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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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Week 16 Waiver Wire Pickups - All Positions

It's Championship Week, at least for most of you, so every lineup decision is critical. Hopefully, we've been able to help you along the way with some key waiver wire recommendations. Whether you're looking for an injury replacement or playing matchups, there could be a potential league-winner waiting for you to add. Let's do it one more time. In this weekly waiver wire series, we provide a curated list of fantasy-viable players that are typically ownedcontinue reading...

Week 16 Tight Ends - Waiver Wire Pickups and Adds

For the majority of fantasy football leagues around the country, Week 16 is Super Bowl week! It all comes down to this in most head-to-head fantasy leagues. Fifteen weeks of torn ACLs, missed extra points and Arizona Cardinals incompetence has weeded out the terrible fantasy teams and left the playoff-worthy squads to battle it out for league championships. If you are one of the lucky fantasy owners with a shot to win your league’s title this weekend,continue reading...

Waiver Wire Express - Week 16 Lightning Round

Whether you're approaching your championship game, playing for third place or looking to avoid the sacko, we here at RotoBaller are here to help and get you waiver information as fast (and as accurately) as possible. Consider this the waiver wire lightning round heading into Week 16. This column is published early every week and then updated after the MNF game. Each day of the week will also yield other more in-depth waiver wirecontinue reading...

Ian Thomas (TE, CAR) - Week 15 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 10-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 15% of Leagues ANALYSISGreg Olsen has become the poster boy for podiatrists with all of his foot problems. Now that he has finally been shut down for the season with his latest foot fracture, Ian Thomas has stepped in and stepped up. Thomas led Carolina this past weekend with 11 targets that he turned into nine receptions for 77 yards against Cleveland. Not only iscontinue reading...

C.J. Uzomah (TE, CIN) - Week 15 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 29% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Cincinnati Bengals tight end C.J. Uzomah’s name has popped up in this column more often than Whitey Bulger’s popped up on FBI’s Most Wanted list when he was a fugitive. You could do worse than Uzomah, but it will be hard to find better tight ends than him on the waiver wire in most fantasy leagues at this late stage of thecontinue reading...

Vernon Davis (TE, WSH) - Week 15 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 19% of Leagues ANALYSIS: With Jordan Reed injured for the umpteenth time, Vernon Davis will be Washington’s top tight end for the foreseeable future. Not sure who will be throwing him the ball (Mark SanchezJosh Johnson? Heath Shuler???), but Davis will see more targets than most pass catchers on the Redskins roster against Jacksonville’s stingy pass defense this weekend.

Chris Herndon (TE, NYJ) - Week 15 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 15% of Leagues ANALYSIS: New York Jets tight end Chris Herndon will lose some ownership this week after hauling in just one catch for 14 yards. He did face a tough matchup, however, and we should actually be encouraged that the Jets showed signs of life in their win over Buffalo. Herndon had been solid, if not spectacular, the last few weeks until this dud. He faces a Texans teamcontinue reading...

Anthony Firkser (TE, TEN) - Week 15 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 0% of Leagues ANALYSISJonnu Smith's promising ascent has been put to a halt as he suffered an MCL injury against the Jags on Thursday night. Anthony Firkser now takes over as the starting tight end, something that shouldn't interest fantasy owners too terribly. He has caught all 16 of his targets for 201 yards on the year and this team isn't too deep atcontinue reading...

Jordan Thomas (TE, HOU) - Week 15 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 10% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Houston Texans tight end Jordan Thomas can only be used in touchdown leagues at this juncture since he has not shown consistency with his reception and yardage numbers. He is a humongous physical specimen who is difficult to cover in the red zone, though, who has scored four touchdowns over his past half-dozen games. Thomas is home this week against a middle-of-the-pack Newcontinue reading...

Week 15 Waiver Wire Pickups - All Positions

If at least one of your fantasy teams is still in contention for a championship, congratulations. Rather than wishing you good luck in Week 15, it would be more prudent to offer sage advice on which waiver wire adds could become valuable streamers or backups for the last couple of weeks of the 2018 season. In this weekly waiver wire series, we provide a curated list of fantasy-viable players that are typically owned in less thancontinue reading...

