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Week 16 Fantasy Football Rankings: TE, K, DEF

Updated On: December 26, 2020, 7:32 pm ET

Logan Thomas aims to be a league winner vs. the Panthers while Noah Fants hopes to continue coming on late against the Chargers.  

Other positions: Quarterback | Running Back | Receiver 

Updated 12/26 at 7:30 PM ET. Moved Austin Hooper up.       

Week 16 Tight Ends

RK

Player

Opp

1

Travis Kelce

ATL

2

Darren Waller

MIA

3

Mark Andrews

NYG

4

George Kittle

@ARI

5

Logan Thomas

CAR

6

T.J. Hockenson

TB

7

Robert Tonyan

TEN

8

Noah Fant

@LAC

9

Dallas Goedert

@DAL

10

Rob Gronkowski

@DET

11

Austin Hooper

@NYJ

12

Eric Ebron

IND

13

Evan Engram

@BAL

14

Mike Gesicki

@LV

15

Jordan Akins

CIN

16

Cole Kmet

@JAC

17

Jared Cook

MIN

18

Hayden Hurst

@KC

19

Jonnu Smith

@GB

20

Zach Ertz

@DAL

21

Irv Smith

@NO

22

Tyler Higbee

@SEA

23

Dalton Schultz

PHI

24

Dawson Knox

@NE

25

Tyler Eifert

CHI

26

Gerald Everett

@SEA

27

Dan Arnold

SF

28

Jimmy Graham

@JAC

29

Drew Sample

@HOU

30

Jordan Reed

@ARI

31

Adam Shaheen

@LV

32

Jacob Hollister

LA

33

Trey Burton

@PIT

34

Geoff Swaim

@GB

35

Donald Parham

DEN

36

Harrison Bryant

@NYJ

 

TE Notes: Travis Kelce needs 60 yards to break George Kittle’s single-season tight end yardage record. Kelce has finished below 60 twice all year. … Speaking of Kittle, I will probably slot him in as the TE4 if he manages to return from his foot injury. So “low” because of both health and quarterback (C.J. Beathard) concerns. … Darren Waller has 11 more half PPR points than any other tight end over the past three weeks. He has 30 more than No. 3 Logan Thomas. … Back to balling over the past month, Mark Andrews has once again become impossible to leave outside of the top four. … T.J. Hockenson finally had a bad game. The Bucs would seem an unlikely spot to get back on track, but they quietly permit the seventh most tight end fantasy points. … All Robert Tonyan does is score. Few people better personify “boom or bust,” but Tonyan has managed to keep the bust at bay for well over a month. The Titans are a green light matchup. 

I came into the week expecting to have Logan Thomas lower, but the case is undeniable at this point. No matter who is under center for Washington, they won’t really be thinking outside the numbers or down the field. Thomas has 28 grabs over his past three games, reaching at least six each time out. … You can feel Noah Fant’s ceiling returning just as the season draws to a close. Hopefully Fant’s 2021 will be less injury marred. He’s a special player. … Hunter Henry is battling illness. There has not been any indication it is an actual concern. Coming back to life over the past two weeks, Henry could be needed for greater looks if Keenan Allen’s hamstring remains an issue. … Dallas Goedert has just eight grabs for 82 yards across Jalen Hurts’ two starts, but you could feel the ceiling to returning to Philly’s offense in Week 16. It goes without saying the Cowboys are a smash spot for all positions. 

Rob Gronkowski’s volume is not that of a true TE1, but he’s one of the only ones finding the end zone with any regularity of late. Gronk has become Robert Tonyan Sr. … The good news for Eric Ebron was that there was “no organ damage” following the big hit he absorbed Monday evening. This sport, man. Ebron had become a safe floor option, though it’s fair to wonder how much of that remains after his 2/30 Weeks 14 and 15 heading into a matchup with the Colts’ tough defense. … Evan Engram’s volume has thankfully remained. Don’t count on actual production if Daniel Jones (hamstring) doesn’t return. … Jordan Akins’ usage is finally creeping up. The Bengals allow the sixth most TE fantasy points. … With Tre’Quan Smith (ankle) joining Michael Thomas on the shelf, the Saints badly need Jared Cook against the Vikings’ Eric Kendricks-less defense. ... Even without Julio Jones in the lineup, Hayden Hurst’s usage has completely collapsed. It’s hard to believe he’s anywhere close to 100 percent health. … Coming off his best game, Tyler Higbee’s second best effort was against Seattle six weeks ago.    

Week 16 Kickers

RK

Player

TM

Opp

1

Younghoe Koo

ATL

@KC

2

Tyler Bass

BUF

@NE

3

Justin Tucker

BAL

NYG

4

Harrison Butker

KC

ATL

5

Jason Sanders

MIA

@LV

6

Rodrigo Blankenship

IND

@PIT

7

Wil Lutz

NO

MIN

8

Ryan Succop

TB

@DET

9

Daniel Carlson

LV

MIA

10

Jason Myers

SEA

LA

11

Mason Crosby

GB

TEN

12

Matt Gay

LA

@SEA

13

Greg Zuerlein

DAL

PHI

14

Joey Slye

CAR

@WAS

15

Mike Nugent

ARI

SF

16

Stephen Gostkowski

TEN

@GB

17

Cody Parkey

CLE

@NYJ

18

Jake Elliott

PHI

@DAL

19

Cairo Santos

CHI

@JAC

20

Ka'imi Fairbairn

HOU

CIN

21

Dustin Hopkins

WAS

CAR

22

Graham Gano

NYG

@BAL

23

Nick Folk

NE

BUF

24

Chris Boswell

PIT

IND

25

Michael Badgley

LAC

DEN

26

Robbie Gould

SF

@ARI

27

Matt Prater

DET

TB

28

Brandon McManus

DEN

@LAC

29

Dan Bailey

MIN

@NO

30

Sam Ficken

NYJ

CLE

31

Austin Seibert

CIN

@HOU

32

Aldrick Rosas

JAC

CHI

 

Week 16 Defense/Special Teams

RK

Player

Opp

1

Cleveland Browns

@NYJ

2

Chicago Bears

@JAC

3

Baltimore Ravens

NYG

4

Miami Dolphins

@LV

5

Philadelphia Eagles

@DAL

6

Kansas City Chiefs

ATL

7

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

@DET

8

Washington Football Team

CAR

9

Buffalo Bills

@NE

10

Arizona Cardinals

SF

11

Indianapolis Colts

@PIT

12

Pittsburgh Steelers

IND

13

Los Angeles Rams

@SEA

14

New Orleans Saints

MIN

15

Seattle Seahawks

LA

16

Carolina Panthers

@WAS

17

Los Angeles Chargers

DEN

18

Houston Texans

CIN

19

New York Giants

@BAL

20

San Francisco 49ers

@ARI

21

Denver Broncos

@LAC

22

Dallas Cowboys

PHI

23

Minnesota Vikings

@NO

24

New York Jets

CLE

25

Jacksonville Jaguars

CHI

26

Las Vegas Raiders

MIA

27

New England Patriots

BUF

28

Green Bay Packers

TEN

29

Tennessee Titans

@GB

30

Cincinnati Bengals

@HOU

31

Detroit Lions

TB

32

Atlanta Falcons

@KC


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