Start of the Week –
Jack Doyle vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Doyle saw an incredible amount of targets come his way with T.Y. Hilton, Chester Rogers and Parris Campbell out. He saw 11 passes come his way and caught six for 73 yards and a touchdown. Look for this to continue this weekend against the Bucs as they are the 28th team against covering tight ends. Look for Doyle to see plenty of points come his way in this one.
Vance McDonald vs Arizona Cardinals
McDonald has been a complete shell of himself since Roelthisberger got injured. However, it is hard to ignore his matchup against the Arizona Cardinals who are the worst team in the NFL at covering tight ends. If you don’t believe me Tyler Higbee creamed them last weekend so McDonald is a huge play here. Chances are some poor sap dropped him too so he might be available for you to pick up off the waiver wire.
Kyle Rudolph vs Detroit Lions
Rudolph has done incredible at making a comeback this season scoring five touchdowns and double digit fantasy points in the last four matchups he has had. This week he gets another great one against divisional rival; the Detroit Lions. He has done well at facing them in the past including this season where he put up 58 receiving yards and a touchdown against them in week seven.
Ryan Griffin vs Miami Dolphins
Griffin didn’t score a touchdown last weekend, but he saw plenty of volume come his way from Sam Darnold catching five balls for 30 yards. Even with dealing with an illness he should be ready to go up against the Miami Dolphins who he scored double digit points against them in week nine’s encounter with claiming six receptions for 50 yards. Be prepared for Griffin to most likely get double digit points again.
Tyler Higbee vs Seattle Seahawks
I wasn’t sure if Higbee would have been a huge part of the offense last weekend with Gerald Everett falling to injury. Man was I mistaken when he absolutely murdered the Arizona defense posting almost 24 fantasy points. If Everett is out again (which is looking like what is gonna be) Higbee should thrive again against the Seahawks who are awful at covering tight ends. In fact they allow the second most fantasy points to tight ends all season.
Jacob Hollister vs Los Angeles Rams
Jason Witten vs Chicago Bears
Mike Gesicki vs New York Jets
Sit of the Week –
O.J. Howard vs Indianapolis Colts
Howard might have posted 11 fantasy points last weekend, but I am far from making him a start as the Colts are ruthless against tight ends. Since the beginning of the season the Colts have only allowed four touchdowns to tight ends and I don’t trust Howard considering this is only the second time all season he has scored double digit points.
Jared Cook vs San Francisco 49ers
Cook has been a huge support system for his fantasy owners everywhere scoring double digit fantasy points since week five. Weeks seven and eight don’t count due to an injury, but you get what I am saying. However, it breaks my heart to even put him on the list with playoffs around the corner, but sadly I have to. The 49ers are the best team at covering tight ends. Fewer than four catches per game, three touchdowns on the year and just less than eight points per game to tight ends doesn’t give me confidence with Cook this week.
Jimmy Graham vs Washington Redskins
Graham has a great matchup on paper against the Washington Redskins as they give up about 13 points to the tight end position per week. However, he finds himself like Detroit tight end T.J. Hockenson. He gets great matchups, but he doesn’t get the ball enough for it to be effective. Graham has struck out left and right for fantasy this season, and it is hard to see how it stops now.
Darren Fells vs Denver Broncos
Fells might have scored a touchdown last weekend against the New England Patriots, but I wouldn’t chase the points no matter how impressive they may be. Fells is a touchdown dependent tight end and a game against the Denver Broncos doesn’t give me a lot of confidence to stream him this weekend. The Denver defense has only allowed three touchdowns to the position all season long.
Jaeden Graham vs Carolina Panthers
This mostly depends on if Austin Hooper plays or not, but I wouldn’t trust Jaeden Graham this weekend against the Panthers. He only has one touchdown on the season and the Panthers are the sixth best team at covering tight ends. With some better options out there, it is best to forget Graham altogether as Hooper should be returning from injury soon.
Tyler Eifert vs Cleveland Browns
Jonnu Smith vs Oakland Raiders
Dawson Knox vs Baltimore Ravens