Check out Kevin Hanson's top 35 tight ends for Week 4 of the 2019 season.

By Kevin Hanson
September 26, 2019

Kevin Hanson joins SI for the 2019 season. His fantasy rankings have placed him in the Top 20 in each of the past two seasons among all the industry experts tracked by FantasyPros.com, and he has been in the Top 25 in six of the past eight years.

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TE Start of the Week: Will Dissly, Seattle Seahawks (at ARI)

Start a tight end against the Cardinals? Yes, please.

Through the first three weeks of the season, the Cardinals are three-for-three in allowing big performances to a starting tight end. The trio of T.J. Hockenson (6/131/1), Mark Andrews (8/112/1) and Greg Olsen (6/72/1) have all finished as either the TE1 or TE2 in their matchups against the Cardinals.

Not only have the Cardinals (21.6 PPG) allowed the most fantasy points to opposing tight ends this season, but they have allowed nearly doubled the team that has allowed the second-most (Chargers, 12.2 PPG).

Meanwhile, Seattle’s Will Dissly has scored in back-to-back games. While he has been a huge red-zone threat in his career with five touchdowns in seven games, Dissly also has at least five catches and 50 yards in back-to-back games as well.

In fact, Dissly has scored the second-most fantasy points (only to Olsen) among tight ends based on half-PPR scoring over the past two weeks. In those two games, he has a total of 11 catches for 112 yards and three touchdowns.

TE Sit of the Week: Jared Cook, New Orleans Saints (vs. DAL)

Drafted to be a starter in fantasy leagues, New Orleans tight end Jared Cook has been nothing short of a disappointment through three weeks. In addition, his outlook doesn’t improve heading into Week 4.

Converting less than half of his 12 targets, Cook has just five catches for 69 scoreless yards through Week 3. With Teddy Bridgewater starting last week, Cook had a season-low two targets, which he converted into one seven-yard reception.

The Cowboys have allowed the 10th-most fantasy points to the position this season, but those numbers are skewed by one big performance—11/116/1 by Evan Engram in Week 1. In the team’s other two games, no tight end has more than 29 receiving yards and the Cowboys were a top-10 defense in terms of limiting fantasy points to the position last season.

Until we see Cook become more targeted and productive in the offense, he’s better off on your bench.

Week 4 fantasy football tight end rankings (half-PPR scoring):

• TE1: Travis Kelce, KC @ DET
• TE2: Evan Engram, NYG vs WAS
• TE3: Zach Ertz, PHI @ GB
• TE4: Darren Waller, OAK @ IND
• TE5: Mark Andrews, BAL vs CLE
• TE6: Greg Olsen, CAR @ HOU
• TE7: Austin Hooper, ATL vs TEN
• TE8: Delanie Walker, TEN @ ATL
• TE9: Will Dissly, SEA @ ARI
• TE10: O.J. Howard, TB @ LAR
• TE11: T.J. Hockenson, DET vs KC
• TE12: Eric Ebron, IND vs OAK
• TE13: Jason Witten, DAL @ NO
• TE14: Vernon Davis, WAS @ NYG
• TE15: Jack Doyle, IND vs OAK
• TE16: Jared Cook, NO vs DAL
• TE17: Tyler Eifert, CIN @ PIT
• TE18: Jimmy Graham, GB vs PHI
• TE19: Trey Burton, CHI vs MIN
• TE20: Noah Fant, DEN vs JAC
• TE21: Dawson Knox, BUF vs NE
• TE22: Kyle Rudolph, MIN @ CHI
• TE23: Vance McDonald, PIT vs CIN
• TE24: Jordan Akins, HOU vs CAR
• TE25: Gerald Everett, LAR vs TB
• TE26: Mike Gesicki, MIA vs LAC
• TE27: Dallas Goedert, PHI @ GB
• TE28: Hayden Hurst, BAL vs CLE
• TE29: Blake Jarwin, DAL @ NO
• TE30: Cameron Brate, TB @ LAR
• TE31: Demetrius Harris, CLE @ BAL
• TE32: Irv Smith Jr., MIN @ CHI
• TE33: Geoff Swaim, JAC @ DEN
• TE34: C.J. Uzomah, CIN @ PIT
• TE35: Matt LaCosse, NE @ BUF

Week 4 fantasy football tight end rankings (non-PPR scoring):

• TE1: Travis Kelce, KC @ DET
• TE2: Evan Engram, NYG vs WAS
• TE3: Zach Ertz, PHI @ GB
• TE4: Mark Andrews, BAL vs CLE
• TE5: Darren Waller, OAK @ IND
• TE6: Greg Olsen, CAR @ HOU
• TE7: Austin Hooper, ATL vs TEN
• TE8: Delanie Walker, TEN @ ATL
• TE9: O.J. Howard, TB @ LAR
• TE10: Will Dissly, SEA @ ARI
• TE11: T.J. Hockenson, DET vs KC
• TE12: Eric Ebron, IND vs OAK
• TE13: Vernon Davis, WAS @ NYG
• TE14: Jared Cook, NO vs DAL
• TE15: Jason Witten, DAL @ NO
• TE16: Tyler Eifert, CIN @ PIT
• TE17: Jack Doyle, IND vs OAK
• TE18: Trey Burton, CHI vs MIN
• TE19: Jimmy Graham, GB vs PHI
• TE20: Noah Fant, DEN vs JAC
• TE21: Dawson Knox, BUF vs NE
• TE22: Kyle Rudolph, MIN @ CHI
• TE23: Vance McDonald, PIT vs CIN
• TE24: Jordan Akins, HOU vs CAR
• TE25: Gerald Everett, LAR vs TB
• TE26: Dallas Goedert, PHI @ GB
• TE27: Mike Gesicki, MIA vs LAC
• TE28: Hayden Hurst, BAL vs CLE
• TE29: Blake Jarwin, DAL @ NO
• TE30: Cameron Brate, TB @ LAR
• TE31: Demetrius Harris, CLE @ BAL
• TE32: Irv Smith Jr., MIN @ CHI
• TE33: Geoff Swaim, JAC @ DEN
• TE34: Matt LaCosse, NE @ BUF
• TE35: C.J. Uzomah, CIN @ PIT

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