Top Fantasy Football Streaming Tight Ends for Week 3
The fantasy tight end position appears to be really strong at the top this season, but there's a pretty significant drop-off after that elite tier. For example, O.J. Howard, who many analysts had pegged for a breakout season, was the fourth TE taken by average draft position (ADP), according to FantasyPros.com, but he's scored just 0.6 combined fantasy points through two weeks.
If you're looking for an upgrade at tight end, here are three TEs, owned in less than 50 percent of Yahoo! Fantasy Football leagues, to target based on their Week 3 matchups.
3. Noah Fant, Denver Broncos at Green Bay Packers (11% Owned)
Denver Broncos' rookie Noah Fant is one of the most athletic tight ends in football. Despite weighing 249 pounds, he ran a 4.50-second, 40-yard dash at the 2019 NFL Draft Combine. That's a truly rare combination of size and speed. While he hasn't turned that elite athleticism into production quite yet, Fant has seen four targets in both of his games as a pro. It's fair to expect the Broncos to be playing from behind on the road against the Green Bay Packers, which could lead to an uptick in targets for Fant. He's far from a sure thing, but Fant's athleticism gives him a pretty high ceiling on a week-to-week basis.
2. Tyler Eifert, Cincinnati Bengals at San Francisco 49ers (9% Owned)
Like Hunter Henry, Tyler Eifert is one of the more talented tight ends in the league, but his career has been hampered by injuries. Now healthy, Eifert has been reasonably effective through two weeks. He caught all five of his targets for 27 yards in Week 1, and followed that up in Week 2 by catching three-of-five targets for nine yards and one TD. He's clearly an important cog in a Cincinnati Bengals' passing attack that is second in the NFL with 686 passing yards through two weeks.
1. Will Dissly, Seattle Seahawks vs. New Orleans Saints (5% Owned)
Will Dissly was one of the hottest waiver wire names around this time last year, but a torn patellar tendon ended his season in Week 4. Now that he's back on the field, he's already made a pretty significant impact. After a forgettable performance in Week 1, Dissly caught all five of his targets for 50 yards and two TDs in Week 2. Dissly was third on the team in targets last week, and his snap count increased from 51.0 percent in Week 1 to 59.5 percent in Week 2, which suggests his role might only continue to grow as he recovers from his injury. Owned in just 5 percent of leagues, Dissly is absolutely worth a flier going forward, and his Week 3 matchup with the New Orleans Saints doesn't look particularly daunting.
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