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Fantasy Football TE Report: Eric Ebron, More Week 14 Starts and a Streamer

Dec 05, 2018 6:47 PM EST
  • The Action Network ranked fantasy football tight ends across standard, PPR and half-point PPR formats for Week 14.
  • Here's a deeper dive on TEs, including Travis Kelce and Eric Ebron, plus one potential streaming candidate.

Which tight ends have the most favorable fantasy matchups? Who is the best streaming option? And who has a poor matchup?

Here’s a breakdown of five notable tight ends featured in Sean Koerner, Chris Raybon and Matthew Freedman’s Week 14 fantasy football rankings.

The No. 1 TE

Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs

Kelce simply can’t be stopped as the Chiefs’ No. 1 receiving option. His 31% target share over the past six weeks trails only Keenan Allen (35%) and DeAndre Hopkins (36%) in that timeframe.

Kelce owns the top median and ceiling projection among Week 14 tight ends in the FantasyLabs Player Models.

The Most Favorable Matchup

Vance McDonald, Pittsburgh Steelers

The Raiders have struggled to defend tight ends (and everyone else) this season, allowing a league-high 17.1 fantasy points per game to the position. McDonald could be a serviceable option at a thin position as he’s averaging 5.2 targets per game for the Steelers over the past six weeks.

McDonald has an average rank of 13.7 among our rankers.

Eric Ebron, Indianapolis Colts

In the six games that Jack Doyle has missed this season, Ebron is averaging an absurd 11 targets, 60.17 receiving yards and 0.67 touchdowns per game.

Up next is the Texans defense, which is allowing 7.5 targets and 67.9 receiving yards per game to opposing tight ends.

Koerner, Freedman and Raybon all have Ebron ranked within their top seven.

Matchup Downgrade

Cameron Brate, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Like most tight ends, Brate is a touchdown-dependent option. He’s averaging 5.0 targets per game with O.J. Howard out, but he’s put together lines of 3-26-1 and 3-36 in those two games.

The Saints have been solid against tight ends this year, allowing just 6.4 targets, 37.4 receiving yards and 7.7 fantasy points per game to them.

The Best Streamer

Ian Thomas, Carolina Panthers

With Greg Olsen (foot) on injured reserve, Thomas will assume the Panthers’ feature tight end role.  After he took over for Olsen in Week 13, Thomas caught all five of his targets for 46 yards against the Bucs.

He’s a viable streaming option against a Browns defense which is allowing the sixth-most fantasy points per game to tight ends.

Want another edge? Be sure to keep up with the week’s news on FantasyLabs.

Follow Justin Bailey on Twitter
@justinbailey32

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