Welcome to Week 4 of the Daily Fantasy season. Pricing has stabilized as trends have emerged but there are still bargains to be found and even some higher-priced options that will go under-owned and can make a difference in your lineups. This article looks at some of the projected lesser-owned plays at tight end who could provide huge boosts to your tournament lineups, as well as some trap plays to avoid.
Hunter Henry $4,500 (San Diego Chargers vs. New Orleans Saints)
Hopefully everyone remembers the last thing they saw from Henry last week, which was a devastating fumble after a key catch on the Chargers’ final and ill-fated drive. The fumble marred what was a solid outing in place of Antonio Gates, catching all five targets for 72 yards. Gates is expected to be out again this week, making Henry a low-priced, low-owned way to get in on the fun in an anticipated passing frenzy.
Coby Fleener $5,400 (Saints at Chargers)
It’s alive! Fleener owners in season-long leagues were ditching him left and right last week. But there was that story that emerged mid-week that Drew Brees wanted to focus on getting Fleener involved, and that’s exactly what happened on Monday night. Fleener was targeted 11 times and he turned them into seven catches for 109 yards and a score. There’s every reason in the world to think such a performance could repeat itself against a defense missing key men at linebacker. Fire him up with new-found confidence.
Eric Ebron $5,800 (Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears)
Ebron is practicing and is expected to play against the Bears, who have been victimized by opposing tight ends early this season. Ebron has been solid, if not spectacular, but could be in line for a busy day as the Lions look to put the reeling Bears away early.
Zach Miller $5,000 (Bears vs. Lions)
Alshon Jeffery remains questionable for Sunday’s game and Jeremy Langford is already ruled out. Jordan Howard will pick up the slack in the backfield, but with Jeffery hobbled, where does the Bears passing game turn to? The answer is likely to be Miller, who caught eight passes for 78 yards and two touchdowns last Sunday night against the Cowboys. He could easily surpass those catch and yards totals this week, and two touchdowns again isn’t out of the question, either.
Cameron Brate $5,300 (Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Denver Broncos)
Now that he is the main man at tight end for the Bucs, Brate responded last week with a two-touchdown game, garnering 10 targets from Jameis Winston. Brate could have a similar game, at least from a target standpoint, as Winston should be facing regular pressure from the Denver front seven. Brate’s price is still reasonable, but that could change after another big week, so this could be the time to buy low.
Martellus Bennett $6,300 (New England Patriots vs. Buffalo Bills)
It looks like Rob Gronkowski is going to play this Sunday, and even if he’s limited it has to cut into Bennett’s production. It’s hard to know how the Patriots’ offense is going to perform against a motivated Bills defense and avoiding Bennett seems like a wise move.
Delanie Walker $6,700 (Tennessee Titans vs. Houston Texans)
He’s listed as questionable with the hamstring injury that kept him out of last week’s game. The Texans have lost J.J. Watt, but the defense is still solid. Even if Walker plays, he’s not going to be the guy who lit up the first two weeks. Look elsewhere for cheaper, higher-upside options.