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 use high draft picks at these positions and are looking for quality starting kickers then consider Brett Maher or Jason Myers. The tables below show projected rankings based on total fantasy points (along with their per game fantasy projection). 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

Jordan Reed is projected to average 5.6 fantasy points per game and his projected total of 90 points is good enough to be ranked #12 at his position. We are projecting an improvement versus last season's final ranking (#17 in 2018). One player who is expected to slip in the fantasy tight end rankings is Jimmy Graham who last season was #14 but is projected to be #17 this season. With 78 total projected fantasy points he is still capable of helping teams in certain matchups.

TOP 1-89-1617-24
T. Kelce (KC) FP 181 | 11.3M. Andrews (BAL) FP 93 | 5.8J. Graham (GB) FP 78 | 4.9
Z. Ertz (PHI) FP 154 | 9.6V. McDonald (PIT) FP 93 | 5.8K. Rudolph (MIN) FP 76 | 4.7
G. Kittle (SF) FP 148 | 9.2D. Njoku (CLE) FP 91 | 5.7C. Brate (TB) FP 76 | 4.7
O. Howard (TB) FP 134 | 8.4J. Reed (WAS) FP 90 | 5.6N. Fant (DEN) FP 74 | 4.6
J. Cook (NO) FP 125 | 7.8D. Walker (TEN) FP 87 | 5.4G. Olsen (CAR) FP 73 | 4.5
E. Engram (NYG) FP 123 | 7.7T. Hockenson (DET) FP 87 | 5.4D. Waller (OAK) FP 72 | 4.5
E. Ebron (IND) FP 117 | 7.3A. Hooper (ATL) FP 83 | 5.2J. Doyle (IND) FP 71 | 4.4
H. Henry (LAC) FP 103 | 6.4T. Burton (CHI) FP 81 | 5.1D. Goedert (PHI) FP 70 | 4.4

Top 30 Quarterbacks

With 354 total projected fantasy points Carson Wentz is ranked as the #10 quarterback. Last season, he finished as the #22 ranked player so we are projecting a big improvement in 2020. One player who is expected to slip in the fantasy quarterback rankings is Russell Wilson who last season was #7 but is projected to be #11 this season. With 353 total projected fantasy points he is still a starting fantasy quarterback.

TOP 1-1011-2021-30
P. Mahomes (KC) FP 447 | 27.9R. Wilson (SEA) FP 353 | 22.1J. Allen (BUF) FP 320 | 20
A. Rodgers (GB) FP 367 | 22.9D. Brees (NO) FP 352 | 22M. Trubisky (CHI) FP 313 | 19.5
M. Ryan (ATL) FP 366 | 22.9A. Luck (IND) FP 350 | 21.9D. Carr (OAK) FP 311 | 19.4
D. Watson (HOU) FP 362 | 22.6T. Brady (NE) FP 348 | 21.7S. Darnold (NYJ) FP 298 | 18.6
B. Roethlisberger (PIT) FP 359 | 22.5L. Jackson (BAL) FP 343 | 21.5M. Stafford (DET) FP 292 | 18.2
C. Newton (CAR) FP 359 | 22.4P. Rivers (LAC) FP 336 | 21A. Dalton (CIN) FP 272 | 17
J. Winston (TB) FP 356 | 22.3K. Murray (ARI) FP 333 | 20.8N. Foles (JAC) FP 271 | 17
J. Goff (LAR) FP 356 | 22.2D. Prescott (DAL) FP 330 | 20.6M. Mariota (TEN) FP 264 | 16.5
B. Mayfield (CLE) FP 354 | 22.1K. Cousins (MIN) FP 329 | 20.5J. Flacco (DEN) FP 257 | 16
C. Wentz (PHI) FP 354 | 22.1J. Garoppolo (SF) FP 325 | 20.3R. Fitzpatrick (MIA) FP 240 | 15

Top 30 Kickers

The #10 ranked kicker is Adam Vinatieri with a projection of 115 total fantasy points. We are projecting an improvement versus last season's final ranking (#13 in 2018). Ka'imi Fairbairn is not projected to be as good in 2019 (#6) as he was in 2018 where he finished as the #1 kicker. But with 121 total projected fantasy points he is still a full-time, elite fantasy kicker.

TOP 1-1011-2021-30
G. Zuerlein (LAR) FP 143 | 8.9B. Maher (DAL) FP 114 | 7.2J. Elliott (PHI) FP 105 | 6.5
J. Tucker (BAL) FP 139 | 8.7J. 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 103 | 6.4
R. Gould (SF) FP 132 | 8.2M. Badgley (LAC) FP 113 | 7.1D. Hopkins (WAS) FP 103 | 6.4
S. Gostkowski (NE) FP 125 | 7.8G. Tavecchio (ATL) FP 110 | 6.9J. Lambo (JAC) FP 101 | 6.3
K. Fairbairn (HOU) FP 121 | 7.6K. Vedvik (MIN) FP 110 | 6.9D. Carlson (OAK) FP 101 | 6.3
H. Butker (KC) FP 120 | 7.5G. Joseph (CLE) FP 110 | 6.8R. Succop (TEN) FP 99 | 6.2
W. Lutz (NO) FP 119 | 7.4G. Gano (CAR) FP 110 | 6.8S. Hauschka (BUF) FP 99 | 6.2
M. Prater (DET) FP 116 | 7.3C. Boswell (PIT) FP 108 | 6.8R. Bullock (CIN) FP 90 | 5.6
A. Vinatieri (IND) FP 115 | 7.2E. Pineiro (CHI) FP 105 | 6.6B. McManus (DEN) FP 85 | 5.3

Top 45 Running Backs

With 157 total projected fantasy points Mark Ingram is ranked as the #24 running back. His projected rank this season is obviously much improved vs last season where he only appeared in 12 games. One player who is expected to slip in the fantasy running back rankings is Phillip Lindsay who last season was #12 but is projected to be #26 this season. With 148 total projected fantasy points he is still a starting fantasy running back.

