With the holiday season right around the corner, the fantasy football season approaches its stretch operate as owners make a final push towards the playoffs. This is also the ultimate week we must worry about byes, but the waiver wire will continue being an important factor.
Here are a few more injury notes at the tight end position. Zach Ertz is likely to come back after missing Week 9, so that’s good news. Delanie Walker includes a wrist injury, but will try to take up on Thursday night. If he can’t choose, then fantasy owners need to make backup strategies in a hurry.
Meanwhile, Jordan Reed is still questionable because that’s the default state of Jordan Reed nowadays.
This week’s bye teams will be the Carolina Panthers, Indianapolis Colts, New York Jets, and SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA 49ers. Which means Jack Doyle, Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Ed Dickson, and George Kittle won’t be available for fantasy owners.
Once more, let’s dive found in with a consider the best waiver wire tight ends, owned found in 50 percent or less of Yahoo! typical leagues.
Tyler Kroft, Cincinnati Bengals (53 percent)
Kroft was a ghost in Week 10, getting one pass for 4 yards. On the other hand, he’s been semi-productive for a month leading up to this game, hence there’s reason to believe it’s a one-week fluke. He’ll make an effort to get back on the right track against a Denver Broncos protection that’s in full-on collapse mode.
Charles Clay, Buffalo Charges (43 percent)
Making his return via a knee personal injury, Clay only saw three targets, finishing with two catches 13 back yards. Clay’s been a useful fantasy player in the past, but his 2017 is a lost season so far. With the Bills’ criminal offense in perpetual run-first mode, it’ll be hard to trust Clay as any other thing more when compared to a low-end TE2. He gets the Los Angeles Chargers next.
Eric Ebron, Detroit Lions (34 percent)
Ebron’s stats above his last three games: seven catches, 132 back yards, an individual touchdown. Somehow that’s the very best stretch of the growing season for Ebron, who’s well and a classic bust as a 2014 first-round pick. He includes a good matchup with the Chicago Bears this week, but is only a bottom-barrel dart toss.
Martellus Bennett, New England Patriots (33 percent)
The story surrounding Bennett’s return to New England is completely bizarre, but hey, if he’s healthy enough to catch Tom Brady passes, then he belongs in the TE2 debate. We’ve been down this road with Bennett, who got seven touchdowns with the Patriots last season but is basically an afterthought when Rob Gronkowski is healthy and balanced. Sunday night’s stat series (three catches for 38 back yards on seven snaps) shows that the Patriots might nonetheless have strategies for him, though.