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.
Zach Ertz ($6,700 FD, $6,000 DK)
Ertz had an off week against the Dolphins but other than that game he has been on fire. Ertz minus that Dolphins game has seen double-digit targets with at least nine catches for 90 yards and 18 fantasy points in four of his past five games. This week should be no different for Ertz in a must-win game against the Redskins who are allowing the ninth-most fantasy points per game to tight ends and Ertz is by far my favorite tight end on this slate.
George Kittle ($7,200 FD, $6,200 DK)
Kittle is one of the best tight ends in the NFL and you really shouldn’t need a reason to roster him each week. With that being said we have a great reason to roster him this week and that is due to the match-up against the Falcons. The Falcons have allowed four of the five tight ends they have faced since their bye week to have at least 50 yards receiving. Each of those tight ends was able to produce at least eight fantasy points against the Falcons and there is no reason to believe that Kittle who has at least eight fantasy points in all but two games this season doesn’t hit that mark.
Darren Waller ($6,200 FD, $5,500 DK)
I love Waller each and every week as he always seems to get the job done. That has been the case especially as of late as Waller has at least five catches for over 70 yards and 12 fantasy points in three of his past four games. The only real knock I have on Waller is he doesn’t get into the endzone with only three scores on the season with those coming in back-to-back weeks. With that being said I am calling my shot and saying that Waller finds the endzone this week against a Jaguars team that has allowed the third-most touchdowns to tight ends this season.
David Njoku ($5,500 FD, $4,200 DK)
Njoku made his return from injury last week and was not that great catching only one of his three targets for four yards. While that performance was disappointing I am not actually that worried about Njoku this week for a couple of reasons. The first reason is I expect Njoku to be better this week as it is expected for a player to be rusty after not playing in 12 weeks. The second is due to the match-up as Njoku gets the pleasure of facing the Cardinals. If you are new to this article the Cardinals are a team you want to attack with tight ends as they have allowed the most receiving yards, most touchdowns, and most fantasy points per game to tight ends this season.
Greg Olsen ($4,900 FD, $3,900 DK)/ Ian Thomas ($5,300 FD, $3,100 DK)
I don’t know if Olsen is going to be able to play this week or not after missing last week’s game with a concussion. What I do know is that whichever Panthers tight end plays this week I have interest in as a cheap option at the position due to the match-up against the Seahawks. The Seahawks have allowed the third-most targets, second-most receptions, second-most receiving yards, and second-most fantasy points per game to tight ends this season.