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Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups & Adds - Tight Ends (TE)

To help you dominate all of your 2017 fantasy football leagues, below are some 2017 fantasy football tight end (TE) draft waiver wire pickups to consider adding to your fantasy football teams.

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Week 17 Waiver Wire Pickups and Adds

Ho, ho, ho and a Merry Christmas to you all. This piece is for the select few of you who are either in two-week championships or somehow got talked into doing a league where Week 17 is the sole week for determining titles. I'll avoid the soapbox for now, but the playing-time chaos that will unfold is not what we think about when testing fantasy football skills. Let's get you ascontinue reading...

Tight Ends Waiver Wire - Week 17 Pickups and Adds

While there were plenty of movers and shakers on the fantasy scene, the tight end position didn't see as much volatility. Injuries have been the biggest story in the tight end world, but the tight ends remained healthy, at least during this past week. So here we are, feverishly looking to analyze statistics and projections to justify an addition to our fantasy football teams. Below are my Week 17 waiver wire adds for tight ends. Following this past week's games, this iscontinue reading...

Waiver Wire Express - Week 17 Lightning Round

While many of you only have the Monday "Night" Football doubleheader left in your fantasy season, we here at RotoBaller still have those of you who play to the last minute of the regular season covered. In the interest of getting you the most timely information for your title matchups, consider this the waiver wire lightning round heading into Week 17. This column is published early every week and then updated on a dailycontinue reading...

Cameron Brate (TE, TB) - Week 14 Waiver Wire Adds

BALLER MOVE: Add in 10-12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 54% of Yahoo! Leagues ANALYSIS: You would have been forgiven if you'd dropped Cameron Brate after he went four weeks without recording more than one catch in a game. Brate got off to a hot start in 2017, finding the end zone every week between Week 3 and Week 6, but he was held scoreless since then. Then Sunday happened, when Brate brought both of his receptionscontinue reading...

Stephen Anderson (TE, HOU) - Week 14 Waiver Wire Adds

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12-14+ Team PPR Leagues OWNED IN: 0% of Yahoo! Leagues ANALYSIS: In addition to losing starting tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz to a concussion (his third of the season and fourth in the past twelve months) in Week 13, the Houston Texans's loss to Tennessee saw wide receivers Bruce Ellington (hamstring) and Braxton Miller (concussion) leave the game as well. All this left tightcontinue reading...

Ricky Seals-Jones (TE, ARI) - Week 14 Waiver Wire Adds

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 28% of Yahoo! Leagues ANALYSIS: After a pair of huge games that seemingly came out of nowhere, Arizona Cardinals tight end Ricky Seals-Jones came back down to earth in the Cardinals Week 13 loss to the Los Angeles Rams, finishing with two catches for 44 yards. Seals-Jones did continue to see more targets than he had before his recent hot streak, finishing with five of them incontinue reading...

Tyler Kroft (TE, CIN) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 42% of Yahoo! Leagues ANALYSIS: Tyler Kroft's fantasy relevance hinges exclusively on his touchdown totals. Fortunately for him, he is becoming a favorite red zone target of QB Andy Dalton. Kroft is rarely going to post TE1 numbers based on yardage alone. He has only posted 50+ yards twice this season and has 30 yards combined in his last three games. What he does have, however,continue reading...

Tyler Kroft (TE, CIN) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 45% of Yahoo! Leagues ANALYSIS: Tyler Kroft has filled in admirably for the Bengals in the absence of regular tight end Tyler Eifert. With Eifert still on the IR, Kroft will continue to get opportunities to shine in the Cincinnati offense. Last week Kroft was able to take advantage of a Denver defense that struggles against opposing tight ends, hauling in his fourth touchdown ofcontinue reading...

C.J. Fiedorowicz (TE, HOU) - Week 11 Waiver Wire Adds

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ team PPR leagues OWNED IN: 13% of Yahoo leagues ANALYSIS: Fiedorowicz returned for the first time in Week 11 since suffering a concussion in the season opener against the Jaguars. While the 6-foot-5, 265-pound tight end caught all four of his targets for 46 yards in Game 1, he disappointed with two catches on six targets for 10 yards in his return in Week 10. The good news is that Fiedorowicz had six targets, and hecontinue reading...

Charles Clay (TE, BUF) - Week 11 Waiver Wire Adds

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ team leagues OWNED IN: 43% of Yahoo Leagues ANALYSIS: Clay returned to Buffalo in Week 10 for the first time since suffering a knee injury Oct. 8 against the Bengals and caught only two passes on three targets for 13 yards. It was his worst showing of the year, but understandable given his long layoff. He also tipped a pass that was intercepted. Clay should be more productive down the stretch and should once again becomecontinue reading...

