In NFL DFS, we are always looking for the player who will triple or quadruple their salaries. For example, a player worth $6,000 who scores 24 points has quadrupled, or 4Xed, their salary. Those are the guys we want throughout the lineup. Here are our best tight end plays for Week 6.
Evan Engram, New York Giants vs. Arizona Cardinals ($6,500)
Engram appears to be over the knee issue that caused him to miss Week 6, and his timing could not be better, drawing arguably the worst defense in the league against tight ends. With Saquon Barkley also expected back, the field should open up nicely for Engram to load up on receptions and yards. In the three games the Barkley appeared in, Engram caught 23 of 30 targets for 277 yards and two touchdowns. He’s the perfect high-priced pivot off George Kittle ($6,700).
Mark Andrews, Baltimore Ravens at Seattle Seahawks ($4,900)
For the past four games, a dinged-up Andrews has been solid, but not spectacular like he was in Weeks 1 and 2. But maybe that’s about to change, with the Ravens facing the fourth-most generous defense against tight ends. If word comes down Friday, or at least early on Sunday, that Marquise Brown is not going to play again, Andrews becomes almost a must-play, as he will likely lead the team in targets for the second straight game – and this time against a defense not equipped to stop him.
Hunter Henry, Los Angeles Chargers at Tennessee Titans ($4,000)
The Chargers are in a world of hurt – literally and figuratively – after getting embarrassed at “home” on Sunday night by the Steelers. But if there was a bright spot, it was the return of Henry, who wasted no time getting back up to speed with 8 catches on 9 targets for 100 yards and two touchdowns. Henry’s snap count should increase in his second game back, making a repeat of last week well within the realm of possible outcomes. He is a steal at $4K this week.
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