Fantasy TE Streamers and Rankings Week 12: Isaiah Likely and Donald Parham Jr. Headline TE Options

Which TE provides an answer to the question so many TE streamers have been asking: Who can I plug and play for the rest of the season?

No teams are on bye this week, so we have a full slate of available TE streamers to help fill out your fantasy football lineup. Who are the optimal options as we approach the fantasy postseason?

Top TE Streamers for Week 12

Isaiah Likely, Baltimore Ravens (at Chargers)

The 23-year-old TE out of Coastal Carolina is going to be a hot waiver wire add this week, and he should be! With Mark Andrews (ankle) out for the season, the snowball will be felt on fantasy rosters everywhere.

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As for Baltimore’s Isaiah Likely, he isn’t a luxury add — he’s a solution to the tight end problem that so many teams are facing these days and a potential difference-maker!

Donald Parham Jr., Los Angeles Chargers (vs. Ravens)

Gerald Everett (chest) was ruled out ahead of game day in Week 11, and that opened up a role for Donald Parham Jr. that saw him post a season-high target count against the Green Bay Packers.

Of course, if you spot-started Parham this week, Stone Smartt rumbling downfield for a 51-yard TD was not what you wanted to see. That said, Parham is a proven red-zone target, and the idea that he has a chance to marry volume with valuable looks makes him an interesting option at a position where five catches OR a touchdown makes you very useful.

The matchup with the Baltimore Ravens isn’t great, but you’re not asking Parham to break open the game. You’re asking him to haul in a few third-down passes and carry above-average scoring equity — something I think is very possible should Everett continue to sit.

Michael Mayer, Las Vegas Raiders (vs. Chiefs)

Listen, streaming the TE position in a week without byes is thin, to say the least. Under Aidan O’Connell, this is a low-octane offense with little upside. In most situations, that’s a problem, but for the tight end position, it can actually help.

Mayer has seen a handful of targets in consecutive games, and those short passes are low on potential but come with a high catch expectancy and, thus, are useful in half-and-full PPR situations.

The Las Vegas Raiders figure to be playing from behind in this spot, and that should help their rookie do enough in deeper formats.

TE Rankings for Week 12

Come back for our full Week 12 TE rankings as we sort through various injuries down the board.

1. Travis Kelce | KC (at LV)
2. T.J. Hockenson | MIN (vs. CHI)
3. Sam LaPorta | DET (vs. GB)
4. Dalton Kincaid | BUF (at PHI)
5. Dalton Schultz | HOU (vs. JAX)
6. Trey McBride | ARI (vs. LAR)
7. George Kittle | SF (at SEA)
8. Evan Engram | JAX (at HOU)
9. Jake Ferguson | DAL (vs. WAS)
10. Isaiah Likely | BAL (at LAC)
11. Cole Kmet | CHI (at MIN)
12. Luke Musgrave | GB (at DET)
13. Logan Thomas | WAS (at DAL)
14. Taysom Hill | NO (at ATL)
15. Donald Parham Jr. | LAC (vs. BAL)

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