Top Tight Ends in Fantasy Football: Top 12 TEs Heading into 2020 NFL Season

Jason Schandl
Top fantasy football tight ends for the 2020 NFL season, including Zach Ertz.
Top fantasy football tight ends for the 2020 NFL season, including Zach Ertz. / Patrick Smith/Getty Images

The tight end position is always a tricky one in fantasy football. The distinction between the position's elite and the rest of the group tends to be pretty drastic, and there are only a small handful of weekly must-start players at the position.

The Duel is here to help you decipher the position for your 2020 fantasy football drafts, with our 2020 fantasy football tight end rankings.

Fantasy Football Tight End Rankings 2020

12. Noah Fant, Denver Broncos

11. Tyler Higbee, Los Angeles Rams

Tyler Higbee's late-season breakout in 2019 was incredibly impressive, but it's too soon to crown him a stud fantasy option. His breakout didn't come until teammate Gerald Everett got injured and was out of the picture, averaging 104.4 yards per game from Week 13 on, compared to just 21.2 per game from Weeks 1 to 12. This offense still has plenty of mouths to feed in the passing game, and Higbee won't likely come close to sniffing his breakout numbers from last year.

10. Mike Gesicki, Miami Dolphins

9. Austin Hooper, Cleveland Browns

8. Hunter Henry, Los Angeles Chargers

7. Hayden Hurst, Atlanta Falcons

After getting on the field for just 41 percent of the Baltimore Ravens' offensive snaps in 2019, former first-round pick Hayden Hurst will have a chance to be unleashed in 2020. The Atlanta Falcons fed Austin Hooper 97 targets in just 13 games last season, and shipping off a second-round pick to acquire Hurst suggests they want him to step in and play a big role in this passing game.

6. Evan Engram, New York Giants

5. Darren Waller, Las Vegas Raiders

4. Mark Andrews, Baltimore Ravens

3. Zach Ertz, Philadelphia Eagles

Zach Ertz seems to have fallen out of favor with some people this offseason, but it's still hard not to love his fantasy outlook. Ertz' 135 targets were just 1 shy of Travis Kelce for the most at the position last season, and Ertz did it while playing just 15 games. After Ertz and Kelce, only two other tight ends topped even 100 targets (117 for Darren Waller and 107 for George Kittle). With Alshon Jeffery's health still a huge question mark in 2020, Ertz figures to once again be the primary receiving option in a dangerous Philadelphia Eagles offense.

2. George Kittle, San Francisco 49ers

1. Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs

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