Let’s access last week’s main starts and sits. Dawson Knox had a bit of a rough game here, but then again he fractured his hand. Still he was able to make a two-point conversion throw to Josh Allen which was awesome. TJ Hockenson on the other hand was able to put a decent double digit point performance. So, not great in this department last week, but let’s hope we can turn it around for your lineups this time!
Start of the Week;
Dallas Goedert vs Las Vegas Raiders
For years now, Goedert has had to share duties at the tight end position to Zach Ertz. With him now being traded, Goedert has all the of the duties now. That is a big thing for Hurts who loves to throw to his tight ends. Keep in mind Goedert still is on the COVID list, but appears to be on the right track to play this week. The Raiders are 27th against opposing tight ends so Goedert should eat here assuming he clears protocol.
Zach Ertz vs Houston Texans
Zach Ertz is officially an Arizona Cardinal. He should thrive in this pass heavy offense with Kyler Murray slinging him the ball. He’ll be up against the Houston Texans who are almost dead last at defending the position. People might temper expectations due to him just getting there, but honestly I see a big day for the former Philadelphia Eagle in this one.
Mike Gesicki vs Atlanta Falcons
The numbers speak for themselves people. Gesicki had over 100 yards on eight catches in last week’s game against the Jaguars. Tua is back and he will be targeting Gesicki quite often down the road. Many people look to this matchup and think it’s okay against the Falcons, but I see a touchdown in the future of young Michael here. Start him if you got him.
Hunter Henry vs New York Jets
Hunter Henry seems to be breaking out as the number one tight end in the New England system as he posted another touchdown last weekend against the Cowboys. He should see some great usage going his way as he faces a New York Jets team that is ranked 23rd against tight ends. Mac Jones puts trust in Henry and for a rookie quarterback throwing to a big tight end, that’s a great thing indeed.
Ricky Seals-Jones vs Green Bay Packers
This is an interesting one, but Slicky Ricky caught a touchdown last weekend against the Chiefs and posted over 15 points. He did miss practice with a quadriceps injury so keep that monitored, but if he plays, I like the kid this week against the Packers. The matchup itself isn’t the reason, but it is to how much Heinicke throws him the ball. He had six thrown his way last weekend, and nine the weekend before that. That’s called volume kids. Can’t argue with that.
Cole Kmet vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
C.J. Uzomah vs Baltimore Ravens
David Njoku vs Denver Broncos
Sit of the Week;
Jonnu Smith vs New York Jets
This hurts because I really thought Smith would have been the better of the two tight ends going into the season. Sadly, he just has produced over seven points in the last two weeks with Hunter Henry hitting double digits for two weeks straight. Smith should be valued, but it just doesn’t seem to be the case people. He just doesn’t see the field enough so while a match with the Jets looks great, we can only assume those points will go to Henry.
Tyler Higbee vs Detroit Lions
At this point, Higbee needs a VIP pass to the sit’ em column for tight ends. Dude does virtually nothing on the field with Kupp and Woods eating all the target shares. He has yet to break double digit points since week three of the season against the Bucs. It just isn’t a smart play. Look if you gotta start him, then do it, but the results won’t be good because the Rams are going to be up a lot in this game.
Robert Tonyan vs Washington Football Team
The same thing applies to the once great Robert Tonyan. Guy hasn’t done jack shit for fantasy owners since week two against the Lions. He isn’t a reliable starter, and until he does something that makes him worthy of Aaron Rodgers throwing him the ball again then he can stay on the bench where he belongs. Thanks for coming to my TED talk.
Evan Engram vs Carolina Panthers
Evan Engram sucks at football in case you guys didn’t know that. He has yet to put up double digit points this entire season, and I don’t see things starting now. The Panthers are decent at covering tight ends. “But Austin, what about the depleted weapons in New York? Won’t that give Engram a better shot?” Engram couldn’t hit water if he fell out of a boat. So sit him, and keep him there.
Mo Alie-Cox vs San Francisco 49ers
Let’s not kid ourselves here people. If you have Mo Alie-Cox starting in your lineup you have bigger problems to worry about. Sure the guy has three touchdowns on the season. Two of them came against the Titans, and one came last week against the Texans. Two bad teams defensively against tight ends. The 49ers on the other hand are sixth in the NFL at guarding the position. Don’t chase the points even if you are desperate people.
Gerald Everett vs New Orleans Saints
Anthony Firsker vs Kansas City Chiefs
Tommy Tremble vs New York Giants