Fantasy Football TE Report: Greg Olsen’s Prime Spot, Plus Other Week 10 Notes

Nov 08, 2018 7:20 PM EST
  • The Action Network ranked fantasy football tight ends across standard, PPR and half-point PPR formats for Week 10.
  • Here's a deeper dive on TEs, including Travis Kelce and Greg Olsen, plus the potential streaming candidates.

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 10 fantasy football rankings.

The No. 1 TE

Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs

Kelce’s 17.9 fantasy points per game leads all tight ends (not named Zach Ertz), by just over three points compared to the next closest tight end (George Kittle, 14.2). Overall, Kelce’s volume is hard to top since he’s one of two tight ends who is seeing more than 25% of his team’s market share of targets.

He leads all tight ends in ceiling and median projections for tight ends in the FantasyLabs Player Models, and it’s not particularly close.

The Most Favorable Matchups

Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers

Since Olsen’s Week 6 return from his foot injury, he has played 98% of the snaps and absorbed a respectable 17.5% of the Panthers’ target share. On deck is a Steelers defense that’s allowing 9.2 targets and 74.1 receiving yards per game to opposing tight ends this year.

Olsen has an average rank of 9.0 among our rankers.

Matchup Downgrade

Jared Cook, Oakland Raiders

You’re likely not sitting Cook due to the nature of the tight end position, but his usage has taken a dive since Week 5 at just 3.8 targets per game. Additionally, it’s a below average matchup as the Chargers rank first in Football Outsiders’ pass DVOA against tight ends, allowing just 46.0 receiving yards per game to the position.

That said, our rankers are still high on Cooks, giving him an average rank of 4.3.

The Best Streamers

Jack Doyle, Indianapolis Colts

Doyle could be available on some waiver wires, and in his first game back from his hip injury in Week 8, he was tied for a team-high seven targets. When adjusted for time missed, Doyle is second on the Colts with 19.3% of their target share. This puts him in play on volume alone at a position that typically struggles to produce consistently.

Doyle’s 10.3 average rank is solid for a guy who may be on waivers.

Ricky Seals-Jones, Arizona Cardinals

If you’re desperate, Seals-Jones takes on a Chiefs defense that’s allowing 9.41 yards per attempt and 72.11 receiving yards to tight ends this season. Although his fantasy output has been almost non-existent, he does own 16% of the Cardinals’ target share since Josh Rosen took over at quarterback, the third-highest mark on the team.

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

Credit:

Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen (88).

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CURR
# BETS
HOU
WAS
43
+3
42
+3
CIN
BAL
43.5
-4.5
44
-5.5
PIT
JAC
47.5
+6
46.5
+5
CAR
DET
50.5
+3
49.5
+4.5
DAL
ATL
47.5
-4.5
50
-3
TEN
IND
48
-3
51
-1
TB
NYG
52
PK
53
-3
OAK
ARI
41
-4
41
-5
DEN
LAC
47
-7.5
46.5
-7
PHI
NO
54.5
-9
56
-7.5
MIN
CHI
45.5
-2.5
44
-2.5
KC
LA
63.5
-1
63
-3.5