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12 Formation: Tight End Start/Sits Week 12

@ethanAwyatt looks to build on his good stretch of plays and even takes a few gambles. Take a look and see the tight ends he highlighted for week 12!

In week 11, I hit on all but one of my suggestions. Denver Broncos TE Greg Dulcich failed to reach ten fantasy points after I put him as a start. Had it not been for the anemic Broncos offense and QB Russell Wilson, I’d have gotten every call correct. Alas, one could only dream.

My other start call was San Francisco 49ers TE George Kittle. He had his second-most receiving yards (84) and most receiving touchdowns (2) in a game this year. Kittle should write a thank you letter to the Arizona Cardinals defense for refusing to guard him.

My only sit call was Los Angeles Rams TE Tyler Higbee. He failed to reach ten fantasy once again this year.

Onto week 12, we go!

Be sure to follow our other start/sit articles and authors; they contain great advice to help you each week.

Changing the Call (QB): Jayson Snyder
The Cutback (RB): Jake Oliver
Slant Pattern (WR): Tristan Cook
12 Formation (TE): Ethan Wyatt
Flex on ‘Em (FLEX): Evan Brown
IDP Start/Sit (IDP): Jon Glosser


Foster Moreau, LV (T11)

Despite the guaranteed involvement week-to-week, Las Vegas Raiders TE Foster Moreau has been disappointing. In the seven games Moreau has started in 2022, he’s only had one game with less than four targets.

With TE Darren Waller out on IR, that involvement isn’t going away soon. That’s good news for his fantasy managers in week 12 as the Raiders play the Seattle Seahawks. The Seahawks have the second-worst defense in the NFL regarding defending tight ends. They allow tight ends to score 18.3 points per game. That isn’t worse than the Arizona Cardinals’ defense, but it isn’t far from it.

The guaranteed workload and a porous defense mean good things for Moreau and his fantasy managers. 

David Njoku, CLE (TE12)

Cleveland Browns TE David Njoku finally returned to action last week. He failed to make much of an impact, but the Browns were easing him back into action. Njoku had a 42.2% route run rate.

In week 12, Njoku and the Browns have a matchup with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. While they aren’t as bad as the Seahawks and Cardinals, the Buccaneers still struggle to limit tight ends. They currently allow the seventh most fantasy points to tight ends.

I expect Njoku to get an increased workload similar to what it was before his injury. That, combined with an easy matchup, is fantasy gold. Njoku should easily finish as a top-12 fantasy tight end.  


Greg Dulcich (TE8)

I’m at a point with Dulcich and the Broncos where I’m actively avoiding all of the fantasy options. Dulcich might be the only one I’d consider playing, but the range of outcomes is varied. The lack of scoring by the Broncos also limit his ceiling.

Dulcich has had five receptions for 41 receiving yards the past two weeks in much easier matchups, including the Raiders, who have allowed the fifth most fantasy points to tight ends. Now, he has a matchup with the Carolina Panthers in the top half of the league at defending tight ends.

The Broncos and Panthers will finish with less than 40 points combined, which spells doom for Dulcich and every fantasy option involved. Sit him and move on in week 12.

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