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Tight end fantasy production is far too cruel sometimes. Unless you have one of the studs, like Travis Kelce or Zach Ertz, starting a tight end can often feel like playing touchdown roulette, and just like regular roulette, you're usually wrong. 


One of the better tight end options this year has been Eric Ebron, who's caught 39 passes for 463 yards and an astounding nine touchdowns. However, that pace isn't sustainable and it's finally started to catch up with him. 

While Jack Doyle was out, Ebron was playing as the No. 1 tight end, which meant he was at least getting a lot of targets. Doyle is now back. which cuts into Ebron's play in between the 20s. But, most of his production has come in the red zone so that should be fine, except for the fact that Mo Alie-Cox is also a giant receiver and can go up and get passes in the end zone as well. 

Against the Jaguars, Alie-Cox played more than Ebron, but Ebron managed to grab two touchdowns on three receptions. Sunday against Tennessee he didn't catch a single pass. It was only his third game this year without a touchdown. So watch out for Ebron, his value is now solely linked to scoring and if he can't do that he's no longer a top tight end. 


Meanwhile, in the NFC, another former top scorer, Evan Engram, is struggling. A year removed from a six-touchdown season, Engram only has two touchdowns in 2018 and has begun to see the field less and less. 

So Engram is already the 24th-ranked tight end in the fantasy and this isn't doing him any favors. He's only scored in double digits twice all year and those are the two games he scored touchdowns in. The Giants just aren't a good enough offense to reliably start their third or fourth option in the red zone. If he's not getting snaps at all, that only makes the matter worse. 

Engram's stock is dropping as is Ebron's. With the fantasy playoffs only a couple weeks away, it might be time to sell before it's too late.


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