Start of the Week –
Evan Engram vs Los Angeles Rams
Evan Engram has not produced like a tight end of his caliber should be producing. However, even though the Rams are tough on defense, they proved that tight ends are a weakness of theirs when they gave up two touchdowns to Bills tight end Tyler Kroft last weekend.
Hunter Henry vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Hunter Henry has been doing well this season scoring 10 plus fantasy points in every contest. He has been a great security blanket for rookie quarterback Justin Herbert, and I think he will do it again this weekend against the Bucs. They allowed a good number of points scored by tight ends Jared Cook and Noah Fant the past two weeks.
Noah Fant vs New York Jets
Fant could possibly have his biggest scoring opportunity this season when he takes on an awful New York Jets team. Fant will most definitely be the number one target for their third string quarterback. Put Fant in your lineup with confidence.
T.J. Hockenson vs New Orleans Saints
Hockenson didn’t put up his best stat line last weekend against Arizona, but he was targeted seven times, and should have had a touchdown if it wasn’t for Jesse James. He’ll face a Saints team that struggled against Darren Waller two weeks ago. Hopefully, Hockenson should do well in the same situation.
Dalton Schultz vs Cleveland Browns
Schultz didn’t have a great stat line either, but just like Hockenson he has seen a lot of targets (16) in his past two games. He should see a good amount of work as they face the Browns who have allowed the third most catches, and the third most fantasy points. He’s a low end start with some upside which I like.
Mike Gesicki vs Seattle Seahawks
Tyler Eifert vs Cincinnati Bengals
Drew Sample vs Jacksonville Jaguars
Sit of the Week –
Jimmy Graham vs Indianpolis Colts
Jimmy Graham has been getting a lot of attention in the waiver wire since his connection with new starter Nick Foles, but a match with the Colts is not a good one. The Colts have surrendered less than 3 points a game to tight ends. New connection or not, keep Graham on the sideline this week.
Zach Ertz vs San Francisco 49ers
It may be unpopular, but i’m doing it. I’m putting Ertz on the sit list this week against the San Francisco 49ers. Ertz and Wentz have struggled to get on the same page this year, and you may think with Dallas Goedert out that it bolds well for Ertz, but the 49ers defense has allowed the fewest points to tight ends so far this season.
Rob Gronkowski vs Los Angeles Chargers
Gronk actually looked like a little bit like his former self last weekend against the Broncos scoring 10 fantasy points. However, even with the Chargers defense banged up and bruised, I still would not trust him with having to split duties with O.J. Howard.
Hayden Hurst vs Green Bay Packers
Hayden Hurst scored a touchdown last weekend against the Bears, but that was the only reception he had all game. This week he’ll go up against a Packers defense that has allowed the ninth-fewest points to the tight end position. He also seems to be lost in the shuffle with the offense, and hasn’t quite filled the Austin Hooper role yet.
Austin Hooper vs Dallas Cowboys
Austin Hooper has been a ghost in the stat sheets for the Browns, and just really hasn’t fit into their system. He has less than 15 points in all of his games combined this season. Now he faces a weak pass defense in Dallas, and until they get Hooper involved more in the game plan, I won’t start him ever.
Greg Olsen vs Miami Dolphins
Chris Herndon vs Denver Broncos
Jack Doyle vs Chicago Bears