Start’ Em Sit’ Em Tight Ends – Week 8


Start of the Week –

Rob Gronkowski vs New York Giants

Okay Gronk. I see you now. After having two games in a row with a touchdown, it seems the connection between Brady and Gronk is back. Now the vetern tight end will go up against the New York Giants who got smoked by the Eagles tight end Richard Rodgers. Easy play here.

Jonnu Smith vs Cincinnati Bengals

Smith should come back to fantasy relevance this weekend when the Titans take on the Bengals. The last two weeks, Smith has been dealing with an injury, and now he looks to be fully healed and ready to go. He also faces a Bengals defense that ranks 30th out of 32 at defending tight ends.

Hunter Henry vs Denver Broncos

Henry is a weird play at times. Last week he faced a Jacksonville defense that was awful at defending tight ends and he didn’t score much. It seems that Herbert is throwing more to Keenan Allen which isn’t bad if you are a fan, but if you are a Henry fan it might. I say he bounces back this weekend against a divisional opponent in Denver.

Noah Fant vs Los Angeles Chargers

Fant is the same as Jeudy as his ability is being threatened by some poor quarterback play and some bad play calling by the coordinator. However, he should see a bounce back against a divisional rival. Something about a match against divisional opponents can sway the odds.

Jimmy Graham vs New Orleans Saints

Revenge time. Graham’s first team in the NFL was the New Orleans Saints, and with the way he has been playing this yea, I like him a lot against his former team especially with these stats; the second most fantasy points given up to tight ends this season and six touchdowns. Graham is a redzone machine and he should do quite well against the Saints this weekend.


Richard Rodgers vs Dallas Cowboys

Harrison Bryant vs Las Vegas Raiders

Mike Gesicki vs Los Angeles Rams


Sit of the Week –

Robert Tonyan vs Minnesota Vikings

Ever since his three touchdown performance, Tonyan has been a shell of his former self. It isn’t a big thing on him, but Adams is back in the mix, and he is essentially a target stealer. So sadly, unless Adams were to get hurt again, Tonyan is pretty useless.

Evan Engram vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Engram had double digit points last weekend, but that was against the Eagles. Now he faces a Buccaneers defense that has allowed about only a little more than ten points per game to tight ends. Plus, Daniel Jones not making mistakes has to go into this factor as well.

Jared Cook vs Chicago Bears

Cook found the endzone last weekend which saved his fantasy value, but now he faces the Chicago Bears. Even with the tight ends of the Rams getting some licks and damage in, I have a feeling that the points will go to other areas that are needed.

Hayden Hurst vs Carolina Panthers

Surprisingly, Hurst hit double digits against a team that was really good at defending against tight ends. However, he hits round two against the Carolina Panthers. In that contest, he only scored 2.8 fantasy points. So he will try to make sure that history doesn’t repeat itself in this one.

Eric Ebron vs Baltimore Ravens

While the matchup looks a bit favorable from a tight end perspective, Ebron enters this week with an elbow injury. Now it could be just nothing, but starting off the weekend with a questionable designation never is good especially with the amount of mouths to feed in Pittsburgh. A cautious sit maybe, but safe is good sometimes.


Greg Olsen vs San Francisco 49ers

Dalton Schultz vs Philadelphia Eagles

Drew Sample vs Tennessee Titans

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