The tight end position is a pretty tricky one. Outside of a few elite producers at the top of the position, there just aren't that many reliable assets. That has proven more true than ever this season. Fantasy's TE4 in PPR formats, Jonnu Smith, has put up just 99.9 points on the year. That would make him the WR39 on this season. Meanwhile, last year's TE4 (Zach Ertz) would've ranked as the WR22.
With the position producing so little, fantasy managers have been forced to win on the margins, which is why streaming the position (picking up a new TE each week based on matchups) can be so crucial.
Here are our top tight end streaming picks, rostered in fewer than 50% of Yahoo! fantasy leagues, to target in Week 11.
Streaming TEs Week 11 Fantasy
3. Irv Smith Jr., Minnesota Vikings (7% Rostered)
Here's one of the cardinal rules of the 2020 fantasy football season: start players facing the Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys are the league's worst scoring defense, surrendering a laughable 32.2 points per game (PPG). Irv Smith Jr. missed last week due to a groin injury, but assuming he's good to go on Sunday, the matchup makes him a great target. Over his last four games Smith has scored 2 touchdowns while seeing at least 4 targets in three of those outings. Anyone with a pulse has a chance to score against Dallas, and Smith should have plenty of TD opportunities in Week 11.
2. Trey Burton, Indianapolis Colts (18% Rostered)
The Indianapolis Colts' tight end situation has been a bit of a mess this year, with Mo Alie-Cox, Trey Burton and Jack Doyle all cannibalizing each other's value. But Burton still feels like the safest bet of the bunch. He's not likely to do much in the way of yards, but he has 3 total touchdowns over his last five games and the team clearly likes to use him in creative ways in the red zone. With the position being as bad as it is right now, Burton's TD potential makes him an interesting target against a beatable Green Bay Packers' defense.
1. Logan Thomas, Washington Football Team (36% Rostered)
Logan Thomas has pretty much become the unofficial team captain of this list. And he'll continue to be on it until fantasy managers wise up and start rostering him. He's been on a roll over his last four outings, turning 5.0 targets into 3.5 catches for 49.0 yards per game with 2 TDs in that time. Plus, Alex Smith has thrown for at least 325 yards in back-to-back games now, which is a mark Dwayne Haskins and Kyle Allen have both failed to meet thus far. Seeing decent volume in a quietly improved passing attack, Thomas could be in for a nice day against a Cincinnati Bengals' D that ranks No. 29 in Football Outsiders' defensive DVOA metric.
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