Start of the Week –
Robert Tonyan vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tonyan was a huge surprise in week four with three touchdowns from Aaron Rodgers. Maybe it was due to Adams not being there, and basically no one else knowing how to catch a ball, but Tonyan and Rodgers have a connection. I expect that to develop when Green Bay takes on Tampa Bay.
T.J. Hockenson vs Jacksonville Jaguars
Hockenson comes off his bye week with a great matchup on paper. The Jaguars are ranked 25th against opposing tight ends. Hockenson is slowly proving himself to me that his rookie season last year was fluke, and that he should be great this weekend.
Evan Engram vs Washington Football Team
So while Engram only caught one ball this past weekend against the Cowboys, he was able to run a score in. A little odd, but points are points. I believe he has another shot to do well this weekend against Washington. Their defense has allowed five touchdowns, and nearly five and a half yards per reception. Hopefully, this is the week that Engram goes off.
Noah Fant vs New England Patriots
Fant should be healed up from his injury he suffered two weeks ago against the New York Jets. He’s a good stream pick this weekend against the New England Patriots. Whether who will be quarterbacking also might have an impact on his target share could happen. Either way, Fant is a solid start against the Patriots who have allowed double digit points in their last two games to tight ends.
Mike Gesicki vs New York Jets
Gesicki’s year isn’t as red hot as we’d thought it would be. However, he has a fantastic matchup on paper against the New York Jets. You know this by now. Start all your players if they play the Jets. I promise you that Gesicki should finally score a great amount of points this game.
Eric Ebron vs Cleveland Browns
Irv Smith Jr. vs Atlanta Falcons
Jack Doyle/Trey Burton vs Cincinnati Bengals
Sit of the Week –
Gerald Everett vs San Francisco 49ers
Everyone wants to jump back on the Gerald Everett hype train after one game huh? Not smart people because now we have a situation where we don’t know which tight end will do better. I am leaning towards Higbee more in this one, but the odds still aren’t great against the 49ers anyway so a hard fade for me.
Zach Ertz vs Baltimore Ravens
Last week I said to start Ertz and he didn’t even get two points against the Steelers. A match coming up with the Ravens makes me gag at the thought of playing Ertz. The matchup isn’t even that bad, but I just am not comfortable playing him until he gets on a better connection with Carson Wentz again.
Jimmy Graham vs Carolina Panthers
Graham is surprising me a lot this year. It is crazy how a team makes a difference. He managed a one handed touchdown grab against Tampa Bay last weekend, and is continuing to prove people wrong. While that is all fine and dandy, I am still having trouble trusting Graham this week against Carolina as they only give up an average of nine points a game to them. Graham should be relocated to the bench this week.
Austin Hooper vs Pittsburgh Steelers
Hooper has been a joke to the Cleveland Browns. Honestly, why give him all this money and waste his potential here. Regardless, he is a sit again, but this time it’s against a Steelers defense that crushed Zach Ertz last weekend. If you think Hooper is going to do better, then you are out of your mind my friend. Fade and fade him hard.
Dalton Schultz vs Arizona Cardinals
Schultz while great two weeks ago returned to mediocrity with one catch for six yards last weekend against the New York Giants. I do not see things going good for him this weekend either when they take on the Arizona Cardinals. Time will tell too on how much Andy Dalton will use Schultz as well. I’d just sideline him for now.
Rob Gronkowski vs Green Bay Packers
Hayden Hurst vs Minnesota Vikings
Darren Fells vs Tennessee Titans