Streaming fantasy football tight ends, the heart and soul of Football Absurdity. As Gronk, Kelce, Graham, Reed and Eifert have already shown you, investing in a tight end in the draft is a freaking garbage move for garbage people. Instead, you want to play the matchups from week-to-week to find a player who has the best likelihood of scoring a touchdown. After all, tight ends generally do not get enough volume to live on yardage alone (unless you’re a Raven). Below are four tight ends available in at least 50% of Yahoo! leagues, with two available in over 90% of leagues. Age of the stream, baby.
Austian Seferian-Jenkins… guys this is starting to hurt my feelings (44% owned) versus New England
Since returning from suspension, ASJ averages six targets per game, eleventh among tight ends. He catches five of these a game, fourth among tight ends. His yardage is low, but he has plenty of opportunities. He finally scored last week and is the only real receiving threat the Jets have. This week they play the Patriots in what promises to be a catch-up game for the Jets. The Patriots allow the fourth-most fantasy points to tight ends on the season, including touchdowns to four different TEs in five games.
Zach Miller (21% owned) at Baltimore
Mitchell Trubisky threw the ball towards Zach Miller seven times in his career debut. Not a huge deal, but if you consider he only threw it twenty-five times, the 28% target share gives a clearer picture. This week the Bears take on the Ravens, who allow the sixth-most fantasy points to tight ends on the season. Most of that was three touchdowns to Marcedes Lewis, but they don’t get credit for Jared Cook’s butterfingers or facing Seth DeValve.
George Kittle (5% owned) at Washington
The 49ers have a pretty decent formula for when they will be fantasy football relevant: matchups. The offense hums against bad defenses and struggles against good ones. Now that Washington will be without the services of Josh Norman, they qualify as the latter. Kittle received more than three targets for the first time since week one. He hauled in seven-of-nine targets for 83 yards and a touchdown. The Colts’ resistance was futile. Washington gives up the third-most fantasy points to tight ends, including at least nine to every tight end they’ve played.
A.J. Derby (3% owned) versus New York Giants
The Giants are plain hopeless against tight ends. Just god awful. Six different tight ends have scored touchdowns against them. Every one of these went for over 40 yards. Only a Zach Ertz fumble keeps the Giants from having allowed six double-digit fantasy football days in five games. They stink out loud against tight ends. Both times Derby exceeded three targets for the first time in the Broncos’ most recent game, and he had 114 yards and a touchdown.