Streaming Tight Ends: Week 15 Targets
Virtual high fives, ladies and gents. We made it, despite the brutal season for tight ends. Either you’re here because you advanced deeper into the postseason or you’re still fighting in a league with later playoffs, but either way, let’s wade through the best tight end options for Week 15.
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.
Week 14 was a good one for the stream, as we had four tight ends score within the top 13. Tyler Higbee, Ian Thomas, Jonnu Smith and O.J. Howard finished the week as TE5, TE7, TE12 and TE13, respectively. Our goal in all this is starting tight end results and after 14 weeks, 4for4’s optimal streamer has scored 204.9 PPR points, which equates to TE1 numbers on the season.
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Top Streaming Picks
Noah Fant (Broncos) @ Chiefs
The rookie has been very inconsistent this season, but so has the person under center for Denver. In Drew Lock’s second game as a pro, he hit Fant four times for 113 yards and a touchdown and leaned on the fellow freshman as his second-most targeted player. Fant did leave the game with a foot injury, but head coach Vic Fangio said he was just stepped on and should be fine for Week 15.
Denver will head to Kansas City for a division matchup against the 19th-ranked defense in tight end aFPA this week. If healthy, Fant should continue to produce and makes for a nice streamer, as he’s sitting on 72% of Yahoo! waiver wires.
O.J. Howard (Buccaneers) @ Lions
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