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Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups - Tight Ends (TE)

To help you dominate all of your 2018 fantasy football leagues, below are some 2018 fantasy football tight end (TE) waiver wire pickups to consider adding to your fantasy football teams. Be sure to also try our other lineup tools below.

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Waiver Wire Express - Week 7 Lightning Round

As a resident of New England, football Sundays and autumn weather just makes for a beautiful combination. Another great combo is RotoBaller’s waiver-wire workforce and winning. We’re always looking to get you the swiftest intel to act on, so consider this the waiver wire lightning round heading into Week 7. This column is published early every week and then updated after the MNF game. Each day of the week will also yield othercontinue reading...

Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups - All Positions

Last week it was the vulture, this week it's the no-names. The phrase "that doesn't help anybody" is well-known by fantasy owners and was uttered repeatedly in Week 7. We saw touchdowns from Marcus Johnson, David Moore, Jaron Brown, Paul Richardson, Ito Smith, Erik Swoope, Chris Herndoncontinue reading...

Week 7 Tight Ends - Waiver Wire Pickups and Adds

There will be a lot of familiar tight ends missing this week. Fantasy football owners will be without Jimmy Graham, Jared Cook, Vance McDonald and Jesse James for Week 7 due to four teams being in bye, so waiver wires will be seriously scoured in leagues for available tight ends. The problem is that there are no Gronkowskis or Kelces out there ready tocontinue reading...

Geoff Swaim (TE, DAL) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 12% of Leagues ANALYSIS:  Dallas Cowboys tight end Geoff Swaim has flirted with appearing on this list for a weeks now so here he is. The Dallas Cowboys have struggled as a whole so it's difficult to view the raw receiving totals as a positive. Swaim's role in the offense is what makes him relevant. Swaim is currently second on the team in receiving yards with 180. He's alsocontinue reading...

O.J. Howard (TE, TB) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 53% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Jameis Winston loves to work with big targets down the field, and at 6-6 and 251 lbs., the former Crimson Tide tight end O.J. Howard qualifies as a heavyweight option. There are a few obvious competitors for work in the passing-game above Howard in Tampa Bay, most notably being DeSean Jackson and Mikecontinue reading...

Deeper Sleepers Heading Into Week 7

Apologies for not telling you to add fantasy superstars Nick O'Leary, David Moore, and Brock Osweiller last week. Clearly I have failed you as a fantasy football writer. I am not worthy of your page views. I'm speaking sarcastically, of course. Those were just three of the names that make you roll your eyes and ask yourself "why do we play this silly, masochistic game?" Ideally you're still enjoyingcontinue reading...

Chris Herndon (TE, NYJ) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 0% of Leagues ANALYSIS:  Finally, an interesting TE emerges! New York Jets tight end Chris Herndon is one of the lesser-known rookies at the position but his 56-yard output in Week 6 is better than anything Mike Gesicki or Hayden Hurst has done this season. The Jets are suddenly potent on offense and Herndon came out of The U as a pure pass-catching tight end. His usage is notcontinue reading...

Nick O’Leary (TE, MIA) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 0% of Leagues ANALYSIS:  Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill is no Dan Marino, but Brock Osweiler might be the second coming after torching the Chicago Bears for 380 yards and three touchdown tosses. Tight end Nick O’Leary caught four passes for 49 yards and a score in his first game with the Dolphins after being waived by Buffalo. Mike Gesicki is Miami’s long-term tight end, but O’continue reading...

Jeff Heuerman (TE, DEN) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 2% of Leagues ANALYSIS:  Denver’s pass offense still revolves around its receivers, but tight end Jeff Heuerman has been targeted 17 times over the past three games in the wake of Jake Butt’s torn ACL. Heuerman has a big body that can be valuable in the red zone when used properly, so taking him as a speculative pick if you are desperate for tight end helpcontinue reading...

Ricky Seals-Jones (TE, ARI) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 21% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Arizona Cardinals tight end Ricky Seals-Jones has been a mild disappointment this season as his 15 receptions for 192 yards and a touchdown have done no fantasy favors for those who own him. The good news is that in his three of his past four contests he has either broken the 50-yard barrier or scored a touchdown. This could be foreshadowing of biggercontinue reading...

