Monday, October 4, 2021

Fantasy Football TE Waiver-Wire Options Heading into Week 5

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 rostered 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).

With that said, here are some tight end waiver-wire options to consider heading into Week 5 (Yahoo! % rostered in parenthesis):

1. Dawson Knox, Buffalo Bills (47%)

Knox had a big week against the Houston Texans as he finished with five catches for 37 yards and two touchdowns on eight targets (26.67%). While Knox has yet to reach the 50-yard mark this season, he has scored in three consecutive weeks and has at least four catches in three of four games this season.

The Bills have won their past three games by 97 combined points and few teams are as capable of scoring points in bunches the way the Bills can. They face one of those teams (Kansas City Chiefs) in Week 5. Knox will look to extend his streak of top-12 weekly finishes to four weeks in a row.

2. Jared Cook, Los Angeles Chargers (47%)

Yet to score his first touchdown this season, Cook ranked top 15 among tight ends in targets (16, T-10th), receptions (10, T-14th) and receiving yards (111, 15th) through Week 3. (Cook and the Chargers host the Raiders on Monday Night Football, so he has yet to play this week.)

3. Tyler Conklin, Minnesota Vikings (13%)

Conklin had a modest Week 4 performance (4/18 on six targets). The second-year tight end has 22 targets (5.5/G) and 17 receptions (4.25/G) through four games. Given the soft matchup against the Detroit Lions in Week 5, Conklin will be a viable streamer this week.

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