Monday, November 23, 2020

Week 12 Fantasy Football TE Waiver-Wire Rankings

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).

With that said, here are some tight end waiver-wire options to consider heading into Week 12 (Yahoo! % rostered in parenthesis):

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

1. Jordan Reed, San Francisco 49ers (15%)

While the team is "hopeful" that Deebo Samuel will return in Week 12, Reed is still one of the team's top-three targets along with Brandon Aiyuk and Samuel. In the game before the bye, Reed had five catches for 62 yards on six targets. Given the landscape at the tight end position, a 62-yard scoreless outing was good enough to finish as fantasy's TE6 in Week 10.

With George Kittle (foot) likely out for the rest of the season, Reed will continue to operate as a high-end TE2/low-end TE1 the rest of the way as long as he can stay healthy. The next four opponents -- LAR, BUF, WAS and DAL -- are either neutral or favorable matchups for the tight end position.

2. Robert Tonyan, Green Bay Packers (46%)

Heading into Week 11, Tonyan had four quiet performances (4.8 fantasy points or less) in the previous five weeks. Despite a difficult matchup against the Indianapolis Colts in Week 11, Tonyan caught all five of his targets for 44 yards and a touchdown. Tonyan's remaining five games between now and Week 16 feature four teams -- Bears, Eagles, Panthers and Titans -- among the top 11 most-generous fantasy defenses.

3. Dalton Schultz, Dallas Cowboys (21%)

Outside of studs at the position like Travis Kelce, Darren Waller and Mark Andrews, nobody is setting the world on fire. Neither is Schultz.

Over his past three games, however, Schultz has a minimum of four catches and six targets per outing. During that span, he has a total of 14 catches on 21 targets for 126 yards and a touchdown.

The Cowboys have two favorable (top-10) matchups over the next three weeks that includes Washington Football Team on Thursday and the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 14.

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