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Best available TEs on Week 16 fantasy football waiver wire

We break down the best tight ends to consider off the waiver wire in a spot start for your Week 16 fantasy football championships.

Jacob Hollister of the Seattle Seahawks runs with the ball pursued by Fred Warner of the San Francisco 49ers during overtime of an NFL football game at Levi’s Stadium on November 11, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

Tight end can be a difficult position to find many quality fantasy options at, but there are multiple tight ends with under 50 percent ownership on mainstream fantasy sites that are solid options for Week 16. Let’s take a look.

Jacob Hollister, Seattle Seahawks (45 percent owned)

Hollister is coming off a poor Week 15 performance, catching just 3-of-3 targets for 23 yards, but draws an elite matchup in Week 16 against a poor Cardinals pass defense. The Cardinals have been notoriously poor at defending tight ends, allowing easily the most DraftKings fantasy points per game to TE on the back of league-high TDs allowed and receiving yards allowed to tight ends. The Cardinals have been poor at defending the pass in general, allowing the highest passer rating to opposing QBs and most passing yards per game.

Dallas Goedert, Philadelphia Eagles (43 percent owned)

The Eagles are miserably banged up at the receiver position, which has forced their tight ends to take on an expanded role. Goedert has seen at least six targets in each of his last five games and scored a solid 10.50 DraftKings fantasy points in Week 15 with the Eagles down their top two WR options in Alshon Jeffery (foot) and Nelson Agholor (knee).

Tyler Higbee, Los Angeles Rams (28 percent owned)

With Gerald Everett (knee) out the last three games, Higbee has seen a heavy workload, playing on over 90 percent of snaps and peaking at 11 targets in Week 14. Higbee has been highly productive over that stretch, going over 100 receiving yards in two of those three games and recording double-digit DraftKings fantasy points in all three games. If Everett remains out again in Week 16, Higbee stands to continue seeing plus volume.

Mike Gesicki, Miami Dolphins (27 percent owned)

Gesicki saw a season-high eight targets in Week 15 and is averaging a respectable 6.5 targets per game over his last seven games. Gesicki draws a good matchup in Week 16 against the Bengals, who rank in the bottom third against the pass.