I would often joke in the offseason that, "Hey, maybe tight end won't be so bad this year" is the Fantasy Football equivalent of famous last words, and it sure looks like optimism was misplaced this season. Entering Monday's games, only five tight ends are averaging more than 11 PPR points per game so far, and that includes three who have only played one game; 

 And that's without even getting into disastrous showings from Dallas Goedert, George Kittle and Kyle Pitts in the first two weeks. 

Sam LaPorta has been pretty good, though even that's relative -- he had 10 catches on 11 targets for 102 yards, ranking as TE4 through 2 weeks mostly because the position has been kind of a disaster. 5.5 targets per game isn't great, but he's emerged quickly as a dependable option for Jared Goff, and his after-the-catch skills give him opportunities to break some big plays even when he isn't being targeted down the field. I feel very good about LaPorta as my starting TE right now if he needs to be.

Otherwise? Well, much ballyhooed rookie Dalton Kincade has been fine, with nine catches on 10 targets, though for only 69 yards, while teammate Dawson Knox has been more involved near the goal line. HE hasn't been bad, but he's just been fine, nothing more. And that's more than we can say for Luke Musgrave, who flashed a solid downfield role in Week 1 but was a non-factor in Week 2. Greg Dulcich had a limited role in Week 1 before going on IR with a hamstring injury, while Jake Ferguson has turned 11 targets into 22 yards, testing the limits of how bad a Cowboys TE can be while still having Dak Prescott's trust; Ferguson started ceding some routes and snaps to Luke Schoonmaker and Peyton Hendershot in Week 2, and it wouldn't surprise me if that trend continued. 

Here are my rankings for Week 3 at the tight end position: 

  1. Travis Kelce vs. CHI
  2. TJ Hockenson vs. LAC
  3. Mark Andrews vs. IND
  4. Darren Waller @SF
  5. Dallas Goedert @TB
  6. George Kittle vs. NYG
  7. Sam LaPorta vs. ATL
  8. Evan Engram vs. HOU
  9. David Njoku vs. TEN
  10. Kyle Pitts @DET
  11. Zach Ertz vs. DAL
  12. Dalton Kincaid @WAS
  13. Juwan Johnson @GB
  14. Gerald Everett @MIN
  15. Hunter Henry @NYJ
  16. Pat Freiermuth @LV
  17. Luke Musgrave vs. NO
  18. Cole Kmet @KC
  19. Tyler Higbee @CIN
  20. Hayden Hurst @SEA
  21. Adam Trautman @MIA
  22. Durham Smythe vs. DEN
  23. Chigoziem Okonkwo @CLE
  24. Cade Otton vs. PHI