Week 10 TE Sleepers and Landmines
Each week, as we prepare to make some difficult lineup decisions, our team, which includes Rob Willette, Ryan McDowell, and Sal Leto, will bring you a few sleepers and landmines for each position. This week, Ryan is out, but you still get two guys to put in your lineup and two guys to avoid! Our sleeper picks could be on your waiver wire or a low-priced DFS target or could simply be going overlooked this week. On the other hand, our landmine players are getting attention, too much attention. These are players we feel are being overvalued and overpriced and would avoid for this week.
Ben Watson $4,200
It might surprise you to see that Saints veteran TE Ben Watson already has five TE1 games this season. There was a concern that veteran WR Dez Bryant could eat into Watson’s role moving forward but we know an injury has ended his season before it began. The Saints are hurting at wideout, which could lead to even more opportunities for the reliable tight end. The Bengals allow the second-most fantasy points per game to opposing tight ends. – Ryan McDowell
Vernon Davis $4,000
Quick what do the Bucs defend well? Correct, nothing. We have been through how bad this defense is week after week and they haven’t let us down allowing fantasy goodness to whoever we start. Jordan Reed has managed to start every game this season but hasn’t been great. This week he was limited with back issues in practice but will be active. That’s a concern for me and we’ve seen already this year where we get excited about Reed catch only to see it’s actually number 85. Bucs enter this one third worst against tight ends and the wide receiver Corp in Washington is banged up again leading to a sneaky Davis start. – Sal Leto
Jordan Reed $5,700
Typically, we worry about TE Jordan Reed’s health, the only thing that has really been able to slow him down throughout his productive career. This year, we found another nemisis…QB Alex Smith. Reed has struggled all season, posting just one game inside the top ten fantasy TEs and failing to eclipse 50 receiving yards in five games. Even in a nice matchup against the Buccaneers, I’m passing on Reed this week. – Ryan McDowell
Evan Engram $6,500
Engram has played in five games completing four on the season. He’s been a top 12 TE only once in those starts. In the one game he did hit the top 12 he had 67 yards and a touchdown, that was his highest yardage total not going over 25 in any other other start. Over the last five games the Niners haven’t allowed a touchdown to the position. That doesn’t bode well for a guy that is touchdown dependent so far this season. It will continue how it had gone with the short passes going the way of Barkley which has hampered Engrams value tillbthis point – Sal Leto
Sal Leto (@LetoSal), Ryan McDowell (@RyanMc23), and Rob Willette (@RobWillette24) are freelance contributors for the SportsHub Games Network, Inc., Fanball’s parent company. Any advice or strategies provided by SportsHub contributors represent their personal opinions; they do not necessarily reflect the view(s) of SportsHub Games Network and are not necessarily reflective of the strategies they may employ in their own lineups.