With how up-and-down many tight ends have been this season, identifying the right ones on waivers can be a key. In his Week 8 waiver-wire column, Jamey Eisenberg tries to pin down the best ones for you to target this week.
The remainder of the top five for the week is rounded out by
The terrific trio of
Fleener caught four passes for 64 yards while Doyle made the most of his one target for a 20-yard snag.
The threesome will try to wreak havoc on the Steelers in Week 8.
Fleener came down with a 4-yard reception at the back of the end zone on the final play of the first quarter. He caught a 7-yard pass three plays prior to the score for his only action of the night. He was targeted four times and finished with two catches for 11 yards and a score in a 33-28 victory. He 150 receiving yards and three touchdowns this season.
The Colts will host the Bengals in Week 7.
Fleener was held without a grab in the first three quarters before catching a 30-yard pass from Andrew Luck in the fourth quarter. He was targeted twice in a 20-13 victory. He has 11 grabs for 139 yards and two touchdowns on the year.
The Colts will face the Texans in Week 6.
Allen was typically productive, as always, as he hauled in four passes for 59 yards and his fourth touchdown of the season. However, Fleener was targeted just twice in the passing game, hauling in his lone pass for 30 yards, after scoring in consecutive games.
The Colts use their tight ends a lot, but any kind of timeshare was going to limit their effectiveness as a tandem before long. At this point, Allen looks like the primary option, but Fleener has also been targeted more often than him in three of the team's five games so far, so there is no clear answer here.
Andrew Luck loves looking to his tight ends near the goal line, with six touchdowns split between the two. However, if you can afford to, neither player looks like an especially reliable option on a weekly basis. Whether you rely on Allen or Fleener, you will be rolling the dice every week.
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|9||11/3/14||@ NYG||8:30 pm|
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|17||12/28/14||@ TEN||1:00 pm|
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