Vernon Davis (TE, WSH) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 2% of Leagues ANALYSIS:  I love old folks. I love my stepgrandmother. She is 92 years young and does not look a day over 70, and she has more sense and vigor than many of my much-younger friends. Maybe this is why I have an affinity for Washington Redskins tight end Vernon Davis, who is only 34 years old but seems like he has been around sincecontinue reading...

Vance McDonald (TE, PIT) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 50% of Leagues ANALYSIS:  Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Vance McDonald had seven receptions on Sunday and appears to have fully grabbed the starting TE role in the Steel City. Talking about grabbing, McDonald has hauled in 20 of his 24 targets this season, providing a great safety blanket for Ben Roethlisberger. While Jesse James opened the season on fire for Pittsburgh,continue reading...

C.J. Uzomah (TE, CIN) - Week 7 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 32% of Leagues ANALYSIS:  We were wrong in thinking that Tyler Kroft was going to overtake C.J. Uzomah as Cincinnati’s top tight end in the aftermath of Tyler Eifert’s season-ending injury. Silly me not knowing Kroft would break his foot and Uzomah would put blocking on the back burner to try and become a decent pass catcher! Uzomah has now become Andy Dalton’scontinue reading...

Cameron Brate (TE, TB) - Week 6 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 29% of Leagues ANALYSIS:  If Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Cameron Brate is available in your league's waiver wire, don't wait to add him, even if you have a reliable tight end. O.J. Howard will miss 2-4 weeks with a sprained MCL so Brate will inherit all the tight end targets and red zone looks. You may also be aware that Winston prefers Brate, whereas continue reading...

Austin Hooper (TE, ATL) - Week 6 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 57% of Leagues ANALYSIS:  You never know this season which pass catcher Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan will make his top target. One week it is Pro Bowler Julio Jones. The next week it is talented rookie Calvin Ridley. Then Ryan will spend a game dumping countless passes off to his running backs. It is harder to figure out than a Bill Gates algorithm. continue reading...

Geoff Swaim (TE, DAL) - Week 6 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 13% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Dallas Cowboys tight end Geoff Swaim leading the Cowboys in receiving with 55 yards says far more about the state of the WR corps than anything else. There is not much upside in this offense at all, outside of Ezekiel Elliott, but Swaim has claimed the starting tight end job and is catching 73% of his targets.

Week 6 Waiver Wire Pickups - All Positions

It took five weeks but the vultures are finally starting to come out. We saw it in Detroit, where talented rookie Kerryon Johnson turned 12 carries into 70 yards while LeGarrette Blount turned 12 carries into 22 yards yet cashed in twice on short touchdown scores. Despite the return of Devonta Freeman in Atlanta, it wasn't he or Tevincontinue reading...

C.J. Uzomah (TE, CIN) - Week 6 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 26% of Leagues ANALYSIS: As predicted, it was Cincinnati Bengals tight end C.J. Uzomah, not Tyler Kroft who was the primary pass-catching tight end with Tyler Eifert gone for the year. Of course, that only resulted in two catches for 43 yards but it wasn't a high-volume day for the Bengals pass offense in general. Uzomah won't be started in most leagues unless you're desperate forcontinue reading...

Week 6 Tight Ends - Waiver Wire Pickups and Adds

Normally, this week is probably not the week that millions of fantasy football players would be scouring their league waiver wires for tight ends. The Detroit Lions and New Orleans Saints are the only two teams on bye, and neither have a tight end fantasy owners will miss much. But as you are probably aware, tight end has been a fantasy nightmare for many owners and fantasy teams this year. Between injuries, ineffective play, and lackcontinue reading...

Antonio Gates (TE, LAC) - Week 6 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 25% of Leagues ANALYSIS: If you thought Los Angeles Chargers tight end Antonio Gates was closer to retirement than the end zone entering the 2018 campaign, you have probably been convinced otherwise by now. Gates is not his same self from his prime when he gave fantasy owners 900 yards and nine touchdown on an annual basis, but he is a better candidate than most others at tightcontinue reading...

