A thin position gets thinner in Week 8 as several teams head on bye, leaving fantasy managers searching for a tight end replacement.
If you're in need of TE help, here are our top three streaming tight end picks (rostered in fewer than 50% of Yahoo! leagues) to target on the waiver wire.
Streaming TE Fantasy Football Week 8
3. Hunter Henry (@ NYJ)
Henry was a victim of New England's quarterback shuffling in Week 7, managing just 1 catch on 2 targets for 12 yards. He'd been heating up before that, though, grabbing 4 catches and topping 50 yards in each of his two previous games. Regardless of who's under center for the Patriots, look for Henry to be more involved against the surging New York Jets. Henry has played well in three career games against the Jets so far, racking up 113 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns.
2. Mike Gesicki (@ DET)
With trade rumors continuing to swirl around him, this could be Gesicki's last game in a Dolphins uniform. He'll be motivated to make it count as he auditions for a new team, especially against a soft Detroit Lions defense that's allowing the most points and yards per game in the NFL. Gesicki has seen 7 targets in each of his last two games, so expect him to remain involved in a potential shootout with Detroit. He's also a decent bet to find the end zone for the fourth time this year in a game that could feature plenty of points.
1. Irv Smith Jr. (vs ARI)
Smith has settled into a stable role in Minnesota's offense, averaging 5.4 targets, 3.6 catches and 28.0 receiving yards per game over his last five outings. He's also scored a pair of touchdowns, proving to be a bit of a red zone threat. With the Vikings coming off their bye, they could be primed for an offensive explosion at home against the Arizona Cardinals, who are giving up the sixth-most points per game in the NFL this year. Smith has a solid floor with added TD potential in this game, making him a capable fill-in.
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