Welcome back Fantasy nerds, I can't believe that we are here already. It's Championship week for most! Now it's that time again for the 2020 Fantasy Football Week 16 Tight End Streaming article.
Hopefully, the first fifteen weeks of this article have helped you make the playoffs. 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 pick the right streaming tight end, that could be the difference between you making it to the next round of the playoffs, or your season being finished.
Now that you know the gist of the article, let's find you a few tight ends who can help you win a championship.
The 2020 Fantasy Football Week 16 Tight End streamers will highlight TE’s owned in under 50% of NFL.com’s leagues.
2020 Fantasy Football Week 16 Tight End Streaming
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Logan Thomas, Washington Football Team, (45% owned)
Week 15 Target Leaders (*Pending MNF)
Logan Thomas: 15
Calvin Ridley: 14
Stefon Diggs: 13
Brandon Aiyuk: 13
Marvin Jones: 12
Terry McLaurin: 12
Darren Waller: 12
Travis Kelce: 12
DeAndre Hopkins: 11
Justin Jefferson: 11
David Johnson: 11 pic.twitter.com/5I8tmfwAoF
— 4for4 Fantasy Football (@4for4football) December 21, 2020
Well, this should surprise nobody since Logan Thomas has been a mainstay in this article. He is the number five ranked tight end on the season and he is under 50% owned going into championship week. That is just crazy to me.
Thomas is coming off a career day against the Seattle Seahawks in which he caught 13 of 15 targets for 101 yards for 23 fantasy points. Dwayne Haskins was in at quarterback for the injured Alex Smith and just peppered Thomas with targets. So far it is unclear who will start at quarterback for the Washington Football team this weekend, but I don’t think it matters.
The matchup for Washington this weekend is a good one against the Carolina Panthers. The Panthers have given up 8.6 fantasy points to opposing tight ends this season which ranks 10th worst in the league. Thomas needs to be in lineups this weekend with this matchup. He is the clear number two option in this offense behind Terry McLaurin.
Austin Hooper, Cleveland Browns, (44% owned)
It took a quarter, but Austin Hooper cashes first TD tickets and gives the Browns the lead
— BetOnline.ag (@betonline_ag) December 21, 2020
Austin Hooper is not a name I expected to be typing in this article again this season. But after being injured in Week 14, he was dropped in most leagues. Well, he came back last week and had a solid game. Hooper caught five of six targets for 41 yards and a touchdown in his return to the lineup.
Hooper was very solid in the tough matchup against the Giants last week. This offense is also rolling the last few weeks, and when Hooper is in the game quarterback Baker Mayfield likes to targets him in the red zone.
The Matchup for the Browns this week is a solid one against the now 1-13 New York Jets. The Jets defense isn’t as bad as you think, but if you’re going to attack them, the best way is through the air. The Jets allow the most fantasy points to opposing tight ends. Hooper should be in your lineups this weekend with this great matchup.
Jordan Reed, San Francisco 49ers, (44% owned)
— OurSF49ers (@OurSf49ers) December 20, 2020
Jordan Reed isn’t the greatest option this week, but it isn’t a terrible idea either. Reed is still splitting snaps with fellow tight end Ross Dwelley, but Reed is getting most of the passing down work. He has seen at least five targets in three of his last four games.
The off injured tight end was having a pretty bad game last week until he was able to haul in a touchdown to save his day and almost get to 10 fantasy points. George Kittle is pushing to play this week after missing with a foot injury since Week 8. But that doesn’t make much sense to me since the 49ers are out of the playoff picture.
The Matchup for the 49ers isn’t a very good one against the solid defense of the Arizona Cardinals. After being the worst in the league against opposing tight ends last year, they have been much better. The Cardinals are only allowing six fantasy points to that position this season which is 7th best in the NFL. If you’re starting Reed this week, you’re hoping for a touchdown.
Bargain Bin Option
Jordan Akins, Houston Texans (1.3% owned)
When Jordan Akins catches a target pic.twitter.com/kyY8FziqVc
— Vlad Sedler (@RotoGut) December 20, 2020
Jordan Akins is emerging as the top tight end target in this offense. He has seen six targets in three out of his last five games but unfortunately has only found the end zone one time this season. He did drop a wide-open touchdown two weeks ago against the Bears. So hopefully he can redeem himself and finds his way into the end zone this weekend.
In this matchup for the Houston Texans, they should have no problem moving the ball against this Cincinnati Bengals defense that ranks tied for 30th against opposing tight ends this season allowing 9.4 fantasy points per game this season. If you’re in desperate need of a tight end this weekend, Akins could be the dart throw you’re looking for.
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