Kyle Pitts, Atlanta Falcons at San Francisco 49ers
This sit recommendation is more of an indictment on the Falcons offense as a whole. Pitts has been okay this season for a rookie tight end, but he has largely disappointed his owners since Week 8. Not only has he not scored since Week 5, but he’s failed to reach double digits since that Panthers game back on Halloween.
The Niners have turned it up on defense in the second half of the season, allowing just T.J. Hockenson in Week 1 to have an outstanding game against them. Three other tight ends, Mo Alie-Cox, Jesse James and Tyler Higbee, all scored against them but failed to register more than three receptions or accumulate more than 40 yards receiving. Outside of Higbee, no one was starting Alie-Cox or James in Weeks 7 and 8.
C.J. Uzomah, Cincinnati Bengals at Denver Broncos
The Broncos have yet to allow an opposing tight end double digit fantasy points and just one (Jared Cook in Week 12) scored a touchdown. Uzomah has been unreliable all season despite being part of a high-powered offense.
Tommy Tremble, Carolina Panthers at Buffalo Bills
It’s been a quiet season for Tremble since Week 5 when he scored his lone touchdown of the season. The Panthers have not targeted the position much nor have they generated much passing offense with Cam Newton under center.