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Week 11 Fantasy Football Defensive Matchup Exploitation: TE

The most and least favorable fantasy football tight end matchups in Week 11.

Scott Chandler
Scott Chandler

Oct 13, 2013; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Buffalo Bills tight end Scott Chandler (84) runs the ball in for a touchdown during the second half against the Cincinnati Bengals at Ralph Wilson Stadium. Bengals beat the Bills 27 to 24 in overtime. Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports

If you have an “elite” tight end, you should start them regardless of matchup. That includes guys like Julius Thomas, Jordan Reed, Jimmy Graham, Rob Gronkowski, and maybe Jordan Cameron. On the flip side, it’s best to avoid guys like Kellen Winslow, Charles Clay, Delanie Walker, Heath Miller, John Carlson, and Brandon Pettigrew this week against their tough matchups. Greg Olsen is somewhere inbetween and remains startable against the Pats.

On the favorable side, Antonio Gates, Rob Housler, Coby Fleener, Martellus Bennett, Tim Wright and Tony Gonzalez all have matchups that could help them see some serious fantasy points. Regardless of favorable matchup, I’d say away from the untrustworthy Marcedes Lewis, Zach Miller, Brandon Myers, Scott Chandler, Anthony Fasano, and Andrew Quarless. Chandler could be a sleeper though after posting 79 yards and a touchdown against the Jets in Week 3, his best game of the season.

Let’s take a look at how all of the tight end matchups are shaping up for Week 11.

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Highly Unfavorable, Unfavorable, Neutral, Slightly Favorable, Favorable

Rank
vs
TE

AVG
TE
FPS
Allowed

Defense

Week 11 Opponents

1

3.54 Chiefs Julius Thomas

2

4.98 Rams BYE

3

5.5 Eagles Jordan Reed

4

5.95 Saints Vernon Davis (Q)

5

5.98 49ers Jimmy Graham

6

6.46 Bengals Jordan Cameron

7

6.48 Bills Kellen Winslow, Jeff Cumberland

8

6.79 Patriots Greg Olsen

9

6.83 Chargers Charles Clay

10

6.84 Colts Delanie Walker

11

6.96 Lions Heath Miller

12

7.06 Seahawks John Carlson

13

7.08 Steelers Brandon Pettigrew, Joseph Fauria

14

7.51 Texans Mychal Rivera

15

7.67 Browns Tyler Eifert, Jermaine Gresham

16

7.9 Panthers Rob Gronkowski

17

7.9 Raiders Garrett Graham

18

8.05 Buccaneers Tony Gonzalez

19

8.89 Redskins Brent Celek, Zach Ertz

20

8.95 Bears Dallas Clark, Ed Dickson

21

8.99 Falcons Tim Wright

22

9.25 Ravens Martellus Bennett

23

9.71 Titans Coby Fleener

24

9.71 Giants Andrew Quarless

25

9.73 Broncos Anthony Fasano

26

10.1 Jets Scott Chandler

27

10.11 Packers Brandon Myers

28

10.34 Vikings Zach Miller

29

10.55 Jaguars Rob Housler

30

10.63 Dolphins Antonio Gates

31

10.63 Cowboys BYE

32

15.11 Cardinals Marcedes Lewis

*Values based on Yahoo standard scoring.

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