Top Fantasy Football Streaming Tight Ends for Week 5

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The fantasy tight end position appears to be really strong at the top this season, but once we get beyond the elite producers at the position, we start to see a ton of variance. Once-retired Jason Witten sits 13th at the position with just 24.4 fantasy points, and Jordan Akins ranks 11th with 25.6.

With so little consistency, there aren't many players that you should consider locks as weekly starters. Instead you can find a big edge by combing the waiver wire for the TEs with the best matchups to throw into your starting lineup each week.

These three tight ends, all owned in fewer than 50 percent of Yahoo! Fantasy Football leagues, are the top streaming options for Week 5.

3. Ben Watson, New England Patriots (25% Owned)

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The least valuable option on the list by a big margin, Ben Watson is more of an emergency option if you happen to be in a deep league or your waiver wire is barren. It's hard to project his role in his first game back from suspension, but he does carry some nice touchdown upside. The New England Patriots have had a stellar start to the season, and they're not likely to be slowed down much by the Washington Redskins. Volume is almost never going to be consistent with streaming TE options, so Watson's potential to turn just a couple of targets into a touchdown in this offense is valuable.

2. Jack Doyle, Indianapolis Colts (22% Owned)

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A low-owned TE who could see some significant volume, Jack Doyle and the Indianapolis Colts are in an exciting fantasy spot against the Kansas City Chiefs. They're huge underdogs, but this game has a 57-point over/under on FanDuel Sportsbook, meaning there should be lots of scoring and the Colts will likely have to be unusually pass-heavy while playing from behind. Doyle was only one target behind Eric Ebron for second on the team in Weeks 2 and 3 (with Devin Funchess out and T.Y. Hilton active), and that 11 percent target share would mean a lot more in a pass-heavy game than in those run-heavy contests. He also has some added upside if Hilton can't return from his injury, having tied for the team lead with eight targets without Hilton in Week 4.

1. Tyler Eifert, Cincinnati Bengals (19% Owned)

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You can go ahead and pencil in whichever tight end is starting against the Arizona Cardinals as a top-12 fantasy option just about every week. The Cincinnati Bengals offense looked terrible in Week 4, but Tyler Eifert still saw his third five-plus target game of 2019. His volume could also improve over the next few games with John Ross on the shelf. The Cards have allowed by far the most fantasy points per game to opposing tight ends, giving up league-high averages in all of receptions (8.0), yards (107.8) and touchdowns (1.5) per game.

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