3 Fantasy Football Tight End Streamer Options for Week 12
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.
Foster Moreau, Las Vegas Raiders
Yahoo! Roster Percentage: 40%
Foster Moreau had a doughnut in the box score in regulation last week. However, in overtime, he had a 33-yard reception on the Las Vegas Raiders' game-winning drive. The effort was underwhelming, but Moreau has had at least 30 receiving yards in six of seven contests this year.
The fourth-year tight end has started for the Raiders in five consecutive games for an injured Darren Waller. He averaged 5.2 targets, 3.0 receptions, and 35.4 receiving yards per game in the five-game stretch, adding his only touchdown of the year in Week 10. Moreau's numbers haven't been eye-catching. Still, they're adequate for a tight end.
In addition, he has an integral role in Las Vegas's banged-up pass-catching corps. According to Pro Football Focus (PFF), he's third on the Raiders in routes (154), tied for third in targets (22), fourth in receptions (15), and third in receiving yards (177) since Week 7. The club might lean on him more often this week in a dreamy matchup.
Tight ends have taken the Seattle Seahawks to school this year. According to Football Outsiders, tight ends have averaged the most receiving yards per game (69.2) against the Seahawks. In addition, the Seahawks are tied for the seventh-most receiving touchdowns (five) coughed up to tight ends this season. Thus, Moreau is primarily a matchup-driven streamer.
Juwan Johnson, New Orleans Saints
Yahoo! Roster Percentage: 30%
Unfortunately, the matchup is treacherous for Juwan Johnson. Nevertheless, he's forced his way into the streamer mix by playing quality football.
According to Pro Football Reference, Johnson has averaged 2.8 receptions and 31.7 receiving yards per game and had a nose for the endzone, scoring five touchdowns.
The converted wideout has been one of the most productive players at his position lately. Per PFF, he's in the top 10 in routes (161), targets (25), receptions (21), and receiving yards (220) among tight ends since Week 6. Johnson is also tied for the lead in touchdown receptions (five) among his peers during that stretch.
Andy Dalton has trusted his tight end, and Johnson's rewarded his faith. Again, the matchup is suboptimal, but Johnson has played too well at a position that lacks reliable options to ignore him.
Austin Hooper, Tennessee Titans
Yahoo! Roster Percentage: 12%
In Week 7, Hooper had 3 receptions for 56 yards, followed by 5 for 41 in Week 10, and 4 for 36 and 2 touchdowns in Week 11.
According to PFF, he was targeted on an eye-catching 25.5 percent of his routes in his last three games with Tannehill. The usage and production for Hooper were encouraging. He can maintain his momentum this week in an outstanding matchup.
Tight ends have averaged the 11th-most receiving yards per game (52.5) against the Cincinnati Bengals. They've also averaged 5.0 receptions per game against the Bengals. Further, Cincinnati might force the Titans to keep up with them. The Bengals have scored 79 points in their last two games. If Cincinnati can stay hot, the Titans will have to hold serve.
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