Week 10 Fantasy Football Start/Sit Candidates: Tight Ends

Nov 09, 2022
Week 10 Start/Sit Candidates: Tight Ends

Wondering whom to start and sit at tight end this week? Below are three top-notch starts and one sit option at the tight end position for Week 10 of the 2022 NFL season.

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Tight Ends – Starts

Kyle Pitts (Atlanta Falcons) @ Carolina Panthers

The Atlanta Falcons have worked to make tight end Kyle Pitts the focal point of their passing game as of late. In Weeks 1-7, among Atlanta pass catchers with at least 10 targets, Pitts ranked second in team target share (24.2%) and third in targets per route run (27.0%), per 4for4’s NFL Player Stats Explorer. Over the last two weeks, Pitts has soared to team highs in both categories among Atlanta pass catchers with at least four targets; 31.4% team target share and a 36.0% targets per route run rate. Both numbers are No. 1 among NFL tight ends with at least 10 targets during that span. Pitts’ Weeks 8-9 2.38 yards per route run and 7.7 yards after the catch per reception are No. 2 in their respective categories.

Both latter two statistics would be even higher had quarterback Marcus Mariota not overthrown Pitts on this near-certain 73-yard touchdown.

Pitts pummeled Carolina for a season-high 16.5 half-PPR points in Week 8.

Greg Dulcich (Denver Broncos) @ Tennessee Titans

Since making his post-injured reserve professional debut in Week 6, Denver Broncos rookie tight end Greg Dulcich has averaged 10.1 half-PPR points per game, the fourth-most overall. Dulcich’s 20.0% targets per route run rate best that of both Courtland Sutton (15.0%) and K.J. Hamler (13.0%) and his 2.09 yards per route run leads all Denver pass catchers with at least 10 targets during that span.

Denver’s Week 10 opponent, the Tennessee Titans, have experienced a litany of injuries this year and are allowing a top-five most tight-end-friendly 11.4 half-PPR points per game to opposing tight ends.

*Check out the full TE rankings here.

Tight End Sits

Pat Freiermuth (Pittsburgh Steelers) vs. New Orleans Saints

Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Pat Freiermuth faces a stiff test against fantasy’s No. 1 defense versus the tight end position, the New Orleans Saints, who held him to two catches and 41 yards on four targets in Week 3. New Orleans has allowed just 4.9 half-PPR points per game to the position despite facing Tyler Conklin (New York Jets), Kyle Pitts (Atlanta Falcons), Gerald Everett (Los Angeles Chargers), Mark Andrews, Isaiah Likely (Baltimore Ravens), and Hayden Hurst (Cincinnati Bengals).

Mike Gesicki (Miami Dolphins) vs. Cleveland Browns

Miami Dolphins tight end Mike Gesicki, perhaps the most matchup-dependent tight end in fantasy football, gets a rough defense in the Cleveland Browns this weekend. Cleveland has limited opposing tight ends to just 7.1 half-PPR points per game, the seventh fewest in the NFL.

Gesicki’s 56.9% route participation rate is nearly 25.0% lower than the desired minimum threshold and his 10.5% team target share is tied for 25th among 29 tight ends with at least 25 targets this year.

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