Start’ Em Sit’ Em Tight Ends – Week 14

So the tight end train of success keeps rolling on as my starts and sits of the week did exactly what they were supposed to do. Logan Thomas did score a touchdown but got hurt so maybe that is the last we will see of him this season, but he put in the work when he needed to. Cole Kmet only scored about seven points so he was justified in being put as the sit of the week last week. Let’s figure out what this week lies in store for us.

Starts

Start of the Week;

TJ Hockenson vs Denver Broncos

Hockenson has done really well for the Lions this season as being one of Jared Goff’s favorite targets. He is dealing with an injury and is questionable, but I think he will still play this week. This means big things as he will go up against the Broncos. Yes, they are good at covering tight ends, but Hockenson has been able to deliver good points no matter which team is good or bad at covering the position. Fire him up, people.

Dawson Knox vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Knox was on the rough end of things last weekend with the weather in Buffalo’s game against the Pats. However, he will be facing the Buccaneers this weekend. He has become Josh Allen’s best target aside from Diggs, and as good as the Bucs defense has been, they have given up some points to tight ends in the past. Knox should be a wonderful start here.

Zach Ertz vs Los Angeles Rams

Ertz didn’t see a lot go his way against the Bears last weekend, but the Bears are pretty good at covering the position, and it was Kyler Murray’s first game back after multiple weeks of injuries. I like him though in this one as a lot of coverage will be placed in different positions which should give Ertz the method of scoring some decent points. If you got him, throw him in.

Cole Kmet vs Green Bay Packers

Kmet had a difficult game last weekend against the Cardinals, but he will be facing the Packers this weekend. It doesn’t seem great on paper, but Fields will be back in the fold which means a lot of targets are coming Kmet’s way in this one especially if Robinson is out yet again. It’s also a divisional game so that might help Kmet’s cause as well.

Foster Moreau vs Kansas City Chiefs

Let the record show, it seems that Darren Waller is not going to go in which case Foster Moreau becomes an excellent guy to plug in your lineups if you are in tight end hell. He didn’t have a great showing last weekend, but I have a feeling with this being a divisional game, and Kansas City struggling against tight ends that this might just be Foster’s big game.

Sleepers;

Evan Engram vs Los Angeles Chargers

Austin Hooper vs Baltimore Ravens

James O’Shaughnessy vs Tennessee Titans

Sits

Sit of the Week;

Kyle Pitts vs Carolina Panthers

Pitts is starting to find himself in this Falcons offense, but this game might be a little more than he can handle. The Panthers’ defense is nearing the top ten at defending the position, and I believe Matt Ryan will struggle to get the ball to him. Plus, he only has one touchdown on the season which makes this a very sloppy play late in the season.

Noah Fant vs Detroit Lions

Fant’s status has been up and down all season with this team, but now they will have an opportunity to make things right against the Lions. Wrong. Fant will be a risky play here as the Lions’ defense used to be one of the worst teams at covering tight ends. However, they have stepped it up a notch, and I believe the tight end struggles will continue to affect one Noah Fant here in this game.

Dalton Schultz vs Washington Football Team

Schultz’s value continues to decline here folks. He continues to catch numerous amounts of throws that are going his way, but the endzone has eluded him on multiple occasions. In fact, Schultz only has four touchdowns on the season, and they have all been against teams that are bad at covering tight ends. Washington’s defense has stepped up recently so starting him might be a little risky this go-around.

Tyler Higbee vs Arizona Cardinals

Higbee continues to disappoint fantasy owners everywhere to the point where a lot of people have been recently dropping him. Stafford has proven his tight end hatred must continue as there are so many other weapons that get the ball more than he does. He will also be facing Arizona who are amazing at covering tight ends. Avoid at all costs, people.

Gerald Everett vs Houston Texans

Everett has proven to be the security blanket that Wilson needs in the middle of the field. However, even with the Texans not being great against tight ends, I see this as a bad play. I believe the wideouts get back on track for this one which could make Everett a touchdown dependant option. Those never sit well for me so I will be sitting him this weekend.

Busts;

Jared Cook vs New York Giants

C.J. Uzomah vs San Francisco 49ers

Ryan Griffin vs New Orleans Saints

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