The AEE Fantasy Start/Sit List – TE edition – Week 7
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 7 of your fantasy football matchups.
Start of the Week: Dawson Knox vs Miami Dolphins
Are we getting it yet? Start your Bills. The tight end position is a fantasy wasteland this year, so Dawson Knox could end up finally paying off this week. It’s definitely a dart throw, but at this point, throwing out Dawson Knox and hoping for a touchdown is about the same as playing Zach Ertz or Travis Kelce these days. Go ahead and try to cash in on Fort Knox.
Start – Gerald Everett @ Atlanta Falcons: The entire Rams offense delivered a dud last week against the 49ers. I’m expecting a bounceback from the whole team this week against a sad-sack Falcons defense. Gerald Everett was second on the team in targets last week and I think he will perform well this Sunday, so make sure he’s in your lineup.
Start – Hunter Henry @ Tennessee Titans: I’ve been down on Hunter Henry since the offseason because of his crazy high average draft position. However, Henry showed why he’s considered so highly by putting it on the Steelers for 100 yards and 2 touchdowns. For the time that Hunter Henry is healthy and active, you can play him weekly.
Start – Jason Witten vs Philadelphia Eagles: Coming off of a game in which he had 7 targets, Jason Witten is a low level start for tight end needy teams. He’s likely available on the waiver wire or for low offers to the owners who have him and his matchup against the Eagles is one of the best he has this year. Witten is a better streaming option this week than he ever was an announcer.
Start – Darren Waller @ Green Bay Packers: Even though the Packers pass defense is solid, the one place where they can be had at times is over the middle of the field. Darren Waller should eat a ton in this game, as I expect Derek Carr to look his way early and often. With a lack of alternative options available for Carr to throw to, Waller is an excellent start this week.
Start – Jimmy Graham vs Oakland Raiders: The Raiders have been sneaky good this year, but they’ve also given up at least 21 points in four straight games. Jimmy Graham disappointed last week given how many receivers were missing or nicked up, but he dropped a touchdown that would have changed the outlook of his week. I’m fine starting Graham in a pinch this week.
Sit of the Week: TJ Hockenson vs Minnesota Vikings
The march to 1000 died a hard death weeks ago, but the Detroit Lions rookie top ten pick has not lived up to his potential. Unfortunately, the Hockenson is dropping too many balls right now to be effective. He is getting red zone looks, so that’s encouraging, but he’s not capitalizing and at some point, Matthew Stafford is going to look elsewhere. I really like Hockenson in a dynasty format, but in redraft, he has little value.
Sit – OJ Howard vs The Bye Week: #ForeverSit
Sit – Irv Smith @ Detroit Lions: I think Irv Smith has a lot of potential, but as long as he’s sharing snaps with Kyle Rudolph, he’s got no value. The Detroit Lions aren’t a scary matchup, but until Smith becomes more involved in the offense, there are many other dart throw plays that I think have a higher chance of working out.
Sit – Eric Ebron vs Houston Texans: If he doesn’t score a touchdown, he likely drops a dud in your lineup. Eric Ebron would be a much better tight end if not for Jack Doyle, but unfortunately, the two tight ends continue to split snaps pretty evenly, reducing both of their values. The Texans defense has been playing well on top of this, so I’d rather not take a chance on Ebron unless I’m desperate.
Sit – Jared Cook @ Chicago Bears: It’s been two weeks now and seemingly Jared Cook’s presence on the sit list has motivated him into performing. So, for the benefit of the Jared Cook owners out there, I’m going to put him on the sit list again. However, I’m almost certain that because Cook will be left on everyone’s bench he’ll perform well this week, so if you want to take a shot starting him because of that line of thinking, I won’t fault you for it.
Sit – Luke Willson vs Baltimore Ravens: It’s incredibly unfortunate that Will Dissly is now out for the season, as he was one of the few tight end prospects that were making the leap. Luke Willson has been on this team for a long time but has never really taken advantage in the past. That could all change this week, but I’m not counting on it just yet.