detroit, after a monster Week 1, Hockenson has had back-to-back one-catch games. It’s not crazy to expect a rookie tight end to be boom-or-bust all season, so his value definitely takes a hit in PPR. WEEK 4 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerWeek 4 brings with it the advent of bye weeks, and there’s only one to be concerned about at tight end: George Kittle. He obviously shouldn’t be dropped, so you may need to find another TE on the waiver wire and deal with rostering two tight ends for the week. One option, still available in more than half of Yahoo leagues, is Seattle’s Will Dissly.Dissly has had two-straight games of at least five catches, 50 yards and a score for the Seahawks. This week, he gets to face a Cardinals defense allowing the most fantasy points to tight ends this season. Dissly has a safe PPR floor with the amount Russell Wilson has looked his way, and he also has a high ceiling this week against a porous defense.WEEK 4 DFS LINEUPS:DK cash | DK GPP | FD cash | FD GPP | Y! cash | Y! GPPWe’ve dropped O.J. Howard down our PPR rankings a bit from standard despite an encouraging Week 3 that saw him rack up 60 yards on three catches. It’s still concerning that he’s seen a total of nine targets through three games, including none in Week 2. Until the Bruce Arians-led offense in Tampa Bay wants to involve Howard more, his PPR ceiling will be limited as a touchdown- and big-play dependent option.One other name that could be singled out for deep-league owners is James O’Shaughnessy. He’s averaging four targets per game and has unseated Geoff Swaim as the top tight end in Jacksonville. With Gardner Minshew looking like a competent NFL quarterback, O’Shaughnessy should have a decent floor each week.WEEK 4 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiverReminder: Check back for updates during the week. For analysis of key individual tight ends, check our standard TE rankings. MORE WEEK 4 DFS: Top values | Stacks | Lineup Builder LISTEN TO THE SN FANTASY WEEK 4 PREVIEW PODCAST BELOWWeek 4 PPR Rankings: TEsThese rankings are for full-point PPR leagues.1Travis Kelce, KC @ DET2Zach Ertz, PHI @ GB3Evan Engram, NYG vs. WAS4Mark Andrews, BAL vs. CLE5Darren Waller, OAK @ IND6Will Dissly, SEA @ ARZ7Austin Hooper, ATL vs. TEN8Vernon Davis, WAS @ NYG9Greg Olsen, CAR @ HOU10Delanie Walker, TEN @ ATL11O.J. Howard, TB @ LAR12Eric Ebron, IND vs. OAK13Jason Witten, DAL @ NO14Trey Burton, CHI vs. MIN15James O’Shaughnessy, JAX @ DEN16T.J. Hockenson, DET vs. KC17Jared Cook, NO vs. DAL18Irv Smith Jr., MIN @ CHI19Jack Doyle, IND vs. OAK20Noah Fant, DEN vs. JAX21Jimmy Graham, GB vs. PHI22Gerald Everett, LAR vs. TB23Jordan Akins, HOU vs. CAR24Tyler Eifert, CIN @ PIT25Sean Culkin, LAC @ MIA26Matt LaCosse, NE @ BUF27Mike Gesicki, MIA vs. LAC28Kyle Rudolph, MIN @ CHIlast_img read more