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Week 15 Fantasy Football Rankings: TE, K, DEF

by Patrick Daugherty
Updated On: December 18, 2020, 7:13 pm ET

Robert Tonyan aims to stay on a top-five roll as Washington’s Logan Thomas hopes to prove he belongs in the top 12. 

Other positions: Quarterback | Running Back | Receiver

Updated 12/18 at 7:05 PM ET. Decided I had Jordan Reed too high. Moved Evan Engram down as we wait on health news. Waiting on Mike Gesicki. Swapped out Cardinals kickers. 

Week 15 Tight Ends

RK

Player

Opp

1

Travis Kelce

@NO

2

Darren Waller

LAC

3

Mark Andrews

JAC

4

Robert Tonyan

CAR

5

T.J. Hockenson

@TEN

6

Eric Ebron

@CIN

7

Hunter Henry

@LV

8

Noah Fant

BUF

9

Dallas Goedert

@ARI

10

Evan Engram

CLE

11

Logan Thomas

SEA

12

Rob Gronkowski

@ATL

13

Hayden Hurst

TB

14

Cole Kmet

@MIN

15

Jared Cook

KC

16

Irv Smith

CHI

17

Dalton Schultz

SF

18

Jordan Reed

@DAL

19

Jordan Akins

@IND

20

Austin Hooper

@NYG

21

Gerald Everett

NYJ

22

Tyler Higbee

NYJ

23

Dawson Knox

@DEN

24

Zach Ertz

@ARI

25

Tyler Eifert

@BAL

26

Drew Sample

PIT

27

Jimmy Graham

@MIN

28

Jonnu Smith

DET

29

Trey Burton

HOU

30

Geoff Swaim

DET

31

Jacob Hollister

@WAS

32

Anthony Firkser

DET

33

Dan Arnold

PHI

34

Adam Shaheen

NE

35

Mo Alie-Cox

HOU

 

TE Notes: Travis Kelce is 127 yards away from tying George Kittle’s single-season tight end yardage record. That’s a number he has reached in four of his past five games. Rarified air for any position. … Darren Waller has 27 targets over his past two appearances. With Henry Ruggs (COVID-19) on the shelf, the looks have nowhere to go but Waller and Nelson Agholor. … The coronavirus could not stop Mark Andrews’ hot streak, as he returned from the COVID-19 list to post his second most yards of the season, with both high-water marks coming in his past two games. The Jaguars have quit on 2020. … Robert Tonyan has not reached six targets in any of his past six appearances. That is not enough volume for top-four status, but it’s 2020 and Tonyan has four scores over his past four games, checking in as the TE3 by average points amongst healthy players on the season. The Panthers hand out the seventh most TE fantasy points. 

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With 35 targets producing 284 yards over his past four contests, T.J. Hockenson deserves to be higher against the Titans’ awful defense. The problem is Matthew Stafford’s (ribs) touch-and-go health. TE5 might be ambitious if it is Chase Daniel under center. … Eric Ebron’s five Week 14 looks were his fewest in six Sundays. He gets a soft landing in a Bengals D donating the fourth most TE fantasy points. … Hunter Henry never established a ceiling. He has done his best to provide floor, drawing seven-plus targets in 9-of-13 outings. Thursday night’s 52.5 over/under is enticing. … The Giants’ recent quarterback musical chairs have been bad for Evan Engram’s business. Thankfully, Week 15 opponent Cleveland provides the second most TE fantasy points. … Dallas Goedert’s production did not collapse in Jalen Hurts’ debut. It merely teetered enough to challenge his top-five status quo. At least in terms of TE fantasy points surrendered, the Cardinals are a bottom-five matchup. … Noah Fant’s 2020 has been injury decimated. He boasts upside for a 49.5-totaled Saturday date with a Bills team coughing up the sixth most TE fantasy points.

Logan Thomas is one of the only players Alex Smith can complete passes to. He has 15 grabs on 16 targets over the past two weeks. … The Falcons are an A+ opponent for Rob Gronkowski. I just find his usage too volatile in his crowded, inconsistent offense. … Hayden Hurst has 10-or-fewer yards in 3-of-4 games, which makes zero sense considering the available targets in the Falcons’ banged up offense. … At some point, Jordan Reed’s consistent volume of 5-6 looks will result in another 5/50/1 performance. The Cowboys are as soft as it gets. … The Bears are doing their utmost to get Cole Kmet more involved. The Vikings are an approachable place to take a TE2 gander if you’re out of reasonable options for the fantasy semis. … Jared Cook has revived for scores each of the past two weeks. The Saints’ passing volume will need to go way up to beat the Chiefs. … Gerald Everett and Tyler Higbee get a one-week return to TE2 relevance vs. the Jets’ Mountain West defense.   

Week 15 Kickers 

RK

Player

TM

Opp

1

Younghoe Koo

ATL

TB

2

Jason Sanders

MIA

NE

3

Rodrigo Blankenship

IND

HOU

4

Ryan Succop

TB

@ATL

5

Harrison Butker

KC

@NO

6

Justin Tucker

BAL

JAC

7

Daniel Carlson

LV

LAC

8

Wil Lutz

NO

KC

9

Tyler Bass

BUF

@DEN

10

Jason Myers

SEA

@WAS

11

Joey Slye

CAR

@GB

12

Cody Parkey

CLE

@NYG

13

Mason Crosby

GB

CAR

14

Graham Gano

NYG

CLE

15

Chris Boswell

PIT

@CIN

16

Cairo Santos

CHI

@MIN

17

Greg Zuerlein

DAL

SF

18

Stephen Gostkowski

TEN

DET

19

Matt Gay

LA

NYJ

20

Dustin Hopkins

WAS

SEA

21

Matt Prater

DET

@TEN

22

Mike Nugent

ARI

PHI

23

Michael Badgley

LAC

@LV

24

Robbie Gould

SF

@DAL

25

Ka'imi Fairbairn

HOU

@IND

26

Taylor Russolino

DEN

BUF

27

Nick Folk

NE

@MIA

28

Jake Elliott

PHI

@ARI

29

Sam Ficken

NYJ

@LA

30

Aldrick Rosas

JAC

@BAL

31

Austin Seibert

CIN

PIT

32

Dan Bailey

MIN

CHI

 

Week 15 Defense/Special Teams

RK

Player

Opp

1

Los Angeles Rams

NYJ

2

Pittsburgh Steelers

@CIN

3

Baltimore Ravens

JAC

4

Miami Dolphins

NE

5

Buffalo Bills

@DEN

6

Indianapolis Colts

HOU

7

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

@ATL

8

Cleveland Browns

@NYG

9

Seattle Seahawks

@WAS

10

New England Patriots

@MIA

11

Washington Football Team

SEA

12

New York Giants

CLE

13

Green Bay Packers

CAR

14

Dallas Cowboys

SF

15

Arizona Cardinals

PHI

16

Philadelphia Eagles

@ARI

17

Tennessee Titans

DET

18

Chicago Bears

@MIN

19

San Francisco 49ers

@DAL

20

Kansas City Chiefs

@NO

21

Los Angeles Chargers

@LV

22

Minnesota Vikings

CHI

23

Las Vegas Raiders

LAC

24

Denver Broncos

BUF

25

Atlanta Falcons

TB

26

New Orleans Saints

KC

27

Jacksonville Jaguars

@BAL

28

Houston Texans

@IND

29

Cincinnati Bengals

PIT

30

New York Jets

@LA

31

Carolina Panthers

@GB

32

Detroit Lions

@TEN

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