3 Fantasy Football Tight End Streamer Options for Week 11
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.
Robert Tonyan, Green Bay Packers
Yahoo! Roster Percentage: 47%
The Packers were a run-first offense last week, but they'll probably have to flip the script on its head this week. The Tennessee Titans have an elite run defense, and the opposition has avoided testing them on the ground this year. Instead, Tennessee's opponents have attempted 215 passes and just 96 rushes by non-quarterbacks in neutral game scripts this year.
A more pass-heavy approach would be ideal for Tonyan's fantasy outlook. The veteran tight end has been integral to Green Bay's inconsistent passing attack. He's run the third-most routes (58) and had the most receptions (9) for the Packers since Week 8.
The matchup is favorable, too. According to Football Outsiders, tight ends have averaged the fifth-most receiving yards per game (61.9) against Tennessee. Tonyan's my least favorite streamer featured in this space, but he's a stellar selection.
Foster Moreau, Las Vegas Raiders
Yahoo! Roster Percentage: 17%
Fortunately, Moreau has a useful sample of games without Waller (or in which Waller left extremely early with an injury) during the last two seasons. In four games this season without Waller, Moreau has run 131 routes and tallied 21 targets, 14 receptions, 144 receiving yards, a touchdown, and a 52.6 percent snap share in the slot, per PFF.
Plus in four games last year, Moreau ran 191 routes and had 29 targets, 22 receptions, 248 receiving yards, and a touchdown. So, in 10 games without Waller, or with him exiting with an injury early, since last season, Moreau has per-game averages of 5.0 targets, 3.6 receptions, and 39.2 receiving yards.
The Raiders are also without the services of slot wideout Hunter Renfrow, removing another obstacle from Moreau's path for targets. Moreau has a good matchup for tight ends this week and could benefit from the excellence of Patrick Surtain II. The young cornerback has made life difficult for opposing wideouts this year and might deter Derek Carr from locking onto his No. 1 wideout, Davante Adams.
Additionally, per Pro Football Reference, tight ends are tied for the eighth-most targets (70) and receptions (48) against the Denver Broncos. Tight ends have also scored 3 touchdowns and averaged 51.9 receiving yards per game against the Broncos.
Finally, Moreau had the second-most receiving yards (43), three receptions, and one touchdown on the banged-up Raiders in Week 10. So, he's entering this week on the heels of a fantasy-friendly showing.
Tyler Conklin, New York Jets
Yahoo! Roster Percentage: 14%
The New York Jets are facing the New England Patriots for the second time since Week 8 after their bye in Week 10. Tyler Conklin was excellent in the first meeting, securing 6 receptions for 79 yards and 2 touchdowns on 10 targets. Obviously, a repeat of that performance is unlikely. Still, Conklin's outburst against this week's opponent less than a month ago was encouraging.
Conklin's role in Gang Green's offense during Zach Wilson's six starts has also been quite nice. Conklin is second on the Jets in routes (128), targets (27), receptions (15), receiving yards (175), and first in touchdown receptions (2) during Wilson's starts. He's also earned a target on a rock-solid 21.1 percent of his routes in those contests.
It's unwise to expect another two-touchdown outburst from Conklin, but the New England Patriots have struggled to keep tight ends out of the endzone this year, tying for the most touchdowns allowed (seven) to them this season. Conklin's rapport with Wilson and New England's inability to prevent tight ends from scoring touchdowns gives Conklin a few paths to helping fantasy squads this week.
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