Fantasy TE Streamers and Rankings Week 4: Luke Musgrave and Cole Turner Headline TE Options

Those looking for TE streamers understand that it is a dangerous game, but one that can pay off. With that in mind, who’s a good fantasy football bet in Week 4?

Why do fantasy football managers look for TE streamers? Because weeks like Week 3 happen. Old man Jimmy Graham saw one target and managed to outscore Mark Andrews. Travis Kelce had the powers of Taylor Swift in his corner, and he had a great game, but not as good as rookie Sam LaPorta. Anything can happen at the position, so let’s take a look at the dart throws for Week 4.

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Top TE Streamers for Week 4

Luke Musgrave, Green Bay Packers (vs. Lions)

The rookie is carving out a niche in this Jordan Love offense, and in a game with a 45-point projected total (high by Packers standards), Musgrave could top the season-best 7.9 half-PPR points that he scored on Sunday in the comeback win over the Saints.

In Week 3, Musgrave had more catches (six) and targets (eight) than he had in the two weeks prior combined. That catch count led the Packers and that is without a deep ball where Love misfired, a play that very well could have been a 62-yard TD.

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If they connect on that pass, he’s a top waiver add this week, but because they missed (and it wasn’t Musgrave’s fault in the least), he is likely to remain off of radars.

The “rookie TEs struggle in fantasy” narrative is routed, in fact, and is something I fear with time. But with the Lions on Thursday night and then the Raiders in Week 5, adding Musgrave this week could save you the stress of needing to address the position this time next week.

Gerald Everett, Los Angeles Chargers (vs. Raiders)

Everett’s 6.0 half-PPR points against the Vikings weren’t exactly the breakout I was hoping for, but I’m buying the trends. In the loss, he doubled his target count for the season, and the Chargers did have a pair of short TE touchdowns.

They just didn’t go his way. The 6’8″ Donald Parham has turned his seven targets into not one, not two, but three touchdowns. Maybe he continues to be a TE vulture, but from a process standpoint, I’m trusting the more involved player.

The Chargers are going to own one of the higher implied totals for Week 4, and with Mike Williams potentially sidelined, there are targets to be had. The position as a whole is a mess, so I’ll chase the improved target count/role outlook and hope that the usage in close levels out.

Cole Turner, Washington Commanders (at Eagles)

Turner earned seven targets in Week 3 as he started for Logan Thomas (concussion), a role that he could once again fill against a banged-up Eagles secondary on short rest this week. Thomas has missed 15 games since the beginning of 2021, making a cautious approach very possible in this spot.

Turner scored 19 times in his final two seasons at Nevada (once every 5.8 receptions). Coming out of school, this former basketball player was profiled as a big-play threat capable of making plays down the field. We’ve seen Philadelphia be exposed in the middle of the field, meaning Turner could hold a nice floor/ceiling combination this weekend!

TE Rankings For Week 3

1. Travis Kelce | KC (at NYJ)
2. Mark Andrews | BAL (at CLE)
3. T.J. Hockenson | MIN (at CAR)
4. George Kittle | SF (vs. ARI)
5. Evan Engram | JAC (vs. ATL)
6. Darren Waller | NYG (vs. SEA)
7. Dallas Goedert | PHI (vs. WAS)
8. Sam LaPorta | DET (at GB)
9. Jake Ferguson | DAL (vs. NE)
10. David Njoku | CLE (vs. BAL)

11. Kyle Pitts | ATL (at JAC)
12. Dalton Kincaid | BUF (vs. MIA)
13. Pat Freiermuth | PIT (at HOU)
14. Hunter Henry | NE (at DAL)
15. Luke Musgrave | GB (vs. DET)
16. Zach Ertz | ARI (at SF)
17. Tyler Higbee | LAR (at IND)
18. Gerald Everett | LAC (vs. LV)
19. Taysom Hill | NO (vs. TB)
20. Durham Smythe | MIA (at BUF)

21. Cole Kmet | CHI (vs. DEN)
22. Hayden Hurst | CAR (vs. MIN)
23. Dalton Schultz | HOU (vs. PIT)
24. Juwan Johnson | NO (vs. TB)
25. Cole Turner | WAS (at PHI)
26. Chigoziem Okonkwo | TEN (vs. CIN)
27. Cade Otton | TB (at NO)
28. Dawson Knox | BUF (vs. MIA)
29. Kylen Granson | IND (vs. LAR)
30. Adam Trautman | DEN (at CHI)

31. Mike Gesicki | NE (at DAL)
32. Noah Fant | SEA (at NYG)
33. Trey McBride | ARI (at SF)
34. Noah Gray | KC (at NYJ)
35. Tyler Conklin | NYJ (vs. KC)

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