We’ll continue on this string of trying to find hidden gems that could surprise this week.
The tight end ranks always provide a lot of potential for hidden gems but they rarely pay off.
I’ve started Tim Wright a couple times this season trying to catch lightning. It hasn’t panned out. However, if the Ravens pressure Tom Brady as much as they should, Wright may have more opportunities than usual this week. I’ll avoid him because he’s burned me a couple times.
Virgil Green was the second-highest scoring tight end last week. He caught three passes for 46 yards and a touchdown. Julius Thomas is the top tight end in Denver, but if he is still hobbled Green could surprise again this week. The Colts allowed 13.5 fantasy points per game to tight ends in the last five weeks, the third-highest total in the NFL.
Andrew Quarless doesn’t get the spotlight much with superstar receivers Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb hauling in long touchdowns. Quarless, however has a pretty good matchup this week. The Cowboys are 10th in the league in defense-adjusted fantasy points allowed. They also allow 65.6 yards per game to opposing tight ends and over the last five games have allowed 15.1 fantasy points per game, the fifth-highest total in the NFL.