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Fantasy Football TE Report: The Unanimous No. 1, Plus Other Week 11 Notes

Nov 15, 2018 8:44 PM EST
  • The Action Network ranked fantasy football tight ends across standard, PPR and half-point PPR formats for Week 11.
  • Here's a deeper dive on TEs, including Travis Kelce and Greg Olsen, plus a 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 11 fantasy football rankings.

The No. 1 TE

Travis Kelce, Kansas City Chiefs

Kelce leads his team with 26% of the target share, and he’ll be featured in a game with an over/under of 63.5 points. It’ll be difficult to dethrone Kelce from this No. 1 spot most weeks.

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

The Most Favorable Matchups

Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers

Olsen is third on the team in targets per game (5.6), and owns a respectable 17.5% of their red zone market share of targets since his Week 6 return from a foot injury.

Additionally, Olsen will take on a Lions defense that ranks 30th in Football Outsiders’ pass DVOA. He carries an average rank of 3.7 among our rankers.

Jordan Reed, Washington Redskins

Reed has mostly been a floor play this season as he hasn’t scored a touchdown since Week 1. However, he’s still just one of four tight ends in the league with at least 20% of his team’s market share of targets.

He’s in a favorable spot yet again, taking on a Texans defense that’s allowing 7.1 targets and 65.0 receiving yards per game to opposing tight ends.

Raybon is the highest on Reed this week, giving him a rank of 5.0 in PPR formats.

Matchup Downgrade

Kyle Rudolph, Minnesota Vikings

Rudolph has to fight for target scraps since Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs combined for 55% of their overall target share.

Rudolph is a boom-or-bust option facing a Bears defense that allows 42.7 receiving yards per game to opposing tight ends this season — he hasn’t cleared 40 receiving yards since Week 5.

He carries an average rank of 14.0 among our rankers.

The Best Streamer

Ricky Seals-Jones, Arizona Cardinals

With Chad Williams (ankle) absent in Week 10, RSJ saw nine targets against the Chiefs, trailing only Larry Fitzgerald.

If Williams is out again, that should continue to benefit RSJ. Overall, he’s seen 17.5% of the Cardinals’ target share since Josh Rosen took over at quarterback, and now he takes on a Raiders defense that has completely given up on the season and ranks dead last in pass DVOA against tight ends.

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

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