Let’s break down 10 tight end sleepers to target for fantasy football Week 16.
The fantasy football playoffs are officially underway. Unfortunately, COVID-19 and injuries have plagued teams across the league, and it has affected the fantasy football landscape.
Travis Kelce, Darren Waller, and Pat Freiermuth are all in danger of missing their respective games this week. Meanwhile, T.J. Hockenson and Logan Thomas were placed on the IR with season-ending injuries last week.
If you are looking for a sleeper, here are ten options.
10. Noah Gray, Kansas City Chiefs
Rostered: 0.2 percent
On Monday, the Chiefs placed tight end Travis Kelce on the reserve/COVID-19 list. In addition, tight end Blake Bell landed on the reserve/COVID-19 on Tuesday.
As a result, rookie Noah Gray is the Chiefs’ only tight end on the active roster. Gray was a fifth-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft.
If Kelce and Gray are both unable to play on Sunday, Gray is an intriguing fantasy play in deeper leagues.
9. Shane Zylstra, Detroit Lions
Rostered: 0.1 percent
Tight end T.J. Hockenson is on the IR after undergoing season-ending thumb surgery. In his absence, Shane Zylstra has flashed some fantasy appeal. In Week 14, Zylstra was targeted six times, including twice in the red zone.
Last week, he was held to only one reception for 16 yards.
Still, there is appeal here for fantasy football owners searching for a streamer in deeper leagues, as he will face a vulnerable Falcons’ defense on Sunday.