Gresham turned 12 targets into 10 catches for only 48 yds in week 7.
Fantasy Impact: While a great ppr day, Gresham was unable to do much in standard leagues with his game-high number of targets. Despite having every opportunity to emerge this season, Gresham remains a pedestrian tight end. Until injured TE Tyler Eifert returns, he may be worth a bye-week flier, but he is likely not in the Bengals' long-term plans.
Jermaine Gresham caught six passes for 68 yards vs. the Panthers on Sunday.
Fantasy Impact: Gresham's six fantasy points in Week 6 more than doubled his total points on the season (4). His Week 6 yardage also doubled his yardage from the first four games of the season (61). Most impressive is the fact that Gresham was this productive agaibst the Panthers, who are tough againt tight ends. If Green and Jones remain sidelined, Gresham could be a sneaky TE play through the heavy bye weeks.
Jermaine Gresham had two catches on four targets for a total of 15 yards in Week 5.
Fantasy Impact: Gresham has been disappointing since taking over the full-time tight end job after Tyler Eifert's injury, only scoring 4 total points in standard scoring leagues through five weeks. He has only received 13 targets, an average of less than 3 per week, and does not figure to see his usage tick up with the return of Marvin Jones to the lineup. If you've been rostering Gresham in hopes that he could return to his 2011/2012 form, it is likely that there are better options available on your waiver wire.
With Marvin Jones sidelined, Gresham caught two goal-line tds from Andy Dalton at training camp. (Source: Bengals.com)
Fantasy Impact: If you leave out Jimmy Graham, the top ten tight ends in 2013 scored single-digit fantasy points in 11 of 16 games on average. In a position defined by inconsistency, the possibility of increased red-zone targets early in the season for Gresham could put him in the low TE1 or high-upside TE2 conversation in deeper leagues (remember, he posted an 8-64-1 line in the Bengals' single playoff game). With a bargain-basement ADP, take him late and trade him before Jones returns in full.