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

By simulating the 2019 season (all year round) we can project who the best fantasy tight ends are and in our latest projection Travis Kelce is number one, followed by Zach Ertz and George Kittle. Mark Andrews and Vance McDonald are not in the very upper tier, but they are solid options as well. Our top rated quarterbacks are Patrick Mahomes and Aaron Rodgers. If you are looking for good, but not elite, starting kickers consider Brett Maher or Jason Myers. 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

With 134 total projected fantasy points O.J. Howard is ranked as the #4 tight end. His projected rank this season is obviously much improved vs last season where he only appeared in 10 games. One player who is expected to slip in the fantasy tight end rankings is Kyle Rudolph who last season was #9 but is projected to be #19 this season. With 76 total projected fantasy points he is still capable of helping teams in certain matchups.

TOP 1-89-1617-24
T. Kelce (KC) FP 180 | 11.3M. Andrews (BAL) FP 94 | 5.9J. Graham (GB) FP 78 | 4.9
Z. Ertz (PHI) FP 154 | 9.6V. McDonald (PIT) FP 93 | 5.8C. Brate (TB) FP 76 | 4.7
G. Kittle (SF) FP 149 | 9.3D. Njoku (CLE) FP 91 | 5.7K. Rudolph (MIN) FP 76 | 4.7
O. Howard (TB) FP 134 | 8.4J. Reed (WAS) FP 90 | 5.6N. Fant (DEN) FP 75 | 4.7
J. Cook (NO) FP 125 | 7.8D. Walker (TEN) FP 87 | 5.4G. Olsen (CAR) FP 72 | 4.5
E. Engram (NYG) FP 123 | 7.7T. Hockenson (DET) FP 87 | 5.4J. Doyle (IND) FP 71 | 4.4
E. Ebron (IND) FP 118 | 7.4A. Hooper (ATL) FP 83 | 5.2D. Goedert (PHI) FP 70 | 4.4
H. Henry (LAC) FP 103 | 6.5T. Burton (CHI) FP 81 | 5.1L. Stocker (ATL) FP 68 | 4.2

Top 30 Quarterbacks

With 327 total projected fantasy points Jimmy Garoppolo is ranked as the #19 quarterback. 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 #22 this season. With 311 total projected fantasy points he is still capable of helping teams in certain matchups.

TOP 1-1011-2021-30
P. Mahomes (KC) FP 442 | 27.6A. Luck (IND) FP 354 | 22.1J. Allen (BUF) FP 317 | 19.8
A. Rodgers (GB) FP 367 | 22.9B. Mayfield (CLE) FP 353 | 22D. Carr (OAK) FP 311 | 19.4
M. Ryan (ATL) FP 363 | 22.7D. Brees (NO) FP 352 | 22M. Trubisky (CHI) FP 310 | 19.4
D. Watson (HOU) FP 362 | 22.6T. Brady (NE) FP 348 | 21.8S. Darnold (NYJ) FP 294 | 18.4
C. Newton (CAR) FP 362 | 22.6L. Jackson (BAL) FP 345 | 21.6M. Stafford (DET) FP 292 | 18.2
J. Goff (LAR) FP 361 | 22.6P. Rivers (LAC) FP 337 | 21.1N. Foles (JAC) FP 272 | 17
B. Roethlisberger (PIT) FP 359 | 22.4D. Prescott (DAL) FP 331 | 20.7A. Dalton (CIN) FP 271 | 17
J. Winston (TB) FP 356 | 22.3K. Murray (ARI) FP 330 | 20.6M. Mariota (TEN) FP 267 | 16.7
C. Wentz (PHI) FP 356 | 22.2J. Garoppolo (SF) FP 327 | 20.5J. Flacco (DEN) FP 258 | 16.1
R. Wilson (SEA) FP 355 | 22.2K. Cousins (MIN) FP 327 | 20.4R. Fitzpatrick (MIA) FP 241 | 15

Top 30 Kickers

With 113 total projected fantasy points Mike Badgley is ranked as the #14 kicker. His projected rank this season is obviously much improved vs last season where he only appeared in 10 games. One player who is expected to slip in the fantasy kicker rankings is Jason Myers who last season was #3 but is projected to be #12 this season. With 114 total projected fantasy points he is still a starting fantasy kicker.

