Fantasy Football TE Week 5 Trade Targets: Buy Low, Sell High Players Include Luke Musgrave, Kyle Pitts

The TE position remains the weakest one in fantasy football. Which tight ends, if any, should fantasy managers should trade for or away ahead of Week 5?

The TE position remains the weakest in fantasy football. That makes trading for tight ends exceedingly difficult. Unraveling all that we saw in Week 4 and translating it into Week 5 TE trade targets is where fantasy managers can differentiate themselves. To help you get your head around it all, here are our thoughts on some tight ends to buy low or sell high entering Week 5.

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Which TEs Should You Trade for in Fantasy Football?

Luke Musgrave, Green Bay Packers

It was supposed to be the Luke Musgrave breakout against a Detroit Lions defense that really struggles against tight ends. Instead, Musgrave’s day ended prematurely due to a concussion.

Given the extra three days to rest, Musgrave could very well return in Week 5. Even if he doesn’t, players have typically missed only one week with their first concussion under the new rules.

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Musgrave’s role has been excellent so far. He played 88% and 86% of the snaps in Weeks 2 and 3, respectively, and things were trending that way again before he was concussed.

I’m banking on Musgrave picking up right where he left off when he returns. Given that he only caught one pass for one yard before he departed, his fantasy managers may be ready to give him up or just drop him outright. If that happens in your league, and your TE isn’t one of the four or five reliable ones, take a chance on him.

Which TEs Should You Trade Away in Fantasy Football?

Kyle Pitts, Atlanta Falcons

For the second consecutive week, I’m including Kyle Pitts here. It was another disappointing week for a tight end who is only still on fantasy rosters because of name value.

Pitts caught two passes for 21 yards. “Backup” TE Jonnu Smith caught six passes for 95 yards. That’s a better game than Pitts has had since 2021.

There is no hope for a Pitts turnaround. He is no different than the random TE you are picking up off waivers. In fact, that random TE is probably better. If someone is willing to “buy low” on Pitts, you should sell low because Pitts is worth less than his perceived value.

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Should You Trade Kyle Pitts for Logan Thomas?

I’m ready to throw in the towel on Pitts entirely. We saw a full season of alleged poor usage of him in 2022, and it’s gotten even worse in 2023. At what point do we look to the player? Or rather, at what point do we look inward and acknowledge we just missed on the evaluation?

Pitts is averaging 5.7 fantasy points per game. Logan Thomas, at 8.6 ppg, is not exactly moving needles, but that’s way better than Pitts.

Thomas has played 80% of the snaps in his two full games. His role is vastly superior to Pitts’ role. He’s outscored Pitts in every game he’s played. Thomas is the better fantasy asset. So, yes, I would trade Pitts for Thomas.

Should You Trade Hunter Henry for Luke Musgrave?

At 11.6 ppg, Hunter Henry has been a top-eight TE this season. Musgrave, meanwhile, remains entirely theoretical.

I covered what I love about Musgrave so far. The combination of role and talent has me very bullish on what he can do over the second half of the season.

With that said, Henry has been pretty reliable over the first four weeks. He’s recorded over 50 receiving yards in three out of four games.

While I do like Musgrave, the Packers have three pretty good wide receivers for Jordan Love to target. The Patriots don’t have anyone of note, and one could argue Henry is their best pass catcher. As a result, I would stick with Henry, who I believe will remain an every-week TE1 this season.

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