Start’ Em Sit’ Em Tight Ends – Week 5

Starts

Start of the Week –

Evan Engram vs Dallas Cowboys

While Engram didn’t quite put the numbers you all wanted, he did see ten targets on the day against the Rams. That is a good feeling going into this week when the Giants take on the Cowboys. Their ridiculously bad defense has given up the seventh most fantasy points to tight ends in 2020. Plus Engram has scored an average of 19 points in three of their last four games. He knows this defense. he will exploit it.

Hunter Henry vs New Orleans Saints

Well Hunter Henry could have done better last weekend, but he was facing Tampa Bay’s defense and still had a lot of balls thrown to him. He should be in a much better position this week against a Saints defense that has coughed up an average of eight catches and 24 points per game to the tight end position.

Zach Ertz vs Pittsburgh Steelers

Ertz saw some volume last weekend against the 49ers, but they were very short gains. He should better this weekend against the Pittsburgh Steelers. They have had problems guarding tight ends in the past, and Ertz is probably the Eagles’ best weapon receiving the ball. It might be a risky one, but fire it up.

Tyler Higbee vs Washington Football Team

Higbee kind of got lost in the shuffle after his big performance against the Eagles. Still, he is a great start this weekend against the Washington Football Team. Their defense has allowed a total of five receiving touchdowns to tight ends in the 2020 season. Higbee should see some good looks in this one.

Eric Ebron vs Philadelphia Eagles

Ebron got a decent amount of work in week three’s match with the Houston Texans. He gets a big opportunity this week when he faces a 30th ranked Philadelphia Eagles defense that just gave up 15 receptions, 185 yards, and a touchdown to George Kittle. The results probably won’t be that great, but expect Ebron to get a major boost in this one.

Sleepers;

Jordan Akins vs Jacksonville Jaguars

Logan Thomas vs Los Angeles Rams

Ian Thomas vs Atlanta Falcons

Sits

Sit of the Week –

Rob Gronkowski vs Chicago Bears

Same shit different day with this one. Gronk could possibly see more work now that O.J. Howard was put on IR, but I wouldn’t take the chance this Thursday night against the Bears. Their defense has been extremely hard on tight ends. Do I think Gronk will pull it together? Maybe. However, it will not be this game.

Austin Hooper vs Indianapolis Colts

Hooper finally found the endzone last weekend. Congrats the Cowboys suck. He’s back on the sit list against the Colts. Their defense has allowed the fewest points to tight ends this season. Don’t like it, and it will be a while before I like Hooper at all in Cleveland. Sit!!!!

Hayden Hurst vs Carolina Panthers

Hurst had some options in the passing game last week. In fact, he caught more balls than Calvin Ridley and the same amount as Julio Jones. However, it wasn’t that great of yardage, and now they face the Panthers who have allowed the fifth fewest passing yards this season. That corresponds to how many times Hurst will get the ball which will be not many.

Jimmy Graham vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Graham has done some decent work for Chicago when Foles took over. While, I do think he could do some good here, I am worried about the pressure Nick Foles is going to face from this Tampa Bay defense. If he doesn’t get the ball off in time, then Jimmy could be without some major points.

Mo Alie-Cox vs Cleveland Browns

Cox is what I expected Jack Doyle to be this year. Philip Rivers loves his tight ends. However, a match with the Browns is a little scary since this team is mostly used for the run and not the pass. He doesn’t have a lot of upside in this match either as I predict this is going to be a very low scoring affair.

Busts;

Mike Gesicki vs San Francisco 49ers

Greg Olsen vs Minnesota Vikings

Drew Sample vs Baltimore Ravens

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