Welcome to the FC Insights Tight End Targets Article. In this post, we will be breaking down our top options and plays at the TE position for each DFS week of the 2019-2020 NFL DFS season.
In this article, I am going to give you the top five tight ends in my personal model which uses a number of factors like Vegas total, match-up, salary, etc. Please note that just because a player is not in this article doesn’t mean that I don’t like them or that they are not in my player pool.
Last Weeks Results
Based off of DraftKings scoring
- Austin Hooper (28.70 fantasy points, 5.7x value, TE1)
- Zach Ertz (8.40 fantasy points, 1.6x value, TE12)
- Will Dissly (0.00 fantasy points, 0.0x value, TE41)
- Travis Kelce (9.80 fantasy points, 1.4x value, TE10)
- Darren Fells (12.90 fantasy points, 4.2x value, TE5)
Hunter Henry ($5,700 FD, $4,000 DK)
Henry only has played two games this season but has been a beast in both games. Henry has at least four catches for 60 yards and double-digit fantasy points in each of those games. Henry especially looked good last week in what was supposed to be a game he was limited with eight catches for 100 yards and two scores against the Steelers. This week I am expecting Henry to have another big game as he takes on the Titans. The Titans have allowed at least seven fantasy points to the position in five of their six games this season and are allowing the 12th most fantasy points per game to the position using DraftKings scoring. While each of the two reasons I have given is a great reason to roster Henry they are not the reason why he is the top play on this slate. The reason why he is the top play on this slate is his salary as Henry is much cheaper than each of the other elite tight ends on this slate mainly due to salaries being released this week prior to Sunday’s game against the Steelers as that was the prime time game.
Evan Engram ($6,800 FD, $6,500 DK)
Engram missed last week’s game against the Pats but should play this week and I am having a hard time not playing Engram. The reason why I am having a hard time not playing Engram is due to the match-up against the Cardinals. The Cardinals have been awful against tight ends this year. The Cardinals have allowed the most receptions, most receiving yards, and most touchdown receptions to the position. Five of the six starting tight ends the Cardinals have faced have produced at least 15 fantasy points. Engram who has produced at least nine fantasy points in each of his games this season should easily hit that mark even if he is not 100% healthy.
Mark Andrews ($6,700 FD, $4,900 DK)
Andrews has been dealing with a shoulder injury that has limited him the past four weeks but even with the injury, he is still putting up decent numbers. In his past three games, he is averaging five catches for 58.33 receiving yards and 12.5 fantasy points. This week I am expecting we see the Andrews from the first two weeks of the season in which he had at least 100 yards receiving and a score as he is almost 100% healed from his injury and in an elite match-up against the Seahawks. The Seahawks have allowed the sixth-most receptions, fourth-most receiving yards, and fourth-most fantasy points per game to tight ends this season.
Austin Hooper ($6,600 FD, $5,300 DK)
Hooper has at least six catches in five of his six games this season, at least 50 yards receiving in five of his six games and at least 13 fantasy points in five of his six games. This week we should see Hooper put up similar numbers as he takes on the Rams. The Rams have allowed at least 80 yards receiving to the position in each of the past two weeks and rank in the bottom half of the league in fantasy points allowed per game to the position. The Rams-Falcons game is also the game I want to stack the most this week as it has the highest projected total on this slate and is the only game with a projected point total over 50 points.
Darren Fells ($5,400 FD, $3,100 DK)
Fells is not some that I would ever roster in cash games as his floor is really low but in GPPs I really like him at his salary for the second straight week. I like Fells for two reasons. The first is the fact that Fells has put up numbers over the past month. Fells has at least five catches with at least 49 yards receiving in two of his past four games and ha at least 12 fantasy points in three of those four games. The second reason is due to the match-up against the Colts. The Colts are a defense that funnels teams to pass to tight ends. Last season the Colts allowed the second-most targets, most receptions, most receiving yards and third-most fantasy points per game to the position. This season the Colts rank in the bottom five in targets allowed to per game, receptions per game, and fantasy points per game to the position.