George Kittle (TE, SF) - Week 6 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14-plus team leagues OWNED IN: 1% of leagues ANALYSIS: New head coach Kyle Shanahan and the Niners fell in love with the rookie Kittle in training camp and the preseason -- it prompted them to trade Vance McDonald to Pittsburgh -- but that hadn't really shown through the first four weeks. In Week 5, however, Kittle erupted for a season-high seven receptions (nine targets) for 83 yards and his first NFL touchdown. Incontinue reading...

Zach Miller (TE, CHI) - Week 6 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14-plus team leagues OWNED IN: 15% of leagues ANALYSIS: Although it should've been intercepted, Miller caught Mitch Trubisky's first career touchdown pass in the Monday night loss to the Vikings. Remember that for future trivia questions. The switch to the rookie QB in Chicago should be good news for Miller, as young signal callers often rely on their tight ends as safety valves. Miller finished with three catches on seven targets for 39continue reading...

Nick O'Leary (TE, BUF) - Week 6 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14-plus team leagues OWNED IN: 0% of leagues ANALYSIS: Buffalo is desperate for playmakers not named LeSean McCoy with Jordan Matthews (thumb) out a month and Charles Clay (knee) out at least multiple weeks and possibly the rest of the year after having his knee scoped. It was so bad in Week 5 that O'Leary had five catches for a team-high 54 yards in the losscontinue reading...

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

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12-plus team leagues OWNED IN: 44% of leagues ANALYSIS: Many people may have forgotten about Hooper with Atlanta coming off their Week 5 bye. Here's a refresher: He caught a season-high five passes for 50 yards on seven targets in the Week 4 loss to Buffalo. Those numbers did come with Julio Jones and Mohamed Sanu dinged up, but it's notable nonetheless. Sanu is expected to miss this weekend's gamecontinue reading...

Austin Seferian-Jenkins (TE, NYJ) - Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 14+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 28% of Yahoo! Leagues ANALYSIS: Jets tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins followed up his nice Week 4 (four receptions for 46 yards) with an even better Week 5, hauling in six catches for 29 yards and a touchdown. He has now been targeted 12 times in his last two games, having hauled in 10 of them for a total of 75 yards. Last week's opponent, the Cleveland Browns,continue reading...

Evan Engram (TE, NYG) - Week 5 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ team PPR leagues OWNED IN: 57% of Yahoo leagues ANALYSIS: You might be a little late to the party, but New York Giants tight end Evan Engram has been by far the most impressive rookie tight end in 2017 after the quarter mark, catching 19 passes on 30 targets through four weeks for 200 yards (10.5 yards per catch) and one touchdown. The 23-year-old has at least four catches in each game,continue reading...

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

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team PPR Leagues OWNED IN: 1% of leagues ANALYSIS: Tyler Eifert (back) has missed the last two games and is out for the foreseeable future. In his absence, Kroft has recorded nine catches on 11 targets, including two touchdowns in Week 4 against the lowly Browns. While his two-touchdown performance is probably the high point of his season, the fact that he's seen 11 looks in the two games without Eifert iscontinue reading...

Coby Fleener (TE, NO) - Week 1 Waiver Wire Pickups

OWNED IN: 52% of leagues BALLER MOVE: Add in 12 team leagues ANALYSIS: After being overhyped during the summer of 2016, Fleener was a consensus top 7 TE in drafts a season ago. Having a disappointing season that saw him finish 14th among TEs, fantasy owners have approached the Saints TE with caution. Late in August, however, news broke that slot receiver Willie Snead was slapped with a three-game suspension that vacated a lot of targets incontinue reading...

Charles Clay (TE, BUF) - Week 2 Waiver Wire Pickups

BALLER MOVE: Add in 12+ Team Leagues OWNED IN: 11% of leagues ANALYSIS: While Charles Clay has only just barely managed to crack the top 20 at the tight end position in each of his two years with Buffalo, there is reason to believe his arrow might be pointing up. Closing out the 2016 season with 21 catches on 30 targets for 229 yards and all four of his touchdowns in the lastcontinue reading...

Jack Doyle (TE, IND) - Fantasy Football Draft Value

BALLER MOVE: Target ~120 CURRENT ADP: ~135 ANALYSIS: In my opinion, the best value at the tight end position for 2017 is Indianapolis Colts tight end Jack Doyle. Now the unquestioned starting tight end for the Colts, Doyle managed to catch 59 passes for 584 yards and five touchdowns last season while working as second-fiddle to the now New England Patriot Dwayne Allen. His 75 targets are bound to increase under offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski, who is renowned for increasing tightcontinue reading...

