8.7 points is the difference between the highest tight end scoring average (Rob Gronkowski) and the 20th (Vernon Davis). There are a lot of solid match-ups this week at the position and a lot that aren’t. I’ll avoid guys that are obvious, with names like Gronkowski and Travis Kelce.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins New York Jets
Jenkins has been averaging six targets a game in the 10 games he’s played in. He should see plenty of opportunity. The Denver Broncos Defense gives up an average of 16.3 fantasy points to the position each game. They’ve also given up 8 touchdowns to tight ends this year.
Jason Witten Dallas Cowboys
The New York Football Giants have a terrible defense this year. That is especially true against opposing tight ends. In the first meeting between these two teams Witten pulled in seven of nine targets for 59 yards and a touchdown. I expect more of the same this coming week.
Jared Cook Oakland Raiders
Cook checked in at 16th on our points per game list with an 8.5 PPR mark. The Kansas City defense is pretty good most of the time against tight ends. Cook is not most of the time against the Chiefs. In three games against them he has averaged 13.1 fantasy point an outing. In the first game this year he had 6 receptions for 107 yards.
Kyle Rudolph Minnesota Vikings
The Carolina Panthers defense has been very good against tight ends this year. They allow only 5.7 points a game. That’s good enough 4th best. Rudolph though has had their number. He has averaged five catches for 47 yards and almost a touchdown each game with the Panthers. In the last eight games this season 8.7 fantasy points is the lowest he’s accumulated.