TOP 1-1516-3031-45
S. Barkley (NYG) FP 266 | 16.6A. Jones (GB) FP 176 | 11M. Sanders (PHI) FP 129 | 8.1
A. Kamara (NO) FP 250 | 15.6J. Jacobs (OAK) FP 170 | 10.6A. Ekeler (LAC) FP 126 | 7.9
C. McCaffrey (CAR) FP 244 | 15.2D. Freeman (ATL) FP 169 | 10.6D. Guice (WAS) FP 124 | 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 120 | 7.5
N. Chubb (CLE) FP 202 | 12.6D. Williams (KC) FP 161 | 10.1R. Penny (SEA) FP 120 | 7.5
L. Bell (NYJ) FP 201 | 12.6D. Henry (TEN) FP 158 | 9.9D. Henderson (LAR) FP 120 | 7.5
J. Mixon (CIN) FP 200 | 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 152 | 9.5K. Ballage (MIA) FP 109 | 6.8
T. Gurley (LAR) FP 190 | 11.9P. Lindsay (DEN) FP 148 | 9.3D. Johnson (HOU) FP 108 | 6.7
D. Cook (MIN) FP 185 | 11.6L. Miller (HOU) FP 147 | 9.2M. Breida (SF) FP 106 | 6.6
L. Fournette (JAC) FP 182 | 11.4K. Drake (MIA) FP 144 | 9C. Anderson (DET) FP 105 | 6.6
M. Mack (IND) FP 180 | 11.2T. Cohen (CHI) FP 136 | 8.5C. Thompson (WAS) FP 104 | 6.5
C. Carson (SEA) FP 176 | 11J. White (NE) FP 130 | 8.1T. Pollard (DAL) FP 104 | 6.5

Top 60 Wide Receivers

The #35 ranked wide receiver is Dante Pettis with a projection of 123 total fantasy points. Last season, he finished as the #61 ranked player so we are projecting a big improvement in 2020. Zay Jones is not projected to be as good in 2019 (#49) as he was in 2018 where he finished as the #33 wide receiver. With 107 total projected fantasy points he is still capable of helping teams in certain matchups.

TOP 1-2021-4041-60
D. Hopkins (HOU) FP 223 | 14C. Godwin (TB) FP 140 | 8.8M. Lee (JAC) FP 116 | 7.3
T. Hill (KC) FP 213 | 13.3T. Boyd (CIN) FP 137 | 8.6A. Robinson (CHI) FP 116 | 7.3
J. Jones (ATL) FP 204 | 12.8C. Ridley (ATL) FP 136 | 8.5S. Watkins (KC) FP 116 | 7.2
D. Adams (GB) FP 200 | 12.5A. Green (CIN) FP 135 | 9.6D. Jackson (PHI) FP 112 | 7
J. Smith-Schuster (PIT) FP 199 | 12.4C. Kirk (ARI) FP 133 | 8.3T. Williams (OAK) FP 111 | 6.9
O. Beckham (CLE) FP 196 | 12.3J. Gordon (NE) FP 130 | 8.1M. Sanu (ATL) FP 110 | 6.9
M. Evans (TB) FP 189 | 11.8D. Moore (CAR) FP 129 | 8.1M. Goodwin (SF) FP 110 | 6.9
M. Thomas (NO) FP 183 | 11.4R. Anderson (NYJ) FP 129 | 8.1M. Valdes-Scantling (GB) FP 108 | 6.8
A. Thielen (MIN) FP 179 | 11.2D. Westbrook (JAC) FP 128 | 8Z. Jones (BUF) FP 107 | 6.7
K. Allen (LAC) FP 176 | 11E. Sanders (DEN) FP 125 | 7.8A. Miller (CHI) FP 107 | 6.7
T. Hilton (IND) FP 172 | 10.8A. Jeffery (PHI) FP 125 | 7.8C. Davis (TEN) FP 106 | 6.6
A. Brown (OAK) FP 172 | 10.8C. Samuel (CAR) FP 124 | 7.7Jo. Brown (BUF) FP 106 | 6.6
R. Woods (LAR) FP 167 | 10.4M. Jones (DET) FP 124 | 7.7C. Sutton (DEN) FP 105 | 6.5
B. Cooks (LAR) FP 162 | 10.2J. Landry (CLE) FP 123 | 7.7K. Stills (MIA) FP 104 | 6.5
S. Diggs (MIN) FP 162 | 10.1D. Pettis (SF) FP 123 | 7.7A. Wilson (MIA) FP 103 | 6.4
K. Golladay (DET) FP 160 | 10S. Shepard (NYG) FP 121 | 7.6M. Brown (BAL) FP 103 | 6.4
J. Edelman (NE) FP 160 | 10M. Williams (LAC) FP 121 | 7.6J. Washington (PIT) FP 101 | 6.3
A. Cooper (DAL) FP 158 | 9.9W. Fuller (HOU) FP 121 | 7.6D. Funchess (IND) FP 101 | 6.3
C. Kupp (LAR) FP 158 | 9.9L. Fitzgerald (ARI) FP 117 | 7.3K. Coutee (HOU) FP 100 | 6.2
T. Lockett (SEA) FP 142 | 8.9D. Moncrief (PIT) FP 117 | 7.3G. Allison (GB) FP 99 | 6.2