Where do I even begin with this position? It’s an incredibly frustrating position to predict in seasonal and daily fantasy. You could choose to pay up for Travis Kelce, and he kills you. Or you could pay down for Eric Ebron, and he kills you. Let’s find out which two tight end land mines you should avoid in this edition of week four DFS don’ts.
Hunter Henry: FanDuel Price $5,600
I wasn’t as high on Hunter Henry as the public was entering this season. He plays in a tight end friendly system and plays with a quarterback who has shown he will throw to the tight end. Sadly, there has been no consistency to Henry thus far.
In two of his three games, he has zero targets. That’s right. Not zero touchdowns. Not zero catches. Zero, freaking, targets. It’s so disheartening to see a player who tied for first for touchdowns at his position just a year ago, be relegated to such a diminished role. Sadly, the Chargers have utilized Henry as a blocker to help combat fierce pass rushers. Even though he didn’t get a target, he still out snapped Antonio Gates.
On the bright side, Antonio Gates can’t last forever. Physically he doesn’t have it anymore. Now that he has the tight end touchdown record, I could see them starting to phase Gates out of the offense. Until we have more clarity and consistency, we have to remove Henry from our selection process moving forward.
Jack Doyle: FanDuel Price $5,400
I try not to have players appear more than once on my weekly lists, but, I have to break that trend today. I love Jack Doyle, but this match up is not good. In last weeks tight end edition of DFS don’ts, which you can read here, I talked about Seattle’s scheme and how it’s not great for tight ends.
Delanie Walker, who is superior to Doyle in talent and offensive circumstances, had a down game. Seattle’s cover three scheme limits tight ends because it doesn’t allow them to get down the field. So, that means you won’t see any tight end running free down the middle off play action, because the defensive backs divide the field into thirds.
The only way Doyle pays off this week is through tremendous volume and if by some miracle he gets in the end zone. There are other options available and we’ll have to pivot towards them this week. Doyle is the first player to be featured twice in this segment, as he joins Hunter Henry on my week four DFS don’ts.
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