Streaming Tight Ends: Week 12 Targets
The tight end wasteland we have come to expect this season continues to roll along. And to top it off, we’ll be without the use of Travis Kelce, Hunter Henry, Kyle Rudolph, Irv Smith Jr.nbsp;and a bunch of Cardinals that no one rosters, as they are all on a bye and watching from the comfort of where they choose to take in the Week 12 contests.
As a strategy, streaming aims to find players with above-average matchups, which can hopefully translate to TE1 production for your fantasy squad.
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.
Dallas Goedert and Dawson Knox were my streaming stars in Week 11 with 9.6 and 9.2 PPR points, checking in as TE9 and TE12, respectively. Our goal in all this is starting tight end results and after 11 weeks, 4for4’s optimal streamer has scored 156.7 PPR points, which equates to TE2 numbers on the season.
In order to provide advice you can actually implement, candidates for streaming must be owned in no more than 40% of Yahoo! fantasy leagues.
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Dallas Goedert (Eagles) vs. Seahawks
As the second tight end in Philly, Goedert has found the end zone in three of the last four contests and has also grabbed at least three balls in five straight games. He’s doing this even with fellow tight end Zach Ertz putting up top-five numbers in two consecutive outings, which bodes well for the Eagles' continued use of multiple tight-end sets and Goedert’s potential moving forward.
In Week 12, he gets the Seahawks at home, who have struggled to defend tight ends all season, as their current aFPA ranking of 24th indicates. Rostered by only 19% of Yahoo! fantasy managers, Goedert makes for a viable streamer this week in all league formats.
Ryan Griffin (Jets) vs. Raiders
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