Week 15 Tight Ends - Waiver Wire Pickups and Adds

If you did not find the right tight end by now, chances are your fantasy football season is over and you are moving onto hoops and hockey --- and not reading this column. The opening week of the playoffs is upon many fantasy football leagues around the country and world, so many leagues might not even allow owners to pick up players on the waiver wire anymore. If you in that kind of league then youcontinue reading...

Waiver Wire Express - Week 15 Lightning Round

The fantasy football playoffs are off and running, and we here at RotoBaller are here to help and get you waiver information as fast (and as accurately) as possible for your championship push. Consider this the waiver wire lightning round heading into Week 15. This column is published early every week and then updated after the MNF game. Each day of the week will also yield other more in-depth waiver wire articles forcontinue reading...

Jaylen Samuels (RB/TE, PIT) - Week 14 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 8% of Leagues ANALYSIS: The sight of Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner clutching his lower leg in the late minutes of Sunday Night Football likely had some owners running to the computer to put in a claim for Jaylen Samuels. The fact that he immediately took a crossing route to the house for his first NFL touchdown will serve to amplify the excitement around thiscontinue reading...

Jonnu Smith (TE, TEN) - Week 14 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 23% of Leagues ANALYSIS: It was the Taywan Taylor show in Week 13, but Tennessee Titans tight end Jonnu Smith must still have some value based on his red zone usage and scoring potential. He was targeted in the end zone in the fourth quarter, failing to come away with the grab. The Titans face the Jaguars next week so it may be best to lookcontinue reading...

Chris Herndon (TE, NYJ) - Week 14 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 13% of Leagues ANALYSIS: It was a quiet day for New York Jets tight end Chris Herndon, as he caught two passes for 31 yards. He was targeted six times, making 22 targets in the last four games. This offense doesn't have enough juice to make any receiver particular noteworthy but Herndon does see more action his way than many other tight ends in this tier.

C.J. Uzomah (TE, CIN) - Week 14 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 26% of Leagues ANALYSIS: The Jeff Driskel-led Cincinnati Bengals offense was predictably bad in Week 13, with tight end C.J. Uzomah chipping in five receptions for 33 yards in a 24-10 loss. Uzomah has scored only twice all season and doesn't carry the upside he once did. Only the fact that A.J. Green appears set to miss even more time keeps Uzomah oncontinue reading...

Gerald Everett (TE, LAR) - Week 14 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 26% of Leagues ANALYSIS: If you believed that the Los Angeles Rams offense would sputter because Cooper Kupp tore his ACL, you are looking dumber than Georgia head coach Kirby Smart did when he called for that fake punt against Alabama. The Rams are still scoring up a storm, and now tight end Gerald Everett is becoming a bigger part of the passing attackcontinue reading...

Week 14 Waiver Wire Pickups - All Positions

The picture is pretty clear for fantasy owners seeking help on the waiver wire. All the good quarterbacks are gone, the tight end outlook is bleak at best, there are a ton of wide receivers who could pop in a given week, and one RB (in Pittsburgh) stands clearly above the rest in a group of rookies that are starting to make noise. In this weekly waiver wire series, we provide a curated list of fantasy-viablecontinue reading...

Week 14 Tight Ends - Waiver Wire Pickups and Adds

This could be the last week millions of fantasy football players will have to worry about which tight end they will be using. Week 14 is the final week of the regular season in many fantasy football leagues, so if you have been rotating journeymen and has-beens in and out of the tight end spot in your fantasy lineup all year long, missing the playoffs will save you from this burden. This week is not loadedcontinue reading...

Waiver Wire Express - Week 14 Lightning Round

Welcome to this quick waiver overview as we head towards those fantasy playoffs. Congratulations to those of you who are already in, those with byes looking forward to Week 15, as well as those with leagues that continue the regular season through Week 14. We here at RotoBaller are here to help and get you waiver information as fast (and as accurately) as possible, so consider this the waiver wire lightning round headingcontinue reading...

