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Fantasy Football: Consistency Week in Review – TE – Week 7

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O.J. kills it this week! Oh sorry, O.J. Howard is who I meant. He killed all tight ends this week and took the #1 spot overall!

Consistency. Any educated fantasy owner knows that you need your Fantasy Football players to be not only good, but also consistently good! It’s a proven fact that the more consistent your Fantasy players are throughout the season, the better chance that you’ll have to win. More wins equals playoffs and playoffs can turn into championships! That’s why I’ll be here each week to help you identify the most consistent Fantasy football players in your quest towards a Fantasy championship.


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Your subscription includes the Clutch Report, which will help you determine how consistent are the players in your league with your scoring method!

A quick recap for those unfamiliar with the Clutch Games system.  The Head-to-Head (H2H) format in Fantasy Football leads to the need for consistency. Many teams have been near the top of their league in scoring, but miss the playoffs by one or two games. Many will call it “bad luck” and that’s partially true. Injuries to key players, bad weather, etc. are situations that affect our Fantasy teams, but are uncontrollable. However, there is one aspect of Fantasy football that you can control. The consistency of your team!

A Clutch Game is awarded to a player each week when they exceed the Clutch Game Factor in your league for that position. The more Clutch Games a player is awarded each year, the more consistent that player is and the more beneficial they are to your Fantasy team.

The scoring method used will be 1 point per 20 yards passing and 4 points for passing touchdowns; 1 point per 10 yards rushing and receiving; 1 point per reception; and 6 points for any rushing/receiving touchdown.

So, let’s review Week 7 for the tight ends…

Rank

Player Team Score
1 O.J. Howard TB 27.80
2 Jordan Reed WAS 26.40
3 Zach Ertz PHI 19.90
4 Evan Engram NYG 18.00
5 Jared Cook OAK 16.70
6 Jason Witten DAL 15.40
7 Jimmy Graham SEA 14.10
8 Travis Kelce KC 13.30
9 Delanie Walker TEN 13.30
10 A.J. Derby DEN 12.60
11 Tyler Kroft CIN 12.30
12 Cameron Brate TB 12.00
13 Anthony Fasano MIA 11.50
14 Hunter Henry LAC 11.30
15 Austin Seferian-Jenkins NYJ 11.10
16 Marcedes Lewis JAX 10.90
17 Vernon Davis WAS 10.70
18 Jack Doyle IND 10.40
19 Kyle Rudolph MIN 9.30

20

Logan Thomas BUF

9.20


THE EXPECTED

The tight ends were way above the normal number of Quality Game earners (12) in Week 1 with 20! Honestly, there’s been a ton of whining about the inconsistency at tight end, but it’s really not that bad. There are 11 tight ends over 60% consistent. Jordan Reed showed why you MUST start him WHEN he’s healthy, but that’s always been the problem. Zach Ertz is still the only perfectly consistent tight end while no other tight end has even six Clutch Games so far in 2017. Many of the “regulars” like Jason Witten, Jimmy Graham and Travis Kelce were on the good list.

THE UNEXPECTED

Some real no-names hit the list this week with players like Logan Thomas, Anthony Fasano and A.J. Derby. These guys probably won’t be consistent, so stay away from them unless they show some consistency trends over the next few weeks. Delanie Walker has been unexpectedly inconsistent, even though he’s ranked eighth in total points. His Clutch Rating is only 43%. Jared Cook is in the same range (43%) while being ranked seventh in total points.

Here is a group of those “bad” surprises, tight ends who didn’t earn a Quality Game this week. Many of those poor Fantasy owners who grabbed one of these running backs early in their drafts cannot be happy with this past week’s performance.

Rank Player Team Score
21 Julius Thomas MIA 8.80
23 Rob Gronkowski NE 8.10
24 David Njoku CLE 7.80
27 Zach Miller CHI 4.90
28 Ed Dickson CAR 5.60
31 Coby Fleener NO 4.20
34 Martellus Bennett GB 3.70
39 George Kittle SF 2.60

 

YTD CONSISTENCY

Player Name Total Points Rank Total CG Total GP CR
Zach Ertz 118.40 1 7 7 100%
Cameron Brate 85.10 4 5 6 83%
Travis Kelce 97.30 3 5 7 71%
Evan Engram 82.20 5 5 7 71%
Hunter Henry 63.10 9 5 7 71%
Rob Gronkowski 98.20 2 4 6 67%
Jason Witten 77.30 6 4 6 67%
Jimmy Graham 59.00 13 4 6 67%
Vernon Davis 50.20 22 4 6 67%
Austin Seferian-Jenkins 61.30 12 3 5 60%
Charles Clay 57.80 15 3 5 60%
Kyle Rudolph 62.40 10 4 7 57%
Jack Doyle 61.70 11 3 6 50%
Austin Hooper 48.80 24 3 6 50%
Jared Cook 64.60 7 3 7 43%
Delanie Walker 64.40 8 3 7 43%
Ben Watson 56.40 16 3 7 43%
Zach Miller 54.70 17 3 7 43%
David Njoku 53.20 18 3 7 43%
Jordan Reed 58.60 14 2 5 40%

Remember, one week does not consistency make! Many of the tight ends will kill your Fantasy season if you jump on them on the waiver wire expecting weekly Fantasy scores like this. Be patient….consistency will come.

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