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, Travis Kelce underperformed while we had some under-the-radar names step up in a big way to key folks to victory.
If you find good value elsewhere in your DFS lineup, that affords you the luxury of ponying up for a premium player at a different position. If you’re able to spend a little more money on a player, consider finding someone reliable in the tight end department.
So here are three best tight end plays over $4,000 that could provide the best value for Week 13. Values from DraftKings.
George Kittle (SF) - $5,900
It wasn’t an ideal matchup for any San Francisco player in Week 13. Kittle wasn’t an exception. With just two catches from four targets, the Ravens held Kittle to his worst fantasy performance of the season with 3.4 DKFP. That underwhelming output might make people shy away from the stud tight end, but, let’s face it, he’s a STUD. The Niners head to New Orleans in a game that could turn into a shootout. If that’s the case, you can bet that Kittle will be involved in some way. He’s been battling a knee injury, but that hasn’t stopped him from playing the past two weeks and it shouldn’t here.
Jack Doyle (IND) - $4,600
Without Eric Ebron to take targets, Jack Doyle blew up for 19.3 DKFP last week. While he might not attract 11 targets every week, he’ll certainly be included in the passing game with limited options. This week provides a tantalizing matchup against Tampa Bay. We know that the Bucs’ run defense is outstanding, so teams almost HAVE to attack through the air. The danger here is that Jacoby Brissett just doesn’t like to throw the ball too often. Depending on the health status of the Indy wide receivers, Doyle could be in for an even greater target share.
Vance McDonald (PIT) - $4,300
Sure, McDonald hasn’t been impressive for a majority of the season. He has scored over seven DKFP in only two competitions. He has caught just three touchdowns. And yet, he makes the list. The reason is simple: Arizona is REALLY bad against tight ends. The Cards are averaging just over a touchdown per game to opposing tight ends, and it seems like every week, if you target this position against Arizona, you’re feeling pretty good about yourself. Of course, McDonald has a third-string quarterback (Duck Hodges) throwing to him, so there’s always the risk of the Steelers’ offense underperforming. But it’s hard to ignore this matchup.