Rhett Ellison (TE, NYG) - Week 14 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 1% of Leagues ANALYSISEvan Engram's disappointing sophomore season has injury added to it, as a hamstring issue cropped up in pre-game warmups ahead of Week 12, keeping him out of the past two games. New York Giants tight end Rhett Ellison contributed by catching four passes in each game for a total of 119 yards. He has got a limited ceiling that could becontinue reading...

Ian Thomas (TE, CAR) - Week 14 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 1% of Leagues ANALYSIS: It appears Greg Olsen is done for the 2018 after suffering a rupture of the plantar fascia in Week 13. It's been a rough year for the veteran, who already had missed time earlier in the year. During that span, rookie tight end Ian Thomas stepped in to start but wasn't overly productive, catching eight passes for 68 yards in three games.continue reading...

Mark Andrews (TE, BAL) - Week 14 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 17% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Baltimore drafted two tight ends in April, and Mark Andrews was not the first one. First-rounder Hayden Hurst has been banged-up and disappointing during his rookie campaign, however, and Andrews has been healthier, steadier and the better fantasy option, especially in recent weeks. Andrews will be running routes against the worst pass defense in the NFL this week, which boosts his attractivenesscontinue reading...

Dan Arnold (TE, NO) - Week 14 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 4% of Leagues ANALYSIS: New Orleans Saints tight end Dan Arnold was third on the Saints depth chart at tight end behind veterans Benjamin Watson and Josh Hill as of a few weeks ago, but the converted wide receiver caught 10 passes for 115 yards and a touchdown over New Orleans’ last four contests and seems to have caught Drew Breescontinue reading...

Jonnu Smith (TE, TEN) - Week 13 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 19% of Leagues ANALYSIS: At the tight end position, finding consistent production can be really, really hard, so you're often forced into making more changes on a week-to-week basis than you're likely comfortable with. Well, Jonnu Smith looks like he's started to reached the stage where fantasy owners should feel pretty comfortable with him in their lineups. Smith finished Week 12's meeting with the Texans with two catchescontinue reading...

Week 13 Waiver Wire Pickups - All Positions

No more byes, no more excuses to be unprepared. At this point, if you're still scouring the waiver wire for value, you are either looking to bolster your bench for the playoff run or desperately looking for streamers to get you over the hump and into the big dance. We'll try to touch on all scenarios here, as every league is unique, as is every owner. In this weekly waiver wire series, we provide a curatedcontinue reading...

Week 13 Tight Ends - Waiver Wire Pickups and Adds

Just because it’s Week 13 in the NFL, it doesn’t mean that it’s unlucky for fantasy football players. For the first time in several weeks, no NFL teams are on bye! Fantasy football owners should have their full rosters as they had into one of the most crucial weeks of their regular season, if not the most crucial. The problem is that if you need a tight end this week, the pickings are slimmer than theycontinue reading...

Waiver Wire Express - Week 13 Lightning Round

Welcome back to this quick-hitting waiver overview as we in the fantasy football community prepare for the traditional final week of the regular season. Thus begins the true must-win environment in FF, and we here at RotoBaller are here to help. In order to get you waiver information as fast (and as accurately) as possible, so consider this the waiver wire lightning round heading into Week 13. This column is published early every week andcontinue reading...

Vernon Davis (TE, WSH) - Week 13 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 18% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Should we make something of Washington Redskins tight end Vernon Davis going for 73 yards and a touchdown in Colt McCoy’s first start of the season? It could mean something, or it could mean nothing. All I know is Washington’s weak wideouts make it easier for Davis to do more fantasy-wise, and McCoy has shown that he can deliver the ballcontinue reading...

Gerald Everett (TE, LAR) - Week 13 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 9% of Leagues ANALYSIS: In two games since Cooper Kupp's season-ending injury, Gerald Everett has three touchdowns. Coincidence? Hardly. Everett hasn't seen more than five targets or three receptions in a game all season, and that likely won't change. If you're looking for a cheap score, Everett presents the most upside at TE among those with lower ownership levels.

