Top Fantasy Football Streaming Tight Ends for Week 2

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 09: Tight end Darren Waller #83 of the Oakland Raiders tries to avoid the tackle of cornerback Isaac Yiadom #26 of the Denver Broncos in the first quarter of the game at RingCentral Coliseum on September 09, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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Unless you have one of the few elite fantasy football tight ends at your disposal, the position is one that's going to bring you volatile fantasy production on a week-to-week basis.

Streaming the position can be a way to take advantage of that volatility and keep yourself in the best spot to find upside each week.

Here are the top streaming tight end options for Week 2.

3. Jimmy Graham, Green Bay Packers vs Minnesota Vikings

FOXBOROUGH, MA - NOVEMBER 04:  Jimmy Graham #80 of the Green Bay Packers celebrates scoring a touchdown during the third quarter against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on November 4, 2018 in Foxborough, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
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The Green Bay Packers' offense was nothing to write home about in Week 1, but their matchup with the Chicago Bears was as tough as it gets. The Minnesota Vikings are still a stingy group, but Jimmy Graham's Week 1 numbers still position him well here. His six targets were tied for the second most on the team even though he played only 35 snaps (54.7 percent snap rate). He saw a 74 percent snap rate in the 2018 regular season, and with his Week 1 success we can expect him on the field more often in Week 2, leaving the door open for another high-volume outing.

2. Darren Waller, Oakland Raiders vs Kansas City Chiefs

OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA - SEPTEMBER 09: Tight end Darren Waller #83 of the Oakland Raiders tries to avoid the tackle of cornerback Isaac Yiadom #26 of the Denver Broncos in the first quarter of the game at RingCentral Coliseum on September 09, 2019 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)
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Darren Waller firmly established himself as one of the top options in the Oakland Raiders' passing game on Monday night. His eight targets accounted for 31 percent of Oakland's total, which was tied as the second-highest market share for any TE in Week 1. He was also on the field for every single one of his team's offensive snaps, which is a claim only one other TE (Kyle Rudolph) can make. The Raiders' offense hung a surprising 24 points on a stout Denver Broncos defense in Week 1, and they're in an even better spot in Week 2 against a Kansas City Chiefs defense that allowed the league's second-most passing yards in 2018. Heavy TE volume is nothing new for Jon Gruden's Raiders either, as Jared Cook led the team with a career-high 101 targets in 2018. Waller could end up being an every-week starter at the position, especially in PPR leagues.

1. T.J. Hockenson, Detroit Lions vs Los Angeles Chargers

GLENDALE, ARIZONA - SEPTEMBER 08: Tight end T.J. Hockenson #88 of the Detroit Lions is tackled by Haason Reddick #43 of the Arizona Cardinals after a reception during the second half of the NFL football game at State Farm Stadium on September 08, 2019 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)
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Another player who could very well prove worthy of starting every week, T.J. Hockenson finished second at the position in PPR scoring (first in standard) with his six-reception, 131-yard, one-touchdown showing in his NFL debut. His matchup against the Los Angeles Chargers isn't especially easy (though they did give up 24 points to the Jacoby Brissett-led Indianapolis Colts in Week 1), but Hockenson's another guy whose volume is too impressive to ignore. He ran routes on 73 percent of Matt Stafford's drop backs and finished tied for second on the Lions with nine targets.

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