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Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups & FAAB Advice: Tight Ends (Week 13)

Nov 28, 2022
Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups & FAAB Advice: Tight Ends (Week 13)

Check out our top waiver wire targets for Week 13 of the 2022 fantasy football season.

If you want to dive deeper into fantasy football, be sure to check out our award-winning slate of Fantasy Football Tools as you navigate your season. From our Start/Sit Assistant – which provides your optimal lineup, based on accurate consensus projections – to our Waiver Wire Assistant – which allows you to quickly see which available players will improve your team, and by how much – we’ve got you covered this fantasy football season.

Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Targets: Tight Ends

Evan Engram (JAC): 40% rostered

  • Next opponents: @DET, @TEN, DAL
  • True value: $2
  • Desperate need: $3
  • Budget-minded: $1

Analysis: Engram is coming off a wretched performance with one target and four receiving yards. I know what you’re thinking: “Why is this the first name listed for tight ends?” Matchup, matchup, matchup. Engram is the every-down tight end now, staring down a defense that’s fifth in catch rate, fourth in fantasy points per game, and seventh in yards per reception allowed to tight ends. I could rattle off Engram’s volume stats, but this comes down to his matchup. Stream him this week.

Logan Thomas (WAS): 11% rostered

  • Next opponents: @NYG, BYE, NYG
  • True value: $2
  • Desperate need: $3
  • Budget-minded: $1

Analysis: Another matchup-based streamer makes the list. It’s a defense so nice, he gets to face it twice. Thomas squares off with the Giants this week, then gets the bye week and returns in Week 15 to face off with New York again. Yes, Thomas has disappeared into oblivion numerous times this season, but at this point, we can poke holes in every TE streaming option’s resume. The Giants have allowed the sixth-most fantasy points per game, fourth-highest catch rate, and fourth-most receiving yards per game to tight ends. Saddle up, Thomas, for streaming glory.

Foster Moreau (LV): 39% rostered

  • Next opponents: LAC, @LAR, NE
  • True value: $2
  • Desperate need: $3
  • Budget-minded: $1

Analysis: Moreau has been the every-down replacement for Darren Waller. This past week, Moreau drew a 19.4% target share with 33 receiving yards and a TD. While his stat lines haven’t been impressive week after week, he will have a 90% or higher snap share, and he has another fantastic matchup in Week 13. The Chargers have given up the third-most receiving yards per game, seventh-most fantasy points per game and the most yards per reception to tight ends.

Tyler Conklin (NYJ): 18% rostered

  • Next opponents: @MIN, @BUF, DET
  • True value: $1
  • Desperate need: $2
  • Budget-minded: $0

Analysis: With Mike White under center, Conklin played 79% of the snaps in Week 12 with a 10.7% target share, piling up 50 receiving yards on only three catches. Conklin’s target share has fluctuated widely throughout the season, so we’ll focus on the fact that his snap share is where we want it to be at a minimum for a streaming option, and the matchup is juicy this week. Minnesota has surrendered the 10th-most fantasy points per game and ninth-highest catch rate to tight ends.

Stash Candidates: Hunter Henry

Hunter Henry is your sneaky lookahead stash to target this week. Yes, he’s coming off a big game, but that’s not why I’m listing him here. His upcoming matchup with Buffalo is beyond brutal, but in Week 14 he gets to chew up the Arizona Cardinals. You know my weekly affinity for the Cardinals and their giving nature toward tight ends. Arizona is arguably the worst defense in the NFL at defending tight ends, conceding the most fantasy points per game, second-highest catch rate and most receiving yards per game to the position.

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If you want to dive deeper into fantasy football, be sure to check out our award-winning slate of Fantasy Football Tools as you navigate your season. From our Start/Sit Assistant – which provides your optimal lineup, based on accurate consensus projections – to our Waiver Wire Assistant – which allows you to quickly see which available players will improve your team and by how much – we’ve got you covered this fantasy football season.

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