Computer Advice on Which Tight Ends to Draft in 2019: Zach Ertz, George Kittle, or Travis Kelce?

In our latest projections for tight ends Travis Kelce is number one, followed by Zach Ertz and George Kittle. Jordan Reed and Austin Hooper are not in the very upper tier, but they are solid options as well. If you are looking to take a quarterbacks high in the draft the projection recommends Patrick Mahomes and Jared Goff. If you use high draft picks at these positions and are looking for quality starting kickers then consider Jason Myers or Brett Maher. Below are our top rated fantasy football players based on the projected total fantasy points. We also have their projected fantasy points per game. In cases where a player is a free agent we have their team from the 2018 season.

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Top 24 Tight Ends

The #9 ranked tight end is Jordan Reed with a projection of 101 total fantasy points. Last season, he finished as the #17 ranked player so we are projecting a big improvement in 2020. Austin Hooper is not projected to be as good in 2019 (#10) as he was in 2018 where he finished as the #7 tight end. With 94 total projected fantasy points he is still a starting fantasy tight end.

TOP 1-89-1617-24
T. Kelce (KC) FP 181 | 11.3J. Reed (WAS) FP 101 | 6.3V. McDonald (PIT) FP 84 | 5.2
Z. Ertz (PHI) FP 145 | 9A. Hooper (ATL) FP 94 | 5.9K. Rudolph (MIN) FP 83 | 5.2
G. Kittle (SF) FP 141 | 8.8M. Andrews (BAL) FP 94 | 5.9J. Doyle (IND) FP 79 | 4.9
O. Howard (TB) FP 128 | 8D. Njoku (CLE) FP 93 | 5.8G. Olsen (CAR) FP 75 | 4.7
E. Engram (NYG) FP 125 | 7.8R. Gronkowski (NE) FP 92 | 5.7V. Davis (WAS) FP 74 | 4.7
E. Ebron (IND) FP 119 | 7.4C. Herndon (NYJ) FP 90 | 5.6D. Walker (TEN) FP 73 | 4.6
J. Cook (OAK) FP 116 | 7.2J. Graham (GB) FP 87 | 5.5H. Hurst (BAL) FP 71 | 4.4
H. Henry (LAC) FP 102 | 6.4C. Brate (TB) FP 86 | 5.4T. Burton (CHI) FP 63 | 4

Top 30 Quarterbacks

The #15 ranked quarterback is Jimmy Garoppolo with a projection of 336 total fantasy points. His projected rank this season is obviously much improved vs last season where he only appeared in 3 games. One player who is expected to slip in the fantasy quarterback rankings is Derek Carr who last season was #19 but is projected to be #23 this season. With 307 total projected fantasy points he is still capable of helping teams in certain matchups.

TOP 1-1011-2021-30
P. Mahomes (KC) FP 455 | 28.4B. Roethlisberger (PIT) FP 355 | 22.2C. Wentz (PHI) FP 317 | 19.8
J. Goff (LAR) FP 378 | 23.6A. Rodgers (GB) FP 355 | 22.2D. Prescott (DAL) FP 315 | 19.7
J. Winston (TB) FP 376 | 23.5D. Brees (NO) FP 346 | 21.6D. Carr (OAK) FP 307 | 19.2
M. Ryan (ATL) FP 370 | 23.1P. Rivers (LAC) FP 345 | 21.6E. Manning (NYG) FP 290 | 18.1
D. Watson (HOU) FP 370 | 23.1J. Garoppolo (SF) FP 336 | 21J. Flacco (DEN) FP 286 | 17.9
B. Mayfield (CLE) FP 370 | 23.1J. Allen (BUF) FP 324 | 20.3M. Stafford (DET) FP 280 | 17.5
T. Brady (NE) FP 364 | 22.8M. Trubisky (CHI) FP 322 | 20.1R. Fitzpatrick (MIA) FP 277 | 17.3
C. Newton (CAR) FP 364 | 22.7K. Cousins (MIN) FP 321 | 20.1A. Dalton (CIN) FP 274 | 17.2
R. Wilson (SEA) FP 362 | 22.6L. Jackson (BAL) FP 320 | 20M. Mariota (TEN) FP 271 | 17
A. Luck (IND) FP 356 | 22.2S. Darnold (NYJ) FP 317 | 19.8N. Foles (JAC) FP 267 | 16.7

Top 30 Kickers

With 121 total projected fantasy points Greg Joseph is ranked as the #14 kicker. Last season, he finished as the #29 ranked player so we are projecting a big improvement in 2020. Jason Myers is not projected to be as good in 2019 (#11) as he was in 2018 where he finished as the #3 kicker. With 123 total projected fantasy points he is still a starting fantasy kicker.

