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What to do with Jacob Hollister in Week 13 fantasy football

Jacob Hollister has become Russell Wilson’s go to target in the red zone. Will he find the end zone against against the Vikings?

Seattle Seahawks tight end Jacob Hollister celebrates after recovering a fumble during the second half San Francisco 49ers at Levi’s Stadium. Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Jacob Hollister took over where Will Dissly left off after going on IR in Week 7. It took him a couple of games, but in Week 9, he caught two touchdowns, and in Week 10, he caught one to go along with eight receptions for 62 yards. Last week against Washington was a bad weather game, and the offense did not play well, but Hollister was second in targets with four, catching two for only 22 yards.

Seattle’s pass-catchers can get hosed by lack of targets at times, but Hollister continues to be near the top of the pecking order while getting red-zone work. His six red-zone targets over the last three weeks lead the team.

Fantasy football analysis: Seattle Seahawks TE Jacob Hollister

This week Seattle returns home to take on the Vikings. Minnesota allows the tenth-fewest fantasy points to tight ends and ranks second in DVOA against the position. They have only allowed one touchdown, and that came against backup tight end Troy Fumagalli from three-yards out last week.

They’ve faced a torrent of strong tight ends, with Austin Hooper, Darren Waller, Evan Engram, Zach Ertz, and Travis Kelce all getting their shots. Some of these studs have done better than others, with Waller being the best, as he caught 13-of-14 targets for 134 yards. But none have found the end zone, and none other than Waller have topped 62 yards.

Things don’t look great for Hollister, especially when you consider the Vikings give up the fourth-most fantasy points to wide receivers, likely giving D.K. Metcalf, Tyler Lockett, and Josh Gordon the upper hand while Hollister draws the short end of the stick. He still has a good shot at a touchdown due to his usage in the red zone, so it might be tough to bench him if you don’t have another good option, but we need to lower expectations.

Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation

Sit Hollister.