The Week 14 waiver wire is like every other week at the tight end position: There just isn’t much out there. Waiver adds at TE are very much an exercise in chasing your tail and hoping to catch it just once. With that in mind, here are some potential targets for fantasy football managers on the wire this week.
Top TE Waiver Wire Targets in Week 14
Gerald Everett, Los Angeles Chargers (39% Rostered)
Gerald Everett caught four passes for 44 yards in a game where the Chargers held their opponent to zero points and didn’t score a touchdown themselves. Better days are ahead for the Chargers’ offense.
Everett is a starting tight end, which is incredibly hard to find on waivers. He should be good for 6-8 points a week and the occasional touchdown.
FAAB Recommendation: 3-8%
Tyler Conklin, New York Jets (20% Rostered)
No, Aaron Rodgers is not returning this season. But Trevor Siemian was at least a mild upgrade on Tim Boyle and will likely start next week.
Tyler Conklin only caught three passes for 35 yards against the Atlanta Falcons, but he saw nine targets. I’m willing to chase nine targets at the TE position.
FAAB Recommendation: 0-5%
Brevin Jordan, Houston Texans (15% Rostered)
At this point, we have no idea how long Dalton Schultz will be out with his hamstring injury. In his stead, Brevin Jordan operated as the Texans’ primary tight end. He caught three passes for 64 yards, which is good enough at the tight end position.
If you have a desperate need at the position, and we don’t get any positive news on Schultz, you could certainly do worse than Jordan.
FAAB Recommendation: 0-5%
Which TEs Should You Roster in Fantasy Football?
Should You Roster Gerald Everett or Cade Otton?
It’s wild to think that four weeks ago, Cade Otton scored 23.0 fantasy points in a game. That’s mostly because he doesn’t have 23 fantasy points since then combined. This past week, Otton didn’t see a single target.
Everett is by no means a quality starting TE, but he has a floor a little higher than zero. You will never feel confident starting either of these two tight ends, but one plays with Justin Herbert. I’ll take Everett in a pinch.
Should You Roster Tyler Conklin or Kyle Pitts?
Kyle Pitts just had four catches for 51 yards, which was his third-highest receiving total on the season. It also wasn’t enough to reach double-digit fantasy points, extending that streak to six games.
Conklin is not exactly lighting the world on fire, but he has twice as many double-digit efforts (4) than Pitts (2).
Pitts is the bigger name, but Conklin has been the better fantasy asset. Even with the worst quarterback play imaginable, I trust Conklin more than Pitts.
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