Check out Marc Caviglia’s fantasy football rankings and hot takes on the Week 2 tight end matchups:
- Noah Fant had his breakout game on national TV in Week 1. The second year pass catcher hauled in 5 receptions for 81 yards and a touchdown. Now everyone is thinking Fant is the next coming of Shannon Sharpe in Denver but I am here to tell you “…not so fast, my friend.” The Titans were bad against the tight end position in 2019 and the Broncos exploited it, however in Week 2 they face a Pittsburgh Steelers team that has been historically dominant at defending tight ends during Mike Tomlin’s tenure. The Steelers allowed just 39 receiving yards to the New York Giants tight ends in Week 1, and while Fant could outproduce that number don’t expect another touchdown and anything more than 50-60 receiving yards.
- A tight end I am really high on this week is Tyler Higbee of the Los Angeles Rams. He underperformed in Week 1 (3 receptions for 40 yards on 4 targets) but is in a nice position to bounce back against the Washington Football Team in Week 2. Washington gave up 29.4 fantasy points to the Philadelphia Eagles tight ends last week and surrendered 119 receiving yards and 2 touchdowns to Zac Ertz and Dallas Goedert. This is a matchup that you can fully expect Rams coach Sean McVey to exploit and Higbee is a top-5 tight end candidate this week. I will go on record and say that he surpasses 60 receiving yards and finds the end zone. Book it!
- I like Logan Thomas a lot this week for Washington and his fantasy football owners. He finished with 4 receptions for 37 yards and a score on 8 targets a week ago and is in a position to outdo his Week 1 performance. It’s obvious that Dwayne Haskins Jr. has a nice rapport with his tight end and the Cardinals struggle against defending the position. George Kittle was on his way to well over a 100 yard day before a knee injury forced him to be a decoy in the 2nd half on Sunday and the Cardinals were the worst in the league at defending the position a year ago. Plus, I feel like Washington will have to throw often in this game to keep up with Arizona’s high powered offense. I know it’s only been one good game, but consider Thomas a sneaky top-10 tight end in all formats.
- I will keep this short and sweet, stay away from Rob Gronkowski. He had just 2 receptions for 11 yards in Week 1 and is going to be eased back into full game speed. He might get you a red zone TD from time to time but until he’s 100-percent ready to rock, bench him.
- Some other tight ends I like this week include C.J Uzomah (@ Browns), Tyler Eifert (@ Titans) & Evan Engram (@ Bears). All are in positions in which they have quality matchups and could be sneaky yardage and/or touchdown plays.
Rankings are based on the following scoring:
6 points per touchdown
1 point per 10 rushing & receiving yards
-2 points per turnover
.5 point & 1 point per reception (toggle to find scoring format)