Fantasy Football: Week Ten Waiver Wire Tight Ends aka And Then They Were Bad Again
Every week I have to spend a portion of my day talking about tight ends and every week I die just a little more inside. I genuinely wish tight ends mattered. Then when I wrote about them and provided some suggestions, I would feel like I was doing something of value. But they don’t matter and these words are like noxious farts drifting in the wind. So here’s your dumb list of tight ends that you should not be considering.
Julius Thomas – Owned in 15% of leagues – If this were 2013, I might recommend adding Julius Thomas to your fantasy football team. But in this, the year of our Lord 2017, Julius Thomas has no business being on a fantasy football roster. Sure, he caught 6 passes for 84 yards and 1 touchdown. But you have to remember that Jay Cutler is the man who was throwing those passes. Next week, he is just as likely to throw those passes to the player defending Thomas. Julius Thomas is a hard pass.
Trey Burton – Owned in 6% of leagues. – With Zach Ertz inactive, Trey Burton caught 2 passes for 41 yards and 1 touchdown. The important thing to note is that we are only talking about him because Zach Ertz wouldn’t return our calls. I’m not interested in Trey Burton sloppy seconds. HARD PASS!
Tyler Kroft – Owned in 41% of leagues – While I hold most tight ends in contempt, I have more of a passing indifference to Tyler Kroft. I won’t go so far as to say I like him, but I don’t consider him to be completely worthless. He caught 2 passes for 79 yards in week nine. He’s not a hard pass for me. He’s more like that girl you call when it’s late and you know you can’t do any better.