Fantasy football waiver wire: 5 tight ends to target for Week 15
Week 14 was actually great for tight ends. We break down some pickups for fantasy football in Week 15.
After a dismal Week 13 for tight ends, Week 14 was a huge bounce-back. There were two tight ends with at least 100 yards (Travis Kelce and Mychal Rivera), 10 tight ends with a score and 10 with double-digit PPR fantasy points.
New Orleans tight end Jimmy Graham and Denver Broncos tight end Julius Thomas were not in any of those groups. Their fantasy owners might be out of the playoffs after the letdowns. If that’s not the case and you’re still alive, you should be locking them into your lineup.
When it comes to picking up a tight end in Week 15, most of the time it’s kind of pointless in almost any case, but here we go anyway:
Jordan Cameron, Cleveland Browns (owned in 56 percent of leagues) – He actually had some production on Sunday with four catches for 41 yards against the Indianapolis Colts. The Browns are going to switch to quarterback Johnny Manziel, which means he’ll probably want to throw to his tight end a lot. The Browns do take on the Cincinnati Bengals and they will likely be blitzing a lot. The Bengals were just torched on Sunday in an ugly home loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Cameron is a solid, low-end TE1 this week. Hopefully he doesn’t get hurt.
Mychal Rivera, Oakland Raiders (owned in 24 percent of leagues) – The Raiders have come around on offense, with two productive games in their last three outings. Plus, they came against two tough matchups in the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs. Rivera had his best game of the season in Week 14 with seven catches, 109 yards and one score. He has seen a nice amount of targets since Oct. 26 and caught at least three passes in all but one of those seven games. Fantasy owners probably won’t want to use him this week against the Chiefs because he was shut down in that game.
Jared Cook, St. Louis Rams (owned in 28 percent of leagues) — We’ve seen Cook have some big games here and there. He is coming off his best game of the season with four catches for 61 yards and two scores. Of course, he only got one target in Week 13, so there are more reasons to dislike him than to pick him up. However, he gets a great matchup against the Arizona Cardinals this week — he’s averaged 91.3 yards and 1.0 TDs in his last three tries against them. If you wanna roll the dice on him, this would be a great time.
Charles Clay, Miami Dolphins (owned in 48 percent of leagues) — He did make his return to the lineup on Sunday, but he didn’t do much with two catches for 41 yards. Clay was out for a month, so he gets a pass for the quiet game. He’ll be on the road against the New England Patriots in Week 15. The Pats have been shutting down receivers on the outside with cornerbacks Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner, so Clay could get it going. He’s a sneaky TE2 with nice upside.
Scott Chandler, Buffalo Bills (owned in 8 percent of leagues) – He had a big game against the Denver Broncos in Week 14 with eight catches for 81 yards. Chandler did not top 30 yards in any of his previous five games, so this was obviously a major fluke. The Bills get a decent matchup against the Green Bay Packers, ranking as the 21st-toughest matchup for fantasy tight ends. He’s obviously going to carry a lot of risk.