We have the GLSP numbers for tight ends heading into Week 14 of the NFL season, a crucial week in fantasy football. These projections are here to help you make the right choice when it comes to naming your lineups for the week ahead, in particular at the tight end spot.
The GLSP, or Game Level Similarity Projections, 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.
|Chris Herndon IV||NYJ||BUF||4.7||9.3||12.7||10|
The late great Johnny Cash once sang “I will let you down … I will make you hurt.”1 These ten words would seem to be the anthem of the TE spot this season. If you don’t have Zach Ertz, Travis Kelce or George Kittle, then you’ve been up against it in 2018.
Most leagues force you to start at least one TE, of course. So naturally, you’ve been rolling one out. Based on the GLSP numbers, Chris Herndon continues to look like a trusty TE2 who could sneak into the top 12. My old friend C.J. Uzomah continues to get all the opportunities we look for in a streamer, while simultaneously offering none of the production. His projections are, as always, not terrible
Dan Arnold of the Saints is an intriguing option to challenge his projections. He has managed two top 20 outings this season, despite commanding more than three targets in a game just once. The Saints are playing the Buccaneers this week, and there is a temptation to start as many offensive players as you can from this game. Arnold isn’t running a lot of routes, but he is being targeted when he runs them. He has seen a target on 17.9 percent of his 52 routes this season. But he is a deep streaming option at best and would be a seriously risky call on this of all weeks.
- Yes, I am aware it was originally a Nine Inch Nails song, but if you don’t think that Cash’s cover is the definitive version then I can’t help you. (back)