Wild card weekend is one of the best football weekends of the year for real football, but it also brings us a nice four-game slate in DFS. There are some quality value picks available at tight end, but also some selections you might want to be wary of. We broke down what tight ends in this weekend’s slate could be overvalued.
Zach Ertz, Philadelphia Eagles ($6,200)
Ertz has been one of the best tight ends in the NFL for years now and enters wild card weekend as the most expensive tight end on the market. However the Week 17 injury he suffered against the Dallas Cowboys could lead to Dallas Goedert seeing more targets against the Seattle Seahawks.
Ertz recorded four receptions for 28 yards last week before taking a big hit that forced him to exit his team’s season finale early. Coach Doug Pederson has neglected to elaborate on the specifics of Ertz’s injury, but early reports suggest he might be dealing with a lacerated kidney and cracked rib. Theres a chance Ertz will play, but the Eagles might not risk putting him in harms way when they know Goedert can be a serviceable replacement.
Jacob Hollister, Seattle Seahawks ($4,300)
Hollister is having a career year in his first season with Seattle but hasn’t been able to capitalize on the targets he’s racked up in recent weeks. The third-year tight end has scored the only three touchdowns of his career with the Seahawks but hasn’t found the end zone since Week 10. He’s been targeted nearly six times per contest over the last six weeks but only managed to tally more than 50 receiving yards once in that span.
The last time Hollister traveled to Philadelphia he was bottle up by the Eagles and held to two receptions for 22 yards. The stakes are higher in the playoffs, and we don’t think Seattle will depend on Hollister’s role will change too drastically in such a big game.