Dan Arnold (TE, NO) - Week 13 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 0% of Leagues ANALYSIS: It seems like the Saints are now just pulling guys off the street, suiting them up, and letting them score. Dan Arnold is a WR/TE hybrid that is getting more attention from Drew Brees than we ever thought, mainly because we never once thought about Dan Arnold before now. He didn't just haul in his first NFL touchdown on Thanksgiving night, hecontinue reading...

Michael Roberts (TE, DET) - Week 13 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 4% of Leagues ANALYSISMatthew Stafford is running out of pass-catchers to throw to with Golden Tate traded away and Marvin Jones sidelined with a knee injury. The receiving corps is Kenny Golladay and several clouds of dust. Tight end Michael Roberts was targeted a season-high six times on Thanksgiving by Stafford and is facing a Rams secondary this upcoming week thatcontinue reading...

C.J. Uzomah (TE, CIN) - Week 13 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 27% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Cincinnati Bengals tight end C.J. Uzomah is setting a record for how many mentions he has had on the waiver wire. Billboard lists Ariana Grande’s name less often than we have Uzomah’s in our weekly articles. There was just no way to leave him out of this week’s piece when he is coming off a game where he was targeted an ungodly and unlikelycontinue reading...

Chris Herndon (TE, NYJ) - Week 13 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 29% of Leagues ANALYSIS: New York Jets tight end Chris Herndon is the top tight end pick in many fantasy leagues right now. He has 267 receiving yards and three touchdowns over his past half-dozen outings, plus he just had a season-high seven receptions and eight targets this past Sunday versus the New England Patriots. Even though Josh McCown is at quarterback instead of Sam Darnold,continue reading...

Chris Herndon (TE, NYJ) - Week 12 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 7% of Leagues ANALYSIS: We would be remiss to ignore New York Jets tight end Chris Herndon, even if we don't know who his QB will be this week. Herndon had a three-game TD streak earlier this year and has averaged 42 yards per game over the last five. If your waiver wire is thin and you need a streamer to replace Travis Kelce this week, Herndoncontinue reading...

Jeff Heuerman (TE, DEN) - Week 12 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 25% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Denver went into rebuilding mode by dealing longtime No. 1 receiver Demaryius Thomas at the trade deadline, and that was fine for tight end Jeff Heuerman. After only being targeted 19 times in his first seven games of the season, Denver’s top tight end has been targeted 21 times over his last three contests and has become a favorite ofcontinue reading...

Week 12 Waiver Wire Pickups - All Positions

The byes are almost done, except that the two teams missing from this week's slate account for half of the starting lineups of the most successful fantasy teams. If anything, this might be a chance for fringe contenders to gain a leg up on their league's powerhouse teams that are missing their Rams and Chiefs. A few interesting names cropped up this week as potential waiver adds, so this may be the ideal time tocontinue reading...

Week 12 Tight Ends - Waiver Wire Pickups and Adds

Fantasy footballers are not going to have the pleasure of using Travis Kelce this week. The second and third-most explosive offenses in the NFL are off thanks to the Los Angeles Rams and Kelce’s Kansas City Chiefs being on bye. The Kelce owners especially have a wrench thrown into their lineup plans as he is irreplaceable unless you happen to have San Francisco’s George Kittle or Carolina’s continue reading...

Waiver Wire Express - Week 12 Lightning Round

Week 11 has been quite the show thus far, as all of our fantasy teams can only aspire to be half as successful as the New Orleans Saints, who appear to be executing at will over opponents. Remember when the Buccaneers beat them? Me neither. Anyway, we here at RotoBaller are always looking to get you into the action as fast (and as accurately) as possible, so consider this the waiver wire lightningcontinue reading...

Cameron Brate (TE, TB) - Week 12 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in All Leagues OWNED IN: 20% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Why are we talking about Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Cameron Brate again after he caught just two balls for 16 yards? First, Jameis Winston is back and we know he loves him some Brate. Second, O.J. Howard suffered an ankle injury and is done for the season, putting Brate in a real opportunity for TE1continue reading...

