Week seven is almost behind us and some of you are starting to appreciate that this is a passing league. Yet you can’t help but wonder why you are not allowed to pass on picking a tight end. Some of you thought Gronk would stay healthy. And you were wrong. Some of you thought Greg Olsen would never catch another touchdown. And you were wrong. Some of you thought fantasy football could be fun. And oh boy were you wrong. If you have read my waiver wire articles before, you know I don’t believe in burning your waiver priority on tight ends. They are the hardest position to predict. But if you insist on wasting everyone’s time, there are plenty of waiver wire tight end options available to disappoint you in new and exciting ways. If I don’t mention someone whom you think I should be talking about, just know there are many reasons why I overlooked them. Maybe they are owned in most leagues. Maybe they are so bad I don’t even consider them. Maybe it’s because your opinions cannot be trusted. After all, you are here. So let us examine what our best week 8 waiver wire TEs are.
Week 8 Waiver Wire TEs
C.J. Uzomah – Owned in 46% of leagues – In week seven, C.J. Uzomah had 2 catches for 13 yards and 1 touchdown. While that might not seem impressive, if you saw how the Bengals looked against the Chiefs, you would realize that Uzomah was the only good thing in that game for the Bengals. While I still don’t advocate wasting a waiver on a tight end, you aren’t going to find much better than Uzomah on your wire.
Chris Herndon – Owned in 1% of leagues – Over the last two weeks, Herndon has been getting more opportunities in the Jets passing game. In week seven, Herndon had the second most targets in the passing game. While Chris Herndon has been touchdown dependent, he is still worth keeping an eye on. I just wouldn’t use a waiver on him quite yet (or any week 8 waiver wire TEs, as I said in my intro). Not until he can prove he is a regular part of the New York Jets offense.
Benjamin Watson – Owned in 37% of leagues. – Ben Watson had 6 catches for 43 yards and 1 touchdown in week seven. The problem with him is I don’t trust him to get looks in the red zone when Alvin Kamara, Mark Ingram, and Michael Thomas are dominating those looks. And a tight end who doesn’t get targeted regularly in the red zone is pretty worthless.