Outside of Jordan Cameron, Jimmy Graham, and Julius Thomas, it has been a quiet three weeks for most tight ends. As you’ll see below, teams haven’t allowed a ton of points to tight ends for the most part. Because the drop off from top tight ends to most tight ends is pretty steep, it’s difficult to assume Tony Gonzalez‘s matchup against the Pats is a tough one. The Pats have only faced the Bills, Jets, and Bucs – all teams with minimal tight end usage.
The same applies for positive matchups. Scott Chandler isn’t going to run all over the Ravens D which has only allowed so many points because they’ve had to face both Jordan Cameron and Julius Thomas. There are only a few instances like that though so let’s take a look at all of the most and least favorable matchups of the week based on how many fantasy points each defense has allowed to opposing tight ends.
Highly Unfavorable, Unfavorable, Neutral, Slightly Favorable, Favorable
Week 4 Opponents
|0.1||Jets||Delanie Walker (Q), Craig Stevens|
|7.4||Rams||Vernon Davis (Q), Vance McDonald|
|8||Browns||Jermaine Gresham, Tyler Eifert|
|14.9||Bills||Dallas Clark, Ed Dickson|
|17.1||Bears||Joseph Fauria, Brandon Pettigrew|
|18||Falcons||Zach Sudfeld, Rob Gronkowski (Q)|
|18.5||Titans||Jeff Cumberland, Kellen Winslow|
|19||Raiders||Fred Davis (Q), Logan Paulsen|
|21.7||Broncos||Brent Celek, Zach Ertz|
|29.8||Cardinals||Does Tampa have a tight end?|
|30.9||Giants||Anthony Fasano (Q)|
*Values based on Yahoo standard scoring.