Fantasy Football: Week Fifteen Waiver Wire Tight End aka I Only Wish It Was The End
It is week fifteen, the fantasy playoffs have arrived and the rules have changed. During the regular season, when you work towards building your roster, you are looking to win the lottery. Once the playoffs arrive, your roster is pretty much set. You know where you strengths and weaknesses are. But now, the only week that matters is this week. You need to be doing everything in your power to make sure of two things. First, that you are able to put the best starting lineup out there. Second, you need to do everything in your power to make sure your opponent can’t grab anyone that will help him. It doesn’t matter if you need them to help you win, because if your opponent needs them, then you need them more. So let us figure out which waiver wire tight end your opponents will be targeting and how you should respond. Of course if you have read any of my waiver wire articles, you know that there is no hope when it comes to tight ends.
Eric Ebron – Owned in 29% of leagues – Over the past few weeks, Eric Ebron looks like he knows how to play football. Don’t let this fool you. He does not know how to play football. What he does know what to do is string together a few good games to convince you that he has finally figured out how to maximize his extraordinary athletic skills, then when you finally believe, crush your fantasy football teams hopes. Let him crush somebody else’s hopes.
Ricky Seals-Jones – Owned in 43% of leagues – Remember when we started convincing ourselves that Ricky Seals-Jones might be a worthwhile sleeper at tight end. Good times. In this case, the problem with Ricky Seals-Jones isn’t Ricky Seals-Jones. It’s the fact that Blaine Gabbert is throwing him the football. And that he is Ricky Seals-Jones.
Adam Shaheen – Owned in 1% of leagues – Adam Shaheen had 4 catches for 44 yards and 1 touchdown in week fourteen. If you watched the Bears/Bengals game and didn’t gouge your eyes out, you are a true fan of football. One of the bright spots of that game was watching Shaheen move. He almost makes me forget how much I hate tight ends. He is very fluid for a man of his size. When he has gotten on the field over the past month, he has shown an ability to make plays. Unfortunately, he is coached by John Fox, so there is no rhyme or reason to his usage.
EDITOR’S NOTE: I still really hate tight ends. I know I am supposed to provide you with guys to help you, but let’s be real. Eric Ebron can’t even help the Detroit Lions. How is he supposed to help your dumb team. Yeah, there are guys like Marcedes Lewis on the wire who have very favorable match-ups, but how far will that really take you? A better question is how did Stephen Anderson work out for you last week? Your energy would be better spent covering your other positions. Like how to properly tie a hangman’s noose after reading over five hundred words about tight ends.