Week 6 Waiver Wire: Dustin Keller and 3 TEs You Should Grab Now
Tight ends are a crafty bunch in fantasy football. If you are not able to get Jason Witten, Tony Gonzalez or Jermichael Finley, you are left with a fairly inconsistent player who does not guarantee you points like a star running back or quarterback will.
Here's a list of four tight ends that may be available on your waiver wire. I think they'll put up big numbers for your fantasy team this week.
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New York Jets tight end Dustin Keller is having a fairly inconsistent season to date. He was productive in the first three games, as he had five catches for 61 yards and a touchdown against the Cowboys, six catches for 101 yards and a touchdown against the Jaguars, and five catches for 87 yards against the Raiders.
The next two games? Keller had just two catches for 12 yards against the Ravens and one catch for seven yards against the Patriots. Because of these last two games, someone may have given up on him and dropped him. That would have been a mistake.
Keller has often disappeared and then reappeared throughout his Jets career. This is not his fault, but rather, the offensive coordinator's. This week he will reappear against the rival Miami Dolphins.
The Dolphins have had trouble covering tight ends this season, and if Keller is targeted, he should produce on Monday night.
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Buffalo Bills tight end Scott Chandler is worth the risk of picking up because he is an end zone target. While he will not get you a ton of yards, he will get you the six. In the five games he's played this season, he has four touchdowns.
I would expect Chandler to be good for a TD against the Giants' 18th ranked pass defense.
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While the Baltimore Ravens are on their bye this week, it could be the perfect time to pick up their tight end, Ed Dickson.
Dickson is the heir apparent to Todd Heap, who was released in the offseason and is now an Arizona Cardinal.
Joe Flacco and Dickson are starting to develop a chemistry, which will only grow stronger the longer they play together.
Dickson is averaging four catches per game this season already, and he should see more action as the season progresses.