We don’t have many fantasy football slates left on DraftKings for 2019. Heading into Week 15, we’ll take a look at the tight end position, identifying the best and worst values. It’s important to consider both high-priced and bargain tight ends for DFS.
Here we’ll provide some analysis for lineup construction for Week 15, highlighting which tight ends you should pay up for, and which tight ends are worth fading.
BEST: George Kittle (SF) — $6,200
We’ve seen Kittle’s price reach around the $7K range and now he’s almost down to $6K for a great matchup vs. the Atlanta Falcons at home. The 49ers’ offense dropped 48 points on the New Orleans Saints in a comeback win in Week 14. Kittle caught six passes for 67 yards and a TD for 18.7 fantasy points. His price is fair and San Fran will be a trendy stack.
WORST: Austin Hooper (ATL) — $5,000
Hooper returned from injury in Week 14 vs. the Carolina Panthers, and although the Falcons ran up the score in a 40-20 victory, Hooper was quiet. He finished with two catches for 32 yards and only played 47-of-72 snaps. The Falcons will have to go on the road to face the 49ers’ stout defense. While this price is down compared to what Hooper has been this season, I don’t think he’s 100% and his ceiling is limited.
BEST: David Njoku (CLE) — $4,200
Njoku also returned from injury in Week 14 against the Cincinnati Bengals, but didn’t see much work. He finished with one catch for four yards and only played 21-of-56 snaps. But in Week 15, the Browns get the Arizona Cardinals, who are notorious for not being able to defend TEs. Njoku should be healthier after another week back and more up to speed, so we could see his snaps increase. I wouldn’t recommend him in cash, but tournaments make sense.
WORST: Hunter Henry (LAC) — $5,200
Henry has had a nice stretch of games, scoring at least double-digit fantasy points in six of the past eight games. He’s being targeted in the red zone and hasn’t needed big volume to return value. But the Chargers face the Vikings in Week 15 and that isn’t an easy spot for QB Philip Rivers and Co. I think the Chargers will struggle to run the ball and Minnesota will have an easier time bottling up the passing game. At this price, I’m not crazy about using Henry on DK.