Fantasy football week two is here, and you probably have some disappointments on your roster already. If you’re looking for some extra punch in your lineup, look no further than these tight end sleepers for week two! To qualify for this article, a player must be on the waiver wire in at least 50% of Yahoo! leagues. For you deep-league managers, we have a player available in at least 90% of Yahoo! fantasy football leagues. You’re going to have to be exceptionally desperate to get in on a couple of these guys.
Tight End Sleepers Option #1: Chris Herndon versus San Francisco (43% rostered)
Remember the guy we hoped would show up last year? The PPR machine who could kick in a touchdown? Well, guess who arrived last Sunday. Herndon hauled in six-of-seven targets for 37 yards last week. You would have rushed out to get him if he had turned in a touchdown, as well. He could definitely do that this week. The Jets will likely be without all their halfway decent pass-catching options this weekend, and all their running options, turning this into the Chris Herndon Show. On paper, the Niners look like a tough TE matchup, but on the field, they played Dan Arnold and Maxx Williams, so that doesn’t exactly reflect reality.
Tight End Sleepers Option #2: Logan Thomas at Arizona (14% rostered)
Logan Thomas tied Hunter Henry and Darren Waller for the second-most tight end targets last week. He turned his eight targets into… four catches for 37 yards and a score. This week, he gets Arizona, who only shut down George Kittle last week via injury. Last season, the Cardinals ranked as the worst team against tight ends since 2013, and Isaiah Simmons looked overwhelmed at times in his NFL debut against George Kittle. Thomas, the converted QB, has a chance to feast on the Cardinals’ linebackers and safeties.
Tight End Sleepers Deep Dive Option: Jordan Reed at N.Y. Jets (2% rostered)
Look, it’s ugly down here. I think the Niners either limit George Kittle or bench him entirely. In that case, you have to ask yourself, is Jimmy G throwing to Kendrick Bourne, Dante Pettis, Trent Taylor or Jordan Reed? The one-time physical marvel turned back the clock on a catch-and-run over the middle of the field last week, but had just two targets.
Tight End Sleepers Honorable Mentions:
O.J. Howard versus Carolina (26% rostered), Jordan Akins versus Baltimore (1% rostered), Dalton Schultz versus Atlanta (0% rostered)
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