If you made it to the fantasy football playoffs without an elite tight end, congratulations on doing a great job piecing together a tricky position. If you’re looking for a sleeper tight end who sets up well for the rest of the season, here are 5 options in good situations with favorable matchups:
1. Delanie Walker-Tennessee Titans
The big question with Walker is whether he can get back from last week’s concussion in time for this week’s game. He had only one catch for five yards last week against the Colts before leaving with the head injury. Provided Walker can pass the NFL protocols and get back on the field he’s lined up as a great option going forward for your playoff run.
If he does get back this week he and the Titans are in Denver to face the Broncos who allow the second most fantasy points to opposing tight ends. After that nice matchup he has the only possible better one week 15 against the Cardinals who allow the most fantasy points to opposing TE’s. He finishes the season facing the Jags and Texans who rank 3rd and 11th respectively.
His matchups the next three weeks are literally the three worst defenses against fantasy tight ends, so if he an get on the field he’ll be a great play as he returns to his role as one of Ryan Fitzpatrick’s favorite targets.