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2020 Fantasy Football Week 15 Tight End Streaming

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Welcome back Fantasy nerds, this is your 2020 Fantasy Football Week 15 Tight End Streaming. For those of you who don’t know what streaming a position means, it means that you don’t have a starting-caliber tight end to start week in and week out. So you play a different one every week based on matchup.

If your tight ends are banged up, you may be looking at the waiver wire to find a solid option. If you picked the right streaming tight end this week, that could be the difference between you making it to the next round of the playoffs or your season-ending.

Now that you know the gist of the article, let’s find you a few tight ends who can help you win your Week 14 playoff matchup.

The 2020 Fantasy Football Week 14 Tight End streamers will highlight TE’s owned in under 50% of NFL.com’s leagues.

2020 Fantasy Football Week 15 Tight End Streaming

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Logan Thomas, Washington Football Team (40.0% Owned)

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Since Alex Smith has taken over the starting QB job in Week 9, Logan Thomas has been quietly fantasy relevant. Since then he’s caught 28 receptions for 261 yards and two touchdowns from Alex Smith. In the last two weeks, Thomas has seen 20% and 22% of the target share which leads the team.

With those numbers, it’s getting easier to say that he’s the number one option for Smith. Because of that snap share percentage in the past two weeks, he caught 15 receptions for 141 yards and one touchdown. If Antonio Gibson sits out another game with his turf toe, Logan Thomas will be force-fed targets against the Seattle Seahawks.

The Matchup

The Seattle Seahawks are allowing the 18th most fantasy points to tight ends on the season. They’re allowing 10.8 ppg to tight ends in PPR settings, but that is skewed because of the fact the Seahawks haven’t been able to stop wide receivers this year. This matchup is just middle of the pack, but I expect Russell Wilson to put up points against the Footballs Team’s defense. Because of that, Alex Smith should be playing catch-up most of the time.

Irv. Smith Jr., Minnesota Vikings (2.2% Owned)

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With Kyle Rudolph being ruled out early in Week 14, Irv Smith Jr. had the chance to be the starting tight end against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He came out and caught all four of his targets for 63 receiving yards and a touchdown. If Kyle Rudolph continues to battle with injuries, Irv Smith Jr. should be considered a viable streaming option.

When the Vikings get into the red zone they are looking for Adam Thielen the majority of the time. But Smith Jr. is getting 11% of the red zone targets which is third on the team behind only Thielen and Justin Jefferson. Kirk Cousin has always shown love to the tight end position in the past with Jordan Reed on The Washington Football Team. Irv Smith Jr. is worth a look if Rudolph is ruled out in week 15.

The Matchup

The Chicago Bears are allowing the 5th most points per game to the tight end position which is one of the better matchups of the week. They allow 15.6 ppg on average to the position which is 15.9% more points than the average team allows to tight ends. Plug Smith Jr. in this week without hesitation if Kyle Rudolph is ruled out.

Jordan Reed, San Fransisco 49ers (44.4% Owned)

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This streaming option is probably the one I’m most skeptical about. The positive thing about it is that Jordan Reed is involved in this offense. In the past four weeks, he has seen 21 targets and caught 12 of them for 123 yards and one touchdown. These aren’t Travis Kelce‘s type of numbers, but getting four targets per game as of late is noteworthy.

He’s coming off a tough matchup against The Washington Football Team but had only two catches for 13 yards. He still saw five targets but had trouble connecting with Nick Mullens on occasions. Reed could possibly see more involvement with the news of Deebo Samuel being done for the year.

The Matchup

Reed gets a great matchup this week against the Dallas Cowboys who can’t seem to stop any position this year. The Cowboys are allowing 11.5 points per game to tight ends this year. If you can trust Reed to stay healthy, he should be usable in this juicy matchup.

Bargain Bin Option

Cole Kmet, Chicago Bears (0.4% Owned)

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It’s another week of Cole Kmet being the bargain bin option. He jumped up 0.3% owned from last week after his third straight week of a 77%+ team snap percentage. In the past two weeks, Cole Kmet has seen 14 targets which are as many targets he has seen in the other 11 games this year.

He’s been able to accumulate nine receptions, 78 yards, and a touchdown in that two-game stretch. With Mitch Trubisky starting at quarterback now, the Bears have leaned on Kmet more in the offense over Jimmy Graham.

The Matchup

The Bears matchup against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 15. The Vikings are allowing 12 ppg this year to tight ends on opposing teams. Tight ends have only scored five touchdowns this year against the Vikings defense. But if the Bears struggle to get into the endzone, they might give the rookie a shot.


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About Mike LaPlant

Once upon a time, there was this kid who hated to write since high school. Then his friends talked him into writing about Fantasy Football. Now he has the time of his life writing the Weekly Trends article. He's new to the scene, but he always has an opinion for you. He'll give it to you straight even if you don't wanna hear it.

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