Antonio Gates (TE, LAC) - Week 12 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 16% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Every time I think Los Angeles Chargers tight end Antonio Gates should be put out to pasture, he takes a dip in the Fountain of Youth and surprises the fantasy football world with another great game. The 38-year-old future Hall of Famer is coming off his best outing of the season (5-80-1) and can be a spot starter for fantasy owners this weekcontinue reading...

Jonnu Smith (TE, TEN) - Week 12 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 12% of Leagues ANALYSIS: It takes pass catchers a little longer than other position players to adjust to the NFL game, and Tennessee Titans tight end Jonnu Smith is a prime example. It took the former 2017 third-round pick 23 games to catch 23 passes to start his career, but over his last three contests, he has 11 receptions for 122 yards and two touchdowns. Withcontinue reading...

Lance Kendricks (TE, GB) - Week 12 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 2% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Bummed about Jimmy Graham’s broken thumb? Look no further for a fantasy replacement than his real replacement. Lance Kendricks is a durable veteran who has never done much for fantasy owners in the touchdown (19 TD in eight seasons) or yardage (one season of over 500 receiving yards) departments, but he now gets the chance to be the No. 1continue reading...

Ed Dickson (TE, SEA) - Week 12 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 7% of Leagues ANALYSIS: Seattle Seahawks tight end Ed Dickson has hauled in two touchdown tosses in his first four games since returning from injury. He is slated to face a Carolina defense that has been prone to allowing tight ends to get in the end zone, so this could be a match made in fantasy football heaven this weekend.

Week 11 Waiver Wire Pickups - All Positions

We're almost done with bye weeks, but Week 11 is another big one. Six teams will be on break which should again limit the number of waiver options available. It should but it won't, as this week will see several of the bottom dwellers in the league sitting out, namely the AFC East. This gives us a welcome reprieve from the litany of lightly-owned Jets players. I also promise to not include continue reading...

Tyler Higbee (TE, LAR) - Week 11 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 0% of Leagues ANALYSIS: As of the start of week nine, Tyler Higbee had accumulated just 70 receiving yards on just six receptions out of a mere eleven targets with a single touchdown reception through the first eight games of the season for the Rams. Now, over the last two weeks alone against the Saints and Seahawks, the former Western Kentucky product has gone for 65continue reading...

Week 11 Tight Ends - Waiver Wire Pickups and Adds

A half-dozen NFL teams will be off this week, just when fantasy football owners need them most. New England’s Rob Gronkowski is one of the six starting tight ends not suiting during Week 11 due to the bye, but he is not even the biggest loss at the position since he has missed the last couple games due to injury anyway. The biggest void fantasy players will have to fill in theircontinue reading...

Waiver Wire Express - Week 11 Lightning Round

In case anyone felt in control after a chalky Week 9, the NFL brought a swift reminder of its chaos in Week 10. Among the low-owned studs and high-owned duds were a couple notable injuries, with Cooper Kupp's knee being the biggest (as of Sunday Night Football). We here at RotoBaller are here to get you actionable intel as fast (and as accurately) as possible, so consider this the waivercontinue reading...

Nick Vannett (TE, SEA) - Week 11 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 5% of Leagues ANALYSIS: It appears the return of Ed Dickson was nothing more than a red herring. Since Dickson came off IR to post 54 yards and a TD in his first game back, it's been tight end Nick Vannett who has taken the reins as the primary pass-catching tight end. Vannett only caught one pass against the Rams but it went for a touchdowncontinue reading...

Jeff Heuerman (TE, DEN) - Week 11 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14-Team Leagues OWNED IN: 4% of Leagues ANALYSIS: The Broncos were off in Week 10, so let's not forget that tight end Jeff Heuerman is fresh off a 10-catch, 83-yard game. With DT gone, there's a chance Heuerman keeps seeing more targets than expected. He could be a priority among those looking to replace Gronk, perhaps even beyond this week.