End game expletive-laced tirades. No, I'm not talking about Tom Brady. That's a common occurrence for many a fantasy owner when dealing with the wildly inconsistent wide receiver/tight end positions. To help protect the ears of the innocent, here are three under-started targets who could get you one step closer to the second season:
Kendall Wright, Ten – Tennessee's sure-handed receiver has quietly emerged as one of the finest PPR assets around. So far this year, he's logged at least five receptions eight times. End-zone dances have been elusive, but facing a Raiders defense that's allowed the sixth-most fantasy points to WRs on the season, he could easily post strong WR2 numbers even in standard leagues.
Jerricho Cotchery, Pit – Historically fantasy tofu, Cotchery has posted generally tasteless numbers in a rather uneventful career. However, leading the Steelers in red-zone targets with 13, he's developed into Big Ben's primary target near the pylons. White-hot over the past three weeks, he's found the end-zone five times. Matched against a Browns secondary that's struggled against secondary/tertiary options and with Emmanuel Sanders banged up, he could again finish in range of 50-60 yards with a touchdown.
Rob Housler, Ari – Finally showing signs of the tight end many fantasy pundits expected preseason, Housler has developed into a reliable weapon for Carson Palmer. Over the past two weeks, he's totaled 10 receptions for 127 yards and a touchdown. This week clashing with the Colts, a team that surrendered 10 receptions, 91 yards and a score last week to Delanie Walker, he should be considered a back-end TE1 in 12-team and deeper leagues.