NFL 2018: Top 12 0.5 PPR NFL Fantasy Tight Ends
Projected Fantasy rankings for the top 12 Tight Ends
Tight ends are a vital part of any team’s offense. They are big targets in the passing game and they do a lot of blocking to make lanes in the running game. Here are my top 12 for fantasy purposes this season.
#12 Kyle Rudolph – Minnesota Vikings – 2017 total = 129.7
Rudolph has had a career resurgence of sorts, this past couple of seasons. He has caught 15 touchdowns and gained 1372 yards over that time period.
This year throws up a few changes in the Minnesota offense, with Kirk Cousins coming in at QB, and John DeFilippo coming in as Offensive Coordinator to replace the NY bound Pat Shurmur.
Shurmur managed to create a gameplan that suited Rudolph’s strengths, and I can see DeFilippo utilizing him the same way. The former Eagles QB coach really enhanced Carson Wentz’s play, who used his TE1 Zach Ertz, to great effect.
Cousins history with Tight Ends is promising for Rudolph. Over the past 3 seasons, Cousins has been highly efficient when playing in two TE sets.
Jordan Reed (when healthy) and Vernon Davis have both been able to put up good numbers with him under center. I can see Cousins leaning on Rudolph heavily to move the chains.