Week 13 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 in the last week now is the time to find that one difference maker for your roster if you’re on the bubble of the playoffs. Perhaps he’s one of the players on this list. Below are three players to start, three to sit, and three suggestions to fill in for those players to sit for this week.
Martellus Bennett – This is perhaps the most obvious candidate in the history of this series. Rob Gronkowski is out for the remainder of the year, and that means Bennett receives a massive boost in fantasy terms. Bennett is nursing an injury himself so proceed with caution for this week, but if someone in your league dropped him you should absolutely stash him on your bench.
Vernon Davis - Davis, like Bennett, is filling in for an injured starter. When Jordan Reed was injured earlier in the season Davis was able to post very respectable numbers. Look for him to pick up the slack once again this weekend.
Eric Ebron – Ebron was targeted only once last week, but that’s an aberration in Detroit’s pass happy offense. Ebron is playing the Saints’ defense so consider him a strong choice for a bounce back candidate.
Will Tye – For all their struggles this season, the Steelers defense has only given up double digit points to a tight end once, and that was against New England. Tye is way down the pecking order in New York’s offense to consider starting today.
Start instead: Tyler Eifert Cin
Zach Ertz - The Eagles offense looked very shaky on Monday night they have to face a desperate Bengals team on a short week. On top of that, Ertz has yet to break double digit fantasy points this year and has found the end zone only once.
Start Instead: Travis Kelce KC
Ladarius Green – Green is still working his way into the Pittsburgh offense and has yet to show up in a meaningful way, despite his two thirty yard receptions on Sunday. Unless you’re comfortably in a playoff spot, I’d stay away.
Start instead: Antonio Gates SD