Fantasy Football Dark Horse Sleeper: Timothy Wright

By Bill Pivetz
Timothy Wright
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Who would have thought that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers would be a better team with a rookie taking the snaps? Well, that is the case when they switched from Josh Freeman to rookie Mike Glennon.

The biggest improvement of this team is on the offensive side of the ball. Despite losing Mike Williams and Doug Martin for the rest of the year, Glennon has found his playmakers and increased the value of the position players. Vincent Jackson has shined with Glennon under center, hauling in 26 receptions for 342 yards and four touchdowns in the last four games. Jackson was limited in Week 9 though, catching just two passes for 11 yards.

This allowed Glennon to target his No. 2 option, tight end Timothy Wright. Wright has scored in back-to-back games and has nine catches for 106 yards in the last two games. He has a favorable matchup this week against the Miami Dolphins. The Dolphins have allowed the third-most fantasy points to opposing tight ends (9.8 PPG). With Rob Gronkowski on a bye this week, Wright could be a nice fill-in for owners.

Looking forward, the schedule is good for Wright. He goes up against the Atlanta Falcons (8.3 PPG vs. TE), Detriot Lions (6.5) and Carolina Panthers (7.4) in the next three weeks. To help Wright’s case, there are some notable tight ends on byes in the next two weeks. Dallas Clark won’t see action in Week 11, and Jermaine Gresham, Tyler Eifert, Brent Celek and Zach Miller will all be out for Week 12.

Wright is owned in 5.1 percent of ESPN leagues. So, if you need a tight end replacement, there is one available. The Bucs may fall behind in the rest of their games, but Wright will succeed as a fantasy tight end in the process.

Bill Pivetz is a fantasy football writer for Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @Mr_Piv1127.

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