The NFL is entering the 11th week of the regular season after an exhilarating Week 10. While there were plenty of exciting games, there were a couple of tight ends who stuffed the stat sheet in fantasy football this past week.
If you read this article last week, then you would’ve been one of the lucky people who finally benefitted from having O.J. Howard in your fantasy football lineup. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers chose to utilize him on Sunday versus the Arizona Cardinals and he produced 14.7 fantasy points.
With the performance, Howard was the seventh-highest scoring tight end in Week 10. Is this outing a sign of things to come or is it just an outlier of what Howard will do moving forward?
Regardless, let’s take a look at the tight ends that are in a spot to contribute in the upcoming week. All of the picks in this article are based on PPR (points per reception) scoring and can be used in season-long or DFS (daily fantasy sports) leagues.
Given that information, here are the tight ends that you should look to start and sit in fantasy football in Week 11.
TEs to Start in Week 11
Saints’ Jared Cook (vs. Buccaneers): Jared Cook was able to return to the New Orleans Saints in Week 10 after missing the team’s previous two games due to injury. The veteran pass-catcher caught six passes for 74 yards for a total of 13.4 points.
Cook has actually scored 12 or more points in three consecutive games and should continue that on Sunday versus the Buccaneers. Tampa Bay’s secondary is in shambles and has allowed 695 yards to TEs thus far (second-most in the NFL).
Chargers’ Hunter Henry (vs. Chiefs): Since returning from injury in Week 6, Hunter Henry has contributed 13 or more fantasy points in four out of his past five games for the Los Angeles Chargers. In addition, Henry has been targeted six or more times in those five games.
With his consistent target share, the athletic tight end should have a big-time performance against the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs’ defense has given up 65 receptions to TEs (second-most in the NFL).
Rams’ Gerald Everett (vs. Bears): There’s no doubt that the Los Angeles Rams’ offense is a shell of what they were in 2018. Despite that, Gerald Everett has seen an increased workload, scoring 14 or more points in four out of his past six games.
With the Rams likely trying to get the ball out fast against the Chicago Bears, Everett should be involved early and often. Chicago’s defense has surrendered an average of 15.2 points per game to TEs (sixth-most in the NFL).
Other TEs to Start: Broncos’ Noah Fant (vs. Vikings), Lions’ T.J. Hockenson (vs. Cowboys), Vikings’ Kyle Rudolph (vs. Broncos)
TEs to Sit in Week 11
Eagles’ Dallas Goedert (vs. Patriots): While Zach Ertz has recently been coming into form, Dallas Goedert is also contributing to the Philadelphia Eagles. Furthermore, the second-year tight end has scored nine or more points in three out of his past four outings.
Goedert will likely have weeks where he is a viable option in fantasy football but this week he draws the New England Patriots’ daunting defense. The Patriots have only allowed 288 yards to TEs (third-fewest in the NFL).
Dolphins’ Mike Gesicki (vs. Bills): When Mike Gesicki scored 15.5 fantasy points in Week 9, some people hopped on his bandwagon in Week 10. Sadly, the Miami Dolphins’ tight end managed to score only 3.8 points on Sunday.
There aren’t many players that you can trust on the Dolphins—outside of Devante Parker. This week, Gesicki will square off against the Buffalo Bills, who have given up only one touchdown to TEs (tied for second-fewest in the NFL).
Buccaneers’ O.J. Howard (vs. Saints): Just last week, Howard made a surprise appearance on the start list against the Cardinals. The versatile tight end had a season-high 14.7 points as he scored his first touchdown of the season.
While it’s a positive sign to see him produce, he will square off against the New Orleans Saints in Week 11. New Orleans’ defense has allowed 10 points per game to TEs (11th fewest in the NFL).