Good fantasy managers are always looking for ways to improve their teams. Below are tight ends who played well in Week Four, despite being owned in fewer than 30% of Yahoo fantasy leagues when the week began.
1. Scott Chandler, Buffalo Bills
Chandler may not catch a lot of passes each week, but he is always a scoring threat, which makes him a interesting fantasy option. In Week Four he found the endzone twice, scoring two touchdowns with four catches and 62 yards. The Bills are passing the ball this year, and Chandler has the chance to be the second target behind Steve Johnson. Chandler was available in 71% of leagues and is averaging three receptions, 43 yards and a touchdown each week.
2. Marcedes Lewis, Jacksonville Jaguars
Lewis was available in 94% of leagues and had three catches for 32 yards and a touchdown in Week Four. The Jaguars offense will get better as second-year quarterback Blaine Gabbert improves. Receivers like Justin Blackmon will open things up for Lewis, who has just nine catches on the year. With so much depth at tight end, Lewis is likely not a good add yet unless you are in a deeper league or need to play two tight ends. Lewis did have 10 touchdowns in 2010 and could become a great redzone target for Gabbert.
3. Craig Stevens, Tennessee Titans
The Titans are utilizing two tight ends in Stevens and Jared Cook. In Week Three, Stevens had more catches than Cook, then he followed it by scoring a touchdown against the Houston Texans in Week Four. Still, with only two receptions for 24 yards, it would be difficult to use a roster spot on Stevens right now. The Tennessee quarterback situation will be interesting though. If Matt Hasselbeck gets the start in Week Five, keep an eye on which tight end he targets more. Stevens was available in nearly 100% of leagues.
4. Joel Dreessen, Denver Broncos
The Broncos are also using two tight ends, making things tougher on those who own Jacob Tamme. Dreessen is owned in only 4% of leagues, but for the second consecutive week he caught two passes and scored on one of them. It is may be early to consider adding a player who catches two passes a game, but if quarterback Peyton Manning is going to get Dreessen a touchdown every week, he will start to be added in more leagues. If you are in a deep league, Dreessen is a good bye week fill-in right now.
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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