Hayden Hurst (TE, BAL) - Week 6 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 27% of Leagues ANALYSIS:  Baltimore Ravens tight end Hayden Hurst finally made his debut after missing the first four games with a foot injury. He only had one catch for seven yards and still has to leapfrog Maxx Williams and Mark Andrews on the depth chart. However, if you have time to be patient in a dynasty or keeper league pick Hurst up since he shouldcontinue reading...

Deeper Sleepers Heading Into Week 6

The wildness that is the 2018 NFL season continued in Week 5, gifting us some curious real-life outcomes to go along with the usual fantasy absurdity. We've got the curious case of the Buffalo Bills, the Browns already won their second game, the defending Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles on the ropes, and Amari Cooper has been Amari Cooper-ing all year. It appears that guy should only be started in evencontinue reading...

Nick Vannett (TE, SEA) - Week 6 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 8% of Leagues ANALYSIS:  Seattle Seahakws tight ends have been going down faster and harder than Lindsey Vonn goes down a ski slope. Nick Vannett is the defacto starter for now with Will Dissly out for the season. Vannett caught four passes for 43 yards this past weekend, but just know that veteran Ed Dickson should return Week 8 and will probably supplant Vannett ascontinue reading...

Waiver Wire Express - Week 6 Lightning Round

Week 5 is largely in the books and was relatively quiet compared to the first four weeks of NFL action. Of course, there's still plenty of intrigue and stats to be gobbled up on the waiver wire! In the interest of getting you some no-huddle, hurry-up information, consider this our waiver wire lightning round heading into Week 6. This column is published early every week and then updated after the MNF game. Each day ofcontinue reading...

Hayden Hurst (TE, BAL) - Week 6 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 8% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Baltimore Ravens tight end Hayden Hurst made his NFL debut against Cleveland, catching one pass for seven yards. The other tight ends, Mark Andrews and Nick Boyle, were utilized as well. This will be one of those rare TEBC (tight end by committee) situations where it might take an injury or hot-hand situation for one to emerge. Hurst could be workedcontinue reading...

Deeper Sleepers Heading Into Week 5

Josh Bellamy. Logan Paulsen. John Ross. Those are just three of the random players who scored early touchdowns during Sunday afternoon's Week 4 slate. You won't find those names on the list of deeper sleepers below, but I just want you read them over a few times before we proceed. No one in their right mind would have ever thought to add, let alone start themcontinue reading...

Week 5 Waiver Wire Pickups - All Positions

Life is easy if you have Todd Gurley or Alvin Kamara. Sadly, statistics say that only 8.3% of all fantasy owners in a typical 12-team league will own one of these players. That number drops further the more teams in your league. Lucky for you, we're here to help. The running back scene can be sketchy on waivers but there are always players that can fill yourcontinue reading...

Week 5 Tight Ends - Waiver Wire Pickups and Adds

Finding a tight end on waiver wire in your fantasy football league has gotten a little more important this week. Chicago’s Trey Burton and Tampa Bay’s O.J. Howard are on bye, and Cincinnati’s Tyler Eifert is out for the season after catastrophically breaking his ankle. Those are three pretty big names at the tight end position that fantasy owners need to find replacements for.continue reading...

Geoff Swaim (TE, DAL) - Week 5 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 0% of Leagues ANALYSIS:  None of the TE for the Dallas Cowboys will replace Jason Witten but Geoff Swaim has been the closest. Not only did he score his first TD in Week 4, he tied for the team lead in targets. When digging among the depths of the tight end pool, Swaim can be considered after the likes of Tyler Kroft orcontinue reading...

Nick Vannett (TE, SEA) - Week 5 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 0% of Leagues ANALYSIS:  Bad news for Seattle Seahawks tight end Will Dissly could turn into good fortune for Nick Vannett. Dissly appears to have a torn patella tendon, which will rule him out for the rest of the season. We've seen proof that the tight end can be valuable in this offense, so even though Vannett only caught one pass in Week 4, there couldcontinue reading...

