Streaming Tight Ends: Week 15 Targets
There’s no sugar coating here, TE has been just plain brutal this season. If you’ve managed to make it this far without a top-tier guy, a huge high five to you.
For streaming purposes, 4for4’s Schedule-Adjusted Fantasy Points Allowed (aFPA) is a metric we rely heavily on to determine weekly matchup strength. As the season continues to progress and more data is available, aFPA becomes more and more reliable, using rolling 10-week data. Targets and efficiency metrics are also considered when choosing weekly streamers.
4for4 rankings also come into play here and should always be considered when making league-specific roster decisions.
Last week, my top player Ian Thomas, posted the fifth-most PPR points among TEs, and after 14 weeks of football, our optimal TE streamer has 202.2 PPR fantasy points—good enough for TE4 on the season thus far. On to Week 15, and the players who can help you advance to the next postseason round.
In order to provide advice that you can actually implement, candidates for tight end streaming consideration must be owned in no more than 40 percent of Yahoo fantasy leagues.
Top Streaming Picks
C.J. Uzomah, (Bengals) vs. Raiders
Uzomah caught all three of his targets for 37 yards in Week 14, in what was a poor air performance for the entire Bengals’ offense. I’m sure you’re tired of seeing his name here and I’m tired of writing it, but Uzomah has a really juicy matchup this week that could be a difference maker for your roster.
The Raiders defense sits 31st in aFPA to opposing TEs, and have surrendered an average of 18.5 PPR points each week to the position this season. Rostered in 29 percent of Yahoo leagues heading into Week 15, grab him now and if you advance, his Week 16 battle against the Browns is a favorable one as well, as they sit 25th in the league against TEs.
Ian Thomas, (Panthers) vs. Saints
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