It’s Week 16 the 2020 NFL season and fantasy football and it’s playoff time and for many, the Super Bowl! The 2020 season is full of difficult decisions in selecting the right waiver wire claims and knowing when to drop a player. By now most players are accustomed to navigating the COVID-19 situation as it disrupts games and schedules across the league. Again, this week it’s for all the marbles, win or go home.
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 16.
Austin Hooper / Harrison Bryant Cleveland Browns at New York Jets
The Browns have their four best receivers at home this week because they landed on the COVID-19/reserve list and will try to recover for the season closer against Pittsburgh. That leaves the Browns turning to their tight ends and running backs plenty. It’s no knock on the practice guys being elevated but receiver is a position that relies on timing. We’ll surely see how quickly Baker Mayfield can acquaint himself with these guys.
But he has guys he can lean on, Hooper being a big one. Harrison Bryant and David Njoku should also see action. I think Bryant could be useful as a PPR streamer while Njoku is more of a red zone threat for a standard league. But if we’re gunning for one, it’s Hooper who had his first double-digit points last week against the Giants. It’s been a lean 2020 for Hooper but this is the week to start him with confidence.