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Top fantasy football tight end plays under $4,000 in Week 14 DFS

Three young, athletic guys make the list. We break down your best low-value TE options in Week 14 DFS.

Miami Dolphins tight end Mike Gesicki leads the team to the field prior to the game against the Philadelphia Eagles at Hard Rock Stadium. Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

The Sunday kickoffs for Week 14 are almost here, and it’s time to start plotting out your Week 14 DFS lineups. In Week 13, four of the top five scoring tight ends were priced under $4,000, proving that this is an important position to focus on.

If you splurge elsewhere in your DFS lineup, you might need to scrap the bottom of the barrel to fill out the rest of your lineup. If you’re able to save a little more money on a player, why not make it the tight end position?

So here are three best tight end plays under $4,000 that could provide the best value for Week 14. Values from DraftKings.

Mike Gesicki (MIA) - $4,000

Let’s just consider $4,000 to fit in the “under” threshold for argument’s sake. It may seem like Gesicki’s role has increased greatly over the last two weeks since he’s caught a touchdown in each, but his potential has existed all season. Over the last five weeks, Miami’s tight end has seen at least six targets in every outing and reeled in at least three of them. Ryan Fitzpatrick has been locking on to Devante Parker, so we know a lot of people will be focused on the wide receiver. Stacking Fitzmagic with Gesicki could be a solid pivot off of Parker, while still maintaining touchdown equity.

Noah Fant (DEN) - $3,400

The tight end position is hit or miss when it comes to DFS, and Noah Fant has been the epitome of that this season. The big, athletic tight end has ranged from 1.5 DKFP all the way up to 23.5 in just a matter of four games. His targets have been inconsistent, as has the name of the quarterbacks throwing to him. Now, we’re looking at Drew Lock being the guy, after picking up a win over LA in his NFL debut. Lock stuck with Courtland Sutton in that game, but the Texans will surely focus in on the wide receiver this week. That could open up some space for Fant as he faces a 28th-ranked pass defense.

Ian Thomas (CAR) - $2,500

Last season, Thomas showed promise at times, but trailed in the shadow of Greg Olsen. That has been the case even more so this season, but an opportunity has presented itself in Week 14. It’s looking unlikely that Olsen will be able to go after suffering a concussion in Week 13. Kyle Allen has given his tight end a lot of attention throughout the season, so there’s the possibility that Ian Thomas comes in and fills that role against an Atlanta defense that ranks 22nd against tight ends. Although, it’s worth noting that interim coach Perry Fewell said the Panthers will have a committee approach at tight end, so there’s the potential for an absolute dud from Thomas. But he’s only $2,500, so that’s the risk you’d be taking.

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