Fantasy Football TE Report: Rob Gronkowski, Eric Ebron, More Week 15 Starts and a Streamer

Dec 13, 2018 8:29 PM EST
  • The Action Network ranked fantasy football tight ends across standard, PPR and half-point PPR formats for Week 15.
  • 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 15 fantasy football rankings.

The No. 1 TE

Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs

In non-shocking news, Kelce continues to be the unanimous No. 1 tight end. His 28% target share over the past six weeks is the sixth-highest mark among all positions.

Kelce leads all tight ends in median and ceiling projections in the FantasyLabs Player Models.

The Most Favorable Matchup

Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots

Gronk cracked 100 receiving yards for the first time since Week 1 with an 8-107-1 line on eight targets. His 6.3 targets per game since Week 9 rank fourth on the team, but the Steelers have been vulnerable against tight ends this season, allowing 7.8 targets and 67.9 receiving yards per game to them.

Gronk has a 7.0 average rank among our rankers.

Eric Ebron, Indianapolis Colts 

Ebron continues to be heavily targeted by Andrew Luck, averaging 10.3 targets per game over the past three weeks, along with 36% of their red-zone target share in the same timeframe.

The Cowboys can be exploited by tight ends given how good their cornerbacks are on the perimeter. They’ve allowed six touchdowns to tight ends this season, along with the eighth-most fantasy points per game to the position.

Matchup Downgrade

Jimmy Graham, Green Bay Packers

Graham has been all over the map this season, but he’s been held to 14 or fewer receiving yards in three of his past five games. A matchup against a Bears defense which is allowing just 42.3 receiving yards per game to tight ends won’t help things.

In his Week 1 meeting with the Bears, Graham caught just two passes for eight yards on just four targets.

The Best Streamer

C.J. Uzomah, Cinncinati Bengals 

In Jeff Driskel’s two full starts for the Bengals, Uzomah is seeing 16% of the target share, which trails only Tyler Boyd.

Overall, the Raiders are allowing 72.7 receiving yards per game to tight ends, along with a league-high nine touchdowns and 16.7 fantasy points per games to the position.

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

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