TOP 1-1011-2021-30
G. Zuerlein (LAR) FP 143 | 8.9B. Maher (DAL) FP 114 | 7.2J. Elliott (PHI) FP 104 | 6.5
J. Tucker (BAL) FP 140 | 8.8J. Myers (SEA) FP 114 | 7.1A. Rosas (NYG) FP 104 | 6.5
T. Bertolet (NYJ) FP 135 | 8.4M. Crosby (GB) FP 114 | 7.1M. Gay (TB) FP 104 | 6.5
R. Gould (SF) FP 133 | 8.3M. Badgley (LAC) FP 113 | 7.1D. Hopkins (WAS) FP 102 | 6.3
S. Gostkowski (NE) FP 124 | 7.8K. Vedvik (MIN) FP 111 | 6.9J. Lambo (JAC) FP 102 | 6.3
K. Fairbairn (HOU) FP 120 | 7.5G. Tavecchio (ATL) FP 110 | 6.9D. Carlson (OAK) FP 101 | 6.3
W. Lutz (NO) FP 118 | 7.4G. Joseph (CLE) FP 109 | 6.8R. Succop (TEN) FP 100 | 6.3
H. Butker (KC) FP 118 | 7.4C. Boswell (PIT) FP 109 | 6.8S. Hauschka (BUF) FP 99 | 6.2
M. Prater (DET) FP 116 | 7.3G. Gano (CAR) FP 109 | 6.8R. Bullock (CIN) FP 91 | 5.7
A. Vinatieri (IND) FP 115 | 7.2E. Pineiro (CHI) FP 105 | 6.5B. McManus (DEN) FP 86 | 5.3

Top 45 Running Backs

Nick Chubb is projected to average 12.6 fantasy points per game and his projected total of 201 points is good enough to be ranked #6 at his position. Last season, he finished as the #15 ranked player so we are projecting a big improvement in 2020. One player who is expected to slip in the fantasy running back rankings is Jordan Howard who last season was #20 but is projected to be #38 this season. With 120 total projected fantasy points he is still capable of helping teams in certain matchups.

TOP 1-1516-3031-45
S. Barkley (NYG) FP 266 | 16.6C. Carson (SEA) FP 176 | 11M. Sanders (PHI) FP 129 | 8.1
A. Kamara (NO) FP 250 | 15.6J. Jacobs (OAK) FP 171 | 10.7A. Ekeler (LAC) FP 127 | 7.9
C. McCaffrey (CAR) FP 242 | 15.1D. Freeman (ATL) FP 169 | 10.5D. Guice (WAS) FP 123 | 7.7
E. Elliott (DAL) FP 231 | 14.4M. Gordon (LAC) FP 162 | 11.6L. Murray (NO) FP 122 | 7.6
J. Conner (PIT) FP 205 | 12.8S. Michel (NE) FP 161 | 10.1D. Lewis (TEN) FP 121 | 7.5
N. Chubb (CLE) FP 201 | 12.6D. Williams (KC) FP 160 | 10D. Henderson (LAR) FP 120 | 7.5
L. Bell (NYJ) FP 201 | 12.6D. Henry (TEN) FP 158 | 9.9R. Penny (SEA) FP 120 | 7.5
J. Mixon (CIN) FP 199 | 12.5T. Coleman (SF) FP 158 | 9.9J. Howard (PHI) FP 120 | 7.5
K. Johnson (DET) FP 197 | 12.3M. Ingram (BAL) FP 157 | 9.8P. Barber (TB) FP 119 | 7.4
D. Johnson (ARI) FP 192 | 12D. Montgomery (CHI) FP 151 | 9.5R. Freeman (DEN) FP 112 | 7
T. Gurley (LAR) FP 191 | 11.9P. Lindsay (DEN) FP 148 | 9.2K. Ballage (MIA) FP 110 | 6.9
D. Cook (MIN) FP 185 | 11.6L. Miller (HOU) FP 147 | 9.2D. Johnson (HOU) FP 108 | 6.7
L. Fournette (JAC) FP 183 | 11.4K. Drake (MIA) FP 144 | 9M. Breida (SF) FP 106 | 6.6
M. Mack (IND) FP 180 | 11.3T. Cohen (CHI) FP 136 | 8.5C. Anderson (DET) FP 105 | 6.6
A. Jones (GB) FP 176 | 11J. White (NE) FP 130 | 8.1C. Thompson (WAS) FP 104 | 6.5

