Watch Now: Waiver Wire: TE’s (1:16)
At various points in the past month I’ve laughed at the idea of Jimmy Graham or Rob Gronkowski being “back”. I’ve taken my victory lap on the failures of Austin Hooper and lamented my selection of Hayden Hurst as a sleeper and/or breakout. It took all the way to Week 6 before I felt like an idiot because all of those guys (and Eric Ebron!) found their way into my top 15 tight ends. Man, this position is a mess.
The lesson here is don’t make fun of anyone’s favorite sleeper tight end because one day you may be just desperate enough to start them. The other takeaway is that if you can trade for Travis Kelce, George Kittle, Darren Waller or Mark Andrews, you should do it and save yourself the headache of dealing with this merry-go-round.
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Week 6 TE Preview
The following players are not being projected to play Week 6 at this time:
TE Preview Numbers to Know 15% — Darren Fells has scored on 15% of his targets the past two years. That’s not sustainable, but you could do worse if you miss out on all the streamers below. 24.2% — Mike Gesicki is responsible for nearly a quarter of his team’s air yards. At tight end, that’s second only to Mark Andrews. 4.7 — Evan Engram’s average depth of target is miserably low and made worse