It’s time for the 2020 fantasy football playoffs. Hopefully, you have all the guys you need on your roster already. If you don’t, we have a tight end sleeper list here for you to help you win this week. To qualify as a tight end sleeper, a player needs a roster percentage under 50% (checked on Yahoo!). For deep leaguers, we have a tight end sleeper available in at least 90% of Yahoo! leagues.
Tight End Sleeper #1:
Logan Thomas at San Francisco (50% rostered)
It seems bad to put a guy who put up 20.3 fantasy points (HPPR) as a sleeper. But, he’s been on this list for weeks, and I need to give him a proper sendoff. Logan Thomas will get the 49ers this week on the heels of Antonio Gibson disappearing for the year, giving Thomas a toehold in the target rotation. He had at least four targets in each game this year and has at least five in four of his last five games. He is going to get the volume from Alex Smith this game. No, I don’t care that the 49ers allow the fewest fantasy points to opposing tight ends. Since week five, they have seen one tight end get more than four targets. Mike Gesicki had six targets and notched five catches for 91 yards.
Running Back Sleeper #2:
Dalton Schultz at Cincinnati (20% rostered)
Schultz is in the class of tight ends that you hope to get four catches, forty yards, and maybe a touchdown from him. He’s notched at least five targets in every game but three since Blake Jarwin went down in week one, including at least five targets in four of his last five games. This week, he gets the Bengals in the Andy Dalton Revenge Game™. Cincinnati can’t stop opposing tight ends, giving up the third-most points to the position on the season. Over the last two weeks, Mike Gesicki and Evan Engram combined for 15 catches, 217 yards, and a touchdown.
Deep League Tight End Sleeper:
Cole Kmet versus Houston (3% rostered)
Graham Time is over in Chicago, with Jimmy failing to hit at least 50% of snaps in each of the last two weeks. In those games, Graham has just three catches for 32 yards. This has also coincided with the rise of Cole Kmet, who played at least 78% of snaps each o the last two weeks. He didn’t do much in week twelve in a blowout against Green Bay, but he had 5 catches for 37 yards and a touchdown last week. The Bears get the Texans, who are middle-of-the-road against tight ends but have had just five tight ends get more than five targets against them this season. Four of the five had at least 80 yards or a touchdown, and three of them had at least 50 yards and a touchdown.
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