Tight End Matchups | Week 6 2017

Ryan Griffin #84 of the Houston Texans spikes the football

Time to focus on the tight end matchups heading into week 6 of the 2017 fantasy football season.  With 5 weeks of data in the rearview mirror we’re getting a pretty good idea of which teams cover the TE well (CAR) and which teams struggle to contain opposing tight ends (CLE).  The table below shows the best matchups available this week.

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Week 6 Tight End Matchups | 2017

Standard PPR
Defense % Allowed vs Average % Allowed vs Average TE Affected
CLE 90.95% 75.04% Ryan Griffin
WSH 86.57% 67.49% George Kittle
NYG 74.34% 56.33% Virgil Green
IND 66.87% 45.95% Delanie Walker
NE 50.85% 45.48% Austin Seferian-Jenkins
DAL 45.73% 33.78% BYE WEEK
BAL 44.32% 50.62% Zach Miller
DET 34.96% 25.99% Coby Fleener
CHI 28.97% 24.97% Benjamin Watson
MIN 24.82% 20.52% Martellus Bennett
JAX 19.90% 5.99% Tyler Higbee
DEN 16.50% 10.16% Evan Engram
NO 15.75% 3.97% Eric Ebron
SEA 12.39% 12.44% BYE WEEK
PHI 3.42% 2.47% Ed Dickson
HOU 0.75% 0.96% David Njoku
LAR -3.09% -15.40% Marcedes Lewis
ATL -5.46% 3.48% Julius Thomas
NYJ -8.75% -4.32% Rob Gronkowski
OAK -8.76% 7.46% Hunter Henry
ARI -8.89% -10.11% Cameron Brate
BUF -25.22% -3.13% BYE WEEK
TEN -25.87% -21.49% Jack Doyle
TB -28.67% -6.95% Jermaine Gresham
LAC -39.45% -39.97% Jared Cook
SF -43.12% -26.34% Jordan Reed
PIT -43.92% -32.47% Travis Kelce
MIA -43.94% -26.21% Austin Hooper
CIN -50.22% -33.41% BYE WEEK
KC -50.72% -49.13% Jesse James
GB -54.69% -37.47% Kyle Rudolph
CAR -56.76% -43.66% Zach Ertz

As you can see, starting any tight end against the Cleveland Browns is a great idea.  Ryan Griffin should be a DFS darling in week 6 for Draftkings and Fanduel contests as Cleveland hasn’t been able to stop a tight end so far this season.

Interestingly the Washington Redskins are a plus matchup for tight ends as well.  The likely cause of this being their elite corners and solid run defense.  Washington is the most exposed over the middle meaning George Kittle could build upon his solid numbers from last week.

Zach Ertz has posted a dominant season thus far, and faces his toughest test with the Carolina Panthers defense.  Given all the injuries to tight ends this season no one should be considering benching Ertz.  Fire him up as normal and hope he is able to overcome a difficult matchup

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