2016 Draft Kit

Week 8 tight end matchups: Sleepers and busts

A different method was used to put together this week’s matchups.

The lists start with Football Outsiders’ excellent Defense-Adjusted Value Over Average. After comparing DVOA, yards per game and receptions per game and all of the multiple variants that can be made with those three statistics, it became clear DVOA was a statistic that should play a part in our rankings.

Next, I went to fantasy points allowed charts over at FFtoday.com and added them to the list. So teams whose FFPG against conflict with DVOA have been removed from the ranking.

As I mentioned last week, these matchups are essentially boom or bust start/sit rankings.

Week 8 matchups: PASS RUN WR1 | WR2 | WR3/4 | TE | RB (rec.)

Passing matchups for Week 8:

Top matchups

Crockett Gillmore vs. Cincinnati — I went over Gillmore in our PPR tight end projections. The rookie is a big target with decent athleticism. He could play a major this week and is an excellent sleeper in daily fantasy.

Jordan Reed vs. Dallas — He’s cheap at the daily fantasy sites too.

Greg Olsen vs. Seattle — Not all hope is lost for the Carolina passing game

Garrett Graham vs. Tennesse — I don’t care how good the matchup is. Just, no.

Zach Ertz vs. Arizona — This matchup is excellent. I’ll have some shares of Ertz this week.

Jared Cook vs. Kansas City

The New York Giants are on bye

Dwayne Allen/Coby Fleener vs. Pittsburgh

Chase Ford vs. Tampa Bay

Heath Miller vs. Indianapolis

Bad matchups

Austin Sefarian-Jenkins vs. Minnesota

John Carlson vs. Philadelphia

Andrew Quarless vs. New Orleans

Luke Willson/Cooper Helfet vs. Carolina

Kellen Davis/Jordan Thompson vs. Atlanta

San Francisco is on bye

Jordan Cameron vs. Oakland

Mychal Rivera vs. Cleveland

Clay Harbor vs. Miami

Jace Amaro/Jeff Cumberland vs. Bufalo

Delanie Walker vs. Houston — New quarterback Zach Mettenberger could benefit Tennessee’s deep threats.

Levine Toilolo vs. Detroit

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