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Fantasy Football TE Rankings 2019: Week 15

Fantasy Football TE Rankings 2019: Week 15


Week 14 is in the books and rosters are beginning to take shape. Here are the top tight ends for Week 15.

For a tiered breakdown of each fantasy football position, click below:

Quarterback Rankings: Week 15
Running Back Rankings: Week 15
Wide Receiver Rankings: Week 15
Tight End Rankings: Week 15

TIER 1: Best of the best

1. George Kittle, San Francisco 49ers
Opponent: vs. Falcons 
2019 Stats: 60 Receptions, 754 Receiving YDS, 4 Receiving TD, 160.9 PTS, 2019 TE5
Previous Ranking: 1

2. Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs
Opponent: vs. Broncos
2019 Stats: 75 Receptions, 989 Receiving YDS, 4 Receiving TD, 202.3 PTS, 2019 TE1
Previous Ranking: 2

TIER 2: High-end TE1's

3. Zach Ertz, Philadelphia Eagles
Opponent: at Redskins
2019 Stats: 79 Receptions, 827 Receiving YDS, 5 Receiving TD, 191.7 PTS, 2019 TE2
Previous Ranking: 4

4. Darren Waller, Oakland Raiders
Opponent: vs. Jaguars 
2019 Stats: 72 Receptions, 879 Receiving YDS, 3 Receiving TD, 176.4 PTS, 2019 TE3
Previous Ranking: 3

5. Austin Hooper, Atlanta Falcons
Opponent: at 49ers
2019 Stats: 58 Receptions, 640 Receiving YDS, 6 Receiving TD, 160 PTS, 2019 TE6
Previous Ranking: 10

6. Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers
Opponent: vs. Seahawks
2019 Stats: 48 Receptions, 552 Receiving YDS, 2 Receiving TD, 115.2 PTS, 2019 TE10
Previous Ranking: 6

7. Jacob Hollister, Seattle Seahawks
Opponent: at Panthers
2019 Stats: 29 Receptions, 237 Receiving YDS, 3 Receiving TD, 70.7 PTS, 2019 TE32
Previous Ranking: 7

8. Hunter Henry, Los Angeles Chargers
Opponent: vs. Vikings
2019 Stats: 43 Receptions, 536 Receiving YDS, 4 Receiving TD, 122.6 PTS, 2019 TE7
Previous Ranking: 8

TIER 3: Low-end TE1's 

9. Jared Cook, New Orleans Saints
Opponent: vs. Colts
2019 Stats: 34 Receptions, 523 Receiving YDS, 6 Receiving TD, 122.3 PTS, 2019 TE8
Previous Ranking: 9

10. David Njoku, Cleveland Browns
Opponent: at Cardinals
2019 Stats: 5 Receptions, 41 Receiving YDS, 1 Receiving TD, 15.1 PTS, 2019 TE72
Previous Ranking: NR

For a tiered breakdown of each fantasy football position, click below:

Quarterback Rankings: Week 15
Running Back Rankings: Week 15
Wide Receiver Rankings: Week 15
Tight End Rankings: Week 15

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After two seasons on IR and little production, is Paul Richardson's time over with Redskins?

After two seasons on IR and little production, is Paul Richardson's time over with Redskins?

The Redskins signed Paul Richardson in 2018 to be the deep threat the team lost when DeSean Jackson left via free agency after the 2016 season. It didn't work. 

In two years with the Redskins, Richardson has 48 catches for 507 catches and four touchdowns, and both seasons finished with trips to the injured reserve. Washington, however, paid Richardson handsomely for his work.

He signed a five-year, $40 million contract with the Redskins that guaranteed $12.5 million at signing. To date, he's made nearly $20 million despite never being the team's leading receiver. 

Next year, Richardson will carry an $8.5 million salary cap number, but the team could get $2.5 million in cap relief if he's cut while taking a $6 million cap hit. The final two seasons of his contract have no guarantees and no cap number unless he plays.

If the Redskins wait until after June 1st, 2020, to cut Richardson then the numbers flip. The team would save $6.5 million against the cap and Richardson's contract would only count $2 million against the cap. In fact, the team doesn't need to wait until summer to make the move, but rather can use the Post-June 1 designation that the NFL allows organizations to use to better their cap. This should be the obvious move. 

Considering Washington has made a youth movement at receiver, with rookies Terry McLaurin, Kelvin Harmon and Steven Sims looking like the future, Richardson looks quite expendable. Especially considering the emergence of McLaurin as a potential elite wideout, both with deep speed and route running ability. 

Redskins team president Bruce Allen signed Richardson, but it's hard to know who will be making calls for the organization in 2020. There is much speculation that Allen could be on the way out, and the team already fired head coach Jay Gruden in October. Interim head coach Bill Callahan is not expected to remain in that position next season. 

If Richardson is cut, it's hard to look at the signing as anything but a disappointment. Big money for little production. That's not winning football. 

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Report: Chase Young plans on returning to Ohio State in lieu of entering NFL Draft

Report: Chase Young plans on returning to Ohio State in lieu of entering NFL Draft

The Redskins are unlikely to secure the No. 1 pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, but there is certainly a scenario where the teams that finish ahead of them would be in need of quarterbacks. If that’s the case, then Washington could be in line to select Ohio State defensive end Chase Young, who’s widely considered to be the highest-graded player in the draft.

But in an interview with TMZ, Young said his “plan” is to return to Ohio State for his senior year. Young set a school record with 16.5 sacks and counting this season despite missing two games due to suspension.

The Buckeyes are the No. 2 seed in the College Football Playoff, slated to face No. 3 Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl on Dec. 28 for the right to play in the national championship. Ohio State hasn’t won the title since 2014, when Young was still in high school.

It’s unknown whether he’d enter the draft if OSU wins it all. For now, Young’s draft status will be something for the Redskins—who will enter the offseason with a plethora of roster needs—to keep an eye on over the next few weeks.

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