Dec 6, 2015; New Orleans, LA, USA; Carolina Panthers tight end
(88) catches a pass in front of New Orleans Saints strong safety
(32) during the second quarter of a game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
Greg Olsen ($6600) Panthers vs. Falcons – With Rob Gronkowski banged up and questionable for this weekend, Olsen continues to lead the pack at the tight end spot. A number of options below him are viable but none of them have the consistency and guaranteed production that Olsen provides. Olsen has broke 50 yards in 8 straight games and is coming off a big 129 yard day. The Falcons are in the bottom ten defending the tight end and I think Cam Newton and the Panther offense are due for another huge outing that Olsen will certainly be a big part of. Since his price hasn’t come close to rising to the level of Gronk’s, I think paying up for the next best option makes sense.
Julius Thomas ($5900) Jaguars vs. Colts – Thomas really hasn’t had the year that he probably has expected in Jacksonville. Not only is Jacksonville not winning, they actually have a decent passing attack that Thomas really hasn’t been a huge part of. Just over the past couple of games Blake Bortles has finally started to realize what type of talent he has in Thomas. Three straight scoring games and a big increase in the number of targets has put Thomas back on the map for this weekend. The Colts defense has struggled against the pass and I like Thomas to score again Sunday.
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