3 Fantasy Football Tight End Streamer Options for Week 1

The tight end position doesn’t ooze depth. Instead, it’s still top-heavy. So, those of you who have kicked the can on the street rather than invest in an elite tight end could try your hand at streamer waters. Some of you came out of drafts with the intention of streaming.

Regardless of the path to this point, those who need help identifying common tight ends to help their fantasy team each week have come to the right place. This is your weekly home for streaming options. Here are three choices for this week.

Gerald EverettLos Angeles Chargers

Yahoo! Roster Percentage: 23%

Unfortunately, Gerald Everett didn’t have a change of scene with the Seattle Seahawks last year. Despite this, he continued to show some potential and found himself in a more favorable situation this season. According to Pro Football Focus, of 44 tight ends with at least 30 goals over the past year, including the postseason, Everett ranked 19th with 1.34 yards per route run (Y/RR).

After playing on Seattle’s low-play volume offense in 2021, he finds himself on a fast, passing offense in 2022. According to Football Outsiders, the Los Angeles Chargers played at the sixth fastest situation-neutral pace in 2021. Additionally, the Chargers were tied for the fourth-highest passing rate (61 percent) in neutral game scripts, according to Sharp Football Stats.

Everett can help out fantasy squads, even in a supporting role behind Keenan Allen and Mike Williamsjostling for looks with Austin Ekeler and Josh Palmer. He’ll have a few weeks off, but one scheduled shootout with the Las Vegas Raiders is the ideal situation for Everett to deliver a borderline top 12 tight end performance in Week 1. According to numberFire’s heatmap, the Chargers-Raiders game has a total score of 52.5 points and a spread of 3.5 points.

Everett has touchdown potential and can deliver in Week 1.

Mo Alie-Cox, Indianapolis Colts

Yahoo! Roster Percentage: 8%

The Indianapolis Colts take on the Houston Texans and have an enticing implied total of a robust 27.00 points, the fourth-highest mark in Week 1. The high implied total makes Mo Alie-Cox the skyscraper tight end fascinating.

The former basketball player is a red-zone matchup nightmare. Fortunately, he wasn’t just a theoretically attractive option in the goalscoring field. Last year, Alie-Cox’s seven goals from the 15-yard line and inside were the third most for the Colts, and his three touchdown grabs from that close were the second most.

Things have changed since last year, and most of the changes have been positive changes to Alie-Cox’s outlook. First, the Colts were upgraded by Carson Wentz to Matt Ryan. Second, tight Jack Doyle retired. As a result, the runway is clear for a bigger role for the form-fitting tight end.

The preseason’s drumbeat was also promising, including taking over some of Doyle’s vacated routes.

He also dominated snaps with Ryan preseason, ran routes at a refined rate of Ryan’s dropbacks, and bounced around alignment a bit.

Alie-Cox has an opportunity to land a significant role in Indy’s Passing Attack, which is lacking established talent behind Michael Pittman Jr. Thus, Alie-Cox could be more than a streamer and move on to the popular waiver proposal by this time next week. It’s wonderful when a tight end doubles as a viable streamer with the advantage of sticking to fantasy teams, and Alie-Cox fills the bill.

Brevin Jordan, Houston Texans

Yahoo! Roster Percentage: 3%

Brevin Jordan is admittedly the least exciting option among this week’s streamers. Nonetheless, I wanted to give desperate players in lower leagues an option that was less than five percent of Yahoo! League.

Unfortunately the Texans are tied for the third lowest implied sum (18.50). Therefore, Jordan’s touchdown potential is low. Still, he could play a somewhat important role in Houston’s offense given the lack of established pass catchers behind Brandin Cooks.

NicoCollins has caused a stir in fantasy football circles on Twitter, but Jordan is also a sophomore with a chance for a rebuild team. Additionally, Jordan was used as a trail running tight end in preseason to avoid wasting snaps held to block.

The Texans recently signed OJ Howard. Despite this, Howard played his way away from the Buffalo Bills and He’ll likely need time to learn Houston’s playbook and get up to speed. So Jordan could be on the field and running routes for the Texans in Week 1, especially if the Texans are forced into catch-up mode as an 8.5-point underdog.

Jordan is a useful dart throw in deep leagues.

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