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Fantasy Football Streamers Tight Ends and Wire Targets (Week 2)

The tight end position is of the utmost importance in fantasy football. They are not as flashy as their blazingly fast, route-running wide receiver counterparts. They also don’t get the same amount of touches as fantasy-relevant running backs. This can sometimes lead to them being overlooked or treated as an afterthought. Don’t make this mistake.

The tight end pool is the shallowest of all in terms of fantasy. It can be extremely difficult to find production there every week, especially for those who didn’t invest in one of the top TE options during their drafts.

How to be successful in a given position? Well, one way might be to use the waiver wire carefully from week to week. The goal of this weekly article is to help fantasy managers achieve this goal by finding low-squad TEs (below 75%) in the best situations for the week.

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Tight End Waiver Transfer Options for Week 2

Percentages distributed based on Yahoo! Leagues as of September 12

Luke Musgrave (UK) at Atlanta Falcons

This week’s top pick, Musgrave, had a solid NFL debut, especially late as a rookie. He was one of just two TEs to gain 50 or more yards in Week 1 – keep in mind that both Travis Kelce and Mark Andrews were out – while Musgrave matched that exact number, securing three of his four targets.

Much of Musgrave’s action in the Chicago victory came from one 37-yard catch that should have resulted in a score. Let’s just say his legs failed him. The Packers travel to Atlanta in week two. Last Sunday, the Falcons defense allowed Carolina TE Hayden Hurst to catch five passes for 41 yards and a score.

Hunter Henry (NE) vs. Miami Dolphins

Henry was the only player to beat Musgrave in Week 1, completing five of his six targets for 56 yards and a touchdown. Henry’s touchdown came in the red zone when Mac Jones found him on a nine-yard strike. This is great news for Henry’s views on fantasy production. The Dolphins lost a point to this position in their first game against the Chargers. This also bodes well.

Logan Thomas (WAS) for the Denver Broncos

Who was in charge of the commanders in the cells during the first week? It wasn’t Jahan Dotson or Terry McLaurin. Don’t look at Curtis Samuel either. Interestingly, it was Thomas. Correct; the veteran offense scored half of young QB Sam Howell’s eight targets for a total of 43 yards and 19 long throws. Thomas can’t be expected to be Howell’s go-to option in the passing game. Still, he will be involved and they have apparently already worked out some understanding.

Kylen Granson (IND) in Houston, Texas

There should be a theme here. Young quarterbacks tend to look for tight ends on short, high percentage routes. Rookie Anthony Richardson did just that in his first NFL game last Sunday, hitting Granson four times (six targets) for 39 yards against the Jaguars. Granson showed potential at times last season, recording four receptions in four of his 13 games and exceeding 50 yards receiving twice. Now it looks like the former fourth-round pick will be very active in his third NFL campaign.

Durham Smythe (MIA) at the New England Patriots

Only one player played 100% of his team’s offensive actions in the first week on the field. It was Smythe. With Mike Gesicki gone, Smythe is the man in the position of Tua Tagovailoa and the Dolphins’ high-octane offense.

Tua looked at Smythe more than a few times during his 466-yard offense against the Chargers last Sunday. The veteran TE completed three of his seven targets for 44 yards. Tyreek Hill and Jaylen Waddle are Tua’s top receivers, but Smythe could be a consistent, if unspectacular, fantasy contributor this week and beyond.

Nate Miller is the lead writer at FantasyPros and a nine-year veteran of the fantasy sports industry. To learn more about Nate, check out his article archives and follow him on Twitter @Miller_RotoDad.

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