Fantasy Football: DFS values and targets for Week 16

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Top priced Fantasy Football Tight Ends

The top tight ends still have a huge discrepancy from the top-priced Travis Kelce to the second-highest, Mark Andrews.

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  1. Travis Kelce – (vs ATL) $8,500
  2. Mark Andrews – (vs NYG) $5,700
  3. Logan Thomas – (vs CAR) $4,900
  4. Noah Fant – (vs LAC) $4,800

It’s hard not to like Kelce with the floor he posses, and I’ll have exposure to him just as I did last week.

Thomas is also in play as he has posted scores of 13.42, 24.8, 10.3, and 26.1 over the last four weeks. Last week vs. the Seattle Seahawks, he had a whopping 15 targets, pulling in 13 of them for 101 yards. He has played more snaps and run more routes than any other tight end in football, and this includes the aforementioned, Kelce.

$4.9k is a bit of a steep price, though, in my opinion. If you roster him, keep value in mind.

Values/good plays at Tight End

player. 54. . TE - $3,600. Philadelphia Eagles. Dallas Goedert. 1

The Philadelphia Eagles have a duel threat of sorts at tight end with Dallas Goedert and Zach Ertz. Since quarterback Jalen Hurts took over, however, Goedert has led the team in targets with 14. Last week he saw more offensive snaps than any other player with 73 and had 11 more than teammate Ertz. He was even on the field for 19 more plays than any wide receiver on the team.

Their opponents for Week 16 are the Cowboys, who rank somewhere in the middle vs. opposing tight ends. Given the rapport he has with Hurts, it’s hopeful that Goedert gets the same opportunities this week.

TE - $3,500. Cleveland Browns. Austin Hooper. 2. player. 53.

Austin Hooper is a tight end that I really like this week facing the Jets.

His target share has been back on a steady incline after dipping for a couple of weeks, and he had a good showing in Week 15 vs. the Giants. It’s that same touchdown upside that has me lured back in this week. That and at $3.5k, the price is fair.

player. 44. . TE - $3,400. Atlanta Falcons. Hayden Hurst. 3

Falcons tight end Hayden Hurst is a tough call. In Weeks 13 and 14, he had only one catch in each game but did bounce back last week vs. the Bucs, scoring 12.1 daily fantasy football points on Draftkings. He caught four of five targets in that game, with one of his catches being in the endzone.

That touchdown dependency returns in this week’s matchup; however, vs. the Kansas City Chiefs, he’ll likely have a lot of opportunities as the Falcons should need to throw the ball in an attempt to keep pace.

57. . TE - $3,000. Chicago Bears. Cole Kmet. 4. player

In my fantasy football article last week, I was high on Bears’ tight end Cole Kmet but was let down by his performance of 3.2 points off two receptions for 12-yards. This frustration cannot solely be placed on the Chicago rookie, however.

Against the Minnesota Vikings, the Bears did not have to throw the ball quite as much as originally anticipated due to Montgomery running wild vs. their division rivals. His target share did dip as a result, but his number of offensive plays per game increased.

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Like his teammates Trubisky and Montgomery, I have Kmet in play this week vs. Jacksonville, simply due to the matchup. How the game script goes this week is obviously yet to be determined, but at a salary of $3k, it’s hard not to throw your hat back into the mix with Kmet.