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Fantasy football waiver wire: 7 tight ends to target in Week 8

You like that! You like that, Jordan Reed owners! Check out some other fantasy pickups at tight end.

Tight end continues to be an odd position for fantasy football. We have seen a number of players go off without any sort of predictable information, but of course there is Rob Gronkowski going off every week.

This week, we saw Washington tight end Jordan Reed go off. He has been terrific when he is healthy, but his in-game risk is as high as any. On Sunday, he exploded for 11 catches, 72 yards and two scores on his 13 targets. Clearly, Washington needs him and quarterback Kirk Cousins likes that!

Here are the pickups for tight end this week:

Jordan Reed, Washington (owned in 59 percent of leagues)

Must-own player.

Ladarius Green, San Diego Chargers (owned in 48 percent of leagues)

Antonio Gates is going to be out for a bit, which means Green has a clear runway. He had himself a nice Week 7, catching four balls for 45 yards and one score. He also caught a TD in the loss.

Green did disappear from Week 2-4, but he's showing signs of life right now. He is worth a pickup in most fantasy leagues.

Eric Ebron, Detroit Lions (owned in 23 percent of leagues)

He caught all five targets for 89 yards and one score against the Minnesota Vikings. Ebron autocorrects as Enron, but he won't be getting shut down any time soon. Fantasy owners can give him a look as a TE-10-15.

Charles Clay, Buffalo Bills (owned in 71 percent of leagues)

The Bills should get quarterback Tyrod Taylor back next week, which means Clay should heat up. The Bills do have a bye week.

Crockett Gillmore, Baltimore Ravens (owned in 11 percent of leagues)

He gets a good matchup this week against the San Diego Chargers. Gillmore should have an open field between the hash marks and the Oakland Raiders did expose the a bit for not covering the short stuff. He is a TE-10-15.

Ben Watson, New Orleans Saints (owned in 41 percent of leagues)

It's not easy to tell what the Saints are going to do in their passing game, but Ben Watson has been a big part of the offense. He had four catches for 59 yards last week, which is down from his 10-catch, 127-yard game in Week 6.

He should be an effective tight end this week against the New York Giants and the Tennessee Titans after that.

Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (owned in 26 percent of leagues)

Quarterback Jameis Winston is finally coming on, but he still needs his tight end. The Bucs get a nice schedule for tight ends and ASJ should put up better numbers as Winston improves.

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