If you’re a DFS player, you know that a successful lineup has to have a solid combination of big-name star power players that are known commodities with a few high-upside players that provide a little more bang for your buck.
If you pay up for a big name in your daily fantasy lineup, you definitely cannot afford for that player to put up a dud of a game in your lineup.
So here are three tight ends that will likely provide some of the worst value for Week 4. (Values from DraftKings).
Travis Kelce (KC) - $7,200
The drop from Kelce to the second-most expensive tight end in daily fantasy, Evan Engram, is $1,500. Kelce has been incredibly consistent this year, logging at least 88 receiving yards in each of the season’s first three games, but he’s only scored once and has yet to have that truly “monster” game. With Sammy Watkins, Mecole Hardman, and Demarcus Robinson all vying for catches, there’s just not much value to be had with Kelce in Week 4.
Mark Andrews (BAL) - $5,000
Andrews’s nagging foot injury is definitely cause for concern, and the Baltimore Ravens had a pair of other capable tight ends in Hayden Hurst and Nick Boyle. Even if Andrews is ready to go Sunday against the Cleveland Browns, the Ravens staff still might take it easy with Andrews to not risk more serious injury to one of their young, up-and-coming stars on offense.
Kyle Rudolph (MIN) - $3,500
It might seem odd for a tight end that can come so cheaply to be considered a bad value, but it just does not seem like the Minnesota Vikings are going to be an offense that will pass the ball consistently enough to make players other than Adam Thielen fantasy-relevant. Add in the fact that the Vikings are set to take on the talented Chicago Bears defense on the road in the Windy City, and there’s absolutely no reason to plug Rudolph into your daily lineup this week.
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