If you’re not rostering Rob Gronkowski ($7,400) as much as possible, you’re doing it wrong. He’s simply too good to fade. He’s significantly better than any other TE and he’s matchup proof. Gronk is 5pts per game better than TE2 (Kelce) and 11.7 points per game better than TE5. That’s a massive difference at any position. Since Week 8 of last season, Gronk has caught 12 TDs in the regular season. That’s by far the most in the league and if you add in his 3 TD catches in the playoffs last season, the difference gets even larger!
I am buying stock in Greg Olsen ($4,800). It’s been a slow start for the CAR TE, but Week 2 looked close to what you should expect from Olsen as he hauled in 6 catches for 70 yards. I am optimistic that there are better games ahead for Olsen simply because…there has to be! He is still a target monster (second most targets in the league behind Gronk) and the additional targets without Kelvin Benjamin in the lineup have to impact Olsen at some point. Olsen has also seen 100% of the RedZone passing targets for the Panthers.
I am not optimistic on the outlook for Jason Witten ($4,500) this week and I am taking the “wait and see” approach. I think Witten’s value is significantly tied to the presence of Tony Romo. He’s one of Romo’s favorite targets backed by the 8 first half targets that Witten had last week. Unfortunately, after Romo left the game, Witten only saw one target from Brandon Weedon. That could be a blip on the radar, but it’s concerning.
I am still buying stock in Jordan Cameron ($3,800). The Dolphins TE has 135 yards across two games and I still believe him to one of the better GPP plays out there. Cameron’s aDOT (average depth of target) is the deepest in the league (17.6 yards) for TEs. He’s always one big play away from returning his owners a big day. The matchup is very good as well, the Bills have already surrendered 4 TDs to opposing TEs (3 to Gronk of course).
Eric Ebron ($3,300) becomes more interesting every single week. He’s had two eerily similar stat lines in the first two weeks catch 4 and 5 passes for 53 and 43 yards while tacking on a TD in each game. Both games output a total of 15.3 DK points. Ebron is third on the Lions in targets behind Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate but he’s tied for the team lead in targeting within the redzone. Ebron can cause matchup problems near the goal-line and is certainly worth a look against the Broncos.
There’s Gronk…then everyone else at the Tight End position. Commentary based on DraftKings strategy and scoring.