There have been a few fantasy studs at the tight end position through three weeks of the 2020 NFL season, but its tough to sort out what to expect from the players who aren’t No. 1 options. We’ll go over some of the top tight ends plays and fades for Week 4 to help you sort through the mess.
Tight End Starts
Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs vs. New England Patriots
Kelce is still Patrick Mahomes’s favorite target. He leads the Chiefs in targets (27), receptions (21), and receiving yards (227). He has’t bee held under six catches yet this season and the Patriots should be spread thin covering Tyreek Hill and others.
Jimmy Graham, Chicago Bears vs. Indianapolis Colts
Graham has scored three touchdowns in two games and could benefit from a quarterback change, Mitchell Trubisky has been benched for Nick Foles, who targeted Graham frequently in the red zone in Week 3. He could emerge as the second best option behind Allen Robinson in time.
Tight End Sits
Mo Alie-Cox, Indianapolis Colts vs. Chicago Bears
Cox has been a popular waiver wire pickup, but is due for some regression. While the backup tight end has caught 8 passes for 161 yards in his last two games, it’s unlikely that he’ll be able to keep that up. Jack Doyle has had another week to recover from his ankle and knee injuries and could reduce Alie-Cox’s workload.
Austin Hooper, Cleveland Browns vs. Dallas Cowboys
Hooper has been used sparingly since joining the Browns. He only has seven receptions on the season and is averaging 8.8 yards per catch. Cleveland has resorted to relying on running backs Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt heavily. Hooper likely won’t be worth a play unless he scores, and he hasn’t been utilized much as a red zone target.