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Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups & FAAB Advice: Tight Ends (Week 14)

Dec 5, 2022
Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups & FAAB Advice: Tight Ends (Week 14)

Check out our top waiver wire targets for Week 14 of the 2022 fantasy football season. And here’s all of our Week 14 fantasy football waiver wire advice.

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Fantasy Football Waiver Wire Pickups to Target

Hunter Henry (NE): 34% rostered

  • Next opponents: @ARI, @LV, CIN
  • True value: $3
  • Desperate need: $6
  • Budget-minded: $2

Analysis: The Patriots’ offense stinks. Yes, I know. I mentioned Henry among stashes last week specifically for this week’s matchup. Even the odorous playbook of Joe Judge and Matt Patricia can’t screw this up (I hope). Henry is a plug-and-play TE1 streamer this week. Arizona has been a TE wonderland all season. The Cardinals have allowed the most receiving yards, the most receiving touchdowns and the second-most fantasy points per game to tight ends.

Greg Dulcich (DEN): 37% rostered

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

Analysis: Dulcich is the Undertaker GIF. After exploding out the gate and choke-slamming rookie TE narratives, he went dormant. Dulcich calmly laid in the grave that Russell Wilson dug for this offense. In Week 13, he exploded from his fantasy casket with a 36.3% target share and 85 receiving yards. Dulcich could continue crushing opponents in the next three weeks. Arizona’s inability to defend against the position is well known. Since Week 7, KC and LAR have allowed the third- and fifth-highest yards per reception to tight ends.

Tyler Conklin (NYJ): 32% rostered

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

Analysis: Conklin easily could have been filed under the stash category, but I don’t want him to get lost in the mix, as he is a primary pickup for teams streaming tight ends for Weeks 15 and 16. With Mike White under center the last two games, Conklin logged 50 receiving yards in one outing while drawing a 12.2% target share against Minnesota. Per Football Outsiders, Detroit and Jacksonville are ranked 23rd and 30th in DVOA against tight ends.

Stash Candidates: Daniel Bellinger, Chigoziem Okonkwo

After recovering from an eye injury, Daniel Bellinger returned to the Giants’ starting lineup Sunday, playing 97% of the snaps while drawing a 16.1% target share. Bellinger is worth stashing in deeper leagues or if your squad has a firm eye set on Weeks 16 & 17 this season. Bellinger is an every-down TE, staring down favorable matchups with the Vikings and Colts in those weeks. Bellinger could easily sniff TE1 production against each of those defenses.

Okonkwo has produced this season whenever he’s been given opportunities. The rookie had only drawn 20 targets this season entering Week 13, but he has produced a ridiculous 10.2 yards after the catch per reception and 2.59 yards per route run. In Week 13, Okonkwo played 60% of the snaps. He bested Austin Hooper in routes (21 vs. 20). With these efficiency numbers and an athletic profile off the charts, Okonkwo is a player worth stashing, because if he earns full-time snaps at any point, he could explode as a weekly top-12 option at the position.

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