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Tight end matchups for Week 9
Clay Harbor vs. Cincinnatti — The Bengals allow 19.6 fantasy points per game to opposing tight ends.
Chicago is on bye
John Carlson vs. Dallas — I can’t really recommend Carlson, but I wouldn’t be surprised if he got in the end zone either. The Cowboys allow the most fantasy points in the NFL to opposing tight ends, 20.4.
Jim Dray/Gary Barnidge vs Tampa Bay — It’s a great matchup but I’m not going to tell you to play these guys.
Julius Thomas vs. New England — Thomas is going to score two touchdowns this week.
Larry Donnell vs. Indianapolis — I’m starting Donnell in a few places this week.
Dwayne Allen/Coby Fleener vs. New York Giants — Andrew Luck spreads the ball around quite a bit and should find Allen open a lot this week.
Rob Gronkowski vs. Denver — Dueling tight ends in New England this week.
Owen Daniels/Crocket Gillmore vs. Pittsburgh — Daniels just got his knee scoped but is expected to be active Sunday night. Gillmore is a sleeper play if Daniels can’t go. If you’re lineup locks this afternoon, I’d avoid this situation.
Chase Ford vs. Washington
Jace Amaro vs. Kansas City
Antonio Gates vs. Miami
Charles Clay vs. San Diego
Atlanta is on bye
Garrett Graham vs. Philadelphia
New Orleans played Thursday
Jared Cook/Lance Kendricks vs. San Francisco
Jordan Reed/Niles Paul vs. Minnesota
Zach Ertz vs. Houston
Heath Miller vs. Baltimore