Week 17 Fantasy Football Sleepers: Tight Ends
Most fantasy football leagues are already wrapped up, but there are still some leagues that go right up to the 17th week of the season. So to help you fill your lineup, here are some sleeper tight ends for the final week of the fantasy season.
TE Marcedes Lewis, Jacksonville Jaguars (@ Indianapolis Colts) – Lewis has hauled in a touchdown in each of the past four contests, but the tight end continues to garnish little media attention. He is carrying Jacksonville’s deplorable passing game and the veteran has become the only viable option for QB Chad Henne to look for in the red-zone. Lewis may be a touchdown-or-bust option at the tight end position, but there are worse options to take a shot on in Week 17.
TE Dennis Pitta, Baltimore Ravens (@ Cincinnati Bengals) – Pitta has only hauled in one touchdown since returning to action from a nasty hip injury. However, he is just starting to get his legs underneath him and will be a major focal point this weekend as the Birds fight to get into the playoffs. Fantasy owners can expect him to get at least five targets and finish the game with between 50-60 receiving yards.
TE Brandon Myers, New York Giants (vs. Washington Redskins) – Myers hasn’t exactly produced like the tight end New York was hoping for when they brought him in this off-season, as he had more drops in the early weeks of the season than receptions. Lately, though, the veteran has started to put up respectable numbers. He hauled in six balls for 61 yards and a touchdown against the Skins in Week 13 and the tight end has been more involved in the offense each passing week. Myers will be counted on again this Sunday during a cold, December game.