We used to think we knew how bad tight end was. Until last week, we had no idea.
Travis Kelce and Mark Andrews missed the week. Dallas Goedert played, but didn’t score. Darren Waller took the second half off in a blowout loss. George Kittle had one of his many low-yardage games. Pat Freiermuth caught a touchdown pass but was one and off the field with injuries. Kyle Pitts dominated his team’s passing game, but that doesn’t mean much when your team throws for 115 yards.
The worst position in Fantasy Football had maybe the worst week in the history of the game. And now we have to react. Well, we don’t have to. For the most part, if you drafted someone as a starter and they were terrible in Week 1 (almost all of them were), I am not reacting. I’m still starting Kittle, Waller, Pitts, Goedert, Freiermuth and David Njoku this week. I’m sticking with Tyler Higbee one more week too.
If these guys stink in Week 2, we may have to have a conversation about Pitts, Njoku, and Higbee, but I’m probably sticking with the rest of them through the first month of the season. Because it’s not like the tight ends who were good in Week 1 are actually desirable moving forward. Just be patient and hope we get Kelce and Andrews back this week.
Here’s everything else you need to know about tight end in Week 2:
Week 2 TE Preview
The following players are not being projected to play Week 2 at this time. Here’s what it means:
Numbers to Know
- 1 — Isaiah Likely saw just one target in Mark Andrews’ Week 1 absence. The Ravens may not be as tight end centric as they once were.
- 82.5% — Kyle Pitts led all players, receiver or non, with an 82.5% share of his team’s air yards.
- 0 — Dallas Goedert did not catch a pass in Week 1. It was his first game with zero yards since Week 12 of 2021. He followed that up with six catches for 105 yards and two touchdowns.
- 4 — Only four tight ends scored double-digit Fantasy points in Week 1: Hunter Henry, Hayden Hurst, T.J. Hockenson, and Donald Parham.
- 7 — Cole Kmet tied for the team lead in targets with seven.
- 26.7% — Logan Thomas led the Commanders with a 26.7% target share. Eric Bienemy’s offenses have been tight end centric, maybe that wasn’t solely about Travis Kelce.
Matchups that matter
Waiver Wire Targets
Week 2 Streamers (TE Preview)
My full set of Week 1 Fantasy football projections for every position are now available on SportsLine. Find out which of my favorite plays are projected to score higher than consensus rankings and which don’t live up to their draft hype, at least in Week 1. Projected stats for all starting tight ends are available, so be sure to check out the full set of projections at SportsLine.