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2020 Fantasy Football Week 8 Tight End Streaming

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Welcome back Fantasy nerds, this time for the 2020 Fantasy Football Week 8 Tight End Streaming article! This is an interesting week for tight ends this week.

Hopefully, after the first seven 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 Washington Football Team, Arizona Cardinals, Houston Texans, and Jacksonville Jaguars. 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 8 matchup. The 2020 Fantasy Football Week 8 Tight End streamers will highlight TE’s owned in under 50% of NFL.com’s leagues.

2020 Fantasy Football Week 8 Tight End Streaming

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Trey Burton, Indianapolis Colts (1% owned)

Before the bye week, Trey Burton was becoming more and more involved in the offense since he returned back from injury. He has seen at least five targets in every game he has played. We all know that Philip Rivers loves to target his tight ends, especially in the red zone. So those targets should keep happening.

It’s kind of shocking to me that he is only rostered in 1% of leagues, especially with the way that the tight end position is, and the production Burton has given you the last three games.

The Matchup

The matchup isn’t a good one on paper because the Lions only give up 4.7 fantasy points to opposing tight ends per game. But their defense is not very good as a whole. With the way the Colts offense relies on the tight end, I still expect big things from Burton this week.

Gerald Everett, Los Angeles Rams (9% owned)

Gerald Everett is coming off a solid appearance against the Bears. He caught four of five targets for 28 yards and a touchdown after Tyler Higbee was a surprise scratch with a hand injury.

Everett has seen at least four targets in his last three games, which is solid considering he has been battling for targets with Higbee. If Higbee sits out this game, Everett is a solid play this weekend.

The Matchup

The Matchup against the Dolphins this weekend is a tough one. The Dolphins only give up 3.2 points against opposing tight ends, which is 2nd best in the NFL. But the only team that they have played against that really utilizes the tight end like the Rams, and that was the 49ers with a banged-up Jimmy Garoppolo. George Kittle caught four passes in that game for 44 yards.

It’s not a very sexy play, but if you’re in desperate need of a tight end this week, plug Everett into your lineup and hope for a touchdown.

Irv Smith, Minnesota Vikings (1.2% owned)

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Irv Smith made this article two weeks ago before his bye week and had a solid game. He caught four of five targets for the second week in a row, for 55 yards. It’s awesome to see the talented second-year man get more involved in the offense.

He was also very close to scoring two touchdowns the last game they played against Atlanta. To me, he is obviously the far superior athlete than Kyle Rudolph and is the better player. It is only a matter of time until Smith takes even more snaps away from Rudolph.

The Matchup

The Packers statistically are pretty solid against opposing tight ends, being ranked in the top eight for points allowed to opposing tight ends. But the Packers should be up for most of this game, so there should be plenty of passing volume to around. With the Packers’ cornerbacks being pretty solid, Kirk Cousins should look to his tight end in the middle of the field.

Bargain Bin Option

Harrison Bryant, Cleveland Browns (0.2% owned)

Harrison Bryant is my favorite name on this list. He made me a solid amount of money this past weekend in DFS lineups. Bryant took full advantage of Austin Hooper being out with appendicitis, catching five of six targets for 56 yards and two touchdowns.

With Hooper likely being out this week, and with the injury to Odell Beckham Jr., Bryant maybe the Browns best red-zone threat this weekend against the Raiders.



The Matchup

The matchup against the Raiders is a juicy one. They rank middle of the pack against opposing tight ends at 7.6 fantasy points per game. But this is a defense that can be had through the air. Baker Mayfieldseems to be a lot more comfortable throwing the ball to the middle of the field, so expect a big day from Jarvis Landry this weekend, and a solid day from Bryant as well.


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About Dylan Clemons

Husband, Father, Fantasy Sports writer, for Fantasy Six Pack. When I’m not writing about Football, I enjoy bowling, golfing, and fishing, and of course having a few beers while doing those things! If you need any Fantasy advice, DM on twitter and ill always answer you back.

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