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Fantasy Football Week 7 Tight End Preview: Streaming options, projections, and more

Fantasy Football Week 7 Tight End Preview: Streaming options, projections, and more

Everything you need to know about tight end in Week 7

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A touchdown bailed out Fantasy owners who trusted Kyle Pitts in Week 6. It may have also provided one last off-ramp if you’re looking to move him.

While Pitts did score in Week 6 he also posted 19 yards for the third time this season. He was also out-targeted by both Drake London and Olamide Zaccheaus. Pitts is clearly not the No. 1 option in this offense like he was in the second half of 2021, and the pie has shrunk considerably. 

The Falcons sit at 3-3 and are averaging just 22.8 pass attempts per game. That’s nearly 11 fewer pass attempts than they had in 2021. Even with the touchdown regression we all expect, Pitts is not going to be able to produce consistent starter numbers on this type of volume. What further exacerbates the problem is that Mariota and Pitts have not found a rhythm yet. Pitts’ 52% catch rate and 6.8 yards per target are well below the results Mariota is getting when targeting other players.

None of this is to say that you should give up on Pitts. I expect he’ll be in the top-12 discussion all year. But if last week’s touchdown gave anyone hope that he’s trending towards the player he was drafted to be, I would jump at the opportunity to sell for a bonafide starter at any position.

Here’s everything else you need to know about tight end in Week 7:

Week 7 TE Preview

The following players are not being projected to play Week 7 at this time. Here’s what it means:

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Numbers to Know

  • 12.4%Tua Tagovailoa has targeted tight ends on just 12.4% of his throws in 2022, the lowest in the league.

  • 22 — It took Kyle Pitts 22 games to score his first touchdown on U.S. soil.

  • 4Zach Ertz has double-digit targets in four of six games this year.

  • 28.2Daniel Bellinger saw a 28.2% route participation increase from Week 5 to Week 6. 

  • 10 — Receptions for Robert Tonyan in Week 6, the most of his career. 

  • 71Greg Dulcich played 71% of the Broncos‘ snaps while Albert Okwuegbunam was a healthy scratch. 

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