If you’re a DFS player, you know that a successful lineup has to have a solid combination of big-name star power players that are known commodities with a few high-upside players that provide a little more bang for your buck.
If you pay up for a big name in your daily fantasy lineup, you definitely cannot afford for that player to put up a dud of a game in your lineup.
So here are three tight ends that will likely provide some of the worst value for Week 6. Values from DraftKings.
Travis Kelce (KC) - $7,000
Kelce remains the clear No. 1 tight end in football right now, but on the other side of the football in Week 6 are the Houston Texans, who are one of the best at defending opposing tight ends. Patrick Mahomes appears to be slightly hobbled with an injured ankle, but the bigger detriment to Kelce’s production is the potential return of No. 1 wide receiver Tyreek Hill. If Hill plays this week, Kelce will be another victim of a loss of targets in Week 6.
Mark Andrews (BAL) - $4,800
Mark Andrews of the Baltimore Ravens is quickly emerging as a bright, up-and-coming tight end both in fantasy football and in the NFL. Unfortunately for him this week, the Ravens are facing off against the Cincinnati Bengals, who have been surprisingly solid against opposing tight ends (ranked eighth-best in the NFL). In a game that could very well be won in the trenches, Andrews might end up spending more time blocking than out running routes this week.
Jason Witten (DAL) - $3,900
The New York Jets, the opponent for the Cowboys this week, rank ninth against opposing tight ends in 2019, but Witten’s inclusion is more about him and his offense than the opposition. Witten’s production has been tied to his ability to score touchdowns, as the passing game has been focused on getting Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup the football. With Cooper and Gallup the primary reads in the passing game, and Ezekiel Elliott one of the NFL’s best at catching passes out of the backfield, Jason Witten and Randall Cobb have been forced to take a backseat until the team gets in the red zone. That makes Witten too risky a play in daily fantasy until his share of targets increases on a consistent basis.
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