MIAMI, September 29 (WNN) — Noah Feant, Darren Waller, Travis Kelce, Mark Andrews and George Kittel lead my Week 4 Fantasy Football Tight End Rankings for 2021.
TJ Hawkenson, Dalton Schultz, Tyler Higby, Logan Thomas and Robert Tonian round out my top 10 choices for Week 4. Dawson Knox, Pat Freermuth and Juwan Johnson are among my top tight end streamers.
If you’re in a league that requires starting positions, top-notch tight ends shouldn’t leave your lineup.
If you haven’t drafted a specific substitute, look for players with great matchups on a weekly basis. I recommend starting with a dire ending that will be the first or second target in their respective offense.
Here are some of my favorite players in this week’s top 20 rankings:
Denver Broncos tight end Noah Fanta is 13th in the fantasy points he scored in his place. He averaged more than five goals per game in the first three weeks of the season and should be a big factor again in Week 4.
The Broncos host the Baltimore Ravens in Denver on Sundays. The Ravens allowed league-high 23 catches and 290 yards to finish through the three weeks. Look to Schultz to see at least eight goals in this matchup. I hope he posts his first 100 yard game of the season and finds the end zone.
He is my top tight end this week.
Darren Waller of the Las Vegas Raiders should never leave his lineup, whatever the format of your league. He ranks fourth in tight ends in fantasy points and second in the NFL in goals.
This week, the Raiders will face the Los Angeles Chargers. The Chargers were scorched by the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 3 by Travis Kelce and let the seventh-most fantasy points into position.
Look for Waller to expose this defense again this week. That is my number 2 option.
The Dallas Cowboys give a tough fight to Dalton Schultz at No. 7 in my Week 4 rankings. Schultz has made a great start and is fifth in the tight ends in fantasy points.
He scored twice in a Cowboys Week 3 win over the Philadelphia Eagles. This week the Cowboys will face the Carolina Panthers.
Watch the Panthers focus on confining the Cowboys outside the receiver, allowing quarterback Dak Prescott to find Schultz for a low advantage.
Cowboys should also get more red zone opportunities. I expect Schultz to catch one of Prescott’s three touchdown tosses and end the week inside the top 10.
The Buffalo Bills’ Dawson Knox is my No. 13 tight end, but should only be used in leagues that require starting positions.
The Knox scored at least three goals in each of the Bills’ first three games. He scored runs in each of his last two matches. Look for a tight end to extend that streak in Week 4, when the Bills host the Houston Texans.
The Texans allowed the fourth-most fantasy points to be eliminated through week three. Bills quarterback Josh Allen is off to a hot start and should throw at least three touchdown passes in this game, which I expect to be a resounding victory.
A great bet is to catch one of the touchdown throws from Knox Allen, my No. 1 fantasy football quarterback for Week 4.
Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Pat Freermuth is my No. 17 choice. Freearmuth is still a free agent in many leagues, but can be used as a TE1 streamer if you are in a league that requires starting positions.
Freiremuth caught four passes in Week 2 and another three in Week 4, including his first career touchdown.
The Steelers’ tight end should see more success in Week 4. The Steelers face the Green Bay Packers on Sunday in Green Bay, Wis. The Packers allowed a tight end touchdown in two of their first three games.
He also allowed positioning the third most fantasy points. Look for Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to target the rookie with a goal in this tough road matchup.
New Orleans Saints tight end Juwan Johnson went for two scores in Week 1, but took just one catch for 23 yards in Week 2 and didn’t make a catch in Week 3.
He has a risky game in Week 4, but I expect him to score a touchdown against the New York Giants in New Orleans on Sunday. The Giants allowed the fifth most fantasy points to be eliminated through week three.
Seek quarterback Jameis Winston gets the offense in the first home game of the 2021 Saints. He must throw at least three touchdown passes and find Johnson at one of the Saints’ red zone assets.
Johnson is my number 19 tight end. He should only be used in leagues that require starting positions.
Week 4 Fantasy Football Tight End Rankings
1. Noah Fant, Denver Broncos vs. Child
2. Darren Waller, Las Vegas Raiders on the LAC
3. PHI. Head to Travis Kelce, Kansas City in
4. Baltimore Ravens in Mark Andrews, Den
5. George Kittel, San Francisco 49ers vs. SEA
6. Detroit Lions at TJ Hawkenson, CHI
7. Dalton Schultz, Dallas Cowboys v CAR
8. Tyler Higby, Los Angeles Rams v. ARI
9. Logan Thomas, Washington football team at ATL
10. Robert Tonian, Green Bay Packers v PIT
11. Dallas Goedert, Philadelphia Eagles v. Casey
12. Cameron Brett, NE. in Tampa Bay Buccaneers
13. Dawson Knox, Buffalo Bills vs. HOU
14. Joanu Smith, New England Patriots v TB
15. Kyle Pitts, Atlanta Falcons vs. WAS
16. Mike Gesicki, Miami Dolphins vs India
17. Pat Freermuth in GB, Pittsburgh Steelers
18. Austin Hooper, Cleveland Browns MIN. Feather
19. Juwan Johnson, New Orleans Saints v. NYG
20. Tyler Conklin, Minnesota Vikings vs. CLE
Cowboys Ezekiel Elott runs against the Eagles. Photo by Ian Halperin/WNN |
Eagles’ Devonta Smith took a short catch. Photo by Ian Halperin/WNN |
Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders perform before the game. Photo by Ian Halperin/WNN |
Kendrick Bourne of the New England Patriots pulled into a 22-yard touchdown reception covered by New Orleans Saints Paulson Adebo in the fourth quarter at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass. The Saints defeated the Patriots 28-13. Photo by Matthew Healy/WNN |
Saints Alvin Kamara is kicked out of bounds after a nine-yard welcome. Photo by Matthew Healy/WNN |
Patriots Bill Belichick watches his team from the sidelines. Photo by Matthew Healy/WNN |
Saints’ Jameis Winston (c) throws a pass. Photo by Matthew Healy/WNN |
Saints Marquez Callaway pulls into a reception while being covered by Patriots’ Jesse Jackson. Photo by Matthew Healy/WNN |
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady encourages Buccaneers fans ahead of their game against the Los Angeles Rams at Sophie Stadium in Inglewood, California on Sunday. Photo by John Sohoo/WNN |
Rams head coach Sean McVay watches his quarterback Matthew Stafford (L) during third quarter action. Photo by John Sohoo/WNN |
The Buccaneers’ Rob Gronkowski (c) faces Rams’ Terrell Lewis. Photo by John Sohoo/WNN |
Brady runs 8 yards. Photo by John Sohoo/WNN |
Green Bay Packers head coach Matt LaFleur (c) cheers as kicker Mason Crosby hits a 51-yard field goal, helping the Packers 30-28 over the San Francisco 49ers at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. There was no time left to win. on Sunday. Photo by Terry Schmidt/WNN |
The Packers’ Robert Tonin (L) gives a good signal as Crosby (R) screams as he looks to his 51-yard field goal. Photo by Terry Schmidt/WNN |
49’s George Kittel cuts the edge for a 12-yard advantage. Photo by Terry Schmidt/WNN |
49ers fans cheer during the game. Photo by Terry Schmidt/WNN |
Packers’ Aaron Jones (R) runs out of the catch of Nick Bosa in the 49th. Photo by Terry Schmidt/WNN |
Packers Alan Lazard (L) is knocked down by Kevon Williams of the 49ers after a 42-yard pass by Aaron Rodgers. Photo by Terry Schmidt/WNN |