The bye weeks are over and the fantasy playoff races are in full swing. With just one or two weeks left in the regular season, depending on your league format, every move will be critical. That extends to the waiver wire picture. Despite one of the thinnest tight end classes in years, there are still some worthy gems hiding on the wire. Here are five tight ends who might help your team out.
Delanie Walker, Tennessee Titans, (owned in 49 percent of leagues)
Walker is settling in as Ryan Fitzpatrick's top safety valve. He had another decent performance against the Raiders on Sunday, grabbing five catches for 46 yards. With the Titans still alive in the playoff race, Walker is worth trotting out as a TE2. He will face a Colts defense that got shredded by the Cardinals.
Heath Miller, Pittsburgh Steelers (owned in 47 percent of leagues)
Miller isn't the same player he was before his knee surgery, but he's still one of Ben Roethlisberger's favorite targets, getting 13 catches for 108 yards in the past two games. The lack of touchdowns hurts his value -- he hasn't found the end zone since Week 7 -- but Miller will be worth grabbing when the Steelers play the Ravens next week.
Tim Wright, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (owned in 17 percent of leagues)
Mike Glennon continues to exceed expectations as a rookie, and Wright has been one of his favorite weapons. He had another big day in Week 12, recording eight catches for 75 yards. The big knock on Wright is his consistency -- he had just 32 yards in the two games prior to Week 12 and is facing the Panthers' ferocious defense this week. Wright is a big fantasy gamble for now.
Dennis Pitta, Baltimore Ravens (owned in 3 percent of leagues)
Pitta is still working his way back from a fractured hip. He's expected to make his season debut in Week 14 and is worth picking up as a roster stash for now. The Ravens could desperately use another playmaker in the offense with their playoff hopes on the brink. Pitta was a low-end TE1 last year, grabbing 61 catches for 669 yards and seven touchdowns.
Ladarius Green, San Diego Chargers (owned in 1 percent of leagues)
Green is still fighting Antonio Gates for snaps, but he's starting to show off his big-play ability. Over the last two games, Green has had 161 yards and a touchdown on just seven catches. If you're looking for the next Jordan Cameron or Julius Thomas, Green is someone to keep an eye on if the Chargers decide to move on from Gates. He can be stashed in dynasty leagues.