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

1Rob GronkowskiNEvs. HOU111111
2Travis KelceKC@ LAC222222
3Zach ErtzPHIvs. NYG333353
4Jordan ReedWASvs. OAK445435
5Kyle RudolphMINvs. TB764544
6Jason WittenDAL@ ARI876676
7Martellus BennettGBvs. CIN689789
8Eric EbronDETvs. ATL1297867
9Delanie WalkerTENvs. SEA551291210
10Jack DoyleIND@ CLE111081098
11Hunter HenryLACvs. KC91210111011
12Jimmy GrahamSEA@ TEN101111121312
13Coby FleenerNO@ CAR131313131713
14Austin HooperATL@ DET141414141615
15Charles ClayBUFvs. DEN181518151514
16Jared CookOAK@ WAS161617162117
17Evan EngramNYG@ PHI171821221118
18Ed DicksonCARvs. NO252015171816
19Cameron BrateTB@ MIN202119191919
20Tyler EifertCIN@ GB151723182422
21Antonio GatesLACvs. KC242320202020
22Benjamin WatsonBAL@ JAC191922212224
23Maxx WilliamsBAL@ JAC161421
23Julius ThomasMIA@ NYJ222225232523
24Zach MillerCHIvs. PIT212424
25David NjokuCLE@ IND242325
Austin Seferian-JenkinsNYJvs. MIA2325
Seth DeValveCLE@ IND25