Fantasy Football: Week 16 TE Rankings

Check out Kevin Hanson's top 30 tight ends for Week 16 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: Tyler Higbee, Los Angeles Rams (vs. SF)

Looking at the remaining two games on the schedule, this week’s matchup (49ers) is on the opposite end of the difficulty spectrum from next week’s (Cardinals). Even though San Francisco has allowed the second-fewest fantasy points to the position, Higbee remains a viable start even though Gerald Everett has been removed from the team’s injury report.

As absolutely dominant as he has been with Everett out, Higbee should remain a focal point of the team’s passing offense. The only player with three consecutive 100-yard games during the past three weeks, Higbee has a total of 26 catches for 334 yards and a touchdown on 33 targets over that span.

TE Sit of the Week: Jason Witten, New York Giants (at PHI)

Despite taking a season off, Witten has been a key part of the team’s passing offense and he’s scored the ninth-most fantasy points at the position. With 20 targets over his past three games, Witten has more than 35 yards in each game and has scored in two of three.

That said, he’s exceeded 40 yards in only one of his past six games and Witten had just four catches for 33 scoreless yards in his first matchup against the Eagles. The Eagles have allowed the third-fewest fantasy points (half-PPR scoring) to opposing tight ends this season.

Week 16 fantasy football tight end rankings (half-PPR scoring):

TE1: George Kittle, SF vs LAR

TE2: Travis Kelce, KC @ CHI

TE3: Zach Ertz, PHI vs DAL

TE4: Darren Waller, OAK @ LAC

TE5: Austin Hooper, ATL vs JAC

TE6: Mark Andrews, BAL @ CLE

TE7: Hunter Henry, LAC vs OAK

TE8: Jared Cook, NO @ TEN

TE9: Tyler Higbee, LAR @ SF

TE10: O.J. Howard, TB vs HOU

TE11: Jacob Hollister, SEA vs ARI

TE12: Jack Doyle, IND vs CAR

TE13: Dallas Goedert, PHI vs DAL

TE14: Noah Fant, DEN vs DET

TE15: Mike Gesicki, MIA vs CIN

TE16: Cameron Brate, TB vs HOU

TE17: Greg Olsen, CAR @ IND

TE18: Kyle Rudolph, MIN vs GB

TE19: Jonnu Smith, TEN vs NO

TE20: Jason Witten, DAL @ PHI

TE21: Gerald Everett, LAR @ SF

TE22: Tyler Eifert, CIN @ MIA

TE23: Darren Fells, HOU @ TB

TE24: Kaden Smith, NYG @ WAS

TE25: Jimmy Graham, GB @ MIN

TE26: Jordan Akins, HOU @ TB

TE27: Blake Jarwin, DAL @ PHI

TE28: Irv Smith Jr., MIN vs GB

TE29: Vance McDonald, PIT @ NYJ

TE30: Hayden Hurst, BAL @ CLE

Week 16 fantasy football tight end rankings (non-PPR scoring):

TE1: George Kittle, SF vs LAR

TE2: Travis Kelce, KC @ CHI

TE3: Zach Ertz, PHI vs DAL

TE4: Mark Andrews, BAL @ CLE

TE5: Darren Waller, OAK @ LAC

TE6: Austin Hooper, ATL vs JAC

TE7: Hunter Henry, LAC vs OAK

TE8: Jared Cook, NO @ TEN

TE9: O.J. Howard, TB vs HOU

TE10: Tyler Higbee, LAR @ SF

TE11: Jacob Hollister, SEA vs ARI

TE12: Dallas Goedert, PHI vs DAL

TE13: Noah Fant, DEN vs DET

TE14: Cameron Brate, TB vs HOU

TE15: Jack Doyle, IND vs CAR

TE16: Greg Olsen, CAR @ IND

TE17: Mike Gesicki, MIA vs CIN

TE18: Jonnu Smith, TEN vs NO

TE19: Kyle Rudolph, MIN vs GB

TE20: Gerald Everett, LAR @ SF

TE21: Jason Witten, DAL @ PHI

TE22: Tyler Eifert, CIN @ MIA

TE23: Darren Fells, HOU @ TB

TE24: Kaden Smith, NYG @ WAS

TE25: Jimmy Graham, GB @ MIN

TE26: Jordan Akins, HOU @ TB

TE27: Blake Jarwin, DAL @ PHI

TE28: Irv Smith Jr., MIN vs GB

TE29: Vance McDonald, PIT @ NYJ

TE30: Hayden Hurst, BAL @ CLE