I’ve always said that the tight ends position is like the catcher position in baseball. Keep that in mind as you look at my Week 10 value plays at tight end, too.
They both have to work on much more than their counterparts at other positions, and they both are relatively secondary when it comes to Fantasy Sports consideration.
Catchers have to learn pitchers, defense, position placement for his teammates, and how to call games – all before he can master hitting a ball with a bat.
Tight ends, meanwhile, have to learn routes and catching, like a wide receiver, but they also have to learn blocking schemes and how to read offenses, like an offensive line. If they’re great at catching passes, they’re usually moved out to play a wide receiver position, and if they’re better at blocking, they either become a tackle or just a blocking tight end.
When we come across an athlete at tight end, like Tony Gonzalez, Antonio Gates and Rob Gronkowski, it becomes something to regard in awe. So think about the rarity of the tight end that plays like a wide receiver – an All-Pro wide receiver – when you look at your Daily Fantasy options on FanDuel!
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 10.
Greg Olsen, Carolina at Tennessee ($6,300): Olsen is $1,700 cheaper, and the Panthers face a Titans defense that has given up two touchdowns to tight ends in three different games this year, including Week 9 against New Orleans.
Charles Clay, Buffalo at N.Y. Jets ($5,400): He’s coming off two bad games, but this is still a solid value for a pass-catcher of his caliber. He has already had two games this season with 13 targets each, and while we don’t expect that, we like Sammy Watkins to pull some attention away to free him up for 8-10 targets.
Woods is good WR but Charles Clay is the player #Jets will have problems matching up with, needs a safety or CB, not a LB on him in space
— Joe Caporoso (@TurnOnTheJets) November 9, 2015
Zach Ertz, Philadelphia vs. Miami ($5,000): At just $5K, Ertz is a bargain against the Dolphins, and even though he hasn’t caught a touchdown pass this season, he’s a pretty big part of the Eagles’ offense. He’s averaging 7.0 targets per game over his past four games.
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.
Heath Miller, Pittsburgh vs. Cleveland ($5,300): Well, with Ben Roethlisberger’s foot injury causing the quarterback to miss a few weeks, Miller’s Fantasy value takes a breather as well. He doesn’t get more than three targets per game when Big Ben doesn’t play this season.
Heath Miller ran a season-high 53 pass routes yesterday. Was asked to pass-block once. Saw just 12% of the targets though.
— Adam Levitan (@adamlevitan) November 9, 2015
Owen Daniels, Denver vs. Kansas City ($5,100): He’s coming off his best game of the season, with 102 receiving yards and a touchdown against the Colts. But he faces a Chiefs team this week that ranks first overall at keeping tight ends down in Fantasy scoring – just 3.50 points allowed.
Crockett Gillmore, Baltimore ($5,000): He did catch his third touchdown pass of the season in his last game, but it was his first since Week 2, and he only caught two passes in the entire game.
Hopefully, these Week 10 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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