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12 Formation – Tight End Start/Sits Week 2

Week 1 is in the books and @dynastydadmike is here to keep your winning streaks alive with his Week 2 starts/sits!

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.

Man, I am happy fantasy football is back and hope everyone came out with some Week 1 wins to start their season. As we do every week, let us recap my Week 1 calls. My starts were Dallas Goedert, who ended up as the highest scoring tight end with 24.1 points. Pardon me while I take my victory lap! Ok, I am back. My other two starts didn’t meet expectations with Hayden Hurst and Tyler Higbee, each scoring single digits. My sits, including Austin Hooper and Mike Gesicki, each scoring less than 7 points each. Jonnu Smith did produce a stat line of 4-36 with a touchdown. On to Week 2, shall we?

STARTS

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Hunter Henry – Los Angeles Chargers (TE7)

Henry was second on the team in targets in Week 1 against the Bengals with 8. Henry could have had an even better fantasy day as he led the team in receiving yards but couldn’t get his feet inbounds on a game winning touchdown.  In a game where the Chargers will have to keep pace with the high poweredKansas City offense, Henry is a solid play and should outproduce his TE7 ranking. 

Jared Cook – New Orleans Saints (TE9)

Cook led all Saints in receiving yards in Week 1 and was second on the team in targets only behind Alvin Kamara. Now, the Saints appear to be without Michael Thomas for the foreseeable future, translating to even more production for Jared Cook. Cook should eat in his Week 2 matchup vs. the Raiders.

                                              

Evan Engram – New York Giants (TE11)

Make no mistake about it, Engram did not look good Week 1 but still garnished 7 targets from Danny Dimes. Engram now gets a matchup against the Chicago Bears who just allowed a top 5 tight end finish to TJ Hockenson. Engram is a great option to replace Kittle in your lineups if Kittle is ruled inactive. 

SITS

Mike Gesicki – Miami Dolphins (TE15)

Gesicki was in the sit category last week against the Patriots and will stay there in his Week 2 matchup vs. Buffalo. Gesicki has never topped over 41 receiving yards against Buffalo in four career games against them and has never scored a touchdown. Last year, Buffalo ranked second in fewest points allowed to the tight end position. These are some compelling reasons to keep Gesicki on your bench.

Eric Ebron – Pittsburgh Steelers (TE17)

You may see the seven targets that Jonnu Smith received against the Broncos in Week 1 and think that will translate to success for Eric Ebron in Week 2. I would pump the brakes on your optimism as Ebron saw only two targets from Big Ben. While Ebron has claimed to be a good fantasy starter, I would look elsewhere at the tight end position.

Chris Herndon – New York Jets (TE18)

Herndon was targeted heavily by Sam Darnold in Week 1 but still only achieved 37 yards. Now, he goes against that stingy 49ers defense that did not allow a catch to the tight end position in Week 1 and never allowed over 65 yards to the position and only six touchdowns in 2019.

Good luck with your Week 2 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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