The tight end market in fantasy football is tightening as the 2021 NFL season rolls on. Many of the rising stars at the position are beginning to graduate from being borderline plays to clear-cut starters. That's exactly what happened to New England's Hunter Henry, the top pick from our top streaming options last week.
Nevertheless, there are still a few names out there worth keeping an eye on with a whopping six NFL teams on bye this week. Here are the top-three streaming tight ends, rostered in fewer than 50% of Yahoo! fantasy leagues, to target in Week 7.
1. Ricky Seals-Jones (30% Rostered)
When Logan Thomas went down, no one went running to the waiver wire in order to pick up Ricky Seals-Jones. However, the fifth-year pro has filled in quite nicely so far. Seal-Jones has hauled in 9 of his 15 targets for 99 yards and 1 touchdown over the last two weeks while playing in over 99% of the offensive snaps. It is clear that head coach Ron Rivera trusts him to play a big role on this offense. Washington is a 9.5-point underdog against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday, which means Seals-Jones should see a ton of targets on a team playing catch-up.
2. Cole Kmet (19% Rostered)
It hasn't been the breakout season some people were expecting from tight end Cole Kmet, but things may be turning around. The second-year pro put together his best game of the season in Week 6 racking up 49 yards on 4 receptions (5 targets). He has played in over 75% of the offensive snaps in every game this season and now gets to go up against a weak Tampa Bay Buccaneers pass defense. In fact, The Bucs are giving up the eighth-most PPR fantasy points to opposing TEs this season. Look for Kmet's chemistry with quarterback Justin Fields to progress even more this week.
3. Mo Alie-Cox (8% Rostered)
Fantasy managers in deeper leagues looking for a streaming tight end should keep an eye on Mo Alie-Cox of the Indianapolis Colts. The 28-year-old pass-catcher has scored a touchdown or posted 50 receiving yards in each of the last three weeks. He has become a go-to target for quarterback Carson Wentz and is averaging a career-high 15.2 yards per catch this season. Facing the San Francisco 49ers in Week 7 will be no easy task, but Alie Cox's role in this offense is beginning to grow. He's worth a roster spot moving forward and someone to start for managers struggling to find consistent TE production.
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