Fantasy Football: Week 8 TE Rankings

Check out Kevin Hanson's top 35 tight ends for Week 8 of the 2019 season.
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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: Austin Hooper, Atlanta Falcons (vs. SEA)

No tight end has scored more fantasy points (half-PPR scoring) this season than Atlanta’s Austin Hooper. Performing on a week-in, week-out basis, Hooper also has plenty of weekly upside.

Averaging 7.86 targets per game, he has a minimum of four catches every week this season. In addition, he has at least 50 yards in six of seven games this season. Hooper has scored four touchdowns in his past five games and has a pair of 100-yard performances over the past month.

Even though the Falcons offense struggled mightily last week, this week’s game has the highest over/under of the week. In addition, the Seahawks have allowed the fifth-most fantasy points to opposing tight ends this season.

TE Sit of the Week: Jack Doyle, Indianapolis Colts (vs. DEN)

Earlier in the week, I had Tampa’s O.J. Howard listed here, but he was ruled out (hamstring) for Week 8.

Jack Doyle has three or more receptions in four consecutive games, but he hasn’t reached 25 receiving yards in his past three games. In addition, he was a late addition to the injury report as he was limited at Friday’s practice.

The Broncos have been top-10 in terms of limiting opposing fantasy tight ends this season.

Week 8 fantasy football tight end rankings (half-PPR scoring):

TE1: George Kittle, SF vs CAR

TE2: Austin Hooper, ATL vs SEA

TE3: Darren Waller, OAK @ HOU

TE4: Travis Kelce, KC vs GB

TE5: Evan Engram, NYG @ DET

TE6: Hunter Henry, LAC @ CHI

TE7: Zach Ertz, PHI @ BUF

TE8: Greg Olsen, CAR @ SF

TE9: Gerald Everett, LAR vs CIN

TE10: T.J. Hockenson, DET vs NYG

TE11: Jimmy Graham, GB @ KC

TE12: Eric Ebron, IND vs DEN

TE13: Vance McDonald, PIT vs MIA

TE14: Dallas Goedert, PHI @ BUF

TE15: Darren Fells, HOU vs OAK

TE16: Jonnu Smith, TEN vs TB

TE17: Josh Hill, NO vs ARI

TE18: Noah Fant, DEN @ IND

TE19: Kyle Rudolph, MIN vs WAS

TE20: Dawson Knox, BUF vs PHI

TE21: Jack Doyle, IND vs DEN

TE22: Cameron Brate, TB @ TEN

TE23: Jordan Akins, HOU vs OAK

TE24: Irv Smith Jr., MIN vs WAS

TE25: Foster Moreau, OAK @ HOU

TE26: Benjamin Watson, NE vs CLE

TE27: Trey Burton, CHI vs LAC

TE28: Mike Gesicki, MIA @ PIT

TE29: Luke Willson, SEA @ ATL

TE30: Ricky Seals-Jones, CLE @ NE

TE31: Tyler Eifert, CIN @ LAR

TE32: Jeremy Sprinkle, WAS @ MIN

TE33: Tyler Higbee, LAR vs CIN

TE34: Josh Oliver, JAC vs NYJ

TE35: C.J. Uzomah, CIN @ LAR

Week 8 fantasy football tight end rankings (non-PPR scoring):

TE1: George Kittle, SF vs CAR

TE2: Austin Hooper, ATL vs SEA

TE3: Darren Waller, OAK @ HOU

TE4: Travis Kelce, KC vs GB

TE5: Hunter Henry, LAC @ CHI

TE6: Evan Engram, NYG @ DET

TE7: Zach Ertz, PHI @ BUF

TE8: Greg Olsen, CAR @ SF

TE9: Gerald Everett, LAR vs CIN

TE10: T.J. Hockenson, DET vs NYG

TE11: Jimmy Graham, GB @ KC

TE12: Eric Ebron, IND vs DEN

TE13: Dallas Goedert, PHI @ BUF

TE14: Darren Fells, HOU vs OAK

TE15: Vance McDonald, PIT vs MIA

TE16: Jonnu Smith, TEN vs TB

TE17: Josh Hill, NO vs ARI

TE18: Noah Fant, DEN @ IND

TE19: Kyle Rudolph, MIN vs WAS

TE20: Dawson Knox, BUF vs PHI

TE21: Jack Doyle, IND vs DEN

TE22: Cameron Brate, TB @ TEN

TE23: Irv Smith Jr., MIN vs WAS

TE24: Jordan Akins, HOU vs OAK

TE25: Benjamin Watson, NE vs CLE

TE26: Foster Moreau, OAK @ HOU

TE27: Trey Burton, CHI vs LAC

TE28: Mike Gesicki, MIA @ PIT

TE29: Jeremy Sprinkle, WAS @ MIN

TE30: Tyler Eifert, CIN @ LAR

TE31: Ricky Seals-Jones, CLE @ NE

TE32: Tyler Higbee, LAR vs CIN

TE33: Luke Willson, SEA @ ATL

TE34: Josh Oliver, JAC vs NYJ

TE35: C.J. Uzomah, CIN @ LAR

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