The playoffs are here and now is the time to really dial in as we hit Fantasy Football Week 15. The fantasy tight end position isn't one that provides many useful players, so matchups are key to focus on this week. It's time to continue our fantasy football series with a breakdown of the fantasy wide receiver position.

Tight ends aren't usually going to decide your fate in the playoffs. But it could hurt your team if you decide to start the wrong guy. Most of the fantasy owners who are in the playoffs already contain a top-5 tight end. For those that don't, take a look at the six players you should consider starting or sitting for fantasy football Week 15

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TJ Hockenson – Detroit Lions

The Lions don’t have much but they do have Hockenson. He scored his fourth touchdown of the season in Week 13 but didn't play against the Denver Broncos with a hand injury. It isn't certain that he will suit up on Sunday against the Arizona Cardinals, but if he does, his value will be high. He is the top fantasy option for the Lions with D'Andre Swift out. The Cardinals rank 2nd against opposing fantasy tight ends but Hockenson should still start in your lineup if he plays.

Mike Gesicki – Miami Dolphins 

Gesicki isn't playing as well as he played earlier in the season but his value is still high. He plays the New York Jets on Sunday who rank 24th against opposing tight ends. Tua Tagovailoa loves targeting Gesicki and will try and do it as often as he can with Gesicki causing mismatches. He finished with 11 targets against the New York Giants in Week 13 before their bye week, so expect that to be a similar situation in Week 15.

Darren Waller – Las Vegas Raiders 

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Waller is on this list because he is on his way back to return to the Raiders. He left the game against the Dallas Cowboys with a knee injury and hasn't played since. If he does return, there is no question he will go back to his dominance. Waller didn't practice Tuesday, but he has a good chance of coming back this week if everything goes right. If not, then it shouldn't be much longer until he does. If the Raiders limit his practice reps this week, that could be a good sign that he plays. It's a short week as they play Saturday night against the Cleveland Browns.

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Tyler Conklin – Minnesota Vikings

Conklin caught just two passes for 20 yards in the win over the Pittsburgh Steelers last Thursday night. His fantasy value is going down and it will get even lower if Adam Thielen returns to the field this week. He faces the 8th ranked Chicago Bears defense against opposing fantasy tight ends. The Bears defense is giving up a lot of points lately but I don't think that should benefit Conklin much. The chunk of the load goes to Dalvin Cook, Justin Jefferson, and Thielen.

Zach Ertz – Arizona Cardinals

Ertz caught five passes for 42 yards in the loss to the Los Angeles Rams Monday night. He faces a much more favorable opponent in the Lions on Sunday. They rank 14th against opposing tight ends but the problem is the Cardinals have a ton of offensive weapons. Ertz doesn't get much of the love since his two-touchdown game against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 11. He is too risky to start this week as there are some better options out there.

Tyler Higbee – Los Angeles Rams

Higbee missed the game against the Cardinals Monday night as he was placed on the Covid-19 list. That is something to focus on this week and he could miss this Sunday's game against the Seahawks. Even if he does play, he doesn't present much value with the talent at receiver. He is also too risky to start this week even if he is cleared to play.