Tight Ends Waiver Wire - Week 4 Pickups and Adds

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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, where players like Jordan Reed and Tyler Eifert were forced to miss action in Week 3. So here we are, feverishly looking to analyze statistics and projections to justify an addition to our fantasy football teams.

Following this past week's games, here is a list of tight ends you should consider adding to your roster.

Once you're done here, be sure to read about even more Week 4 waiver wire analysis columns, with in-depth analysis for all fantasy-relevant positions.

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Tight End Waiver Wire Pickups - Week 4

Austin Seferian-Jenkins (TE, NYJ)

ASJ returned from suspension in Week 3 and saw six targets, catching five of them for 31 yards. It was his first game back, but it was encouraging to see him immediately involved in the offense. More often than not, the Jets will be trailing. That means they will be throwing. ASJ is still an incredible physical specimen with immense athleticism for a guy of his size. He is the starting TE and given the poor state of the TE in fantasy this year, well worth a gamble that he can find his way to back end TE1 value.

Tyler Kroft (TE, CIN)

Tyler Kroft isn't the greatest talent in the world. He's just the current starting TE for the Bengals. He had a decent game filling in for Tyler Eifert on Sunday with three catches for 28 yards. He's not a guy you are starting with confidence, but most of us need to start a TE and Kroft should be good for four or five points if that's something you're looking for.

Marcedes Lewis (TE, JAX)

At the risk of overreacting to one big week, I'm putting Lewis on this list purely because he appears to be the primary TE in Jacksonville. It's hard to fathom Blake Bortles ever playing that well again or Lewis ever scoring three touchdowns in a game again. He might not have three touchdowns the rest of the season. But it's slim pickings on the waiver wire at the TE position so anyone that can give you four catches for 50 or 60 yards is worth consideration. It's also entirely possible he doesn't catch a pass next week. This is really only if you're desperate.

Vernon Davis (TE, WAS)

It's entirely likely that the Jordan Reed owner in your league already snatched up Vernon Davis prior to Sunday night's win over Oakland. If not, he's worth a speculative add as a TE2 on the chance that Reed misses another game/continues to be Jordan Reed and not play football. Davis is not the same explosive player he used to be, but he is serviceable and plays the majority of the TE snaps when Reed isn't out there.

 

Deeper League Options

David Njoku (TE, CLE)

He caught a touchdown on Sunday for the second straight week and oozes athleticism. He was incredibly dominant in college and was a high pick for a reason. Ultimately, he is still on the Browns and taking a touchdown or bust option on the Browns seems like a bad idea. It also doesn't help that Deshone Kizer is awful. Nevertheless, there's a chance Njoku's snaps steadily increase as the season wears on. He has the highest upside on this list, but he is by no means a reliable starter. He might be worth a gamble though.

 

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