Let’s break down 10 tight end sleepers to target for fantasy football Week 7.
Week 7 will mark the bye week for several impactful fantasy tight ends including Dalton Schultz, Dawson Knox, Jared Cook, and Tyler Conklin. If you are searching for a sleeper to start this week, here are ten options.
10. Jack Stoll, Philadelphia Eagles
Jack Stoll was signed by the Eagles as an undrafted free agent following the 2021 NFL Draft. This season, he has been firmly behind Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert on the depth chart. Stoll has zero targets through six weeks.
However, Stoll might have the opportunity to serve as the Eagles’ top tight end on Sunday. Ertz was traded to the Arizona Cardinals. In addition, Goedert is on the reserve/COVID-19 list.
In order to return, Goedert will need to produce two negative tests 24 hours apart. He was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list on October 12th, so there is a chance that he can return. Nevertheless, he missed Wednesday’s practice and remains on the list.
If Goedert remains out, Stoll is a nice under-the-radar option, as he will become the starting tight end in Philadelphia’s offense, which is tied for tenth in total tight end targets. Goedert’s status should be monitored over the next couple of days.
9. C.J. Uzomah, Cincinnati Bengals
C.J. Uzomah is not heavily involved in the Bengals’ passing attack, but he has now scored three touchdowns across his past three games.
This Sunday, he will face the Ravens’ defense, which has allowed the third-most fantasy points to opposing tight ends this season.
He is an intriguing touchdown-dependent flier if you are looking for a streamer this week.
8. Mo Alie-Cox, Indianapolis Colts
Like C.J. Uzomah, Mo Alie-Cox is a touchdown-dependent option in lineups. Over his past three games, Alie-Cox has a total of seven receptions and three touchdowns.
Fellow Colts’ tight end Jack Doyle started the season with a larger role, as he had 12 targets across his first two games. However, Alie-Cox has clearly passed Doyle on the depth chart. Doyle has been targeted once in each of the last three games.
Given his recent performances, I would not be surprised to see Alie-Cox in the end zone again this Sunday. Like Uzomah, he is a solid flier, if the next seven players are not available in your league.
7. Cole Kmet, Chicago Bears
Cole Kmet had a solid game against the Packers last week with four receptions for 49 yards. The 2020 second-round pick is a talented player, and he appears to be the third option in Chicago’s passing game behind Darnell Mooney and Allen Robinson.
Unfortunately, the Bears’ offense has struggled overall, but this week’s matchup against the Buccaneers could be perfect for Kmet.
The Bears should be playing from behind for the majority of the game forcing Justin Fields to throw the ball frequently. This season, the Bears have the second-fewest passing attempts in the NFL, which has limited Kmet’s upside. Last week with a tough matchup against the Packers, Fields set a new career-high in passing attempts, and Kmet’s production subsequently rose.
Kmet could find success against the Buccaneers’ defense, who have allowed the ninth-most fantasy points to opposing tight ends this season.