It was hard enough to find a decent tight end for fantasy football in the regular season. Now, it’s going to be really difficult, especially on a weekend with the league’s best sitting out on a bye. But there’s some potential help to be found on the Indianapolis Colts, who will take on the Bills Saturday in the Wild Card round.
Fantasy Football analysis: Colts TEs Jack Doyle ($2,900), Trey Burton ($2,800)
Doyle’s hit or miss when it comes to fantasy production. Last week against the Jaguars, he had just 17 yards on three catches, but the week before that he posted 50 yards on four receptions. He hasn’t scored a touchdown since before Thanksgiving. Burton is a clear second fiddle to Doyle, and you should avoid him in fantasy.
The Bills are ranked 25th against tight ends, which adds to Doyle’s appeal here. They gave up 47 yards on five catches to Mike Gesicki of the Dolphins last week, and back in Week 15, they let Noah Fant of the Broncos post 68 yards and a touchdown.
Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation
Doyle’s not a bad start in traditional formats. For Saturday, if you’re looking to save money at the TE position in DFS leagues, he’s not a bad player to put on your roster either. He lacks the upside of Rob Gronkowski or Logan Thomas, but he’s got a more favorable matchup and a somewhat consistent role in the offense.