Each week, our staff takes a closer look at each position to see where there might be some better values according to FanDuel salaries.
As we dig into the Week 11 value plays among tight ends on FanDuel, there’s one thing that stands out about the upcoming schedule.
Three of the four worst defenses against tight ends happen to be off this weekend (Saints, Giants and Steelers). All three of those defensive units are allowing 10 or more Fantasy points per game to tight ends so far this year. The Browns defense isn’t great against tight ends either, allowing 8.60 Fantasy PPG against them.
My point here is that there aren’t as many great matchups as we might have seen in recent weeks.
Tight ends can sometimes be considered a throwaway position that you fill after you load up on your quarterback, running backs and wide receivers, just before you pick a kicker and a defense. Instead, tight ends are valuable because they are consistent, for the most part, and they’re often looked to down in the end zone for a pass, unlike third receivers or ground-and-pound running backs.
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.
Jacob Tamme, Atlanta vs. Indianapolis ($5,300): Tamme used to play for the Colts, and it’s always fun to start a player against his former team. Over his past five games, he has 30 catches for 326 yards and a touchdown. Finally, the Colts have given up a touchdown pass to a tight end in each of their past four contests.
Charles Clay, Buffalo at New England ($5,200): For a big stretch in the middle of the season, Clay pretty much disappeared, but now he has Tyrod Taylor back under center, and he’ll get a chance to catch another touchdown against the Patriots this season, like he did in Week 2.
Rob Gronkowski, New England vs. Buffalo ($8,400): The Bills defense has allowed just five catches for 32 yards to tight ends (and no touchdowns) over their past three games. But Gronk has a way of destroying good defenses, especially now that Tom Brady doesn’t have Julian Edelman (foot) to throw to for a while.
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.
Tyler Eifert, Cincinnati at Arizona ($6,200): The Cardinals defense ranks the best in allowing the fewest Fantasy points to tight ends. You can’t sit him in traditional Fantasy leagues, but Eifert is one to avoid this week in Daily Fantasy.
Tyler Eifert had 3 drops the entire season coming into the game. He has 3 tonight.
— ESPN Monday Night (@ESPNMondayNight) November 17, 2015
Antonio Gates, San Diego vs. Kansas City ($5,900): The Chiefs are giving up just 4.33 Fantasy points per game to tight ends, which ranks third in the NFL.
Antonio Gates is still not 100% healthy after suffering a Leg Injury back in week 6
— ⚡️Chargers Legion⚡️ (@ChargersLegion) November 16, 2015
Martellus Bennett, Chicago vs. Denver ($5,200): This one’s tough to swallow, but we’re already suggesting you sit Cutler against a very tough Broncos defense, but I also suggest setting Bennett down. He has just one touchdown catch in his past five games.
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Hopefully, these Week 11 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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