Streaming is a fantasy football strategy that fantasy managers use when they don’t have a starter on their rosters that they trust entering any particular week during the fantasy season. For those that participate in leagues with the kicker position and defense/special teams (DST), this is a fairly common practice. Streaming, however, is not limited to the kicker and DST. At times, fantasy managers can employ this tactic for any of the skilled player positions. Streaming requires league managers to manage their roster and make waiver wire moves weekly.
Matchups are a driving force behind streaming at all positions, and the tight end is no exception. If you waited until late in your draft to acquire a tight end or dislike a certain matchup, then streaming may very well be your best bet. Each week I will bring you my top 3 weekly streamers at the TE position. The goal is to identify a positive matchup for you to exploit, and as always, win your fantasy matchup. Let’s dive into Three Tight Ends to Stream Week 6!
Dan Arnold vs Miami Dolphins
The Jaguars will be looking for their first win of the 2021 NFL season this Sunday when they travel to South Beach to take on the struggling Miami Dolphins. Throughout the first 5 weeks of the season, the Dolphins have been friendly to opposing teams’ tight ends, surrendering an average of 6.6 targets and 13.4 points per game.
Dan Arnold is a new addition to the Jaguar offense, and in his first game with the team he saw 8 targets, converting that into 6 receptions for 64 yards. I try to stay away from tight ends on poor offensive teams, but with how poor the Jaguars’ defense continues to play, Trevor Lawrence and the Jags offense are forced to throw the ball early and often. After his recent move to Jacksonville, Arnold finds himself on an offense desperate for reliable pass catchers and should continue to see decent volume on a week-to-week basis.
Ricky Seals-Jones vs Kansas City Chiefs
The Washington Football Team will have their hands full on Sunday when they host the Kansas City Chiefs. Through 5 games the Chiefs have given up 7.6 targets and 17.3 points per game, including a 100-yard performance in Week 4 to Dawson Knox. Most games involving Kansas City turn into high-scoring affairs, and I am expecting their Week 6 matchup with Washington to be no different.
Ricky Seals-Jones recorded his first start of the 2021 NFL Season in Week 5 filling in for the injured Logan Thomas. Seals-Jones played well in his first game as the lead tight end, recording 5 receptions for 41 yards on 8 targets. Heinicke seems to have a gunslinger mentality when under center for Washington, giving me confidence in adding Seals-Jones to my tight end needy teams this week.
Hunter Henry vs Dallas Cowboys
The Dallas Cowboys will be hosting Hunter Henry and the New England Patriots in Week 6. Thus far, the Cowboys have given up an average of 7.5 targets and 15.5 points per game including two 20 plus point games in Weeks 1 and 3.
Over the last two games, Hunter Henry has seen an uptick in snaps and targets. In Week 5, Henry saw a season-high in targets (8) and points (19.5). The Patriots will continue to utilize both Jonnu Smith and Hunter Henry in their offensive game plan. I am anticipating enough targets for Henry that you can use him with confidence in Week 6.
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