Who to start and who to sit? That’s the question that plagues everyone who plays fantasy football on a weekly basis? It’s the question that leaves players anguishing in tears and second-guessing. Okay, maybe that’s a little dramatic but there’s some truth to it.
Honestly, it’s the one question you need to answer right in order to do well in this crazy game of fantasy. Will you get it right all the time? No, because football will surprise, especially if you buy into the adage: On any given Sunday, any team can beat any other team. But relax, we’re here to help you work through those decisions with as much information as you need to be confident in a decision you can stand by.
Here are the Week 1 Fantasy Football Tight Ends to Sit.
The landscape of the modern day tight end is you either have one or you don’t. There’s no sitting one of the top six tight ends (Travis Kelce, Darren Waller, George Kittle, Mark Andrews, and Kyle Pitts), ever.
The rest of you, need to stream or hang tight with what you have and hope they have a bye week long enough away that you don’t have to think about who to stream next. It’s a brutal position but we’re going to let you know which ones need to be benched.
Mike Gesicki, Miami Dolphins at New England
The Patriots are typically a bad matchup for opposing tight ends. They we’re tied for the least amount of touchdowns scored against (3), fifth-least amount of targets (100), and ninth-least in receptions (69). Their defense is improving in personnel this season due to free agency and players returning after they opted out. The Patriots can get tougher and while Gesicki is a tight end on the rise, we’re in a wait-and-see mode when it coms to the Dolphins offense.