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Week 8 Choose or Lose: Tight Ends

There have been a few choose or lose tight ends that have surprised us this season, but some of them are on a bye week. This week is one that could make or break your fantasy team, and you might have to get sneaky on the waiver wire depending on your league size. Proceed with caution though, because you never know which tight end will be consistent for you.

Choose

Greg Olsen vs. Indianapolis Colts

If Olsen can shred a defense like the Seahawks, just imagine what he can do when he faces the Colts pussy cat defense. This is a scary matchup for the Colts and G-Reg is set to go off. The Colts might use the excuse of forgetting to set their clocks back or staying out to late on Halloween, but we know the truth, and it hurts.

Kyle Rudolph vs. Chicago Bears

Rudolph will out produce the Bears‘ Bennett, and that might be fighting words for some of you. The tight end position is the one fantasy football position that you need points from on a weekly basis because it tends to be one of the last that owners pick for. Rudolph is probably available on waivers and this matchup comes on a good week if you have a tight end on a bye week.

Lose

Jordan Cameron vs. New England Patriots

While the Dolphins‘ offense has been racking up points, Cameron has not, and it’s disappointing for owners that have him on their roster. Cameron only has 17 receptions for 223 yards and a touchdown. If you haven’t dropped him for the likes of Eifert, Barnidge or someone else, you might want to do it now. I hear that Jimmy Graham is available in some leagues and even he would be an upgrade at this point.

On the Bubble

Larry Donnell vs. New Orleans Saints

Donnell has the second most receptions on a Giants’ team that has Odell Beckham Jr and Rueben Randle. He is probably available and is on the bubble watch this week against the Saints. Donnell is going up against a Saints defense that has given up the fifth most fantasy points to opposing tight ends, and the Giants could be spending some time in the red zone.

Dwayne Allen vs. Carolina Panthers

This is a risky pick but the Panthers‘ defense allowed Jimmy Graham to go for eight receptions and 140 yards in their matchup with Seattle. Allen is not at the same level as Graham but he does have Luck as his quarterback — regardless of how he has performed this season. With that being said, the Panthers’ defense allows the 10th fewest points to tight ends, so only start Allen if you have to.

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