TOP 1-1011-2021-30
G. Zuerlein (LAR) FP 164 | 10.3J. Myers (SEA) FP 123 | 7.7D. Hopkins (WAS) FP 110 | 6.9
C. Catanzaro (NYJ) FP 150 | 9.4B. Maher (DAL) FP 122 | 7.6J. Elliott (PHI) FP 110 | 6.8
W. Lutz (NO) FP 145 | 9.1M. Crosby (GB) FP 121 | 7.6D. Bailey (MIN) FP 109 | 6.8
R. Gould (SF) FP 144 | 9G. Joseph (CLE) FP 121 | 7.5R. Succop (TEN) FP 108 | 6.7
S. Gostkowski (NE) FP 144 | 9M. Prater (DET) FP 119 | 7.4J. Lambo (JAC) FP 108 | 6.7
H. Butker (KC) FP 143 | 9A. Vinatieri (IND) FP 118 | 7.4B. McManus (DEN) FP 106 | 6.7
J. Tucker (BAL) FP 136 | 8.5A. Rosas (NYG) FP 117 | 7.3C. Santos (TB) FP 105 | 6.6
M. Badgley (LAC) FP 132 | 8.3D. Carlson (OAK) FP 114 | 7.1R. Bullock (CIN) FP 104 | 6.5
G. Tavecchio (ATL) FP 131 | 8.2C. Boswell (PIT) FP 112 | 7S. Hauschka (BUF) FP 101 | 6.3
K. Fairbairn (HOU) FP 125 | 7.8G. Gano (CAR) FP 110 | 6.9J. Sanders (MIA) FP 91 | 5.7

Top 45 Running Backs

Devonta Freeman is projected to average 8.7 fantasy points per game and his projected total of 139 points is good enough to be ranked #28 at his position. His projected rank this season is obviously much improved vs last season where he only appeared in 6 games. One player who is expected to slip in the fantasy running back rankings is Chris Carson who last season was #14 but is projected to be #19 this season. With 184 total projected fantasy points he is still a starting fantasy running back.

TOP 1-1516-3031-45
S. Barkley (NYG) FP 286 | 17.9D. Williams (KC) FP 195 | 12.2K. Drake (MIA) FP 133 | 8.3
C. McCaffrey (CAR) FP 284 | 17.8N. Chubb (CLE) FP 190 | 11.9P. Barber (TB) FP 133 | 8.3
M. Gordon (LAC) FP 267 | 16.7P. Lindsay (DEN) FP 187 | 11.7J. White (NE) FP 130 | 8.2
A. Kamara (NO) FP 256 | 16C. Carson (SEA) FP 184 | 11.5D. Guice (WAS) FP 127 | 7.9
E. Elliott (DAL) FP 241 | 15.1K. Johnson (DET) FP 183 | 11.5T. Yeldon (JAC) FP 124 | 7.8
L. Bell (NYJ) FP 237 | 14.8L. Miller (HOU) FP 166 | 10.4R. Penny (SEA) FP 123 | 7.7
T. Gurley (LAR) FP 235 | 14.7C. Anderson (LAR) FP 162 | 10.1J. Samuels (PIT) FP 120 | 7.5
J. Conner (PIT) FP 214 | 13.4A. Jones (GB) FP 160 | 10T. Coleman (SF) FP 116 | 7.2
D. Johnson (ARI) FP 209 | 13.1T. Cohen (CHI) FP 158 | 9.9C. Hyde (KC) FP 116 | 7.2
J. Mixon (CIN) FP 208 | 13M. Ingram (BAL) FP 151 | 9.5A. Ekeler (LAC) FP 115 | 7.2
D. Henry (TEN) FP 204 | 12.8M. Breida (SF) FP 140 | 8.8J. McKinnon (SF) FP 114 | 7.1
D. Cook (MIN) FP 203 | 12.7L. Murray (NO) FP 140 | 8.7R. Burkhead (NE) FP 110 | 6.9
M. Mack (IND) FP 201 | 12.6D. Freeman (ATL) FP 139 | 8.7A. Peterson (WAS) FP 110 | 6.9
L. Fournette (JAC) FP 201 | 12.6L. McCoy (BUF) FP 137 | 8.6M. Davis (CHI) FP 109 | 6.8
S. Michel (NE) FP 199 | 12.4M. Lynch (OAK) FP 136 | 8.5I. Smith (ATL) FP 106 | 6.6

