2016 Draft Kit

Tight end matchups for Week 16: Sleepers and busts

We should have high confidence in these matchups.

We’re only talking about matchups that meet good/bad matchup criteria for the whole season, the last five weeks and the last three weeks. If a matchup doesn’t fit in all three categories, then it has to have a significant number in the last-five-weeks and last-three-weeks to be considered.

The players are ordered based on season-long adjusted fantasy points allowed. The numbers next to the names are fantasy points allowed by position and the NFL rank in that category in the last five weeks. For receivers we’ve included the yards the defense has allowed per game to that receiver type, according to Football Outsiders, instead.

When you’re setting your lineups in daily fantasy or trying to break a tie for your season-long lineup, these matchups should be one of your primary tools.

Week 16 projections

Week 16 matchups: PASS | RUN | WR1 | WR2 | WR3/4 | TE | RB (Rec.)

Best tight end matchups

Eric Ebron vs. Chicago — 13.5, 7th — Few passes go to the tight ends in Detroit, but Ebron and fellow TE Joseph Fauria each have touchdowns this season. Ebron could be a decent sleeper.

Jace Amaro vs. New England — 12.9 points, 11th — Amaro is second on the Jets roster with two touchdown catches, second in receptions and third in targets and receiving yards. He has a 10-catch game this season which is largely responsible for his statistics. However, he does have a 10-catch game under his belt.

Jermaine Gresham vs. Denver — 13.0 points, 10th — Like Amaro, Gresham ranks highly among his teammates. He is second in receptions, targets, yards and touchdown catches. He’s also a decent player to consider when the matchup is right.

Zach Ertz/Brent Celek played Washington on Saturday

Jason Witten vs. Indianapolis — 13.8 points, 5th

Dwayne Allen/Coby Fleener vs. Dallas — 15.4 points, 3rd — with T.Y. Hilton out, Allen and Fleener stand to benefit a bit.

Luke Willson/Cooper Helfet vs. Arizona — 13.4, 8th

Martellus Bennett vs. Detroit — 16.8 points, 1st

Worst tight end matchups

Mychal Rivera vs. Buffalo — 5.1 points, 1st

Owen Daniels vs. Houston — 8.5 points, 10th

Heath Miller vs. Kansas City — 7.3 points, 8th

Julius Thomas vs. Cincinnati — 5.7 points, 2nd

Charles Clay vs. Minnesota — 7.1 points, 7th

John Carlson vs. Seattle — 6.6 points, 4th

Chase Ford vs. Miami — 6.5 points, 3rd

Larry Donnell vs. St. Louis — 6.9, 6th

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