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The tight ends on FanDuel get one great Fantasy player back in Antonio Gates, but they lose another in Greg Olsen, as yet another bye week has claimed one of our favorites.

Not only do we get back Gates from his four-game suspension to start the season, but we even get Rob Gronkowski back from his Week 4 bye.

Colts TE Dwayne Allen should be back from injury, also, which makes this a deeper field among the tight ends on FanDuel this week.

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 5. Remember that this is the first week with bye weeks, so no Rob Gronkowski or Delanie Walker.

Owen Daniels, Denver at Oakland ($4,900): The Raiders have allowed at least one touchdown catch to a tight end in every game this season – and I’m sure Gary Kubiak will exploit them once again with Daniels.

Dwayne Allen, Indianapolis at Houston ($4,900): The Texans allowed an average of six catches for 88 yards and a touchdown in their first two games, but then they faced the Bucs and Falcons, who didn’t have much at the position in Weeks 3 and 4. Allen is back from an ankle injury, practicing fully this week.

Antonio Gates, San Diego vs. Pittsburgh ($5,500): This is a cash games play, as I believe a lot of people will be playing Gates this week in his first game back from suspension. You have to figure QB Philip Rivers will target him a lot against a Steelers team that allowed four touchdown catches to the Patriots in Week 1.

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.

Jimmy Graham, Seattle at Cincinnati ($6,600): Graham went for just 29 yards on four catches on Monday Night Football against the Lions, and the Bengals are very tough on tight ends so far this season.

Jason Witten, Dallas vs. New England ($5,700): The Patriots have had two weeks to prepare for Brandon Weeden and one of his favorite targets. Witten also hasn’t scored a touchdown since Week 1.

Gary Barnidge, Cleveland at Baltimore ($5,400): I like what Barnidge has been doing in Cleveland, but this matchup against the “old Browns” is too tough for him. The Ravens defense has allowed an average of UNDER 1.00 Fantasy points per game to tight ends this season.

Hopefully, these Week 5 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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David Gonos

David Gonos has been writing about Fantasy Sports online since 2000 – and playing Fantasy Sports since 1989. He has drafted both Curt Warner and Kurt Warner, along with Big Unit and Big Papi. A veteran of hundreds of drafts in the past 15 years alone, Gonos is closely acquainted with sleepers, breakouts and busts – as he has drafted many of all three. He was a Senior Fantasy Writer for CBSSports.com for five years, and he has been columnist on SI.com and FanDuel.com, while also getting published on MLB.com, NFL.com, FoxSports.com and USAToday.com.
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David Gonos has been writing about Fantasy Sports online since 2000 – and playing Fantasy Sports since 1989. He has drafted both Curt Warner and Kurt Warner, along with Big Unit and Big Papi. A veteran of hundreds of drafts in the past 15 years alone, Gonos is closely acquainted with sleepers, breakouts and busts – as he has drafted many of all three. He was a Senior Fantasy Writer for CBSSports.com for five years, and he has been columnist on SI.com and FanDuel.com, while also getting published on MLB.com, NFL.com, FoxSports.com and USAToday.com.

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