Eric Ebron (TE, DET) - Fantasy Football Draft Value

BALLER MOVE: Target ~115 CURRENT ADP: ~130 ANALYSIS: In the aftermath of posting career-highs in catches and yardage last season, Eric Ebron came out and said that he was constantly “banged up” throughout the year. Yet, he was still eighth among tight ends in yards and 10th in catches, and for the first time in his career, opponents started to scheme defensively to take him out of games. Anquan Boldin has left the team and leaves a large possession rolecontinue reading...

Austin Hooper (TE, ATL) - Fantasy Football Draft Value

BALLER MOVE: Target ~135 CURRENT ADP: ~160 ANALYSIS: The Atlanta Falcon operated with a committee approach for the tight end position in 2016, providing the rookie version of Austin Hooper with the needed time to transition to the demands of NFL competition. Overall, Falcons’ tight ends combined for 788 yards and 10 touchdowns while Jacob Tamme shared time with Hooper last season. However, with the team letting Tamme hit the free agent market, eyes have turned to Hooper to carrycontinue reading...

Hunter Henry (TE, LAC) - Fantasy Football Draft Value

BALLER MOVE: Target ~90 CURRENT ADP: ~115 ANALYSIS: While it originally looked like Ladarius Green was going to be the Antonio Gates replacement, the successor role has been handed over to Hunter Henry, who showed plenty of flashes during his rookie year. Despite the fact that Gates is still hanging on by a thread, Henry should not be ignored in 2017 fantasy drafts. Henry hauled in 36-of-54 targets for 478 yards and an outstanding eight touchdowns last season, with sevencontinue reading...

Julius Thomas (TE, MIA) - Fantasy Football Draft Value

BALLER MOVE: Target ~128 CURRENT ADP: ~167 ANALYSIS: I would like to reiterate some anecdotes I regurgitated during my bold predictions piece a few weeks ago. Quarterback Jay Cutler's best season came in 2015 under offensive coordinator Adam Gase. Now the head coach in Miami, Gase signed Cutler out of retirement to replace the injured Ryan Tannehill. Over the course of 2015, Cutler connected with then tight end Martellus Bennett 90 times on 129 targets,continue reading...

Undervalued Tight Ends - PPR Draft Targets

Welcome back RotoBallers! In case you haven't been following this series, I've covered some of my favorite undervalued PPR wide receivers and PPR running backs so far. This time we are going to look at tight ends. Below are a few undervalued tight ends that I believe will perform better than their draft day cost, and would target in PPRcontinue reading...

Five Tight End Sleepers for 2017 Fantasy Football

Tight end has become one of the more difficult variables to grapple with in fantasy football drafts. What was once the most consistently easy position to project and rank has devolved into a bit of a mess. Changes in offensive schemes and a recent infusion of talented, but injury prone tight ends has drastically increased the weekly ceiling at the tight end position while simultaneously making the position harder to project. Outside of a healthycontinue reading...

Mid-Round Draft Targets for 2017 Fantasy Football

While fantasy owners make look for upside and risk/reward options in the later rounds, it's important to hit on those mid-round picks. This piece analyzes five reliable options likely to come off the board in rounds 6-10. All five have a history of solid production, and remain in encouraging situations that should allow for continued success. Interestingly enough, you may see some of these same players listed as busts or overvalued elsewhere, but in my opinion these playerscontinue reading...

Late-Round Lottery Tickets to Target in Fantasy Drafts

My dreams of playing in a mega-high stakes (jelly beans, of course) fantasy league were crushed when I didn't win the Powerball jackpot. My guess is you aren't that one lucky soul who won either so here you are slumming it with the rest of us. That's ok though, there's always the fantasy lottery. Besides, money can't buy happiness, right? Then again, there's that old cliche about preferring to cry on a yacht. Anyway, here we'llcontinue reading...

C.J. Fiedorowicz (TE, HOU) - 2017 Fantasy Football Sleeper

By virtue of the position they play, the value of tight ends in fantasy football is often downplayed. Some of them can get similar target shares to top wide receivers (see the Travis Kelces and Kyle Rudolphs of the world), yet the production for most fantasy tight ends is largely predicated on two things: their touchdown upside and weekly match-ups. For those owners not willing to spend an early draft pick on acontinue reading...

Maxx Williams (TE, BAL) - 2017 Fantasy Football Sleeper

The tight end position has always been top-heavy in fantasy football, and that looks to be the case again heading into 2017. But for owners who don’t want to reach for Rob Gronkowski, Travis Kelce or Greg Olsen, it can be tough to find a tight end in the later rounds who can consistently produce day in and day out. Last year, one of the more consistentcontinue reading...

