If you find yourself without an elite option, tight end is easily the most frustrating position in Fantasy Football to figure out on a weekly basis. Should you go after a streaming option that has a good matchup? Should you go after a streaming option that has a decent shot of finding the end zone? Should you go after a streaming option who’s name you’ve actually heard of? The fact that these are all legitimate questions speaks to just how annoying TEs can be.
Still, I’m here to help. Let’s take a look at a few notable tight end situations in Week 15.
Tight End Starts
Noah Fant, Denver Broncos
It looks like Noah Fant has a good thing going with rookie quarterback Drew Lock. Last week against the Chargers, he reeled in four catches for 113 yards and scored a touchdown. One of the great things about Fant is that he is one of the rare tight ends with huge play upside. It might only take one catch for him to have a nice day. Fant is also in position to succeed this weekend against the Chiefs. Kansas City allows the second most fantasy points to tight ends and Denver will likely be forced to throw the ball as 9.5-point underdogs.
We are going to need an update on Evans Engram’s status since he’s listed as questionable to play. After getting in limited practice this week, he is trending towards playing after missing the Giants’ last four games. Despite the missed time, it’s going to be tough to ignore the young tight end since he’s going up against the Dolphins. Miami’s defense is ranked last in the league in total defense DVOA and pass Defense DVOA. The other thing to consider is that Engram should benefit from having Eli Manning back at QB. They have had a good chemistry in the past and Engram’s best game of the season came in Week 1 when Eli was the starter. Engram was targeted 14 times, brining in 11 receptions for 116 yards.
Tight End Sits
Dallas Goedert, Philadelphia Eagles
I get that the Eagles receiving corps is extremely banged up. It would seem there is nobody else for Carson Wentz to throw the ball to, however this has been the case all season and Goedert really hasn’t had many good games. To have a decent game, he’s extremely reliant on scoring a touchdown since he has only had more than five catches twice all season and has never exceeded 70 yards. After Goedert’s performance last week, I am wary of rostering him. Despite all the Eagles’ injuries and a plus matchup against the Giants, he was only able to muster three catches for 41 yards.
Austin Hooper, Atlanta Falcons
Overall, Hooper has had a great season for the Falcons. As of late, he’s been a bit plagued by injuries. Returning from a three-game absence against the Panthers last week, Hooper finished the game with two catches for 32 yards. He didn’t look quite like himself and he faces an extremely difficult matchup against the 49ers. Don’t be fooled by their shootout with the Saints last week. San Francisco’s defense still ranks second in the league in pass defense DVOA.