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12 Formation: Tight End Start/Sit Week 4

Who to start? Who to sit? @dynastydadmike is back to help you with all your lineup decisions.

Hey Nerds! The DynastyNerds writers are here to provide you with weekly starts and sits. We will be making our recommendations based on weekly consensus PPR rankings from FantasyPros. Here is our squad and the position groups they will be covering to help you each week. Follow us, friend us, tweet us. We look forward to hearing from you!

NOTE: Rankings are based on a 12-team PPR league. So, saying WR2 means top 24, or TE1 means top 12, etc. and are pulled from Fantasy Pros consensus expert rankings.

We are already at a quarter of the season! Man time sure is flying, and I am enjoying every minute of it. Before we go into Week 4 starts and sits, let’s recap Week 3. My starts were Logan Thomas ended with a 7.1 performance. I’ll take that as a miss but was second in targets with 7. Noah Fant ended with 9.6 but again led the team in targets with 10. Jonnu Smith ended up with a double-digit performance with 11.1. My sits were Austin Hooper (5.5), Dalton Schultz (8.8), and Rob Gronkowski (10.8). The targets were there, but the production wasn’t.

STARTS

 (PHOTO CREDIT – THEATHLETIC.COM)

                                        

Mo Alie-Cox – Indianapolis Colts (TE20)

Gimme some Mo Alie-Cox in Week 4. Even though Jack Doyle returned to the lineup, he was not targeted once compared to Cox three targets. Add that Michael Pittman Jr is now also joining Parris Campbell on the injured list, Cox appears in line to see more looks. Cox now faces the Bears, who have allowed a tight end to reach the endzone in two of their three games played this year.

(PHOTO CREDIT – LIONSWIRE.COM)

                                             

T.J. Hockenson – Detroit Lions (TE9)

Hockenson has scored double-digit points in every game this year and now gets the worst-ranked defense against the Tight End position this year in the New Orleans Saints. The Saints have yet to stop a tight end from scoring a touchdown and double-digit points. This is a prime start for Hockenson.

Evan Engram – New York Giants (TE13)

Trust me. I get the hesitation with Engram. BUT, the matchup is good for Engram, and with Shephard out, Engram is in a prime position to produce. He faces the Rams, who allowed the second-most touchdowns to the position and 9th most receptions to the tight end position.

SITS

Hayden Hurst – Atlanta Falcons (TE11)

In a prime matchup for an uptick in production with Julio Jones out, Hayden Hurst did score a touchdown. However, that was his only catch, and it went for 1 yard. Hurst now gets that Packers defense, which ranked 9th against the tight end and has not allowed a touchdown to the position.

Tyler Eifert – Jacksonville Jaguars (TE24)

Eifert has not caught more than three balls on the season. He has failed to top over 36 receiving yards on the season and is splitting snaps with James O’Shaugnessy. Oh, he is also playing the Colts, who rank first in the fewest amount of points given up to the position. SIT!

(PHOTOCREDIT – 247sports.com)

                                              

OJ Howard – Tampa Bay Buccaneers (TE23)

After his double-digit performance in Week 1, Howard has failed to surpass 8 fantasy points. Add to the fact that Howard was nearly doubled in snaps in Week 3 by Rob Gronkowski. I can’t see trusting Howard in your Week 4 matchups.

Good luck with your Week 4 matchups! As always, please follow me @dynastydadmike. I love to talk football and always love to interact with the fantasy football community. I also love to talk about superheroes, movies, and pro wrestling. So, hit me up!

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