It’s Championship week in 2018, so we have the Game Level Similarity Projection numbers for Tight Ends as we head into this crucial week in fantasy football. These projections are here to help you make the right lineup decisions for the week ahead.
The GLSP offer you a glimpse into how players could produce this week based on previous matchups. Let’s dive in and see what the numbers have in store this week.
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I have run out of words over the last few weeks to describe what the TE spot has been like in 2018. On my charitable days, I settle for words like “underwhelming.” It should continue to surprise precisely no one that the best projections are for the players who have delivered all year long. A notable exception is Ian Thomas, who failed to live up to his lofty numbers last week. Thomas did play 100 percent of the snaps against the Saints, who are far from a pushover against TEs, and ran 26 routes.
Thomas and his projections look good again this week, especially against a simply woeful Falcons defense. However, as bad as the Falcons have been, they have not been tormented by TEs. They’ve allowed one TE touchdown in their last eight games. However, if you don’t have a Zach Ertz, a George Kittle or a Travis Kelce, then you are probably just looking for someone who will provide more than zero on your stat sheet. Thomas should do at least that.
Further down the projections, Cameron Brate is an always intriguing option due to his knack for scoring touchdowns. Sadly, if he doesn’t score touchdowns, his volume is a huge concern. He has nine receptions over his last four games, although three of them were scores. The Cowboys have been shown to be vulnerable when teams commit to featuring their TE against them, so maybe Brate could fall into a touchdown for his owners. But it’s a rough week for a position that has done nothing but live down to expectations all season long.