Now that we are past the midpoint of the regular season of the NFL, we are in the vital stretch of the season where championships remain in the horizon or never get closer for teams struggling as there’s just a month left before the playoffs start. Key teams on bye include Los Angeles Rams, New Orleans Saints, Cincinnati Bengals and Atlanta Falcons.
Seasoned fantasy players know about the studs and chalky plays so at Bruno Boys we try to help wade through the matchups on those tougher decisions, or point out when there’s a great matchup that you should go all-in on.
Still, we feel very strong about these recommendations and you should use them to help guide you to your starting lineup.
Here are your Week 9 Fantasy Football Tight Ends to Start.
Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert, Philadelphia Eagles vs. Chicago Bears
Ertz has been a problem child that no one wants to talk about but the reality is that you can’t sit a tight end that is averaging 8.0 targets per game. Yes, he only has one touchdown and yes, he is averaging 53.0 yards per game but the tight end position isn’t robust enough to go out and get another one who sees this many targets.
That said, there are those of you who wonder about his teammate Goedert, who is good enough to start on any other team. Yet he gets what leftovers Ertz doesn’t take. But his targets have increased in the last three weeks, and he has scored in three of the last five games. You don’t dump Ertz and pickup Ertz, but if you don’t have a solid option at tight end, and you’ve been streaming, Goedert is worth the TE2 type production where you’re hoping he keeps being a red zone target. The Bears give up to the position that both Ertz and Goedert have value in this game. Neither is bursting with potential but tight end is a lot of hoping and praying once they get in the red zone, even for players of Ertz’s caliber.