by Dante Pitts
Alright! The Fleener brigade has arrived! In a most anticipated shoot out with the Atlanta Falcons, Coby Fleener was able to put up the fantasy numbers we have all have been waiting for. If you dropped Fleener, you’ve made a huge mistake. If you recall, I predicted that Fleener would have a solid season with Drew Brees and The New Orleans Saints’ offense and it seems that they have finally got on the same page. Although Willie Snead was out this past game, I still think the Fleener will be right on track this year. Fleener had 7 catches for 109 yards and one touchdown. The Tight End did have several missed opportunities as he dropped several balls that should have been caught.
Jack Doyle: I was weary of the Colts’ Tight End due to the presence of Dwayne Allen but it seems with the absence of Moncrief, Doyle has gotten a little bit of a boost. Last week he caught 6 passes, for 65 yards and seems to be one of Luck’s favorite targets. I would keep an eye on his production, or if you been hit by injuries try him out in a starting role.
Waiver Wire Pick Ups:
Dennis Pitta looks like he is back as he looks unaffected by his 2014 hip injury. Although he had a quiet day against the Jaguars’ defense, going forward he is a great pick up as he has reeled in 20 of his 24 targets. As long as he stays healthy, I’d imagine Dennis will provide good pick up going forward as many Tight Ends have been injured.
Cameron Brate: After the release of Austin Seferian-Jenkins in Tampa Bay, Brate was able to jump into the starting role as he pulled in 5 catches on 10 targets for 58 yards and 2 touchdowns. This is an offense that is going to throw the ball a lot, evident by 58 passes that were thrown on Sunday.
Kyle Rudolph: There are a lot of other Tight End options on the waiver wire such as: Gary Barnidge and Zach Miller but they are not trust worthy options as the Quarterback options begin to dwindle week by week. Rudolph is growing chemistry with Sam Bradford, who has stepped in late to take over at Quarterback in Minnesota.
DFS Pick Up: Jordan Reed – Jordan Reed ranks fourth among Tight Ends in receptions and has yet to score a touchdown. He has a favorable match-up against the Cleveland Browns where I predict that he will have a productive game and finally reach the end zone.