It was good to see Rob Gronkowski and Travis Kelce get back to their dominant ways in Week 2. Both players were disappointing Week 1, but they each broke 100 yards receiving with a touchdown on Sunday. Kelce’s day was a bit more impressive since he put up numbers against the Eagles, who are usually very good at defending tight ends. Gronkowski did two very Gronkesque things on Sunday. He had a highlight reel catch-and-run touchdown. Then he followed it up by leaving the game with a groin injury. Sounds like it shouldn’t be too serious, but you knew what you were drafting when you added him to your team.

Jason Witten and Ben Watson continued to show that you don’t have to be a spring chicken to be a fantasy-relevant tight end. They combined for 21 targets, 188 yards, and a touchdown in Week 2. Both should remain solid options going forward. Each makes a strong replacement for Greg Olsen for those who lost the veteran this week. I wouldn’t use a waiver claim on Olsen’s backup, Ed Dickson.

Young whippersnappers Jack “MF’n” Doyle, Evan Engram, and Hunter Henry all saw a big jump in production coming off a quiet Week 1. Even Eric Ebron showed up so it was a good week to be a tight end.

Week 3 will show us who is the most consistent and worthy of keeping on your roster going forward. This mostly concerns the tight ends who are usually ranked in the 5-15 range. The TE slot can be frustrating to field each week if you don’t have a guy like Gronkowski or Jordan Reed, but there is always a chance a player like Ebron or Doyle finds his groove and becomes a safe option all year.

Speaking of Jack Doyle, he is a great streaming option or DFS play on Sunday when the Colts face the Browns. Jacoby Brissett targeted Doyle eight times, leading to eight receptions for 79 yards. A touchdown would have been nice, but you’ll take that stat line in PPR formats. Also look for Austin Hooper to have a good game against the Lions, who get burned by tight ends each week.

Below are the tight end rankings for Week 3. If you have a question, please leave a comment and we’ll be happy to help you figure out your best option.

Tight end rankings, Week 3

(SK: Scott Kaliska; JG: Jeff Goldberg; DG: Derek Gordon; KB: Kyle Bennett ZS: Zach Senvisky; JM: Jason Marcum)

TE rankings, Week 3

Rk Consensus Tm Opp SK JG DG KB ZS JM
1 Rob Gronkowski NE vs. HOU 1 1 1 1 1 1
2 Travis Kelce KC @ LAC 2 2 2 2 2 2
3 Zach Ertz PHI vs. NYG 3 3 3 3 5 3
4 Jordan Reed WAS vs. OAK 4 4 5 4 3 5
5 Kyle Rudolph MIN vs. TB 7 6 4 5 4 4
6 Jason Witten DAL @ ARI 8 7 6 6 7 6
7 Martellus Bennett GB vs. CIN 6 8 9 7 8 9
8 Eric Ebron DET vs. ATL 12 9 7 8 6 7
9 Delanie Walker TEN vs. SEA 5 5 12 9 12 10
10 Jack Doyle IND @ CLE 11 10 8 10 9 8
11 Hunter Henry LAC vs. KC 9 12 10 11 10 11
12 Jimmy Graham SEA @ TEN 10 11 11 12 13 12
13 Coby Fleener NO @ CAR 13 13 13 13 17 13
14 Austin Hooper ATL @ DET 14 14 14 14 16 15
15 Charles Clay BUF vs. DEN 18 15 18 15 15 14
16 Jared Cook OAK @ WAS 16 16 17 16 21 17
17 Evan Engram NYG @ PHI 17 18 21 22 11 18
18 Ed Dickson CAR vs. NO 25 20 15 17 18 16
19 Cameron Brate TB @ MIN 20 21 19 19 19 19
20 Tyler Eifert CIN @ GB 15 17 23 18 24 22
21 Antonio Gates LAC vs. KC 24 23 20 20 20 20
22 Benjamin Watson BAL @ JAC 19 19 22 21 22 24
23 Maxx Williams BAL @ JAC 16 14 21
23 Julius Thomas MIA @ NYJ 22 22 25 23 25 23
24 Zach Miller CHI vs. PIT 21 24 24
25 David Njoku CLE @ IND 24 23 25
Austin Seferian-Jenkins NYJ vs. MIA 23 25
Seth DeValve CLE @ IND 25