Noah Fant, Hunter Henry, Mike Gesicki & More Expert Fantasy Start/Sit Advice For TEs
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Setting your lineups can be difficult, especially with COVID-19 outbreaks galore and the fantasy football finals upon us.
Below you will find some tight ends I like, as well as some I don’t like for Week 17 based on matchups, injuries, trends and more.
Be sure to consult our experts’ real-time rankings for fantasy football start/sit advice on any COVID- or injury-impacted players.
Fantasy TEs To Start/Sit In Week 17
Noah Fant, Broncos at Chargers
Fant has been largely underwhelming this year, save three solid games early in the season. Since Week 7, Fant is the TE29 in half-PPR on a per-game basis and has not posted a single week inside the top 10. All of that said, he has a juicy Week 17 matchup on deck against the Chargers, who are allowing the second-most fantasy points to tight ends this year. Fant is a fringe TE1 this week in this favorable contest.
Gerald Everett, Seahawks vs. Lions
Everett has had a solid second half of the season and is coming off of his best game of the year. He reeled in four of five targets for 68 yards and a touchdown last week against the Bears — good enough for 15 fantasy points and a TE3 finish in half-PPR. He has the chance to extend this hot streak this week against the Lions, whose defense has allowed seven tight ends to score at least nine fantasy points over the last five weeks. Everett is a borderline TE1 for Week 17.
Hunter Henry, Patriots vs. Jaguars
Henry came crashing back down to earth on the heels of a six-catch, two-touchdown game in Week 15. He caught just one of six targets for nine yards last week versus the Bills and isn’t a trustworthy play this week, even with the Jaguars on the schedule. Jacksonville has been fairly middle-of-the-road overall against tight ends and has only allowed one touchdown to the position since its Week 7 bye (George Kittle, Week 11). Henry is a boom-or-bust, touchdown-dependent play this week with downside.
Mike Gesicki, Dolphins at Titans
Gesicki hasn’t delivered a start-worthy performance for fantasy since Week 7 against the Falcons. Since Week 8, Gesicki is the TE31 in half-PPR on a per-game basis, averaging just 5.6 fantasy points. He has a difficult matchup on the slate for Week 17 against the Titans, who have allowed the fifth-fewest fantasy points to tight ends and just one double-digit fantasy performance to the position all year (Travis Kelce, Week 7). Gesicki is a low-upside, low-end TE1 for the fantasy finals.