Top 60 Wide Receivers

With 198 total projected fantasy points Odell Beckham is ranked as the #4 wide receiver. Last season, he finished as the #16 ranked player so we are projecting a big improvement in 2020. Mike Evans is not projected to be as good in 2019 (#10) as he was in 2018 where he finished as the #6 wide receiver. But with 173 total projected fantasy points he is still a full-time, elite fantasy wide receiver.

TOP 1-2021-4041-60
T. Hill (KC) FP 205 | 12.8A. Green (CIN) FP 144 | 9K. Golladay (DET) FP 108 | 6.8
J. Jones (ATL) FP 200 | 12.5E. Sanders (DEN) FP 141 | 8.8A. Wilson (MIA) FP 108 | 6.8
D. Adams (GB) FP 200 | 12.5M. Williams (LAC) FP 136 | 8.5D. Funchess (IND) FP 107 | 6.7
O. Beckham (CLE) FP 198 | 12.3T. Lockett (SEA) FP 136 | 8.5D. Jackson (PHI) FP 106 | 6.6
A. Brown (OAK) FP 195 | 12.2A. Jeffery (PHI) FP 130 | 8.1D. Westbrook (JAC) FP 106 | 6.6
D. Hopkins (HOU) FP 194 | 12.2D. Pettis (SF) FP 129 | 8W. Fuller (HOU) FP 106 | 6.6
M. Thomas (NO) FP 182 | 11.4C. Godwin (TB) FP 128 | 8R. Anderson (NYJ) FP 105 | 6.6
K. Allen (LAC) FP 182 | 11.4D. Moore (CAR) FP 126 | 7.9M. Goodwin (SF) FP 104 | 6.5
J. Smith-Schuster (PIT) FP 173 | 10.8S. Watkins (KC) FP 124 | 7.7T. Boyd (CIN) FP 102 | 6.4
M. Evans (TB) FP 173 | 10.8D. Baldwin (SEA) FP 122 | 7.6T. Ginn (NO) FP 100 | 6.3
J. Edelman (NE) FP 169 | 10.6S. Shepard (NYG) FP 121 | 7.6A. Robinson (CHI) FP 100 | 6.2
C. Ridley (ATL) FP 161 | 10C. Davis (TEN) FP 120 | 7.5K. Stills (MIA) FP 100 | 6.2
R. Woods (LAR) FP 157 | 9.8G. Tate (NYG) FP 118 | 7.4C. Kirk (ARI) FP 99 | 6.2
A. Thielen (MIN) FP 156 | 9.7C. Sutton (DEN) FP 117 | 7.3A. Miller (CHI) FP 96 | 6
B. Cooks (LAR) FP 154 | 9.6D. Moncrief (PIT) FP 116 | 7.2M. Lee (JAC) FP 95 | 5.9
A. Cooper (DAL) FP 154 | 9.6C. Samuel (CAR) FP 115 | 7.2T. Smith (NO) FP 94 | 5.9
J. Landry (CLE) FP 151 | 9.4M. Sanu (ATL) FP 114 | 7.1L. Fitzgerald (ARI) FP 93 | 5.8
T. Hilton (IND) FP 149 | 9.3T. Williams (OAK) FP 111 | 6.9J. Crowder (NYJ) FP 93 | 5.8
C. Kupp (LAR) FP 149 | 9.3K. Benjamin (KC) FP 110 | 6.9M. Valdes-Scantling (GB) FP 92 | 5.8
S. Diggs (MIN) FP 146 | 9.1G. Allison (GB) FP 110 | 6.9W. Snead (BAL) FP 91 | 5.7