Week 11 NFL DFS Tight End (TE) Targets For FanDuel & DraftKings

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 2020-2021 NFL DFS season.

Top Plays

Mark Andrews ($6,500 FD, $4,900 DK)

Opponent Team Total Opponent Passing Yards Allowed Per Game to TEs Opponent Receptions Allowed Per Game to TEs Opponent Fantasy Points Allowed Per Game to TEs
Titans 27.50 50.4 5.1 13.5

Andrews has had a pretty disappointing season considering what the expectations were heading into the 2020 season – but he showed signs of life in a pass friendly game script against the Patriots on Sunday Night Football in Week 10, hauling in 7 of 9 targets for 61 yards.  I don’t think you necessarily have to spend up to this point at the position – but if you are looking for an option with a high ceiling (and let’s face it – not too many of those exist), Andrews is a great option to mix into your builds this week.  I expect this game to see plenty of points going up on the board, and it wouldn’t shock me to see Lamar look his way 8-10 times in this one as he is really struggling to connect on the outside with his WR’s.  It wouldn’t shock me if he were to be a part of some large-field GPP winning line-ups this week.

Hunter Henry ($5,500 FD, $4,600 DK)

Opponent Team Total Opponent Passing Yards Allowed Per Game to TEs Opponent Receptions Allowed Per Game to TEs Opponent Fantasy Points Allowed Per Game to TEs
Jets 27.25 51.4 4.4 13.9

With a respectable floor and as one of the more talented at the position league-wide, it’s hard not to like the spot for Henry this week at an affordable price.  He gets a bit of a bump from near bargain-bin pricing after scoring a TD against Miami last week – but there is plenty to like here with Henry as a part of your builds this week.  He ranks 4th in targets, 7th in average depth of target and 9th in air yards (for those who have seen at least 30 targets at the position) – all of which are respectable numbers.  The Jets have done a pretty good job of defending the position this year, sitting around league average, but as is the case with most teams, I expect them to pay pretty close attention to the clear number 1 target in the offence, Keenan Allen – which should put Henry in plus match-ups quite often.  I could see Herbert continuing to lean on the big target, especially in the redzone – and I wouldn’t be surprised at all if he posted another TD this week.

Value Plays

Logan Thomas ($5,200 FD, $3,300 DK)

Opponent Team Total Opponent Passing Yards Allowed Per Game to TEs Opponent Receptions Allowed Per Game to TEs Opponent Fantasy Points Allowed Per Game to TEs
Bengals 23.75 64.8 5.3 16.4

Thomas remains extremely cheap on DraftKings, where I expect him to be among the highest owned options this week.  Priced $1,900 higher on FanDuel – I’m not expecting him to be too popular – but at a position with such volatility outside of Travis Kelce, it’s hard to argue with rostering one of the more ‘solid’ options at such a dire position on DraftKings for $3,300.  Last week he hauled in 4 of his 6 targets for 66 yards, and he remains a key part of Washington’s passing attack.  After a few weeks where his targets were down, we saw a little bit of a spike last week to his season average – and it is nice to see him earn the trust of Alex Smith under center.  He’s a great option this week going up against a Bengals defence that has been torched by opposing TE’s all season long.  If you are looking to spend down at TE this week, averaging 5.8 targets per game in 2020 to go along with ranking 6th in aDOT and 7th in air yards.

Austin Hooper ($5,100 FD, $3,900 DK)

Opponent Team Total Opponent Passing Yards Allowed Per Game to TEs Opponent Receptions Allowed Per Game to TEs Opponent Fantasy Points Allowed Per Game to TEs
Eagles 25 55.9 5.9 15.8

Hooper posted a disappointing Week 10 line, not all that surprising given the fact that Cleveland barely passed the ball, focusing on the ground game in howling winds in a 10-7 win over Houston.  I’m willing to give Hooper a mulligan on last week’s result because of this, and he’s in a prime spot for a bounce back effort this week against the Eagles – who have been torched by opposing TE’s all season long.  Prior to last week’s game, Hooper had seen 7-10-6 targets in the last three games that he played before getting hurt and I expect him to be a key cog in the passing attack for Baker Mayfield moving forward.  Dollar for dollar – he’s an outstanding value play at the position this week in a great match-up.

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