Jesse James (TE, PIT) - 2017 Fantasy Football Sleeper

The Pittsburgh tight end situation just hasn’t been the same since longtime Steeler Heath Miller announced his retirement in the winter of 2016. Miller served 10 years in Pittsburgh, accumulating over 6,000 receiving yards that were complimented by 45 touchdowns. He was a favorite target of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and left a void that will (and has) been tough to fill. Entering the 2016 season, Pittsburgh signed Ladarius Green to a four yearcontinue reading...

Austin Hooper (TE, ATL) - 2017 Fantasy Football Sleeper

HOOP! There it is! At least that's what I yell every time Austin Hooper scores a touchdown (Okay I lied - I actually do that whenever he catches a pass. My friends really hate me). After he was seldom used in 2016, Austin could be Hoopin' it up a whole lot more in 2017. Hooper wouldn't be a "sleeper" if he didn't have a legitimate shot to considerably outperform his ADP. According to thecontinue reading...

Jack Doyle (TE, IND) - 2017 Fantasy Football Sleeper

The 2016 NFL season was far from a banner year for the tight end position as it relates to fantasy football. Travis Kelce was the consensus #5 TE heading into 2016 drafts and managed an impressive 85 catches, 1,125 yards, and four TDs. While this did net him a #1 finish at the position, his 138 fantasy points in standard, fractional formats only managed to clear the TE12, Cobycontinue reading...

ADP Arbitrage - Redraft Mid-Round Value Picks

Every year there are players at each position who fly under the radar during the offseason, only to outperform players who were drafted much higher. The individuals who can identify players with low ADP that have the potential to perform at a similar or higher level to the more highly-touted players oftentimes are the same individuals who have a good chance to win their league. Although it can be difficult to pinpoint the exact players who willcontinue reading...

Rookie Tight Ends in the Best Fantasy Situations

2016 was a bad year for tight ends, and even worse for rookie tight ends. Thanks to a lackluster crop that had no tight ends worthy of a first-round pick, nobody at the position had 500 receiving yards on the season, and only San Diego’s Hunter Henry posted anything fantasy-wise as he hauled in eight touchdown passes. Rookie TEs like Atlanta’s Austin Hooper (19 receptions), Los Angeles’ continue reading...

NFL Combine 2017 Observations

The NFL Combine, much like the NFL Draft, draws mixed reactions from casual fans. Some see it as a way to learn more about the next generation of players, while others consider it a glorified meat market and made-for-TV event that doesn't reliably predict future success. If you play in a dynasty or rookie fantasy football league, chances are you are following each event and 40 time closely and adjusting your draft sheets accordingly. While wecontinue reading...

Early Sleepers for 2017 - Tight End

Is there are any tight end waiting in the wings ready to become the next Rob Gronkowski?  Probably not. There are some young tight ends with terrific talent and breakout potential, however. It is never too early to write some names down on your fantasy football draft chart or cheat sheet and track these players’ progress between now and the time your draft is in August or September. Drafting a breakout star incontinue reading...

Early Sleepers for 2017 - Tight Ends

2016 was not a banner year for tight ends, it was a bummer year. Only two (Travis Kelce, Greg Olsen) cracked the 1,000-yard plateau after four had done so the previous year. The top dog at the position, New England’s Rob Gronkowski, had his season ruined by another injury. Other top-10 tight ends like Jordan Reed, Gary Barnidge, continue reading...

Biggest Busts and Disappointments of 2016 - Tight Ends

Not every tight end had the season Kansas City’s Travis Kelce had in 2016. While Kelce caught every Alex Smith dump-off in sight on his way to a career-high 1,125 yards that topped all tight ends, many others gave their fantasy football owners a tremendous pile of garbage games, DNPs and head-scratching weeks. 2016 might go down as the year Donald Trump shocked the world and became President, but itcontinue reading...

Biggest Risers and Fallers of 2016: Tight Ends

We're a few days out from the Super Bowl, which means it's not long until the NFL combine. From there it's a hop, skip, and a jump to the NFL draft, and before you know it, we'll be in fantasy football draft season. To make the best plans for 2017, it helps to understand what went down in 2016. Here then, for better or worse, are the biggest movers at the tight end position. A quickcontinue reading...

