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Best TE matchups for fantasy football in Week 12

Henry Palattella takes you through the top TE matchups heading into Week 12.

Trey McBride of the Arizona Cardinals flexes after a catch and run during the third quarter of a game against the Atlanta Falcons at State Farm Stadium on November 12, 2023 in Glendale, Arizona. Photo by Mike Christy/Getty Images

Week 11 was a weird one when it came to tight end production, as only three tight ends recorded more than 10 PPR points. Of those three, one was a household name (George Kittle) and the other two ... weren’t (Jost Oliver and Stone Smartt). Here’s a look at three tight ends who are set up for success in Week 12.

Fantasy football, Week 12: Best TE Matchups

Trey McBride vs. Los Angeles Rams

McBride’s now had 7+ targets in both of Kyler Murray’s starts and had five catches for 43 yards against the Texans last week. The Rams' defense has allowed 6.6 yards per catch this season, and allowed Logan Thomas to burn them for 40 yards on five catches two weeks ago — the last time they faced a dynamic tight end.

David Njoku vs. Denver Broncos

Njoku led all tight ends in targets last week, which is due in large part to the apparent connection that he has with backup quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson. While Njoku had some key drops, he’ll get a solid bounce-back option against a Broncos defense that’s allowed the 11th-most passing yards in the NFL.

George Kittle vs. Seattle Seahawks

I’m really going out on a limb with this pick, I know. But all jokes aside, Kittle’s been one of the best receivers in the NFL over the past month, has more than 300 yards and two touchdowns over his last three games, and is going against a mediocre Seahawks defense.