Brandon Myers' Instant Fantasy Reaction Heading into 2013 Fantasy Playoffs

Tyler BrookeSenior Analyst IIDecember 1, 2013

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - NOVEMBER 24:  Brandon Myers #83 of the New York Giants celebrates his touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys during their game at MetLife Stadium on November 24, 2013 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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With a solid game against the Washington Redskins, Brandon Myers might look like an appealing fantasy option at the tight end position.  However, you should be careful if you're considering picking Myers up based off Sunday's game as we head into fantasy playoffs.

The New York Giants took down the Washington Redskins 24-17 in a solid game that ended with quite a strange series of plays.  Brandon Myers had one of his best games of the season, catching five passes for 61 yards and a touchdown.  In ESPN's standard scoring leagues, that was good enough for 12 fantasy points.

This is the second straight solid game for Myers, as he had three receptions for 39 yards and a touchdown last week against the Dallas Cowboys.  However, his numbers before that game had not been impressive; he had caught just 26 passes for 297 yards and one score.

He may be a tempting fantasy option after two straight solid games, but his production likely won't last.  These two games were against two of the worst pass defenses in the league.  He's simply not a reliable enough tight end to expect nine or 10 points every game from him.

Overall, Myers is at best a bench tight end who should only be starting if you're incredibly desperate at the position.