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What to do with Drew Sample in Week 4 fantasy football

Drew Sample has an opportunity to be a larger part of the offense, but he’s not worth a start this weekend.

Cincinnati Bengals tight end Drew Sample (89) makes a catch against Baltimore Ravens inside linebacker Patrick Onwuasor (48) during the second quarter at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Joe Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports

Cincinnati Bengals tight end Drew Sample had a quiet day in Week 3, catching his lone target from Joe Burrow in a 23-23 tie with the Philadelphia Eagles. He has an opportunity to become a larger part of the offense, but he didn’t get may looks on Sunday.

Fantasy Football analysis: Bengals TE Drew Sample

Sample put together a productive performance in the team’s Week 2 matchup with the Cleveland Browns when he caught seven passes for 45 yards. He was featured heavily, seeing nine targets come his way, which was likely a factor of an Achilles injury to fellow Cincinnati tight end C.J. Uzomah. He has been ruled out of the season, though Sample wasn’t able to do a whole lot in his first full game without Uzomah.

On Sunday, Cincinnati will return home to face the Jacksonville Jaguars, which allowed two catches for 23 yards and a touchdown to the Miami Dolphins’ tight ends last week, though Miami threw the ball just 20 times in the game.

Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation

Sample should not be used in fantasy lineups on Sunday. He is a low-end second tight end at best for fantasy purposes this week.