It’s Week 17 of the 2020 NFL season and the final week of season-long fantasy football. For many, it’s the Super Bowl! The 2020 season was full of difficult decisions in selecting the right waiver wire claims and knowing when to drop a player. Navigating COVID-19 outbreaks add a layer of complexity plaguing each week.
It’s time to make the most crucial decision of them all–setting your lineups! Let’s about the Tight Ends!
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The tight end position has seen a little bit of everything. Every week it seems we have a new names to consider. Some young ones developing right on time and that’s very encouraging for what is typically a talent-starved position. Then there are the journeymen whose names we kick around and stream each week.
It’s not always easy to navigate this feast or famine position, but we’re always looking out for the right matchups. Right now, let’s see which ones pass the grade for Week 17.
Hayden Hurst, Atlanta Falcons at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
It’s another week without Julio Jones for the Falcons and that means that Hurst continues to be a red zone threat for Matt Ryan. He’s scored in two straight weeks (including Week 15 against the Bucs) and that has resulted in consecutive top 12 finishes at his position (five total). So this is as hot as Hurst has been all season. He’s never lived up to the Austin Hooper production that many thought would translate to him when he was signed in the offseason. It just hasn’t happened that way though.
But because Hurst’s fantasy worth is so touchdown dependent and because he’s caught 9-of-11 targets in his last two games the Falcons’ TE should get one last start to the season. Ryan needs someone besides Calvin Ridley to catch the ball and Hurst’s prospects to score again since the Bucs have allowed eight tight ends to score on them.