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Week 11 - Tight End Dart Throws

The tight end position is hard, and this week, Evan Engram and the emerging Jonnu Smith are on bye, Austin Hooper is ruled out for potentially a month, and George Kittle is ruled out for Sunday against the Cardinals. This rough landscape got even rougher. Luckily, I have the top 5 dart throws if you’re in desperate for a filler. These are dart throws so we’re really praying for 1 catch for 5 yards and a TD to be there day at best.

Vance McDonald @ Cleveland – You need to make your decision before 8:20 PM tonight, but Cleveland is tied for fourth in touchdowns to the TE position this season. Vance saw another 7-target game against the Rams and saw his highest snap share of the season. If we’re following targets, and chasing touchdowns, Vance is the best option to stream this week for those in need.

Jared Cook @ Tampa Bay – Cook went for 4/41/1 earlier this season when he saw the Bucs’ defense. He has Drew Brees back now behind center and despite a team malfunction on Sunday against Atlanta the Saints are still one of the best offenses in the NFL going against a disgustingly bad pass defense. Cook is a cheap attachment to Drew Brees who still saw 10 targets last week against the worse Atlanta defense. With it being a divisional game, and these two teams having played each other once this season, temper expectations for a shootout, but follow the match up and fire up Cook as the second-best tight end dart throw of the week.

Gerald Everett vs Chicago – Chicago has allowed a lot of targets to the tight end position. Everett has had 4 games with 4 or more targets and in those games, he broke double digit fantasy points. Chicago is averaging 8.5 targets to the tight end position per game this season, plus Everett’s increased role in the Rams offense, I think he is a solid streamer and can be plugged into line ups for those in need.

TJ Hockenson vs Dallas – Did you see Kyle Rudolph come back to life? He did that against a Dallas defense who is currently averaging 16 FPPG to the tight end position, the third most in the league currently. Hockenson has seen 2 plus match ups prior to this though and has not had more than 8 fantasy points in them. He is not a week winner, but he won’t drop a goose egg and if you need a solid floor at the position he will provide you with that for the week until one of the bye week or injured tight ends come back in your line up.

Ross Dwelley vs Arizona – He saw 7 targets last week but only caught 3 of them for 25 yards, which is disappointing for Dwelley as Kittle was out and the match up against the Seahawks was too good. This week though, he gets Arizona who brought OJ Howard back to fantasy relevance for the first time all season! These teams did just play each other two weeks ago, so I believe it might be lower scoring than people think, but Dwelley should find the end zone once or twice because Arizona has given up the most touchdowns to the position this season, but that’s old news.

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