George Kittle and Travis Kelce are both in good spots this week, and I’d be more than happy to use one in the tight end slot and the other in the flex position. If you were to rank the wide receivers and tight ends together for this weekend, Davante Adams, Tyreek Hill, Kelce and Kittle would be the Top 4 receivers without any question.
Travis Kelce is coming off a huge three-touchdown game last week while Kittle was slowed by the Vikings strong tight end defense. Those numbers have pushed Kelce’s price up and Kittle’s down, giving Kittle some value this week in a much better matchup.
George Kittle, 49ers ($5,800)
When these two teams met in Week 12, Kittle caught all six of his targets for 129 yards and a touchdown. On the year, the Packers rank 19th in DraftKings points allowed to tight ends and they didn’t face many teams where the tight end was also their best receiver. His price is at its lowest since Week 6 and I plan on rostering as much as I can this Sunday.
Jonnu Smith, Titans ($3,400)
The choice for a cheaper tight end comes down to Jimmy Graham and Jonnu Smith. Graham has seen a few more targets of late but Smith has more upside than Graham this week. I am banking on Ryan Tannehill needing to throw more this week against the high-powered Chiefs offense and Smith has shown well of late, especially on his great touchdown reception against the Ravens in the Divisional round. If he can get more targets, he’s one of my favorite plays on this slate.