We’ve made it through the second week of the 2019 NFL season, and you’re starting to get a better handle on where your fantasy football team sits. Regardless of how well you are performing, there is always room to improve your roster. And if you’re struggling out of the gate, the fantasy football waiver wire is going to be critical to turning your team around.
As we head into Week 3, let’s look at the top tight ends still available in more than 50 percent of leagues, based on ESPN ownership as of Monday evening. It’s rough sledding finding talent, but below are a mix of veterans and young guys with a little bit of upside.
Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys (18.6 percent)
The long-time Cowboy and short-time broadcaster is officially a red zone threat in his return to the NFL. Witten caught three passes for 15 yards and a touchdown in Week 1, and four passes for 25 yards and a touchdown in Week 2. If we’re looking at Dak Prescott’s favorite red zone target, there’s some value to be had.
Noah Fant, Denver Broncos (11.2 percent)
Rookie tight ends are tough to figure out, which we saw with T.J. Hockenson’s huge Week 1 and non-existent Week 2. Fant, his teammate from Iowa, had two receptions for 29 yards in Week 1, and followed up with four receptions for 33 yards in Week 2. He was viewed as a potential big play threat along with Hockenson, and earned a spot in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft. Fant is still flying under the radar, but if you need a second tight end, he’s worth an add now in case he gets hot soon.
Will Dissly, Seattle Seahawks (2.2 percent)
Dissly had one catch for 12 yards in Week 1, and then came up big in Week 2, with five receptions for 50 yards and two touchdowns. Nick Vannett was viewed by some as the expected starter, but Dissly is getting more snaps. Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf will get the bulk of the targets, but Dissly is worth a watch moving forward.