Hayden Hurst (TE, BAL) - Week 5 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 3% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Baltimore Ravens tight end Hayden Hurst still hasn't taken an NFL regular season snap but Week 5 could be the time. Hurst was selected for his pass-catching ability and the team will find ways to use him, as they do all their tight ends. The problem is that Baltimore seemingly has 20 different tight ends who catch passes. He could serve as acontinue reading...

Ricky Seals-Jones (TE, ARI) - Week 5 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 22% of Leagues ANALYSIS:  Arizona Cardinals tight end Ricky Seals-Jones has a safe enough floor at a messy TE position. The converted wideout came away with two catches for 52 yards against Seattle. He is capable of making big plays but won't see enough action to be more than a TE2 most weeks. Keep him in mind for upcoming bye weeks or as a streamer in favorable matchups.continue reading...

Vance McDonald (TE, PIT) - Week 5 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 42% of Leagues ANALYSIS:  The most valuable tight end fantasy-wise on the Steelers changes back and forth more often than my wife changes the décor in our living room. Right now it seems that Vance McDonald has an edge on Jesse James after his second straight solid outing. After racking up 112 yards and a touchdown in Week 3, he followed that performance with fivecontinue reading...

Cameron Brate (TE, TB) - Week 5 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 44% of Leagues ANALYSIS: After starting the season with two reception-less games, Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Cameron Brate has now caught touchdown tosses in back-to-back weeks. O.J. Howard might be Tampa Bay’s top tight end, but Brate is showing he has value, too, and could have even more when Jameis Winston takes back his starting signal caller spot, which could happencontinue reading...

Tyler Kroft (TE, CIN) - Week 5 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 12% of Leagues ANALYSIS: You have to feel for Tyler Eifert. He has arguably been the unluckiest tight end in the NFL over the past four years due to the major injuries he has suffered, with his latest being the worst of them all. You should not feel sorry for Eifert’s fantasy owners, though. They should have known what they signed up for when they draftedcontinue reading...

Rhett Ellison (TE, NYG) - Week 5 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 8% of Leagues ANALYSIS: With Evan Engram week-to-week with a knee injury, New York Giants tight end Rhett Ellison is now Eli Manning’s second-best safety valve behind rookie tailback Saquon Barkley. Ellison caught three passes for 29 yards this past week after having 39 yards and a touchdown the week before. For those five passes per game when Manning does not throwcontinue reading...

Jordan Leggett (TE, NYJ) - Week 5 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 2% of Leagues ANALYSIS: New York Jets tight end Jordan Leggett now appears to be Sam Darnold’s favorite tight end after the rookie quarterback found Leggett in the back of the end zone against Jacksonville. Chris Herndon appeared to have been a good option, but Leggett now appears to have better chemistry with the rookie. Do not bank on Leggett being the next Mickey Shuler forcontinue reading...

Waiver Wire Express - Week 5 Lightning Round

We have officially passed the quarter pole of the 2018 season, and if you blinked then you missed it! Week 4 has seen the electric passing trend continue with quarterbacks shredding defenses at a never-before-seen rate, with pass-catching RBs and deeper WR plays seeing considerable action. In the interest of getting you the most timely information, consider this our waiver wire lightning round heading into Week 5. This column is published early every week andcontinue reading...

Week 4 Waiver Wire Pickups - All Positions

We know nothing. When I say "we," I am referring collectively to all of us who follow the NFL and play fantasy football on a regular basis of course. We were certain the Vikings-Bills game would be a blowout... but not in Buffalo's favor. The Patriots weren't going to let former assistant coach Matt Patricia and the Lions beat them... until they did. And don't tell me you had a season-long lineup that includedcontinue reading...

Week 4 Tight End Waiver Wire Pickups and Adds

If you are a Jordan Reed owner, you probably need a tight end this week. Washington is one of the first two teams (along with Carolina) on bye this season, so the Reed owners out there are going to have to scour their league’s waiver wire this week for a replacement if they chose not to draft a backup tight end. The waiver wire pickings are slimmer at tight end than theycontinue reading...

