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12 Formation: Tight End Start/Sits Week 9

Did you lose George Kittle and you are looking for a replacement? @dynastydadmike has some options for your Week 9 lineups!

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.

This season has been flying by, and I have enjoyed every minute of it. This week we lost another stud tight end in George Kittle, and it appears that he is done for the season. It is a tough blow to the position as he was one of the few reliable options. Before we jump into the starts and sits for week 9, lets recap Week 8. My starts included Gronk (14.1), Dallas Goedert (2.5), Jonnu Smith (4.9). My sits were Eric Ebron (14.8), Evan Engram (12.0), and Dalton Schultz (11.3). It was another tough week but thank you for sticking by my side and continuing to support me.

Players on a bye – Dallas Goedert, Tyler Higbee, Gerald Everett, Harrison Bryant, David Njoku, Drew Sample

STARTS

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TJ Hockenson – Detroit Lions (TE 4)

Hockenson has scored touchdowns in three of his last four games played. Hockenson also saw a huge increase in his targets after Kenny Golladay left the game. With Golladay missing this weekโ€™s game against Minnesota, Hockenson should be a lock in your fantasy lineups and should also lead the team in targets.

Noah Fant – Denver Broncos (TE7)

Which team has allowed the most fantasy points to the tight end position? The Atlanta Falcons. Which team has allowed the most touchdowns to the tight end position?. The Atlanta Falcons. Who is playing the Atlanta Falcons in Week 9? The answer would be Noah Fant and the Denver Broncos.

Hayden Hurst – Atlanta Falcons (TE8)

Over the past four weeks, Hurst is 4th in tight end scoring and has three double-digit performances over that span. He has also seen at least six targets in four of his last five matchups. As of this writing, Ridley has yet to practice for the week, which bodes well for Hurst performance going into Week 9 against Denver Broncos.

SITS

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Mike Gesicki – Miami Dolphins(TE13)

Gesicki has seen less than three targets in four of his last five games. He has also only had double-digit fantasy points once in that time frame. He now will get the Arizona Cardinals, who have allowed not allowed a double-digit fantasy performance, which even includes games against George Kittle and TJ Hockenson.

Ian Thomas – Carolina Panthers  (TE26)

Carolina gets Kansas City this week, and if Carolina is going to keep up with that high powered Chiefs offense, they will have to throw the ball. While that may be true, do not expect those throws to go Thomas’ way. Thomas’ highest fantasy game this year was 8.5 points, and he has failed to log over 28 receiving yards this year.

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Dalton Schultz – Dallas Cowboys (TE18)

Schultz fared fairly decent last week with Ben DiNucci. However, Dallas will be making a switch at quarterback to either Garrett Gilbert or Cooper Rush, which doesn’t bode well for Schultz. It also does not bode well for Schultz to face the Steelers, who have allowed the third-fewest receiving yards to the position and only one touchdown on the season.

Good luck in your Week 6 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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