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What to do with Dawson Knox in the AFC Championship

We go over the fantasy football and DFS outlook of Dawson Knox ahead of the Bills matchup up against the Chiefs in the AFC Championship.

Who is the best option at Tight End this weekend?

As the Bills travel to Kansas City to battle the defending champions for a spot in the Super Bowl, my fellow DFS players will prepare for a two-game slate that will be difficult to navigate. One of the toughest positions to sort out is the tight end spot, that is if you decide not to spend $8,000 on Travis Kelce. So, does Dawson Knox warrant fantasy consideration?

Fantasy Football analysis: Bills TE Dawson Knox, $2,800

Throughout the entire season, Knox has been operating in the background and seen minimal fantasy production. Including the postseason, the second-year tight end has averaged a little over two receptions on just under four targets per game. Now, with John Brown fully back in action, Josh Allen has honed in on his top two wide receivers. Last week against Baltimore, Brown and Stefon Diggs saw 11 targets apiece, leaving the rest of the receivers with nothing but scraps.

Aside from his dirt cheap price tag, one other data point that Knox has going for him is a potential Kansas City defensive weakness. During the regular season, the Chiefs allowed the seventh-most DKFP per game to opposing tight ends (14.7), mostly stemming from giving up the fifth-most receiving yards to the position (954). Unfortunately, that statistic alone won’t instill confidence in those drafting Dawson.

Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation

Considering there are better cheap options - Robert Tonyan at $3,600 - you should pass on Dawson Knox.