Start of the Week –
Jared Cook vs Las Vegas Raiders
Jared Cook came out as a big surprise for the amount of targets he got last week against the Buccaneers. Now he goes up against his old team in the Raiders. What a revenge matchup that is going to be. Put him in your lineup and get ready to watch the murder unload.
Hunter Henry vs Kansas City Chiefs
Hunter Henry didn’t produce the greatest stat line last week, but he has a decent shot to make a good impression against the Super Bowl Champions. Last week, the Texans only passing touchdown was to a tight end, and you know damn well Henry is going to see a lot of looks this week.
Dallas Goedert vs Los Angeles Rams
Goedert did well last weekend against the Washington Football Team with a touchdown and decent yardage. I think I like him a lot this week against the Rams. We didn’t see what Dallas Blake Jarwin was able to do against the Rams because he tore his ACL. Moral of the story; you need to start Goedert this week.
Noah Fant vs Pittsburgh Steelers
Noah Fant proved to be Drew Lock’s number one target yet again at the start of the 2020 season. I like to see this continuing when the Broncos travel to Pittsburgh to take on the Steelers. They put Evan Engram in check, but I just have a good feeling about Fant this week.
T.J. Hockenson vs Green Bay Packers
Well, I thought I’d never put this name up again, but here we are people. Hockenson is back in the start column after a touchdown last weekend. He faces a Packers defense that doesn’t normally do well against tight ends, but he should fair well if he is given the opportunity by Stafford.
Eric Ebron vs Denver Broncos
Jonnu Smith vs Jacksonville Jaguars
Austin Hooper vs Cincinnati Bengals
Sit of the Week –
Chris Herndon vs San Francisco 49ers
Herndon still is a big comeback player for me, but the matchup is very bad. He goes against a 49ers defense that didn’t allow a catch to the Cardinals and in 2019 only allowed Tyler Higbee of the Rams to have more than 65 receiving yards. Avoid at all costs.
Rob Gronkowski vs Carolina Panthers
Gronk was a shadow this past weekend and Howard was the tight end that got all the credit. I just have to worry about how much of a factor Gronk is going to be this season. Last week’s match against the Saints wasn’t the best start, and I don’t think it’ll get much better.
Hayden Hurst vs Dallas Cowboys
Hayden Hurst didn’t do too bad last week against Seattle, but he wasn’t a primary focus like Austin Hooper was just yet. I wouldn’t bet on it against Dallas the way they put Tyler Higbee in place last weekend.
Jack Doyle vs Minnesota Vikings
I still am trying to like Jack Doyle man. However a match with the Vikings doesn’t bold well for him. I know they didn’t allow a lot of usage last week to tight ends because Aaron Rodgers doesn’t throw to them often. I just can’t overlook the fact, and I’d avoid him this week.
Greg Olsen vs New England Patriots
Greg Olsen caught a touchdown last weekend. So what. The Falcons defense sucks. He now goes up against a New England defense that has allowed the fifth fewest receiving yards to tight ends since 2019. Olsen is gonna be used strictly for the red zone, and that will be all. He won’t do jack against this Pats defense though.
Mike Gesicki vs Buffalo Bills
Jimmy Graham vs New York Giants
Ian Thomas vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers