NE TE Matt LaCosse - Week 6 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 6 vs New York Giants
The New England Patriots lined up with a tight end on the field in Week 5 for far more plays than they had all season prior, and Matt LaCosse saw more targets than he had in the previous three weeks combined. The Patriots also declined to activate tight end Ben Watson following his four-game suspension, making him a free agent. That was either a vote of confidence in the growing roles of Matt LaCosse and Ryan Izzo, or they were simply looking to increase their cap space for a potential trade in the near future.
Either way, LaCosse was on the field for a team-high 94% of the offensive snaps, and that alone makes him a tight end worth keeping an eye on. His target rate of 5.5% was ultimately the lowest among Patriots receivers for the week, but even a modest increase in that percentage could make him a viable pickup in the near future.