Fantasy Football Week 14 TE Sleepers
If you are rolling with TE sleepers in the first round of the fantasy football playoffs, then hats off to you. That’s a ballsy commitment to the craft of ensuring that you do not have a weekly quality TE on your roster. As always, these TE sleepers are available in at least 50% of Yahoo! leagues, with one guy available in at least 90%. The ownership percentages for these TE sleepers are as of Wednesday morning when waivers ran. So if they’re not correct, don’t fact check me.
C.J. Uzomah at Los Angeles Chargers (28% owned)
A.J. Green is dead, Tyler Eifert is long-since dead, and Andy Dalton is dead. This is the state of the week fourteen Cincinnati Bengals offense. In week twelve and thirteen iterations of this offense, Uzomah received 18 targets in two weeks. If you give me nine targets per game from a TE, he’s going to make the TE sleepers list, no matter the opponent or previous results. His opponent, the Chargers, allow very few fantasy points per game to TEs, but outside of week one, and Jared Cook, they’ve had trouble stopping tight ends who have at least six targets against them.
Ian Thomas at Cleveland (5% owned)
Woo lordy, the TE sleepers list is thin as heck this week, so we get the guy backing up Greg Olsen. The Greg Olsen Role™ has been a touchdown machine this season, and Thomas gets to step into that position for the second time. He struggled the first time, but those were in three of the first four games of his career. Tight end is a notoriously difficult position to transition to from college, so I would expect better results this time. The Browns allow the seventh-most fantasy points to the position and have yielded four TE touchdowns in the last four weeks. He’s a massive target and will be filling a high-priority position in the offense. I mean, he can’t do worse than Matt LaCosse did last weekend, right?
Mark Andrews at KC (3% owned)
If you thought Ian Thomas was a deep dive, I present you, Mark Andrews. Not even the top-drafted TE on his own team, Andrews led the team in yardage last week and has Lamar Jackson’s eye. With a massive O/U in KC, and what will need to be a big throwing game from Lamar Jackson, I would expect more of the same from Andrews, who led the team in yards last week. Outside of the O/U, the Chiefs have a huge TE problem (second-most fantasy points allowed to the position this year, including 19.5 to Jared Cook last week). Give him a whirl, with the Matt LaCosse caveat above.