Biggest Surprises of 2016 - Tight End

2016 was a season full of surprises at the tight end position. With top fantasy tight end Rob Gronkowski limited to only eight games due to injury and No. 2 tight end Jordan Reed battling his own myriad of injuries throughout the season, fantasy owners who burned early picks at the position were constantly scrambling to find a replacement. Thankfully, 2016 was a solid season for tight ends that were unheard of or undrafted incontinue reading...

Reviewing Pierre Camus's Bold NFL Predictions of 2016

Making predictions is truly a double-edged sword - it hurts so good at first, but when you bleed out later the results aren't so fun. Then again, sometimes you hit the nail right on the head and you can look back and say, "Maybe I do know a thing or two about fantasy football!" Before the 2016 season began, I made six bold statements that I firmly believed would come true. Let's see how thatcontinue reading...

Conference Championships NFL Matchups Analysis (Sunday) - Start/Sit

What's up RotoBallers. Below you will find our Conference Championships matchups & fantasy football start/sit analysis for the NFL playoffs. Ben Ruppert breaks down the Championship round matchups to help you prepare your lineups to win this week. Each week of the NFL season, we will be breaking down individual matchups and providing you with some fantasy football advice and lineup recommendations based on matchups that we love, matchups that we hate, and some high-risk/high-reward players, as well.continue reading...

Divisional Round NFL Matchups Analysis (Sunday) - Start/Sit

What's up RotoBallers. Below you will find our Divisional Playoff NFL matchups & fantasy football start/sit analysis for the 2016 NFL football season. Ben Ruppert breaks down the second half of the Divisional round matchups to help you prepare your lineups to win this week. Be sure to also check out part one of this week's matchups analysis by Pierre Camus (@pfunk00). Each week of the NFL season, we will be breaking down individual matchups andcontinue reading...

Divisional Round NFL Matchups Analysis (Saturday) - Start/Sit

Welcome back, RotoBallers! Below you will find part one of our Divisional Playoff NFL matchups & fantasy football start/sit analysis for the 2016 NFL football season. Pierre Camus (@pfunk00) breaks down the Saturday games of the Divisional round matchups to help you prepare your lineups to win this week. Be sure to also check out part two of this week's matchups analysis by Ben Ruppert (@Ben_Ruppert_21). Each week of the NFL season, we will be breaking down individual matchups andcontinue reading...

2016 RotoBaller Fantasy Football Awards

Welcome to the official 2016 Fantasy Football Awards Show, presented by RotoBaller. I’m your host, Nick Mariano, and today we’re honoring some of the fine football players, coaches and teams who have had outstanding (for better or worse) performances in the 2016 season. It’s always a bittersweet affair when the fantasy football season ends, as we all come down from the high of being hopeful and aspiring for greatness every week. Now, without this particular excuse tocontinue reading...

Wild Card Sunday NFL Matchups Analysis - Start/Sit

Welcome back, RotoBallers! Below you will find part two of our Wild Card NFL matchups & fantasy football start/sit analysis for the 2016 NFL football season. Pierre Camus (@pfunk00) breaks down the Sunday games of the Wild Card matchups to help you prepare your lineups to win this week. Be sure to also check out part one of this week's matchups analysis by Ben Ruppert (@Ben_Ruppert_21). Each week of the NFL season, we will be breaking down individualcontinue reading...

Wild Card Saturday NFL Matchups Analysis - Start/Sit

What's up RotoBallers. Below you will find our Wild Card Saturday NFL matchups & fantasy football start/sit analysis for the 2016 NFL football season. Ben Ruppert breaks down the first half of the Wild Card matchups to help you prepare your lineups to win this week. Be sure to also check out part two of this week's matchups analysis by Pierre Camus (@pfunk00). Each week of the NFL season, we will be breaking downcontinue reading...

Week 17 NFL Matchups Analysis (Part 1) - Start/Sit for Fantasy Football

Welcome back, RotoBallers! Below you will find part one of our Week 17 NFL matchups & fantasy football start/sit analysis for the 2016 NFL football season. Pierre Camus (@pfunk00) breaks down the first half of the Week 17 matchups to help you prepare your lineups to win this week. Be sure to also check out part two of this week's matchups analysis by Ben Ruppert (@Ben_Ruppert_21). Each week of the NFL season, we will becontinue reading...

Week 17 NFL Matchups Analysis (Part 2) - Start/Sit for Fantasy Football

What's up RotoBallers. Below you will find part two of our Week 17 NFL matchups & fantasy football start/sit analysis for the 2016 NFL football season. Ben Ruppert breaks down the second half of the Week 17 matchups to help you prepare your lineups to win this week. Be sure to also check out part one of this week's matchups analysis by Pierre Camus (@pfunk00). Each week of the NFL season, wecontinue reading...