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Fantasy managers who drafted some George Kittle and Mark Andrews probably may have gotten off to a rocky start to the season. The pair of consensus top-five tight ends combined for just 33.2 Fantasy points the first two weeks of the season. 

Week 3 was a small consolation for both, but that's only going to feel good if we get a repeat in Week 4. Because there's still plenty of reason for concern. 

The first, and major, concern for both is target share. Kittle and Andrews were both projected to receive close to a 25% target share and either lead their team in targets or come very close to it. Instead, through three weeks, Kittle 19.8% target share has been dwarfed by Deebo Samuel's 33% share. Mark Andrews' 21% share is slightly better but he's actually behind both Marquise Brown and Sammy Watkins.

The second concern is that competition for both looks to be increasing. Brandon Aiyuk is finally fully healthy (or out of the doghouse), and played a full complement of snaps in Week 3. Rashod Bateman has been activated for return to practice off Injured Reserve for the Ravens. In past years these types of players didn't really impact Kittle and Andrews, but so far 2021 has been different.

The final problem is that neither has scored a touchdown. For Kittle, three games without a score is not that uncommon. He's never scored more than five touchdowns in a season. Andrews, on the other hand, relies heavily on touchdowns, as do most tight ends. This is the least of my concerns, but it will grow if they don't score in Week 4.

Ultimately, I'm not panicking if I have Kittle or Andrews. I'm certainly not selling high. But there are enough concerns that I'm not sure I'm buying low either unless it's really low.

Here's everything else you need to know about tight end in Week 4:

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Who's Out

The following players are not being projected to play Week 4 at this time. Here's what it means:

JAC Jacksonville • #80
Age: 29 • Experience: 7 yrs.
Dan Arnold may be a stash, at least in deeper leagues.
SEA Seattle • #81
Age: 27 • Experience: 5 yrs.
Everett is on the Covid-19 list. If he misses Sunday, Will Dissly enters the streaming discussion.
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Numbers to Know
  • 11.1 -- Mark Andrews' 11.1 air yards per target is tops amongst tight ends with at least 10 targets.
  • 7 -- A third of Mike Gesicki's 2021 targets came in the fourth quarter or overtime against the Raiders.
  • 68% -- Dalton Schultz has played at least 68% of the snaps in every game this year. Blake Jarwin has yet to top 57%.
  • 2 - Week 3 was Tyler Conklin's second career game with double-digit PPR Fantasy points. He's no sure thing moving forward.
  • 96.3 -- Travis Kelce is averaging a career-best 96.3 yards per game. He's been worth every bit of that Round 1 price tag.
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Matchups that matter
WAS Washington • #82
Age: 30 • Experience: 6 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ ATL WAS -1.5 O/U 48
OPP VS TE
29th
PROJ PTS
10.8
TE RNK
12th
YTD Stats
REC
12
TAR
14
REYDS
117
TD
2
FPTS/G
11.2
CHI Chicago • #85
Age: 22 • Experience: 2 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs DET CHI -3 O/U 42.5
OPP VS TE
26th
PROJ PTS
9.9
TE RNK
16th
YTD Stats
REC
7
TAR
12
REYDS
53
TD
0
FPTS/G
4.1
NYG N.Y. Giants • #88
Age: 27 • Experience: 5 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ NO NO -7.5 O/U 43.5
OPP VS TE
10th
PROJ PTS
6.8
TE RNK
14th
YTD Stats
REC
2
TAR
6
REYDS
21
TD
0
FPTS/G
2.1
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DAL Dallas • #86
Age: 25 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs CAR DAL -4.5 O/U 50.5
OPP VS TE
6th
TE RNK
11th
ROSTERED
61%
YTD Stats
REC
14
TAR
15
REYDS
143
TD
2
FPTS/G
13.4
Dalton Schultz has scored double-digit Fantasy points in two of three games this season and he's consistently playing more than Blake Jarwin. The Cowboys have produced a borderline No. 1 tight end each of the past two seasons, and it looks like Schultz could make it three in a row.
MIN Minnesota • #83
Age: 26 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs CLE CLE -2 O/U 51.5
OPP VS TE
13th
TE RNK
13th
ROSTERED
24%
YTD Stats
REC
13
TAR
16
REYDS
126
TD
1
FPTS/G
10.5
Conklin actually projects better than Schultz this week, but I prefer Schultz because his role has been more consistent. It may simply be Conklin vs. K.J. Osborn each week for target share, but the Vikings have a much better history of targets going to their tight end as opposed to their No. 3 receiver. Conklin could be what we were hoping Irv Smith would be.
SEA Seattle • #89
Age: 25 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ SF SF -2.5 O/U 52
OPP VS TE
15th
TE RNK
17th
YTD Stats
REC
4
TAR
4
REYDS
76
TD
0
FPTS/G
3.9
Dissly is available pretty much everywhere and has flashed when he's received targets. He should see four or five at least if Everett is out Week 4.
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KC Kansas City • #87
Age: 32 • Experience: 9 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ PHI KC -7 O/U 54.5
OPP VS TE
28th
PROJ PTS
21.1
TE RNK
1st
YTD Stats
REC
20
TAR
26
REYDS
289
TD
3
FPTS/G
22.3
The gap between Kelce and everyone else is really highlighted by weeks when Darren Waller is not on the main slate. I'd much rather save money somewhere else and pay up for Kelce's consistent excellence.
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PHI Philadelphia • #88
Age: 26 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs KC KC -7 O/U 54.5
OPP VS TE
21st
PROJ PTS
10.2
TE RNK
11th
YTD Stats
REC
8
TAR
11
REYDS
132
TD
1
FPTS/G
9.1
The Chiefs have been miserable in virtually all regards. They're amongst the league's worst against the run and the pass. I like Goedert's touchdown odds and I expect more downfield usage with the Eagles chasing the Chiefs on the scoreboard.
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