Week 11 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. With the regular season winding down now is the time to find that one “x-factor” for the stretch run, perhaps he’s one of the players on this list. Below are three players to start, four to sit, and four suggestions to fill in for those players to sit for this week.
Martellus Bennett – Bennett is listed as questionable and nursing an ankle injury so you need to monitor this situation. That being said, Rob Gronkowski is already out with an injury and Bennett could be in line to put up big numbers against a weak 49ers team.
Delanie Walker - Walker is currently the second highest scoring tight end in standard formats this year. He faces off against a soft Indianapolis defense that surrendered over 80 yards and a touchdown to Walker earlier this season.
Eric Ebron – Ebron has only one touchdown on the year, but he averages over five catches and 63 yards per game. He could be in line for a big game against Jacksonville and don’t be surprised if he finds the end zone.
Ladarius Green – Green just made his season debut last week and saw very limited action. It’s tempting for owners to bet on Green having an easier time against the hapless Browns with a game under his belt, but there are better options available. Until Green proves he can be consistent, I’d stash him on the bench for a few weeks and look elsewhere.
Start instead: Tyler Eifert Cin
Zach Ertz- Ertz is once again nursing an injury, and is officially listed as questionable. Even if Ertz does play, it’ll be against a formidable Seattle defense that has allowed only one touchdown to TEs all year.
Start Instead: Travis Kelce KC
Jason Witten – Witten didn’t do much in fantasy terms last week against Pittsburgh and now he faces Baltimore, the third best defense against tight ends in fantasy.
Start instead: Jack Doyle IND
Zach Miller – The bears have struggled on offense this year and just lost Alshon Jeffery for the next four games due to a suspension. The means more focus from defenses on the rest of the playmakers on offense. Miller has only scored double-digit points once this year, and that was with Jeffery in the lineup.
Start Instead: Jimmy Graham Sea