3 Fantasy Football Tight End Streamer Options for Week 6
The tight end position isn't overflowing with depth. Instead, it's still top-heavy. So, those of you who kicked the can down the road at the position instead of investing in an elite tight end might dabble in the streamer waters. Some of you came out of drafts with the intention of streaming.
No matter the path to this point, those who need help identifying widely available tight ends to help their fantasy squad each week have found the correct spot. This is your weekly home for streaming options. Here are three choices for this week.
Taysom Hill, New Orleans Saints
Yahoo! Roster Percentage: 30%
Taysom Hill is the hot topic in fantasy football after erupting on Sunday.
He posted 22 passing yards and a passing touchdown and 9 rushes for 112 yards and 3 touchdowns. In the two prior games, he had 8 rushes for 35 scoreless yards and no targets. However, Hill had a stellar game in Week 1, rushing four times for 81 yards and a touchdown and catching his only target of the season for two yards.
Basically, Hill has been a boom-or-bust option. Yet, at tight end, having boom in his range of outcomes is more than most of the options can claim. He's been a beast on the ground, rushing for 228 yards and 5 touchdowns on 21 attempts. Moreover, he threw his first pass of the season last week, completing a 22-yard touchdown. He also has run 14 routes this year, per Pro Football Focus (PFF).
Thus, Hill has multiple avenues to value for the New Orleans Saints. Finally, he's a legitimate goal-line weapon. Hill leads the Saints in rushes inside the 10-yard line, rushing 3 times for 19 yards and 3 touchdowns. As a result, Hill is a souped-up, touchdown-or-bust option and a viable starter in leagues as shallow as 10-team formats.
Hayden Hurst, Cincinnati Bengals
Yahoo! Roster Percentage: 30%
Hayden Hurst isn't a high-ceiling option. Nevertheless, he's regularly running routes.
He's in the top 10 at the position in routes (168), running more than Dallas Goedert (163), Mark Andrews (161), and T.J. Hockenson (156). No, Hurst isn't a better fantasy option than that trio, but his ranking adds context to his usage.
He's also had at least five receptions or scored a touchdown in four of five games. Further, with Tee Higgins sidelined in the second half of last week's game with an ankle injury that made him questionable entering the game, Hurst set season highs for receptions (six) and receiving yards (53) and scored a touchdown.
Finally, Hurst should benefit from the Cincinnati Bengals' offensive tendencies and probable game script. According to FanDuel Sportsbook, the Bengals are 1.5-point favorites in New Orleans, and the Bengals are a pass-happy offense. In neutral game scripts this year, Cincinnati's non-quarterbacks have 61 rushes, and they've attempted 127 passes. So, there are plenty of opportunities for multiple pass-catchers to have fantasy value for the Bengals.
Evan Engram, Jacksonville Jaguars
Yahoo! Roster Percentage: 24%
Evan Engram isn't exciting, but he's involved in the passing attack. He's in the top 10 for routes (155) among tight ends. Additionally, he's third on the Jacksonville Jaguars in routes, fourth in targets (26), third in receptions (19), and fourth in receiving yards (168).
Is anyone excited about Engram's production so far this season? No. Of course, they're not. Still, Engram has a good matchup this week. In Week 2, Engram had season highs for targets (eight) and receptions (seven) against the Indianapolis Colts, parlaying them into 46 scoreless yards.
Further, the Colts have been an above-average matchup for tight ends. According to Pro Football Reference, Indy has allowed four touchdowns, 281 yards, and 27 receptions to tight ends. So, Engram is a decent tight end streamer in Week 6.
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