Fantasy football busts: TE - Week 13

by Bryce McRae and Tim Heaney on December 3, 2009 @ 10:35:36 PDT


In this article KFFL breaks down the fantasy football sleepers of the week. We will avoid marquee names because players of that caliber are rarely benched, regardless of their matchup. Instead, we will focus on the players that make your fantasy lineup decisions stressful each week. Read on to learn which midrange to low-end players that you wouldn't necessarily consider that you need to get into your lineup.

Note: All statistics are from Week 7 to Week 12, unless otherwise noted.

Fantasy football busts: Tight ends

Heath Miller, Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Oakland Raiders

Fantasy value: Flex or bench

  • Inconsistency has been Miller's calling card of late. He caught seven passes for 95 yards and one score in Week 11, but he managed just one grab for only two yards last week against the Baltimore Ravens.
  • Oakland's six-week averages against this position: 2.80 receptions, 41.0 receiving yards and 0.00 receiving touchdowns per game.
  • Roethlisberger (concussion) is expected to return this week, which should help Miller's numbers a bit, but he was already on the decline before Big Ben's Week 11 injury.

NEW - Bo Scaife, Tennessee Titans at Indianapolis Colts

Fantasy value: Flex or bench

  • Scaife has been a vital part of Tennessee's offense with former college teammate Vince Young at quarterback. The tight end has 23 targets, 11 receptions and 122 yards in the last three weeks, including a 10-look Week 12 performance.
  • The Colts have allowed just 3.00 receptions, 26.7 yards and 0.17 touchdowns per game to this position. They haven't played many teams with legit tight ends in the last six weeks, but they have been one of the worst fantasy matchups for the position all year.
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About Bryce McRae

Bryce McRae is a Managing Editor with KFFL and has been involved in fantasy sports since 1999. He joined KFFL as a volunteer writer in March 2005 before becoming a Hot off the Wire Analyst in March 2006. He began working in his current capacity in September 2008. His work has appeared on fantasy sports sites such as Yahoo! and CBS Sportsline as well as in print. He graduated from the University of British Columbia in 2008 with a B.A. in History and U.S. Studies.

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