With ten weeks in the books, we are in the homestretch of the fantasy football regular season In most leagues. There are just a handful of weeks left before the playoffs (and in some, it starts in just a couple). With byes dying out, it should get easier to stream. However, the attrition of the NFL season is starting to wear away at our top options, and underappreciated players are starting to become appreciated. An alarming number of under 50% ownership RBs are this way due to injury.
Still, at this point last year, David Johnson was borderline waiver wire fodder due to his disappointing start. It’s not too late to snag the next new hotness, and we are here to help. Here are three sleeper tight ends (owned in 50% of leagues or fewer for two, and in less than 10% for the third, for you deep divers). All figures are based on Yahoo! ownership percentages as of Saturday.[embedit snippet=”jeff-ads”]
C.J. Fiedorowicz (20% owned) at Oakland
Fiedorowicz enjoyed four weeks of production as the apple of Brock Osweiler’s eye, wherein he averaged over seven targets per game. In that span, he got over six fantasy points three times, including two games where he hit double-digit fantasy points (wherein he scored). Last week he was not immune to Osweiler’s godawful passing day, posting just 26 yards and no score.
This week the Texans take on the Raiders, who have allowed the eighth-most fantasy points per game to tight ends on the year. Despite his lack of productivity, Fiedorowicz still had five targets last week.
Lance Kendricks (12% owned) vs Miami
Before Case Keenum had a game so bad it got him benched for a #1 overall pick who was so bad he’s the sixth rookie signal caller to start a game this year (and likely the last), Kendricks was on quite the run. He had 8, 9 and 12 targets in the three games prior to his two-target dude last weekend.With Jared Goff at the helm, it’s anyone’s guess how Kendricks will be used, but it wouldn’t be surprising if he and Kenny Britt ate up over 75% of Goff’s targets against Miami. The Dolphins yield the tenth-most points to tight ends this year, including over seven points to two different tight ends in their last game.
With Jared Goff at the helm, it’s anyone’s guess how Kendricks will be used, but it wouldn’t be surprising if he and Kenny Britt ate up over 75% of Goff’s targets against Miami. The Dolphins yield the tenth-most points to tight ends this year, including over seven points to two different tight ends in their last game.
Vernon Davis (10% owned) versus Green Bay
Don’t call it a comeback? After failing to find the end zone from week one of 2015 to week six of this season, Davis has now scored in two of the last four games. He’s also had a floor of 50 yards over that same timeframe, crossing the seven point threshold for TE1s all four weeks as he went for 50 and a score, 79 yards, 93 yards and 66 and a touchdown.
This week Washington takes on the Packers, who have yielded the seventh-most fantasy points per game to tight ends. While Jordan Reed is still the top dog in the tight end room, Davis is horning in on him.