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Week 6 Fantasy Football Defensive Matchup Exploitation: TE

The most and least favorable fantasy football tight end matchups of Week 6.

Coby Fleener
Coby Fleener

Sep 15, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts tight end Coby Fleener (80) catches a pass for a touchdown during the second quarter against the Miami Dolphins at Lucas Oil Stadium. Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Judging how good a defense really is against tight ends is tough since the good ones are far better than the average NFL tight end. With that in mind, I would start Rob Gronkowski (if he plays), Jordan Cameron, and Antonio Gates no matter how “unfavorable” their matchups may seem.

On the other hand, Mychal Rivera has a tough matchup and shouldn’t be a fantasy starter anyway. The Bills just kept Jordan Cameron to 36 yards so I wouldn’t chance it on Jermaine Gresham or Tyler Eifert.

Otherwise, the Jets tight ends, Heath Miller, and Garrett Graham are all startable.

While low point totals don’t always tell you everything, high point totals against tight ends say a lot. Vernon Davis, Greg Olsen, Zach Miller, Martellus Bennett, Jason Witten, Julius Thomas, and Coby Fleener are all liable to have big games this week.

Let’s take a look at all of the fantasy football tight end matchups in Week 6.

Browse by Position: QBRBWRTE

 Highly Unfavorable, Unfavorable, Neutral, Slightly Favorable, Favorable

Rank
vs
TE

AVG
TE
FPS
Allowed

Defense

Week 5 Opponents

1

2.5 Chiefs Mychal Rivera

2

2.9 Panthers Kyle Rudolph

3

4.3 Texans Jared Cook

4

4.8 Steelers Jeff Cumberland, Kellen Winslow

5

5.08 Browns Brandon Pettigrew, Tony Scheffler

6

5.35 Jets Heath Miller

7

5.53 Bills Jermaine Gresham, Tyler Eifert

8

6.08 Eagles Tim Wright

9

6.13 Saints Rob Gronkowski

10

6.23 Lions Jordan Cameron

11

6.55 49ers Rob Housler, Jim Dray

12

7.4 Seahawks Delanie Walker

13

7.8 Rams Garrett Graham

14

7.8 Colts Antonio Gates

15

8.07 Bengals Scott Chandler

16

8.4 Patriots Jimmy Graham

17

8.48 Bears Brandon Myers

18

8.53 Raiders Sean McGrath

19

8.63 Broncos Clay Harbor

20

8.75 Falcons BYE

21

10.25 Ravens Jermichael Finley

22

10.63 Chargers Coby Fleener

23

10.75 Jaguars Julius Thomas

24

11.03 Redskins Jason Witten

25

11.23 Buccaneers Brent Celek

26

11.65 Cowboys Jordan Reed, Fred Davis

27

11.7 Packers Dallas Clark, Ed Dickson

28

12.38 Giants Martellus Bennett

29

12.88 Titans Zach Miller

30

14.83 Vikings Greg Olsen

31

15.18 Cardinals Vernon Davis

32

17.23 Dolphins BYE

*Values based on Yahoo standard scoring.

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