Monday, September 10, 2018

2018 Fantasy Football TE Waiver-Wire Options Heading Into Week 2

Every week, we examine players that may be available on your league's waiver wire that could help your team in the short and/or long term.

For a player to be listed, he must be owned in 50 percent (or less) of Yahoo! leagues. The goal is to provide recommendations of players that have a greater chance of being available on your league's waiver wire. Of course, your league's size and settings could significantly impact whether these players (or better options) are available in your particular league(s).

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With that said, here are some tight end waiver-wire options that I like heading into Week 2 (Yahoo! ownership in parenthesis):

[Note: Players listed below are sorted by my preference to add.]

1. Eric Ebron, Indianapolis Colts (32 percent)

In terms of his fantasy production, it was an excellent Colts debut for Ebron. The 25-year-old tight end hauled in four-of-five targets for 51 yards and a touchdown. While I'd still prefer Jack Doyle over Ebron amongst Colts tight ends, both will have a chance to flirt with back-end TE1 production on a weekly and full-season basis. If you own Delanie Walker (out for the season) or Greg Olsen (in walking boot and likely to miss many games), Ebron would be my preferred add of the week among tight ends available in at least half of fantasy leagues.

2. Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Jacksonville Jaguars (34 percent)

His Week 1 could have been much better as his 10-yard touchdown was called back, but he finished with three catches for 25 yards on five targets. Like most tight end options on the waiver wire, however, ASJ will be a TD-dependent fantasy contributor most weeks. That said, it wouldn't surprise me if he ends up leading the Jaguars in targets in 2018.

3. Ben Watson, New Orleans Saints (39 percent)

In his return to the Saints, Watson hauled in all four of his targets for 44 yards in Sunday's loss to the Bucs. Given the high-powered nature of the Drew Brees-led offense, there will be plenty of weeks where Watson is worth streaming. The 37-year-old tight end had his best season (74/825/6) during his last year (2015) with the Saints.

4. Ricky Seals-Jones, Arizona Cardinals (29 percent)

After Larry Fitzgerald (10) and David Johnson (nine), Seals-Jones (six) had the next-most targets for the Cardinals on Sunday. While he finished with just three catches for 19 yards, he should remain involved enough in passing offense to return mid-TE2 value.

5. Will Dissly, Seattle Seahawks (1 percent)

Beginning his career with 105 yards and a touchdown, his rookie season is likely all downhill from here. In other words, there's virtually no chance that Dissly has a better game in any other game this season. Perhaps he has a couple more fantasy-relevant performances this season, but there's no way to know with confidence when they will occur so he's better left on the waiver wire.

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