The Falcons TE has been on fire over the past two weeks. He recorded nine receptions for 71 yards and a touchdown on Sunday. Over the past two weeks he has brought in 18 receptions and totaled 148 yards as he expands his role in the Falcons’ passing attack. His Week 6 performance was the best among tight ends, good for 22.1 fantasy points. He has seen 22 targets over the past two weeks and has made the most of the throws Matt Ryan has sent his way. He might even be available in your league, as he is only owned in 56.9% of ESPN fantasy leagues.
Njoku is another TE trending upwards in usage lately. Since Mayfield was named the starting quarterback, Njoku has seen a rise in his receptions per game, as well as his targets. Week 6 was his most dominant outing yet, as he was seemingly the only one capable of reeling in Mayfield’s passes. He caught seven passes for 55 yards and a touchdown, good for a season-high 18.5 fantasy points. Over his past three weeks, Njoku has caught 18 passes for 176 yards on 30 targets. Those are very encouraging numbers for the young tight end.
Ertz has been nothing if not consistent this season, and that is something of vital importance in the wasteland that is the TE position. Ertz has provided fantasy owners with double digit points in each of his past five outings. He caught seven passes for 43 yards and a touchdown against the Giants in Week 6 as he maintains his grip on the TE1 ranking. He has 27 receptions over the past three weeks as well as 265 receiving yards. He’s looking to continue his monster season against the Panthers in Week 7.
Much like the rest of the Raiders’ offense, Cook put up a dud in Week 6. He caught just two passes for 10 yards, good for only 3 fantasy points. Cook has been a bonafide boom/bust player this season, but still holds on to the TE4 ranking. In his best two games, Cook has 17 receptions for 290 yards and two TD’s. In his other four games, Cook has posted 15 receptions for 110 yards. The disparity is massive, but he has already shown his huge upside which could single-handedly swing a matchup. Unfortunately for Cook owners, he likely swung your matchup towards a loss in Week 7.
Kittle wasn’t terrible in Week 6, but in a game where the 49ers managed to post a season-high 30 points, Kittle wasn’t a major factor. He still provided 7 fantasy points in PPR, but he posted his worst outing since Week 2. He caught four passes for 30 yards and didn’t find the end zone in the heartbreaking loss to the Packers. Kittle remains one of the more reliable TE options this season and will face the Rams in Week 7.
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