3 Fantasy Football Tight End Streaming Options for Week 5, Presented By fuboTV
So you missed out on the elite tight end options in your fantasy football draft. You sat and watched as others invested an early-round pick in the likes of Rob Gronkowski or Travis Kelce. When your league-mates reached for high-upside options in the middle rounds, you continued to bolster your running back and wide receiver depth.
Does that mean that you have to lose the weekly battle at tight end? Absolutely not.
Here are three streaming options who can help you level the playing field at the tight end position. All are available in at least 50 percent of Yahoo leagues and have an advantageous Week 5 matchup.
Evan Engram, New York Giants
Yahoo Ownership: 47%
No tight end saw more targets in Week 4 than rookie Evan Engram, who saw 11 of Eli Manning's 49 passes head his direction. He also saw his snap count elevate for the third consecutive week -- only Odell Beckham saw more snaps than Engram, who finished with an 83.8% snap rate.
This is nothing new, as Engram has been trending up for weeks now. He's seen at least seven targets in each of his past three games and is a strong streaming option again in Week 5 against the Los Angeles Chargers.
Cameron Brate, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Yahoo Ownership: 50%
For the third straight week, Cameron Brate was out-snapped by O.J. Howard, but he again saw more targets than the rookie, who is being used primarily as a blocker. Brate has been targeted on 13.1% of his snaps this season, while Howard has a target on just 6.6%.
Brate also was more involved in the red zone again, as his two red zone targets in Week 4 put him just one behind Mike Evans for the team lead. No tight end was more effective in the red zone than Brate last season, a trend which appears likely to continue. He caught 4 of his 6 targets for 80 yards and a score in Week 4, which puts him at 113 yards and 2 touchdowns over the past two weeks.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins, New York Jets
Yahoo Ownership: 7%
Don't look now, but the Austin Seferian-Jenkins hype could be finally coming to fruition after years of disappointment. He's played over 75% of the snaps in both games since returning from suspension and has caught 9 passes for 77 yards. He is an exciting add in deep leagues, as he has back-to-back terrific matchups over the next two weeks.
In Week 5, the New York Jets will take on a Cleveland Browns defense that bleeds fantasy points to tight ends. Just last week, they allowed Tyler Kroft to drop 68 yards and 2 touchdowns on them. After that, Seferian-Jenkins gets a matchup against the Pats. He is worth a look and is available in over 90% of Yahoo leagues.