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Fantasy Football Week 2 Tight End Preview: Potential George Kittle Replacements


Our favorite ads at the start of the week were Gerald Everett and Tyler Higbee, and to be honest, if George Kittle is your only tight end, you should already have one. But I can understand if you don’t want to play Everett on Thursday because you want to wait it out for Kittle. I wouldn’t do it, but I understand. So you’ll find potential Kittle replacements in the waiver section later in this article. Perhaps I should first explain why I would rather start Everett.

This doesn’t have much to do with my faith in Everett. He’s a fine flow, but that doesn’t mean a high floor or ceiling. The tight end position is so bad. It’s just that I’m not sure if Kittle also has a high floor or ceiling in this offense.

What we’ve seen of Trey Lance as a passerby is that he can do things on the field and off the numbers that we’ve really never seen Jimmy Garoppolo do before. We’ve also seen Lance struggle with throws that make Garoppolo and most quarterbacks in the league seem easier. That’s probably just inexperience, and this isn’t for dumping on Lance. But with him as quarterback, we should expect a low pass offensive with passes that aren’t particularly accurate. Considering Kittle already has to fight Deebo Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk for goals, that’s worrying.

None of this is to say that Kittle is already a failure. He hasn’t even played yet and we haven’t seen Lance play in decent weather this year. But for what it’s worth, there’s a significant chance of rain in San Francisco on Sunday, too.

Just to be clear, I’d still start Kittle about any of the streamers below if he’s up and running. I just don’t do it with very high expectations.

Here’s everything else you need to know about tight end in Week 2:

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The following players are currently not expected to play Week 2. Here’s what it means:

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Numbers to know

  • 2 — OJ Howard caught both Davis Mills touchdown passes, but those were his only two goals in the game. He’s stash-worthy, but you shouldn’t start him until he plays more snaps.
  • 41% — Mike Gesicki ran only one route on 41% of Dolphins pass-plays. It’s only one game so I understand if you want to hold him, but Gesicki looks like he’s on his way to the waiver.
  • 89 — Kyle Pitts now has 89 yards in three games against the Saints. It doesn’t get much easier in week 2 against the Rams.

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Matchups That Matter

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Distance Wire Objectives

Week 2 Streamers (TE Preview)

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Heath’s projections

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