Good fantasy managers are always looking for ways to improve their teams. Below are five tight ends who played well in Week Two, despite being owned in fewer than ten percent of Yahoo fantasy leagues.
1. Dante Rosario, San Diego Chargers
In four years with the Carolina Panthers, Rosario caught 82 passes for 894 yards and five touchdowns. He has never really been a fantasy option and is owned in only one percent of leagues. However, with starter Antonio Gates out in Week Two, Rosario grabbed four receptions and scored three touchdowns. This is the tenth game that Gates has missed since the start of the 2010 season, so if you own him, adding Rosario is probably a good idea.
2. Anthony McCoy, Seattle Seahawks
McCoy, who is owned in fewer than one percent of leagues, was a PPR (points per reception) league top ten tight end in Week Two with five catches, 41 yards and a score. He led the Seahwaks in receptions and receiving yards, while teammate Zach Miller caught just one pass for seven yards. With Kellen Winslow out, rookie quarterback Russell Wilson could use a reliable tight end, and McCoy might be the answer.
3. Scott Chandler, Buffalo Bills
Like his quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, Chandler showed signs of having high fantasy upside last year. The Bills' offense struggles sometimes, but when Fitzpatrick is throwing well, Chandler is a good play. He is owned in only six percent of leagues, but he should at least be considered as a backup, if not a starter, in deeper leagues. He already has six catches, 91 yards and two touchdowns in 2012.
4. Brandon Myers, Oakland Raiders
The Oakland offense is struggling, and quarterback Carson Palmer is having trouble getting the wide receivers involved. Myers has been solid though, with 11 catches and 151 yards in the first two games, including six for 86 in Week Two. Most Raiders are not good fantasy plays right now, but if you are weak at tight end, Myers could help. He is owned in fewer than one percent of leagues.
5. Anthony Fasano, Miami Dolphins
A perennial fantasy backup, Fasano has averaged 34 receptions, 443 yards and four touchdowns in his first four seasons with the Dolphins. But can rookie quarterback Ryan Tannehill increase Fasano's value? The tight end is owned in two percent of leagues and had only two catches in Week Two. But he did score a touchdown and now has five catches for the season. Receiver Brian Hartline caught nine passes for 111 yards, and defenses could be keying on him in the future. Fasano could be a great outlet for Tannehill and may be a good add in deep leagues.
Mike Patton is a co-host on the Deep Sleeper Fantasy Football Podcast. He has been a fantasy enthusiast since 1997 and has won championships in baseball, football, basketball, hockey and pick 'em leagues.
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