Week 13 Fantasy Football TE Sleepers
The bye weeks are over, so only the truly desperate are searching for TE sleepers at this point. Either that or you’re a savvy owner who likes to stream TE sleepers instead of rostering one guy. Either way, you are welcome here. This week, like all weeks, we highlight three TE sleepers available in at least 50% of Yahoo! leagues. For those of you in deeper leagues, one of these TE sleepers is available in 90% or more of Yahoo! leagues.
C.J. Uzomah versus Denver (26% owned)
It became abundantly clear who Jeff Driskel’s favorite target is, at least with A.J. Green out. Uzomah sopped up thirteen targets last week as he was Driskel’s binky on offense. While I don’t expect a baker’s dozen worth of targets are in the cards this week, half of that would be enough for Uzomah to produce for your fantasy football lineup. TE sleepers are mostly trying to guess who will score a touchdown, and a guy who will likely get at least seven targets is as good a bet as any to score… especially when he plays a Broncos defense that has allowed TE touchdowns in three of their last four games, and 9.7 fantasy points to TEs last week with seven catches for 62 yards. That’s a decent line to start with for Uzomah, and maybe he will toss in a touchdown.
Matt LaCosse at Cincinnati (13% owned)
Jake Butt. Jeff Heuerman. Now, it’s Matt LaCosse. The Denver Broncos TE situation isn’t what they thought it would be, but they’ve made the best of it. Over the last five weeks, the Broncos TE room has scored the seventh-most fantasy points in the NFL, meaning that they are definitely a part of their game plan and a position that should be monitored for TE sleepers. Given that LaCosse was only thrust into this position due to two guys hitting the IR, his ownership is exceptionally low, so he’s the perfect guy to make the TE sleepers list. He gets a downright terrible Cincinnati Bengals defense that allows the second-most fantasy points to TEs on the year, including four TE touchdowns in the last five games.
Charles Clay at Miami (8% owned)
Charles Clay hasn’t played for about three weeks, but he’s set to make his return to action this week. The last time we saw him, he was absorbing 11 targets in two games for the Bills. The return of Josh Allen bodes well for the offense’s big play ability, which means more passing, which means someone other than Robert Foster has to catch passes. I don’t think it will be Zay Jones (trash) or Kelvin Benjamin (makes Zay Jones look good). That leaves Clay in a #RevengeGame. This week, the Bills take on the Miami Dolphins, who have allowed the fourth-most fantasy points to tight ends over the last five weeks, including three touchdowns to TEs last week. I mean sure, why not?