Fantasy Football On Target: What Julio Jones' injury means for the Falcons

by Tim Heaney on October 8, 2013 @ 11:57:25 PDT

 

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Tight ends

Week 5 utilization leaders
Rk
Player
Tm
Wk 5
1
Tony Gonzalez
ATL
14
2
Julius Thomas
DEN
12
3
Jimmy Graham
NOS
11
4
Antonio Gates
SDC
10
5
Jason Witten
DAL
10
6
Owen Daniels
HOU
9
7
Tony Scheffler
DET
7
8
Tyler Eifert
CIN
7

Most people blindly say Jones' injury helps Tony G. But he can't really be targeted much more than he has been. This offensive line and the constant brackets he'd face with the shaky depth at receiver seem to downgrade his value. Anyone itching to buy him? Take advantage if you have a legit alternative.

Julius Thomas had just eight total targets in the two weeks leading up to his brilliant Week 5, which was a case of abusing the Dallas Cowboys' Tampa 2. The Denver Broncos will target Thomas enough, though, to keep him within TE1 limits every week; he had 16 targets over the first two games of the year.

WAIVER WIRE: Owen Daniels (leg) could miss six weeks and should miss at least a few. Garrett Graham may earn more weekly credence in his stead. The Houston Texans' passing game is suffering enough that tight end check-downs could become a more frequent course of action.

Tony Scheffler's output won't be that great, even if he continues to have his number called with Calvin Johnson (knee) sidelined. There are too many mouths to feed ahead of him to count on any persistent production.

WAIVER WIRE: Tyler Eifert will still have to share with Jermaine Gresham, but the mediocre performances by the rest of the receivers beneath A.J. Green on the totem pole have opened things up for Eifert. He's seen 12 looks over the past two weeks and has caught 17 of the 24 tosses directed at him this year. He's reliable.

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