Week Seven: Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Tight Ends aka Are You Going To Make Me Tell You Why This Is A Bad Idea Again?
We are six weeks into the football season and for some reason, we are still talking about waiver wire tight ends. In my week six waiver wire article, I told you that burning your waiver priority on a tight end was a dumb idea. In my week five article. I said the same thing. In fact, I think by now I have established the fact that tight ends are dumb and worthless and everything that is wrong with fantasy football. So try not to be too shocked when I offer up some waiver wire tight end options you should consider using your waiver wire priority on. Just kidding, you shouldn’t burn your waiver priority on a tight end, just like you shouldn’t burn money. But you should definitely keep an eye out for these three players.
Austin Hooper – Owned in 50% of leagues – Over his last two games, Austin Hooper has 16 targets and 12 receptions. While he hasn’t had a touchdown since week one, his role in the Atlanta offense is definitely expanding. And the second year player has the athletic ability to potentially be a top tier player at the position. The question is if that leap happens this year.
Zach Miller – Owned in 23% of leagues. – Since Mitchell Trubisky has taken over at quarterback, Zach Miller has found new life. He is, by far, the most reliable receiving option on the Chicago Bears and now that he isn’t saddled with Mike Glennon, we are starting to see signs of life. Over the last two weeks, he has 5 catches for 64 yards and 2 touchdowns. If you need help at tight end, he could prove to be a valuable streaming option.
Darren Fells – Owned in 1% of leagues – The Detroit Lions have figured out what the rest of us knew for year – Eric Ebron is bad at football. For two weeks in a row, Fells has outsnapped Eric Ebron. Posting 4 catches for 50 yards and 3 touchdowns over the last two games, he is looking like he could be their top red-zone target. This will be especially significant if Golden Tate misses an extended period of time.