Week 10 - Tight End Dart Throws
Last week we had T.J. Hockenson, and Vance McDonald, Hock got 8 PPR points but for a streamer in this tight end land scape, that is money. This week, I’ll be breaking down the top 5 dart throws again in hopes to help you win your week 10 match up with picking the right pick at the most volatile position.
Jared Cook vs Atlanta (59.7% ESPN, 51% Yahoo) – Drew Brees is back, and the Saints off the bye week get an Atlanta defense who can’t tackle a couch cushion if they tried. The Falcons are averging 13.2 PPG to the position and have allowed 4 touchdowns on the season. Cooks usage has come for the Saints only in plus match ups, which makes him the easiest streamer to predict and the number one dart throw of the week.
Jonnu Smith vs Kansas City (14.4% ESPN, 31% Yahoo) – He didn’t have a good showing last week, but he’s had at least 3 receptions a game since Delanie Walker has been out of the line up, so he’s at least consistent. He comes as more of a floor play as KC hasn’t allowed very many touch downs to the position, but they’ve allowed 81 targets and 55 receptions. With Mahomes to make his return for the Chiefs, Tannehill and the Titans will need to keep up, expect Jonnu to get some work and should be started as a low end TE1.
Mike Gesicki @ Indianapolis (4.9% ESPN, 24% Yahoo) – He had a shocking break out game last week, as the Jets had been one of the better teams to the position at this point in the season. The good news is he now faces the Colts who, after Vance McDonalds performance, have allowed the 5th most points to the position. He comes with some risk, with Fitzpatrick as his QB. He is the definition of a ceiling dart throw against a team who is giving up an average of 7 targets per game to the position and 15 points per game with it.
T.J. Hockenson @ Chicago (62.7% ESPN, 53% Yahoo) – Hockenson unfortunately is still a rookie tight end, but he had 8 PPR points last week which is nice from your streamer. He had 7 targets against Oakland but only caught 3 of them. Chicago has currently allowed tight ends to catch 52 of their 68 targets, 76%. If Hockenson gets 7 targets again, he’s looking at 5 receptions, what he does with them is up to him. His ownership is a bit high for someone who hasn’t produced but he may be available if you’re desperate.
Dawson Knox @ Cleveland (3.8% ESPN, 6% Yahoo) – This is the biggest desperation throw. The match up for Knox last week was great, and he didn’t get it done. It’s a little better this week as the Browns have given up 5 touchdowns to the position in 9 weeks of football they’ve played. Knox had his highest snap share last week, and if that keeps up he’s worth a look if you’re desperate.