Oh no! Gronk is on a bye! We actually have to look for some value plays among Tight Ends on FanDuel!
It’s OK, we’ll walk you through this horrible week. (Oh yeah, Delanie Walker is off too. NBD.)
Is it just me or is the tight ends position a little crazy right now? Jimmy Graham has a couple touchdown catches, but he’s definitely not his normal Fantasy self in Seattle. Travis Kelce and Tyler Eifert are suddenly studs at this position? Eric Ebron and Crockett Gilmore are among the top-10 Fantasy scorers among tight ends, while Martellus Bennett and Jordan Cameron are outside of the top 12? Up is down, left is right!
Before we get into what I think are the best plays at tight end this week, I wanted to point out a great tool over at FantasyKnuckleheads.com . Their Daily Fantasy Football Optimal Lineup Tool is definitely one of the best DFS tools around.
Don’t forget to also use Doug Anderson’s “Fantasy Points Allowed by Position,” where he breaks down the ability of defenses going up against each Fantasy position. The best part is – it breaks it down according to the individual scoring rules on several DFS sites, including FanDuel, DraftKings, FantasyAces, Draftster and FanThrowdown.
3 Value Plays at Tight Ends on FanDuel
We handpicked three tight ends for your Daily Fantasy Football pleasure! These three guys are good plays considering their prices and their matchups in Week 4. Remember that this is the first week with bye weeks, so no Rob Gronkowski or Delanie Walker.
Jimmy Graham, Seattle vs. Detroit ($6,600): Without a superstar like Gronk, who is head and shoulders above everyone else both in price and scoring opportunities, we can start looking at players like Graham and Greg Olsen. The Lions are allowing a touchdown per game to tight ends.
Martellus Bennett, Chicago vs. Oakland ($5,500): The Raiders defense just can’t stop anyone up the middle, as evidenced by Browns TE Gary Barnidge’s 100-yard game and touchdown in Week 3. The Raiders are allowing, on average, 101.67 yards and 1.67 touchdown catches per game to tight ends.
Charles Clay, Buffalo vs. N.Y. Giants ($5,200): Clay had his best game in a Bills uniform last week, and with Sammy Watkins nursing a calf injury, he should be targeted a lot again in Week 4. The Giants are allowing the second-most catches per game to tight ends (6.67) this season.
3 Tight Ends to Avoid on FanDuel
This trio of tight ends are players you should stay away from for the upcoming weekend of NFL action. Some of these players might be worth a contrarian play in a GPP tournament, but for the most part, they’re players to avoid. I discuss how to pick contrarian players for tournaments here on FanDuel Insider.
Travis Kelce, Kansas City at Cincinnati ($6,400): He hasn’t scored since the season opener, and the Bengals defense hasn’t allowed a touchdown catch to a tight end yet this season.
Heath Miller, Pittsburgh vs. Baltimore ($5,300): With Ben Roethlisberger (knee) sidelined, Miller’s not going to see the same amount of passes. Plus, the Ravens are the toughest team in the league against tight ends.
Jordan Cameron, Miami vs. N.Y. Jets ($5,300): The Jets are holding tight ends to just 4.00 catches per game to start the season, which is the lowest amount in the league.
Hopefully, these Week 4 Value Plays among tight ends on FanDuel will help you in both your 50/50 games and your GPP tournaments, or whichever Daily Fantasy Football site you play on!
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