The tight end position is a pretty tricky one. Outside of a few elite producers at the top of the position, there aren't that many proven assets. The position can also be extremely matchup-dependent, making streaming the position (or picking up a new tight end off the waiver wire) a pretty effective strategy.
Here are our top tight end streaming picks, rostered in fewer than 50 percent of Yahoo! fantasy leagues, to target in Week 6.
Fantasy Tight Ends to Stream in Week 6
3. Cameron Brate, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2% Rostered)
Cameron Brate showed some real potential in his first full game without OJ Howard. He saw 6 targets, turning that into 5 receptions for 44 yards. He did so in a pretty tough matchup against the Chicago Bears. Brate doesn't have the highest ceiling, as he's pretty far down the totem pole in Tampa Bay, but he should be a solid producer on a weekly basis. In a game with a 54-point over/under on FanDuel Sportsbook, though, Brate could benefit from playing in what might turn into a shootout.
2. Austin Hooper, Cleveland Browns (55% Rostered)
We're going to make an exception for Austin Hooper since he's rostered in just 55% of leagues. That number should be climbing pretty significantly soon. He's averaged 8.5 targets per game over his last two, turning that into 45.5 yards per game and 1 TD. You're just not going to find that kind of volume on the waiver wire these days. Hooper draws a tough matchup with the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 6, but he's one of the rare inclusions on this list that actually offers rest-of-season value.
1. Jimmy Graham, Chicago Bears (41% Rostered)
Jimmy Graham is about as touchdown-dependent as it gets. He has just 17 catches on the year, 4 of which have gone for TDs. He's probably not going to offer much value if he doesn't find the end zone, as Graham has been held under 7.5 fantasy points in his two games without a score. But he's facing a weak Carolina Panthers' secondary (bottom-7 against the pass, per Football Outsiders' DVOA metrics) in Week 6. That should create plenty of scoring opportunities for Graham.