Week 12 - Tight End Dart Throws
George Kittle and Austin Hooper are battling injury. Hunter Henry, Travis Kelce and Kyle Rudolph (who has been relevant over the past three weeks) are all on bye. Engram is doubtful. To make it all worse, the fantasy points gift that keeps on giving Arizona Cardinals have the week off. The tight end position is ugly in week 12. Lucky for you, I have the answer. If you missed out on Ryan Griffin, Darren Fells, and Jacob Hollister I have the top five dart throws of the week.
Tyler Eifert vs Pittsburgh – The Steelers have quietly been one of the better match ups to stream the tight end position against and I don’t think it’s being talking about enough. Coming out of the bye with rookie Ryan Finnley Eifert has received 4 targets in each of the last two games. The risk is you’re attaching yourself to an atrocious Bengals offense that might not see the end zone once. If they do, you can almost guarantee Eifert for a score because Pittsburgh has allowed the 3rd most touchdowns in the NFL to the position in 10 games so you’re batting over 50% on it.
Dallas Goedert vs Seattle – Truthfully, he should always be in consideration if you need a streamer for the week. He plays in an offense that utilizes the position very well, and even if he isn’t receiving uber targets he always has a chance at a touchdown. He plays Seattle this week, who has allowed the 8th most points to the position and 1.75 points per target. Goedert has received 5 or more targets in each of his last three games, including a RZ target in each. Vegas has the O/U in this game set at 48 points and I would bet the over.
Ben Watson vs Dallas – 4 targets against the Eagles last week and Watson caught three for 52. It might as well be T.J. Hockenson because they’re about the same for fantasy right now. Watson has a great match up against the Dallas Cowboys though and his targets are coming from Tom Brady. Watson has seen a red zone target in 50% of his games this season so I think he has a slim shot at a touchdown. He isn’t going to win you your week, but he won’t lose it for you either and that makes him worth a plug and play.
Mike Gesicki @ Cleveland – Fitzmagic is finally starting to get the ball rolling, and although Mike Gesicki hasn’t made much happen since his big breakout performance, he faces a Cleveland team who is still tied for the 4th most touchdowns to the tight end position. I wouldn’t expect a whole lot, but in a Miami offense that’s finally clicking Gesicki is worth consideration if you’re desperate.
Jaeden Graham vs Tampa Bay – Do you want the biggest shot in the dark? Well this is it. He ran 15 routes and received two targets last week against Carolina, but the Bucs are not to far behind from the Cardinals in terms of ability to not be able to defend the position. Consider him as a last-ditch option who has upside in a plus match up and a high rolling offense.