There are some tight ends widely available that either have good matchups heading into Week 3 or had successful Week 2 performances under a new offense. With that in mind, here are four TEs with under 50% ownership at traditional fantasy football leagues that managers can consider picking up in their leagues.
Tyler Eifert, Jacksonville Jaguars (10 percent)
Eifert is playing behind James O’Shaughnessy in Week 2 by catching three passes for 36 yards and a score. If you’re in need of a tight end, Eifert is worth holding onto for a few weeks. He has a connection with Jay Gruden and has played 18 more snaps than O’Shaugnessy. He could take on a more prominent role in time.
Jordan Reed, San Francisco 49ers (7 percent)
Reed’s ownership is bound to skyrocket after his two-touchdown performance in Week 2. George Kittle’s status is up in the air because of a bone bruise and MCL sprain, and he’s just one of the many players on San Francisco’s roster battling injuries. Reed isn’t worth picking up if Kittle returns, but he could be one of the 49ers’ top targets through the air if Kittle doesn’t play in Week 3.
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Mo Alie-Cox, Indianapolis Colts (1 percent)
Alie-Cox took full advantage of Jack Doyle missing time with an injury in We2k 2 and exploded for 111 yards on five receptions. There’s no telling whether he’ll continue to start, as Doyle is working toward making a return to the field. If Alie-Cox starts again, it’s hard to not see him playing a significant role in the Colts’ offense.
Drew Sample, Cincinnati Bengals (1 percent)
C.J. Uzomah is out for the season, and that makes sample the top dog at tight end. Joe Burrow likes his tight ends and targeted Sample nine times in the Week 2 game Uzomah suffered his season-ending injury. Sample finished with seven receptions for 45 yards and could continue to get a heaviy workload with little competition left on the Bengals’ roster.