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Robert Tonyan finding the end zone with more regularity, worth waiver consideration

Robert Tonyan is getting back on track and offers waiver wire value for fantasy football managers heading into Week 13.

Robert Tonyan #85 of the Green Bay Packers catches a pass for a touchdown as Eddie Jackson #39 of the Chicago Bears defends during the 2nd half of the game at Lambeau Field on November 29, 2020 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images

The Green Bay Packers’ offense is littered with a ton of top-tier fantasy players, starting with Aaron Rodgers, Aaron Jones, and Davante Adams. While those three are must-starts, we’re starting to see other players make some noise. Notably, tight end Robert Tonyan appears to be getting on track and is worth a look.

Tonyan scored five touchdowns in three weeks from Week 2 to Week 4 and was a popular addition heading into the Packers Week 5 bye. He continued getting targeted in the offense, but there was not much production to be had. He caught just under three passes per game between Week 6 and Week 10, but did not find the end zone and exceeded 33 receiving yards just once. However, the past two weeks he’s scored two touchdowns, catching five passes for 44 yards in Week 11 and four passes for 59 yards in Week 12.

In Week 13, the Packers host an Eagles defense that has given up the sixth most fantasy points to tight ends. If you’re looking for a late surge to get into your fantasy football playoffs or have Rob Gronkowski going on bye, Tonyan is worth a look. He’s currently rostered in 41.2 percent of leagues, so there is a better than even chance he’s available in your league.

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