Welcome back Fantasy nerds, this time for the 2020 Fantasy Football Week 6 Tight End Streaming article. This is a tough week for the streaming tight ends. Not that many matchups that I like.
But hopefully, after the first five weeks of this article, it has helped you win your matchup. 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. Or your starting tight end is on a bye. The teams this week on a bye include the Chargers, Raiders, Saints, Seahawks. So you have to look to the waiver wire and try to find the best matchup possible for that week.
If you pick the right streaming tight end, that could be the difference in you winning your week or losing your week. This week is especially hard with all the teams on byes this week, so these names are deeper names than usual.
Now that you know the gist of the article, let's find you a few tight ends who can help you win your Week 6 matchup. The 2020 Fantasy Football Week 6 Tight End streamers will highlight TE’s owned in under 50% of NFL.com’s leagues.
2020 Fantasy Football Week 6 Tight End Streaming
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Trey Burton, Indianapolis Colts (0.1% owned)
Trey Burton is a new name being added to this article this season. His two teammates, Jack Doyle and Mo Ali-Cox have been on this list a few times earlier this season. But now since Trey Burton has come back from injury in Week 4, he has caught the eye of his quarterback Philip Rivers.
Since Burton's return, he saw five targets in Week 4 as the Chicago Bears, and then in Week 5, he was second on the team in targets with six. He caught five of those six targets for only 33 yards though. But it is great to see those amount of targets.
The matchup for the Colts this week is a sexy one. They play at home against the Bengals. Tight ends have seen a 27% target share against the Bengals this season. They have also given up the 7th most yards to tight ends this season as well. If you’re desperate (which most people are this week) you can throw Burton into your lineup and hope for the best.
Gerald Everett, Los Angeles Rams (0.3% owned)
Well, this season was supposed to be the Tyler Higbee show at the tight end position for the Rams, or so us fantasy analysts thought after his strong finish to last year. Higbee did have a good week in Week 2 when he had a three-touchdown performance. But other than that it hasn’t been great.
Gerald Everett was injured while Higbee exploded onto the scene last year. He also had a quiet start to the season. But these last two weeks it looks like the Rams want to get him more involved. He had a rushing touchdown in Week 4, and then last week he caught all four of his targets for 90 yards while leading the team in receiving yards.
The Rams get the struggling and banged up 49ers team this week. The 49ers have been a tough matchup for opposing tight ends this season. But that’s not scaring me off of Everett this week. He should still be able to get the job done and give you a solid return this week.
Irv Smith, Minnesota Vikings (1.1% owned)
It has been a disappointing season for Irv Smith, to say the least. He has not been able to separate himself from fellow tight end, Kyle Rudolph. That was until last week when he out targeted Rudolph five to two. He caught four of those five targets for 64 yards. He also showed his big-play ability with two of those catches going for over 20 yards.
The matchup is a great one this week for the Vikings. They get the struggling Atlanta Falcons, who just fired their defensive minded head coach Dan Quinn. Opposing teams have been feasting against the Falcons Defense this season.
They have also given up the second-most fantasy points against tight ends this season and have given up the most touchdowns to tight ends as well. With the matchup being so good, I’m okay with throwing Smith in your lineup this week.
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James O’Shaughnessy, Jacksonville Jaguars
Let me say this right off the top, James O’Shaughnessy is a deep dart throw this week. His teammate Tyler Eifert has made this article once before, but he went down with a neck injury last week, so O’Shaughnessy should be the TE1 for Jacksonville this week. He caught all three of his targets last week for just 20 yards. If you start him this week, you’re hoping for a touchdown.
The Jaguars welcome the Detroit Lions to town this week. Both of these teams' defenses have struggled this season. So I expect a decent amount of scoring to happen in this game and O’Shaughnessy should see enough volume to produce something for you and hopefully fall into the end zone for a touchdown.
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