Tom’s Top 3 Tight ends for Week 15

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Quick reminder.  I will not be ranking the top 3 tight ends in the NFL, or any tight end that played in Thursday nite’s game.  That includes: Rob Gronkowski, Travis Kelce, Zach Ertz, or Jack Doyle.  Now onto my rankings.

TIGHT ENDS

  1.  Delanie Walker  Titans @ 49ers  —  Delanie Walker is leading the Titans in receiving yards (718) and receptions (63).  He is the only reliable offensive player on the team.  He has had at least 3 receptions in every single game this year.  He also has 42 or more receiving yards in all but 3 games this year.  Not many tight ends have that type of reliable production.  You can expect a solid stat line from Walker, somewhere in the range of 5 catches for 65 yards and a touchdown.  He needs to be in your lineup.
  2.  Evan Engram  Eagles @ Giants  —  Evan Engram is a personal favorite of mine.  He is having a great rookie season.  Engram is another tight end that is leading his team in receptions (55) and receiving yardage (623).  That is phenomenal for a rookie tight end.  It usually takes a few years for rookie tight ends to contribute but Engram has made a huge impact on the Giants as well as the league.  He has had 4 or more catches in all but 3 games this year.  The Giants are relying on Engram and Sterling Shepard to move this offense.  Engram needs to be started in all formats.
  3. Hunter Henry  Chargers @ Chiefs  —  Hunter Henry has slowly been taking repetitions away from Antonio Gates.  This has caused Henry to grab 42 balls for 551 yards and 4 touchdowns this year.  In the last 3 games he has at least 4 catches and at  50 yards plus he has scored 2 touchdowns in those 3 games.  Henry is facing a Chiefs defense that struggles to pressure opposing offense.  This should allow Henry to get open and catch a bunch of balls.  It hurts to say this on an 816podcasting.com page but you have to start him.

SLEEPER

Oj Howard  Falcons @ Buccaneers  — Oj Howard is playing the Falcons on Monday nite.  Big time players show up on MNF.  Oj Howards has performed well in every single prime time game he has played in, dating all the way back to Alabama.  Howard has 52 or more receiving yards in 3 out of 4 games and 2 touchdowns in that time frame.  Howard is a big play waiting to happen.  He is averaging over 16 yards per catch on the season.  That is the best average per catch for any tight end with 25 or more catches.  Falcons have been a tough team to pass against.   I believe the Falcons will focus on stopping the wide receivers thus leaving Oj Howard to make plays against this defense.  Sleeper!

SIT

Eric Ebron  Bears @ Lions  —  Eric Ebron has had a disappointing season thus far.  Ebron had a huge hype train early in the season. That train got derailed in a hurry.  He has had 8 games of 3 or less catches and just 2 touchdowns on the season.  Last week Ebron caught 10 balls for 94 yards.  He had a huge week for his standards.  Do not chase these points.  He has not been that involved in this offense the entire season.  His trend of catching 3 balls for 35 yards is about what you can expect from him this week.  There are plenty of tight ends out there that you can stream with way more potential than Eric Ebron.  Sit him!!!

 

Well that is all the time I have for Week 15 rankings.  Please check out all of my week 15 positional rankings.  I look forward to hearing from you.  Please leave all comments and questions below or on 816podcasting facebook group page.  You can also contact me through Facebook or twitter.  I hope everyone wins their playoff match ups.  However if you got knock out of your league.  Please go check out Draft.com and you can get right back in the action.  Thank you.

 

Written by:  Tom K.