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Fantasy Football: Which Tight Ends to Start or Sit in Week 8

What tight ends to play on Sunday and which ones to skip over

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Week eight of the NFL season is here and so is BTSC to advise you what Tight Ends should end up in your lineup and what guys to let pass you by. Below are three players to start, four to sit, and four suggestions to fill in for those players to sit for week three.


Jack Doyle – Doyle got off to a hot start with a two-touchdown game in week one, then did basically nothing for four weeks. However, Colts tight end Dwayne Allen is now injured and will miss at least this week. With no competition and Indianapolis’ pass heavy approach Doyle is a solid play at tight end.

Kyle Rudolph- Rudolph was targeted 11 times in last week’s loss to the Eagles, catching five for fifty-five yards. Rudolph is second on the Vikings in receiving and now gets to play a terrible Bears team. If your league uses PPR scoring, Rudolph becomes even more valuable thanks to his target share.

Jimmy Graham– Graham is playing against his former team, the saints, in the Superdome for the first time since he was traded two years ago. The Saints have an awful defense and Graham has quietly put together a bit of a comeback season in 2016. This could be a smart match up.


Jordan Reed-Reed was cleared to practice this week, but it’s still up in the air if he’ll be able to play Sunday. Even if he does play, it’ll be his first action since suffering a concussion so the team may ease him. If you’re desperate Reed could be a high-risk option at the flex position.

Start instead: Zach Miller CHI

Tyler Eifert – Eifert only played around 24% of offensive snaps last week as the team works him back up to speed. Eifert could be a huge asset later in the year, but right now you should stash him on your bench until after the bye.

Start Instead: Gary Barnridge -Cle

Hunter Henry- Henry is coming off a concussion that he has yet to be officially cleared for. Even if he can play he still has to compete with Antonio Gates for snaps and the Denver defense for the ball.

Start instead: Travis Kelce KC

Antonio Gates – Gates has yet to put up double digit points in Espn standard league this year. It’s unlikely that a matchup with the Broncos will be the first time for Gates to crack that threshold this year.

Start Instead: Eric Ebron Det