Earlier this week I wrote about how you needed to keep starting Kyle Pitts. That was before Calvin Ridley was ruled out due to a personal matter. Now Pitts projects for one of the largest tight end loads in the league against a bad Jets defense. That, and everything below, makes Pitts primed below for a breakout performance in Week 5.
Pitts currently ranks seventh among NFL tight ends in both targets and yards. He's 12th in catches. He's the No. 2 option on a Falcons passing offense that looks like it's settling in. And he gets the Jets in Week 5.
With or without Ridley, Pitts should be in your lineup. If you drafted him, that's easy enough. You don't have to do anything. If you avoided him, now is the chance to acquire him for much less than it cost on Draft Day. But the window could be closing early Sunday morning.
Here's everything else you need to know about tight end in Week 5:
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Week 5 TE Preview
The following players are not being projected to play Week 5 at this time. Here's what it means:
Numbers to Know
- 219 -- Pitts' 219 air yards ranks fifth at the position.
- 20.2% -- A fifth of Jacoby Brissett's passes have gone to Mike Gesicki.
- 127 -- Dalton Schultz has 127 yards after the catch. Among tight ends, only Travis Kelce and George Kittle have more.
- 11.6% -- Dallas Goedert has seen just an 11.6% target share, two points worse than Zach Ertz.
- 64% -- Cameron Brate played a season-high 64% of the snaps in Week 4 without Rob Gronkowski. Now we just need some production.
- 52 -- T.J. Hockenson has just 52 yards in his past two games. A third dud against the Vikings would be cause for concern.
- 14 -- Tyler Conklin has 14 targets in his past two games; forgive last week's dud.
- 5 -- Dawson Knox set a career-high with five catches in Week 4. His role appears to be growing.
Matchups that matter
Waiver Wire Targets
Even with last week's dud, Conklin is my favorite stream in Week 5. He's played at least 71% of the snaps in every game this year and I think Minnesota should have plenty of red zone opportunities against the hapless Lions.
LV Las Vegas • #83
Age: 29 • Experience: 5 yrs.
You know I don't like messing around with the cheap tight ends in DFS. Waller is the clear class of Week 5 with Kelce playing on Sunday night.
I'd guess Jared Cook will be much more popular in the same price range because Cook just scored a touchdown in prime time and his good game is more recent. For the season, Cook has one more target, Conklin has one more catch, and Cook has 2.7 more Fantasy points. I'll take the one playing the Lions with a lower roster rate.
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