The AEE Fantasy Start/Sit List – TE edition – Week 5

The Fantasy Football 2019 NFL regular season. As we continue the regular season, let’s take a look at the best starts and sits heading into Week 5 of your fantasy football matchups.

Start of the Week: Tyler Eifert vs Arizona Cardinals

At this point, I’m just going to play any tight end that happens to be taking on the Arizona Cardinals. This week, Tyler Eifert has the luxury of the best tight end matchup in the NFL. Eifert hasn’t really done much this season, but he has been consistently targeted and found the endzone in week 2. This is more about the Cardinals defense than Tyler Eifert, but you can still start Eifert with confidence if you’re looking for a streaming option.

Start – Austin Hooper @ Houston Texans: For the last two weeks, Austin Hooper has actually been the primary option for Matt Ryan, even over Julio Jones. Hooper has 6 plus targets in every game this year and has become one of the most consistent tight ends in fantasy football.

Start – Darren Waller vs Chicago Bears: The only Oakland Raiders offensive player that I would still start against the Bears is Darren Waller. Waller has been a PPR machine through the first four weeks of the season and will have to be a major part of the game plan if the Raiders have any hope to win.

Start – Jimmy Graham @ Dallas Cowboys: It may have taken two seasons, but Jimmy Graham is finally emerging as a quality tight end in fantasy football. He found the endzone in week one and disappeared for the next two weeks before collecting nine targets against the Eagles last Thursday. With Davante Adams out, Jimmy Graham is now a must start at tight end.

Start – Jack Doyle @ Kansas City Chiefs: Both of the Colts’ tight ends are startable in this game, but if you twist my arm about it, I’m going to start Jack Doyle over Eric Ebron. Doyle is the one receiving the more consistent target share so I’m going to start with based solely on that.

Start – Ricky Seals-Jones @ San Francisco 49ers: I really like Ricky Seals-Jones for two reasons, as I had mentioned in the “Wednesday’s Waiver Warriors” article, he’s a value for your team right now. However, more importantly, if RSJ can maintain the starting job, he’ll have his fantasy championship game against the Arizona Cardinals.

Sit of the Week: Vernon Davis vs New England Patriots

The New England Patriots defense has allowed one offensive touchdown in four games. The Redskins don’t even know who they’re going to sacrifice to the Patriots on Sunday. There isn’t a single offensive player on the Redskins roster that I would start in this game and that includes Vernon Davis. I would rather grab a random tight end off the waiver wire than risk putting Vernon Davis in my lineup.

Sit – Dawson Knox @ Tennessee Titans: Fort Knox might be one of my favorite tight end sleepers, but I’m going to let him snooze this week against a tough Titans defense. I’m not sure who the quarterback is going to be, but in any event, Dawson Knox is currently not a startable option.

Sit – OJ Howard @ New Orleans Saints: #ForeverSat

Sit – Jared Cook vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers: The only thing consistent about Jared Cook’s game right now is that he’s been consistently bad. Even in a plus matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Jared Cook simply cannot be trusted.

Sit – Trey Burton @ Oakland Raiders: Trey Boo Boo might be playing now, but he’s still not a playable option. I’m not sure what to expect with Chase Daniel leading the way and until I see it on the field, I’m not going to risk starting Trey Burton anytime soon. 

Sit – Jason Witten vs Green Bay Packers: Old Man Witten has been a reliable receiving option for the Dallas Cowboys since the dawn of time. However, he is not reliable for your fantasy football team, as he’s consistently splitting snaps with Blake Jarwin. Similarly to the Colts’ tight ends, the Cowboys’ tight ends are canceling each other out, making them both unplayable.