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Fantasy Football TE Report: Potential Streamers, Plus Week 7’s No. 1 Tight End

Oct 18, 2018 12:24 AM EDT
  • The Action Network ranked fantasy football tight ends across standard, PPR and half-point PPR leagues for Week 7.
  • Here's a deeper dive on three TEs you should start, including Travis Kelce and Ricky Seals-Jones -- plus one player to avoid this weekend.

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 7 fantasy football rankings.

The No. 1 TE

Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs

Kelce leads the Chiefs with 26.5% of their target share, and now he takes on a Bengals defense that’s allowing 9.6 targets and 66.3 receiving yards per game to opposing tight ends.

His median projection in the FantasyLabs Player Models leads all tight ends by nearly three points.

The Most Favorable Matchups

David Njoku, Cleveland Browns

Finally, a Browns quarterback has been able to utilize Njoku. Since Week 4, (Baker Mayfield’s first start) Njoku leads the Browns with 23.5% of their target share. On deck is a forgiving Buccaneers defense that’s allowing 8.2 targets and 98.8 receiving yards per game to tight ends this season.

Njoku carries a solid 9.0 average rank among our rankers.

 

Matchup Downgrade

Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers

Olsen appears to be back to full health after playing 98% of the snaps and seeing seven targets against the Redskins on Sunday. He gets a tough draw against an Eagles defense that’s allowing just 5.4 targets and 39.1 receiving yards per game to opposing tight ends.

More concerning is the Eagles’ No. 1 ranked pass rush (PFF) against Cam Newton, who is averaging a 46.2% completion rate and 5.5 yards per attempt while under pressure this season (Sports Info Solutions).

The Best Streamers

Ricky Seals-Jones, Arizona Cardinals

Larry Fitzgerald will be tied up with Chris Harris Jr. in the slot, while RSJ has one of the best matchups against a Broncos defense that’s allowing 6.3 targets and 69.1 receiving yards per game to opposing tight ends.

RJS boasts an average rank of 17.0 among our rankers.

C.J. Uzomah, Cincinnati Bengals

Uzomah saw seven targets last week while playing 92% of the snaps and running 56 pass routes on Andy Dalton’s 61 dropbacks.

On tap is a favorable matchup against an abysmal Chiefs defense that’s giving up 8.5 targets and 89.5 receiving yards per game to opposing tight ends.

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

Credit:

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Arizona Cardinals tight end Ricky Seals-Jones (86).

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