Top 60 Wide Receivers

With 164 total projected fantasy points Amari Cooper is ranked as the #14 wide receiver. In 2018 he was just the #19 ranked player at the position. He could be someone worth more than you might think in 2019. Larry Fitzgerald is not projected to be as good in 2019 (#38) as he was in 2018 where he finished as the #27 wide receiver. With 117 total projected fantasy points he is still a starting fantasy wide receiver.

TOP 1-2021-4041-60
D. Hopkins (HOU) FP 224 | 14C. Godwin (TB) FP 140 | 8.8A. Robinson (CHI) FP 116 | 7.2
T. Hill (KC) FP 212 | 13.2T. Boyd (CIN) FP 137 | 8.6S. Watkins (KC) FP 115 | 7.2
J. Jones (ATL) FP 204 | 12.8D. Moore (CAR) FP 136 | 8.5D. Jackson (PHI) FP 113 | 7
D. Adams (GB) FP 199 | 12.5C. Ridley (ATL) FP 136 | 8.5E. Sanders (DEN) FP 112 | 7
J. Smith-Schuster (PIT) FP 198 | 12.4A. Green (CIN) FP 134 | 9.6M. Sanu (ATL) FP 110 | 6.9
O. Beckham (CLE) FP 196 | 12.2C. Kirk (ARI) FP 133 | 8.3M. Goodwin (SF) FP 110 | 6.9
M. Evans (TB) FP 189 | 11.8J. Gordon (NE) FP 130 | 8.1T. Williams (OAK) FP 108 | 6.8
M. Thomas (NO) FP 183 | 11.5R. Anderson (NYJ) FP 129 | 8M. Valdes-Scantling (GB) FP 108 | 6.8
A. Thielen (MIN) FP 178 | 11.2D. Westbrook (JAC) FP 128 | 8M. Brown (BAL) FP 107 | 6.7
K. Allen (LAC) FP 176 | 11M. Jones (DET) FP 126 | 7.9C. Sutton (DEN) FP 107 | 6.7
T. Hilton (IND) FP 172 | 10.8A. Jeffery (PHI) FP 125 | 7.8C. Davis (TEN) FP 106 | 6.7
A. Brown (OAK) FP 172 | 10.8D. Pettis (SF) FP 124 | 7.7A. Miller (CHI) FP 106 | 6.6
R. Woods (LAR) FP 168 | 10.5J. Landry (CLE) FP 123 | 7.7Z. Jones (BUF) FP 106 | 6.6
A. Cooper (DAL) FP 164 | 10.2C. Samuel (CAR) FP 123 | 7.7Jo. Brown (BUF) FP 105 | 6.6
B. Cooks (LAR) FP 163 | 10.2M. Williams (LAC) FP 121 | 7.6K. Stills (MIA) FP 104 | 6.5
S. Diggs (MIN) FP 162 | 10.1S. Shepard (NYG) FP 121 | 7.6A. Wilson (MIA) FP 104 | 6.5
K. Golladay (DET) FP 160 | 10W. Fuller (HOU) FP 121 | 7.6D. Funchess (IND) FP 102 | 6.3
J. Edelman (NE) FP 160 | 10L. Fitzgerald (ARI) FP 117 | 7.3J. Washington (PIT) FP 101 | 6.3
C. Kupp (LAR) FP 160 | 10M. Lee (JAC) FP 117 | 7.3K. Coutee (HOU) FP 100 | 6.3
T. Lockett (SEA) FP 141 | 8.8D. Moncrief (PIT) FP 116 | 7.3D. Hamilton (DEN) FP 99 | 6.2