Let’s take a look at some of the best tight ends for Week 4.
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Greg Olsen, Carolina Panthers
Greg Olsen is coming off a stellar game against the New Orleans Saints, where he finished with over 130 yards and two touchdowns. It’s been obvious for a while that Olsen was Cam Newton’s go-to-guy in the end zone, and that’s not going to change anytime soon. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense has yet to face a tight end like Olsen. I expect more of the same from Olsen for Week 4.
Jimmy Graham, Seattle Seahawks
Graham is finally getting involved in the passing attack. Perhaps this has to do with the reports of how unhappy Graham has been in his new role with the Seattle Seahawks. Or, his increased targets in Week 3 could have something to do with the absence of Marshawn Lynch. The Seahawks need a strong offensive presence to get behind, and with Lynch out they turned to Graham. Fantasy owners were elated to finally see him return to the sort of Fantasy production they’ve come to expect from the former tight end for the New Orleans Saints. He’s slated for a nice matchup this week against the Detroit Lions who allowed a touchdown to Kyle Rudolph in Week 2 and a touchdown to Owen Daniels in Week 3. If Lynch remains unhealthy, expect an even bigger boost to Graham’s Fantasy production.
Martellus Bennett, Chicago Bears
Sometimes it’s all about the matchup. The Oakland Raiders ranked in the top 15 last season in Fantasy points allowed to tight ends, and Bennett should find success in Week 4 because of how awful the defense is in 2015. The Raiders offense is now good enough to keep things competitive, however, so Jimmy Clausen will need to air it out this week if the Bears want to win.Chicago won’t be able to play it safe. With Alshon Jeffery still sidelined from a hamstring issue, the Bears only other receiving options are Marquess Wilson and Eddie Royal. Bennett should be able to shoulder some of the burden in the passing game, and he remains the best target in the end zone.
Jason Witten, Dallas Cowboys
The Saints were absolutely decimated trying to defend Olsen in Week 3.
Witten has proven in the past to be a more than capable tight end, chalking up over 10,000 yards, 59 touchdowns, and a 11.1 YPC average. The Cowboys were already adjusting to the trade of former running back DeMarco Murray, and this season two of their offensive studs, Tony Romo and Dez Bryant are sidelined due to injury. Someone is going to have to step up and lead the Cowboys offense. It’s not going to be Terrance Williams.
Why not Witten? With a the primary passing target out of the game and facing a poor defense, Witten is a solid play this week.
Charles Clay, Buffalo Bills
Clay has found himself in the end zone in back-to-back game and is seeing a healthy amount of targets. As a matter of fact, he is the second-most targeted player for The Bills. With Sammy Watkins dealing with a calf injury, Clay should be quarterback Tyrod Taylor’s favorite target. I’ll be honest; I wasn’t a believer in Taylor’s potential. But, he’s winning me over. He’s currently averaging over two touchdowns per game and more than 250 passing yards in his last two efforts. The Bills are facing a New York Giants’ defense that has yet to show an effective pass rush and has allowed the third most yards to opposing tight ends. Both Taylor and Clay should have a good game in Week 4.
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