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.
Jack Doyle ($6,300 FD, $4,600 DK)
In the last game with Eric Ebron out Doyle saw 11 targets and turned those targets into six catches for 73 yards and a score. This week I am expecting a similar performance from Doyle as he finds himself in an elite match-up against the Bucs. The Bucs rank in the bottom five in receiving yards allowed, touchdowns allowed, and fantasy points allowed per game to tight ends.
Vance McDonald ($5,800 FD, $4,300 DK)
McDonald only has two games this season with more than seven fantasy points but is going to be one of the most popular tight ends this week as he takes on the Cardinals. The Cardinals in case you are brand new are the best possible match-up for tight ends in the NFL. This season they have allowed the second-most receptions, most receiving yards, most touchdowns and most fantasy points per game to the position.
George Kittle ($6,700 FD, $5,900 DK)
Kittle is coming off a bad game against the Ravens in which he only had two catches for 17 yards but that game doesn’t bother me at all when it comes to Kittle. Kittle is just not going to have another game like that as he has at least six catches in all but three games this season and at least 50 yards receiving in all but two games this season. Kittle has not only put up huge numbers on a weekly bases but I like the match-up for him as the 49ers take on the Saints. The Saints have struggled against tight ends recently allowing at least 40 yards receiving or a touchdown to the position in five straight games.
Ryan Griffin ($5,600 FD, $4,100 DK)
Griffin continues to be a big part of the Jets offense with Chris Herndon out. In his past five games with Herndon out, Griffin has at least three catches in every game and has at least 50 yards receiving or a touchdown in four of the games. Griffin has at least eight fantasy points in each of those games and is averaging 15.76 fantasy points during this period. This week we shouldn’t see Griffin slow down as he takes on a Dolphins team that has allowed the sixth-most receiving yards to tight ends this season.
Mark Andrews ($6,600 FD, $5,600 DK)
I hate the match-up for Andrews this week as the Ravens take on the Bills. The Bills have been the worst possible match-up for tight ends this season as they have allowed the fewest targets, second-fewest receptions, fewest receiving yards, second-fewest touchdowns and fewest fantasy points per game to the position. With that being said I am still going to have plenty of Andrews this week as the Ravens offense is that damn good with Andrew being a huge part of it especially as of late. In his past four games, Andrews is averaging 3.75 catches for 55.8 yards and a score.