Tight End Sleepers Week 13: Rudolph the Red Zone Reindeer

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Tight ends are garbage every year in fantasy football. Don’t even try to argue with me. Here are some week 13 tight end sleepers to get you all worked up over headed into this weekend. These guys could get you that three catch, 27-yard performance you’re absolutely yearning for. I am so tired of tight ends, guys. Seriously. To qualify for this list, a tight end must be unowned in over 50% of Yahoo! leagues. But, as luck would have it, nobody topped 31% ownership. For deep leagues, we offer you one player available in over 90% of leagues. As always, check to see if there’s a guy available in Waleed’s Waiver Wire Cheat Sheet. If not, here are some tight ends who could all combine for 43 yards or they could all get two touchdowns. Tight end is stupid. Maybe these tight end sleepers are less stupid?

Week 13 Tight End Sleeper:
Kyle Rudolph at Seattle (50% Owned)

It’ll be Christmas Season by the time Rudolph plays, so it’s officially time to dust off the Rudolph the End Zone Reindeer jokes that we trot out every December. Look, here’s the thing. We’ve been pleading with you to get Kyle Rudolph. He has five touchdowns in his last five games. The Seahawks can’t stop bleeding fantasy points to tight ends, making Rudolph a good candidate to make it (at least) six touchdowns in six games this weekend.

Week 13 Tight End Sleeper:
Ryan Griffin at Cincinnati (46% Owned)

While we all chased Chris Herndon’s Siren Song, Ryan Griffin was quietly putting up numbers in New York. Now, Herndon is dead, and the man we should have been loving all along is still churning out touchdowns for Gang Green. He has four touchdowns in his last four (Chris Herndon-free) games. His one aberration was the return, and departure, of Herndon. Now, he gets a beyond hapless Cincinnati squad that has a two-game lead on being the worst team in the NFL. That’s a pro-tier trash matchup for Griffin to exploit.

Deep Dive Week 13 Tight End Sleeper:
Tyler Higbee at Arizona (2% Owned)

The Rams are an offense that is quickly circling the drain, and Higbee is their backup tight end. Not exactly a fantasy football goldmine. But not so fast! Gerald Everett was held out of practice, and is likely to miss the game this weekend. There’s also one thing you need to know about tight ends this season: target whoever is playing the absolutely dreadful Arizona Cardinals.

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