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Week 13 Fantasy Football Rankings: TE, K, DEF

by Patrick Daugherty
Updated On: December 4, 2020, 6:34 pm ET

Evan Engram hopes to keep compiling with Colt McCoy under center while Robert Tonyan aims for more splash plays vs. the Eagles. 

Other positions: Quarterback | Running Back | Receiver

Updated 12/4 at 6:30 PM ET. Removed Jonnu Smith

Week 13 Tight Ends

RK

Player

Opp

1

Travis Kelce

DEN

2

Darren Waller

@NYJ

3

T.J. Hockenson

@CHI

4

Dallas Goedert

@GB

5

Hunter Henry

NE

6

Evan Engram

@SEA

7

Noah Fant

@KC

8

Eric Ebron

WAS

9

Hayden Hurst

NO

10

Robert Tonyan

PHI

11

Austin Hooper

@TEN

12

Jordan Reed

BUF

13

Kyle Rudolph

JAC

14

Dalton Schultz

@BAL

15

Mike Gesicki

CIN

16

Logan Thomas

@PIT

17

Jordan Akins

IND

18

Zach Ertz

@GB

19

Trey Burton

@HOU

20

Gerald Everett

@ARI

21

Tyler Higbee

@ARI

22

Jared Cook

@ATL

23

Jacob Hollister

NYG

24

Tyler Eifert

@MIN

25

Drew Sample

@MIA

26

Jimmy Graham

DET

27

Darren Fells

IND

28

Anthony Firkser

CLE

29

Richard Rodgers

@GB

30

Mo Alie-Cox

@HOU

31

Harrison Bryant

@TEN

 

TE Notes: Travis Kelce is good, every other tight end is bad. … The good Lord Reebs hit on one of my favorite themes. Darren Waller is the clear-cut TE2 overall … and he’s cleared 50 yards three times. What a world. At least he has the Jets for Week 13. … T.J. Hockenson has displayed similarly little upside. He has had the decency to offer some floor, reaching 50 yards in 7-of-11 contests. For whatever reason, the Bears hand out the third most TE fantasy points. … Dallas Goedert has come alive the past two weeks. His Week 13 problem is the potential return of Zach Ertz (ankle) to the Eagles’ ever-more crowded offense. If Ertz can’t go, I may bump Goedert up to TE2 or 3. If Ertz plays, the fade won’t be that significant at this wretched position. … If Mark Andrews (coronavirus) gets cleared, he will slot in as the TE2 or 3 against the Cowboys’ non-threatening defense.  

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Hunter Henry is finally providing some actual production, finishing as the TE4 by total half PPR points over the past three weeks and TE6 by average. The Patriots are tough up the seam. We have to bet on Henry’s 4/40 floor holding tough. … Astoundingly, Evan Engram has reached nine targets in 4-of-5 games. His Week 13 bad news is that Colt McCoy will be under center. McCoy will undoubtedly be checking down to his tight end, though the Seahawks have been tougher up the seam than on the boundary. … There is where we start to play the guessing game. Out of Kendall Hinton jail, I will bet on Noah Fant stacking up targets and hopefully getting some red zone opportunities as the Broncos have to throw all day to keep up with the Chiefs. … Hayden Hurst has displayed zero ceiling. He compensates by drawing 7-8 looks most weeks. That did not include Week 11, where he zeroed against the Saints. Surely that can’t happen twice in three weeks…

Eric Ebron is the “one last job” getaway driver of TE1s. You do what you gotta do. … The healthier the Packers get at wide receiver, the more Robert Tonyan has produced in recent weeks. He has a zero-point baseline. Big plays and touchdowns keep him in the TE1 mix. … Jordan Reed has drawn six targets in back-to-back performances. The Bills are coughing up the fourth most TE fantasy points. … Even if Adam Thielen (COVID-19) returns, Kyle Rudolph will once again be positioned to soak up 6-8 targets if Irv Smith (back, groin) misses another contest. The Jags are as bad as it gets at every level of the defense. … Austin Hooper and Dalton Schultz are both empty compilers who have decent matchups. … The Athletic’s Texans reporter Aaron Reiss posits that Jordan Akins will likely be running more slot routes following the Texans’ wide receiver apocalypse. The theory passes the smell test. The Colts aren’t a great spot for it to be tested, though.

 

Week 13 Kickers 

RK

Player

TM

Opp

1

Younghoe Koo

ATL

NO

2

Wil Lutz

NO

@ATL

3

Justin Tucker

BAL

DAL

4

Daniel Carlson

LV

@NYJ

5

Jason Sanders

MIA

CIN

6

Tyler Bass

BUF

@SF

7

Rodrigo Blankenship

IND

@HOU

8

Zane Gonzalez

ARI

LA

9

Brandon McManus

DEN

@KC

10

Chris Boswell

PIT

WAS

11

Harrison Butker

KC

DEN

12

Robbie Gould

SF

BUF

13

Matt Gay

LA

@ARI

14

Mason Crosby

GB

PHI

15

Matt Prater

DET

@CHI

16

Michael Badgley

LAC

NE

17

Cody Parkey

CLE

@TEN

18

Stephen Gostkowski

TEN

CLE

19

Ka'imi Fairbairn

HOU

IND

20

Jason Myers

SEA

NYG

21

Greg Zuerlein

DAL

@BAL

22

Graham Gano

NYG

@SEA

23

Nick Folk

NE

@LAC

24

Dustin Hopkins

WAS

@PIT

25

Dan Bailey

MIN

JAC

26

Jake Elliott

PHI

@GB

27

Cairo Santos

CHI

DET

28

Randy Bullock

CIN

@MIA

29

Sergio Castillo

NYJ

LV

30

Chase McLaughlin

JAC

@MIN

 

Week 13 Defense/Special Teams 

RK

Player

Opp

1

Miami Dolphins

CIN

2

Pittsburgh Steelers

WAS

3

Baltimore Ravens

DAL

4

Indianapolis Colts

@HOU

5

Kansas City Chiefs

DEN

6

New Orleans Saints

@ATL

7

Seattle Seahawks

NYG

8

Buffalo Bills

@SF

9

Green Bay Packers

PHI

10

Minnesota Vikings

JAC

11

Cleveland Browns

@TEN

12

Chicago Bears

DET

13

Detroit Lions

@CHI

14

Las Vegas Raiders

@NYJ

15

Washington Football Team

@PIT

16

Arizona Cardinals

LA

17

Los Angeles Rams

@ARI

18

Atlanta Falcons

NO

19

Los Angeles Chargers

NE

20

New York Giants

@SEA

21

San Francisco 49ers

BUF

22

Tennessee Titans

CLE

23

New England Patriots

@LAC

24

Dallas Cowboys

@BAL

25

Philadelphia Eagles

@GB

26

New York Jets

LV

27

Cincinnati Bengals

@MIA

28

Houston Texans

IND

29

Denver Broncos

@KC

30

Jacksonville Jaguars

@MIN

Patrick Daugherty
Patrick Daugherty is a football and baseball writer for Rotoworld.com. He can be found on Twitter .