Streaming Tight Ends: Week 15 Targets

Streaming Tight Ends: Week 15 Targets

By TJ Hernandez (Associate Editor), last update Dec 9, 2014

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If you have made it this far into the playoffs and are still streaming tight ends, it would be wise to look ahead to Week 16 and lock up your streamer for Championship Week, even if your opponents aren’t streaming tight ends themselves. Savvy opponents will recognize that they can block you from having a starting caliber tight end and put in their own waiver claim for the guy that you want. Make the preemptive strike this week and sacrifice a handcuff or low end wide receiver for a Week 16 starter.

TEBWW candidates chose a good week to pick it up for the streaming faithful. While Kyle Rudolph posted just 2.9 PPR points, Jermaine Gresham and Jared Cook put up 11.3 and 22.1 PPR points, respectively, bringing the season average for TEBWW picks to 8.0 PPR FP/game. Optimal streaming options are now averaging 13.4 PPR points per contest, which equates to the overall TE5 on the season.

As always, TEBWW candidates must be available in at least 40% of Yahoo leagues, in order to ensure that they are readily available.

Here are the top tight end streamers for Week 15, with a look ahead to Week 16:


Jordan Cameron vs CIN

Jordan Cameron is one of the most talented tight ends in the game, but an injury riddled season has caused his ownership percentage to dip to just 56% in Yahoo leagues. Based on talent alone, Cameron should be owned in every league when he is healthy. The Browns announced today that Johnny Manziel will start over Brian Hoyer this week, which bodes well for Cameron owners. Young, mobile quarterbacks don’t tend to progress through their reads properly and often use big, athletic tight ends as their proverbial security blanket. This very well may be the relationship between Manziel and Cameron this week.


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