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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 is a list of tight ends you should consider adding to your roster.

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Tight End Waiver Wire Pickups - Week 16

Trey Burton (TE, PHI) - 9% owned (FAAB Bid: 100%)

If you have any money left to spend and need a TE, drop it all on Trey Burton. After the Eagles clinched the NFC on Monday night, Doug Pederson's previous statements that he will rest players if he has the chance became a reality. Zach Ertz is not going to play much, if at all in week 17, giving Burton another opportunity to showcase his starter level skills. We've seen Burton thrive every time Ertz has been absent this season. This week should be no different.

David Morgan (TE, MIN) - 0% owned (FAAB Bid: 10%)

Kyle Rudolph's snap count has already been dipping as it is clear he is not fully healthy. He's been battling an ankle injury for a few weeks now and although he hasn't missed a game, he probably should have. He was nowhere to be found at times last week and with the Vikings in favorable position for the two seed, he could be sparsely seen this week as well. That leaves us with David Morgan as the primary TE making Morgan an appealing streaming option for those in need.


Deeper League Options

Rhett Ellison (TE, NYG) 0% owned

With Evan Engram out for pretty much all of last week's game, Rhett Ellison caught four of seven targets for 60 yards. Eli Manning is a checkdown machine and Ellison is there for him. Engram will likely be held out of the final game of the season so as not to risk further injury. Although I expect to see some of Davis Webb, Ellison is a starting TE for this week and worth a shot in deep leagues.


Must-Hold Tight Ends

The following players are a complete and exhaustive list of all the Tight Ends you absolutely cannot drop. Anyone not listed below can be safely cut.

Initially, I was going to list a couple names that you can drop if you needed to. Upon review of the state of the tight end position, I am amending my approach on the fly. If your TE is not found listed below, that does not mean you should run out and drop him right now. Don't do that. Just understand that if you had to drop him, you should not feel compelled to keep him because of something like ownership percentage or name value.


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