Who to start and who to sit? That’s the question that plagues everyone who plays fantasy football on a weekly basis?
Honestly, it’s the one question you need to answer right in order to do well in this crazy game of fantasy. Will you get it right all the time? No, because football will surprise, especially if you buy into the adage: On any given Sunday, any team can beat any other team. But relax, we’re here to help you work through those decisions with as much information as you need to be confident in a decision you can stand by.
Here are the Week 5 Fantasy Football Tight Ends to Start.
The landscape of the modern day tight end is you either have one or you don’t. There’s no sitting one of the top six tight ends (Travis Kelce, Darren Waller, George Kittle, Mark Andrews, and Kyle Pitts), ever.
The rest of you, need to stream or hang tight with what you have and hope they have a bye week long enough away that you don’t have to think about who to stream next. It’s a brutal position but we’re going to do our best to tell you which ones deserve a start.
Mike Gesicki, Miami Dolphins at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Gesicki is in a groove and on the rise with Jacoby Brissett under center. In the last two weeks, the borderline TE1/TE2 caught 15-of-18 passes thrown his way for 143 yards and one touchdown. That’s excellent production that’s allowed him to produce double-digit fantasy points in back-to-back games. He’ll look to stay hot against the Bucs who have let their defense against the position go.
Since Week 2, the Bucs have allowed opposing tight ends to catch at least five passes. Five opposing tight ends had at least five targets, which goes to show offenses see holes in the Bucs’ secondary. Three tight ends have scored in the last two weeks against Tampa Bay. Gesicki has a good opportunity to be the fourth.