Every single week of the NFL season, we seem to get one tight end who comes out of nowhere in fantasy football, and that makes for intriguing start ’em sit ’em decisions. For Week 5, Gerald Everett had people checking his availability as a possible waiver-wire addition this week.
The Los Angeles Rams tight end caught seven passes for 136 yards for a grand total of 20.6 fantasy points (second-most among TEs in Week 5). Everett would’ve had another reception if he had caught another pass that he dropped in the fourth quarter; which turned into an interception for the Seattle Seahawks.
Nevertheless, the Rams’ tight end should be considered an intriguing option moving forward in an explosive Rams offense. After mentioning Everett, let’s take a look at the tight ends who are in a position to be near the top of the NFL in fantasy points in Week 6.
Before doing that, all of the picks in this article are made based on PPR (points per reception) scoring and can be used in season-long or DFS (daily fantasy sports) leagues. Considering that, here are the tight ends that you should start and the tight ends that you should sit in Week 6.
TEs to Start in Week 6
Falcons’ Austin Hooper (vs. Cardinals): If you would’ve read this article last week, you would’ve known not to fall for the trap that was Tyler Eifert against the Arizona Cardinals. Now, this week, Austin Hooper makes the list because you shouldn’t overthink it and not play him.
The Atlanta Falcons tight end leads all tight ends in the NFL with 84.3 fantasy points this season. Again, Hooper is a lock at tight end in Week 6 against a Cardinals defense that has allowed the most yards and touchdowns to TEs this season.
Panthers’ Greg Olsen (vs. Buccaneers): Ever since Kyle Allen became the starter for the Carolina Panthers, Greg Olsen has become an afterthought in the offense. The veteran tight end should have an opportunity to be a factor this week against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Just a few weeks ago, Olsen had his best game of the season with six receptions for 110 yards against the same Buccaneers. This season, Tampa Bay’s defense has surrendered 19.9 fantasy points per game to TEs (second-most in the NFL).
Seahawks’ Will Dissly (vs. Browns): For a position that is as scarce as the tight end position, the Will Dissly’s of the world should be thanked for their service. Dissly was a waiver-wire add a few weeks ago and has turned himself into a must-start option in fantasy football.
The Seattle Seahawks tight end has posted four straight double-digit fantasy performances and he should continue his streak in Week 6. The Cleveland Browns defense has allowed four touchdowns to TEs this season (tied for second-most in the NFL).
TEs to Sit in Week 6
Buccaneers’ O.J. Howard (vs. Panthers): Prior to the start of the season, there was an abundance of hype surrounding O.J. Howard as he entered his first season with Bruce Arians as his head coach. Sadly, the talented tight end has seen his role in the offense diminish this season.
The situation is bad enough that he’s been outscored by Cameron Brate (the backup TE for Tampa Bay) and Foster Moreau (among others). This week, it doesn’t get any easier as he faces a Panthers defense that has limited TEs to just 7.2 fantasy points per game this season (fourth-best in the NFL).
Cowboys’ Jason Witten (vs. Jets): Everyone was ecstatic to see Jason Witten leave the Monday Night Football booth to join the Dallas Cowboys once again. So far, the legendary Cowboys tight end has been a solid option in fantasy football.
Witten is currently the 12th highest scoring tight end in fantasy football but he may have a rough outing in Week 6. The New York Jets defense has only surrendered 11 receptions to TEs this season (tied for the lowest in the NFL).
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