Week Three TE Sleepers
This is the last week where streaming will be a luxury for you, not a difficult decision that you have to make because you’re an idiot and drafted an entire team with the same bye week. That having been said, there isn’t a reason why you shouldn’t look towards one-week options if you feel like the guys you drafted stink out loud. These week three TE sleepers will help you fill the gaps if you drafted Delanie Walker, Jack Doyle, or Greg Olsen, or if your tight end has a bad matchup this week. To make the week three TE sleepers list, the player must be available in at least half of fantasy football leagues. For the “that player is available in your league? Pfft, I’d like to play in your league” crowd. First of all, calm down. Second of all, there’s a guy available in at least 90% of leagues so shut up about it. Ownership figures are as of Friday morning and are sourced from Yahoo! fantasy football leagues.
Will Dissly versus Dallas (48% owned)
How does the old saying go? “Garbage time touchdowns count just as much as those in the first quarter?” I think Machiavelli said that. Anyway, Dissly rewarded fantasy football points chasers by scoring a late-game touchdown to salvage an otherwise pedestrian day. Guess what? I’m rolling him back out there this week if I was in a position where I had to start him last week. He has ten targets, and only eleven TEs have more than that this year. He takes on a Dallas team that allows the tenth-most fantasy points to tight ends. Russell Wilson’s other options behind Tyler Lockett are a 500-year-old Brandon Marshall and the worse of the two J. Browns the Cardinals distributed throughout the league.
Jesse James at Tampa Bay (44% owned)
The Buccaneers allow the third-most fantasy points to tight ends on the season, after getting the Saints and Eagles in weeks one and two. This week the defense gets a well-used tight end. Like Dissly, James has ten targets on the season, tying him for twelfth among TEs. He gets a lot of yards, going for 60 in his first game before blowing up for 138 yards and a score last week. This will be a shootout on MNF, so get a piece of him before *checks notes* he cheats on Sandra Bullock again? Wait that can’t be right.
Ian Thomas versus Cincinnati (4% owned)
Ready for a freaking hail mary? Because Ian Thomas isn’t. He dropped a sure touchdown last week that would have given him three catches for 27 yards and a score. That’s right baby, hypothetical stat lines. Thomas is a physical freak, and someone the Black Cats would be smart to work into their red zone packages. The Orange Stripy Cats give up the most fantasy points to tight ends on the season, and three tight ends have at least sixty yards or a score against them through two games this season.
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