Waiver Wire Express - Week 4 Lightning Round

The first month of football is usually quite the wild ride with newcomers and old friends forcing us to reassess our rosters. Week 3 was no stranger to injuries and some standout performances, so how can you keep up with it all? In the interest of getting you the most timely information, consider this our waiver wire lightning round heading into Week 4. This column is published early every week and then updated after thecontinue reading...

Deeper Sleepers Heading Into Week 4

While it wasn't the prototypical "oh my god we're all gonna die" week for fantasy injuries, there were enough scares this week to make us hold our breath more than we would have liked. The big loss coming out of Week 3 was that of Jimmy Garoppolo tearing his ACL. An absolute brutal blow to the 2018 season, not just for fantasy, but for real life NFL enjoyment. Fortunately, a dozencontinue reading...

Tyler Eifert (TE, CIN) - Week 4 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 51% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Tyler Eifert! Remember Tyler Eifert? Well, I do and notably, his target share has increased over the past three games from three to four to eight. Pick Tyler Eifert up if you are struggling at tight end and pray that he is about 75 percent of who he was because that is still a million times better than what is typically on thecontinue reading...

Dallas Goedert (TE, PHI) - Week 4 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 3% of Leagues ANALYSIS: In his first game back, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz threw 10 passes to Zach Ertz and seven to Dallas Goedert. It's pretty obvious the tight ends are going to both be involved as long as injuries keep the Eagles' skill players out of action. Goedert won't sustain this kind of pace once Jeffery returns, although he's going to getcontinue reading...

Austin Hooper (TE, ATL) - Week 4 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 29% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Atlanta Falcons tight end Austin Hooper didn't get in on any of the high-scoring action in Atlanta this time around. The emergence of Calvin Ridley might actually be a good thing for him, however. Ridley will command attention from safeties and could free up Hooper across the middle more frequently. Next week's matchup with the Bengals isn't the best timecontinue reading...

Ricky Seals-Jones (TE, ARI) - Week 4 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 30% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Arizona Cardinals tight end Ricky Seals-Jones had been Seals-subpar (seven catches for 36 yards) during the first two weeks when quarterback Sam Bradford could not hit the broad side of a continent with his passes. Seals-Jones finally got on the scoreboard this past Sunday when he turned his lone reception into a 35-yard touchdown. The murky future for Seals-Jones could get brightercontinue reading...

Rhett Ellison (TE, NYG) - Week 4 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 0% of Leagues ANALYSIS: New York Giants tight end Rhett Ellison is a block-first tight end who was only drafted in NFC East-only fantasy leagues before the season. With Evan Engram going down with a possibly semi-serious knee injury, though, Ellison is the next man up for the Giants at the tight end spot. He looked good against the Houston Texans, catching three Elicontinue reading...

Tyler Higbee (TE, LAR) - Week 4 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 6% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Rams head honcho and offensive mastermind Sean McVay has been about as interested in getting his tight ends involved in the offense as President Trump has been interested in making amends with Hilary Clinton. That said, tight end Tyler Higbee had two receptions for 35 yards this past week and a touchdown reception the week before, so this could be foreshadowing a largercontinue reading...

Antonio Gates (TE, LAC) - Week 4 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 18% of Leagues ANALYSIS: The 38-year-old Los Angeles Chargers tight end Antonio Gates looked like he was 100 years old during the first two games while getting back in football shape after missing training camp, yet he must have taken a swig from the Fountain of Youth before Week 3 as he had three receptions for 45 yards, including a 27-yard catch. If Gates returns to hiscontinue reading...

Mark Andrews (TE, BAL) - Week 4 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 14% of Leagues ANALYSIS: The revolving door at tight end for Baltimore the past couple seasons has made fantasy owners dizzy. Maxx WilliamsBenjamin Watson, Crockett Gillmore and Dennis Pitta have all done disservices to fantasy players in one way or another. So it is refreshing to have Mark Andrews, a third-round rookie from Oklahoma, come in and get off to acontinue reading...