Fantasy Football Week 9 TE Rankings: Eric Ebron Up, George Kittle Hurt

Fantasy Football Tight End Rankings Week 9

Getty George Kittle #85 of the San Francisco 49ers celebrates a touchdown against the New Orleans Saints.

Welcome to our Fantasy Football Tight End Rankings for Week 9 of the 2020 NFL regular season. This week we examine the fallout of George Kittle’s injury. Plus, a former Pro Bowler looks to be resurrecting his fantasy value in Pittsburgh.

* If you’re looking for more information on how to best set your lineup this coming week check out our Week 9 TE Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em.

Reminder: These rankings are based on full-PPR scoring formats.

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Tight End Outlook Week 9

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, George Kittle will miss eight weeks with a broken bone in his foot. While an obvious loss for fantasy owners, Kittle had not been the dominant week-in, week-out presence this year that he had in years past. Kittle has had two monster performances this season, a 40.10 point outing and a 23.9 point performance. However, toss those two showings aside and he averages just 8.53 points and totaled zero TDs on the year. Plenty of that has to do with the team’s QB play, which isn’t likely to receive much of a boost anytime soon. Schefter also reported that Jimmy Garoppolo is expected to be “out indefinitely” after re-aggravating his ankle injury this past week. In return, either Nick Mullens or C.J. Beathard (or both) will be pressed into starting duty on a short week.

The Packers defense has allowed the fourth-fewest points to the position this season, allowing just one TD to an opposing TE all year. They’ve also held all TEs to 51 receiving yards or fewer in all but two games this year. With Kittle out, Ross Dwelley (TE21) gets a slight bump, especially in an offense that has been devastated by injuries across their skill positions. Still, the situation makes Dwelley nothing less than a bye week/injury replacement flyer.

Eric Ebron (TE12) has now scored 11-plus points in back-to-back weeks and looks to be building a solid rapport with QB Ben Roethlisberger. While Ebron’s opponents, the Dallas Cowboys, are just middle of the pack when it comes to points surrendered to TEs, their secondary as a whole is extremely poor, allowing 18 passing TDs (3rd-most in NFL). Owned in just 45% of Yahoo leagues, Ebron is a must-add at a position extremely thin with top-end talent.


Week 9 Fantasy Rankings: Tight End

  1. Rankings
  2. [QBs | RBs | WRs | TEs | DEF | Ks]
  3. Start-Sit
  4. [QBs | RBs | WRs | TEs | DEF | Ks]
    • Matchup: Great l Avg l Tough
  1. NOTABLE TE BYE WEEKS: Drew Sample (CIN), Austin Hooper (CLE), Harrison Bryant (CLE), David Njoku (CLE), Dallas Goedert (PHI), Richard Rodgers (PHI), Gerald Everett (LAR), Tyler Higbee (LAR)
  2. #

    Tight End TEAM

    Opp.

    1

    Travis Kelce KC

    vs. CAR

    2

    Darren Waller LV

    @ LAC

    3

    Mark Andrews BAL

    @ IND

    4

    Noah Fant DEN

    @ ATL

    5

    T.J. Hockenson DET

    @ MIN

    6

    Rob Gronkowski TB

    vs. NO

    7

    Jared Cook NO

    @ TB

    8

    Hayden Hurst ATL

    vs. DEN

    9

    Evan Engram NYG

    @ WAS

    10

    Hunter Henry LAC

    vs. LV

    11

    Trey Burton IND

    vs. BAL

    12

    Eric Ebron PIT

    @ DAL

    13

    Robert Tonyan GB

    @ SF

    14

    Logan Thomas WAS

    vs. NYG

    15

    Dalton Schultz DAL

    vs. PIT

    16

    Jimmy Graham CHI

    @ TEN

    17

    Darren Fells HOU

    @ JAC

    18

    Jonnu Smith TEN

    vs. CHI

    19

    Jack Doyle IND

    vs. BAL

    20

    Albert Okwuegbunam DEN

    @ ATL

    21

    Ross Dwelley SF

    vs. GB

    22

    Mike Gesicki MIA

    @ ARI

    23

    Anthony Firkser TEN

    vs. CHI

    24

    Irv Smith Jr. MIN

    vs. DET

    25

    Dan Arnold ARI

    vs. MIA

    26

    Mo Ali-Cox IND

    vs. BAL

    27

    Kyle Rudolph MIN

    vs. DET

    28

    Cameron Brate TB

    vs. NO

    29

    Chris Herndon IV NYJ

    vs. NE

    30

    Greg Olsen SEA

    @ BUF

    31

    Jace Sternberger GB

    @ SF

    32

    Jordan Akins HOU INJ

    @ JAC

    33

    Tyler Eifert JAC INJ

    vs. HOU

    34

    Adam Shaheen MIA

    @ ARI

    35

    Ryan Izzo NE

    @ NYJ

    36

    Tyler Kroft BUF

    vs. SEA

    37

    Ian Thomas CAR

    @ KC

    38

    Will Dissly SEA

    @ BUF

    39

    Dawson Knox BUF COV

    vs. SEA

    40

    Jake Butt DEN

    @ ATL

    41

    James O’Shaughnessy JAC

    vs. HOU

    42

    Nick Vannett DEN

    @ ATL

    43

    Charlie Woerner SF

    vs. GB

    44

    Adam Trautman NO

    @ TB

    45

    Nick Boyle BAL

    @ IND

    46

    Vance McDonald PIT

    @ DAL

    47

    Durham Smythe MIA

    @ ARI

    48

    Jesse James DET

    @ MIN

    49

    Ryan Griffin NYJ

    vs. NE

    50

    Kaden Smith NYG

    @ WAS

    51

    Jacob Hollister SEA

    @ BUF

    52

    Tanner Hudson TB

    vs. NO

    53

    Blake Bell DAL

    vs. PIT

    54

    Darrell Daniels ARI

    vs. MIA

    55

    Cole Kmet CHI

    @ TEN

    56

    Trevon Wesco NYJ

    vs. NE

    57

    Jaeden Graham ATL

    vs. DEN

    58

    Chris Manhertz CAR

    @ KC

    59

    Nick Keizer KC

    vs. CAR

    60

    Demetrius Harris CHI

    @ TEN

    61

    Luke Stocker ATL

    vs. DEN

    62

    Devin Asiasi NE

    @ NYJ

    63

    MyCole Pruitt TEN

    vs. CHI

    64

    Lee Smith BUF

    vs. SEA

    65

    Tyler Conklin MIN

    vs. DET

    66

    Levine Toilolo NYG

    @ WAS

    67

    Jeremy Sprinkle WAS

    vs. NYG

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