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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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Who's Out

The following players are not being projected to play Week 5 at this time. Here's what it means:

WAS Washington • #82
Age: 30 • Experience: 6 yrs.
Ricky Seals-Jones probably won't have the same role or impact as Thomas.
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Numbers to Know
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Matchups that matter
BAL Baltimore • #89
Age: 26 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs IND BAL -7 O/U 47
OPP VS TE
17th
PROJ PTS
13.4
TE RNK
3rd
YTD Stats
REC
18
TAR
25
REYDS
253
TD
0
FPTS/G
10.8
MIN Minnesota • #83
Age: 26 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs DET MIN -7.5 O/U 49.5
OPP VS TE
16th
PROJ PTS
11
TE RNK
12th
YTD Stats
REC
17
TAR
22
REYDS
144
TD
1
FPTS/G
9.4
BUF Buffalo • #88
Age: 25 • Experience: 3 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
@ KC KC -2.5 O/U 56.5
OPP VS TE
29th
PROJ PTS
9.1
TE RNK
12th
YTD Stats
REC
15
TAR
20
REYDS
144
TD
4
FPTS/G
13.4
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Waiver Wire Targets
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MIN Minnesota • #83
Age: 26 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs DET MIN -9.5 O/U 49
OPP VS TE
14th
TE RNK
16th
ROSTERED
33%
YTD Stats
REC
17
TAR
22
REYDS
144
TD
1
FPTS/G
9.4
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.
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DFS Plays
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LV Las Vegas • #83
Age: 29 • Experience: 5 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs CHI LV -5.5 O/U 45.5
OPP VS TE
7th
PROJ PTS
15.4
TE RNK
2nd
YTD Stats
REC
24
TAR
40
REYDS
274
TD
2
FPTS/G
15.9
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.
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MIN Minnesota • #83
Age: 26 • Experience: 4 yrs.
Weekly Breakdown
MATCHUP
vs DET MIN -7.5 O/U 49.5
OPP VS TE
14th
PROJ PTS
9.7
TE RNK
16th
YTD Stats
REC
17
TAR
22
REYDS
144
TD
1
FPTS/G
9.4
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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