Tight End is an interesting position in Fantasy Football. With the game’s predilection for the passing, one might think that all pass-catchers (Tight Ends included) would have a great deal of appeal for managers of fantasy football teams, but they haven’t. Many of these players will likely accrue aroudn500 yards receiving and five touchdowns and […]

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Not since Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan switched bodies in Freaky Friday has a reversal been so celebrated. Wait, what’s that? The Friday crowd doesn’t like movie references? Jeesh. Well, hello ready for the weekend people. I am The Joey Wright. Donkey Teeth was gracious enough to fill-in for me at the beginning of the week for my usual Wright on Waivers article. In return, I am here to provide you with your buy-sell players for the week. Hopefully your trade deadline in your league has not passed, but if it has, I am going to include some players I think could have a hot finish to the season who may be found on your waiver wire. When evaluating players to acquire, as you’ll see, I put a great deal of focus on “fantasy points allowed to the position.” It is a statistical category I have found a lot of favor with over the years, and while simple, I hope it can help you as well.

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‘Tis the holiday season, which means it’s time to spread some love, warmth and cheer. It is also an opportunity for me to share one of my favorite holiday-themed jokes: What do you call 100 bras cut in half? 200 yarmulkes with chin straps! Get’s me every time. Similarly to a bra cut in half, fantasy assets are not always what they seem at first glance. You can’t judge today’s productivity of a particular item based off the usefulness of yesterday. Such is the story of a bra snipped in two, and such is the story of the players I’ll be discussing today. Some have had rather strong fantasy campaigns to date, while others have been quite underwhelming. But as we embark on Week 13, fantasy playoffs are drawing nearer and nearer, and managers need to begin plotting their strategy around which players will provide the most BOOM during that stretch of the season. For some leagues, the trade deadline may be in the rearview, but some owners may still have the ability to add stock in the names below as they eye up a deep playoff run. As I’ve said many times and will reiterate once again, I’m not here to help you build a playoff roster. I’m here to help you construct a championship team and bring home the hardware. Here is a short list of names that could help you do just that.

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Deep in the nacho cheese-smelling depths of NFL Headquarters somewhere under the Mojave Desert, one of the expert schedulers thought, “Russell Wilson vs Ryan Fitzpatrick…the Chef versus the Magician in Prime Time!” And then 2 months later Fitzmagic is benched for an undrafted QB who wasn’t in the league for two years…that’s Taylor Heinicke bee-tee-dubya. OK, the Magic Man is dealing with a messed-up hip, but it’s tough to argue that his NFL career isn’t over. Meanwhile, Russell Wilson broke a finger and the resulting surgery took him out of commission for a month. When he returned to action, Gordon Ramsey would have kicked him out of the kitchen immediately. In the two games since returning to the field, Wilson had completed a combined 51% of his passes with no TDs and 2 INT. With so many fantasy teams staring down the playoffs and one of the top quarterbacks failing, did we see a resurgence of Russ’ skills? Let’s check in to see how Monday Night Football went. 

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Sometimes you must know when to say goodbye. Sometimes we hold on for too long to something or someone who needs to go. Being in our lives gives us a sense of hope however false it may be. Whether you are bidding adieu to a reunited love on a tarmac, releasing your best friend back into the wild where they belong, or cutting Curtis Samuel about eight weeks later than most other fantasy managers: sometimes it is best to set them free. The playoffs are not far off and now is the time to start shaping those rosters for the tough journey ahead.

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I was working in the lab, late one night. When my eyes beheld an eerie sight. For my monster on his slab began to rise and suddenly to my surprise… He did the Mash. The Monster Mash

Just take these wise words in for a moment. Breathe them in. The monster… he did the mash. And don’t we all do the mash sometimes, much to the chagrin and sometimes excitement to our contemporaries? Yes, even sometimes it will truly be a “graveyard smash”. 

What was this section about? Oh uh Halloween injury report. Right. There was a thread here but I got carried away in the poetry of Bobby “Boris” Pickett & The Crypt Kickers (Side note: Here’s a great TV performance of Bobby Pickett doing the Monster Mash, a real masterclass in making really weird faces and being a weirdo).

The teams who will have some extra trick-or-treating time on bye this week are the Ravens and the Raiders. See ya next week! 

Let’s get into this week’s horror show!

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“Where is Donkey Teeth and who is this jackass in his place?” is what you are probably saying to yourself right now. Hi, I’m The Joey Wright, former Razzfan, current Razzwriter, and your Razz-fill-in for the the week while DT is getting his stable remodeled. I usually write the Monday morning waiver wire column, which we are way past by this time of the week. Today is Sunday! Time to set those lineups, make last minute add/drops, and possibly even push a trade through if your commissioner would allow it. I know I would. Over the past week, we have had amazing pieces from our entire staff of writers to help you with just those decisions.

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Ah yes. Week 7. It’s so easy to look over this slate of games and think: “huh. This seems like a boring week”. This might be partially influenced by watching superstars Teddy Bridgewater and Case Keenum face off in an extremely boring game in Cleveland. And listen, you’re probably right. The favorites might just sweep the board and we may experience the most lopsided and dull day in NFL history. But how many times have you really seen that EVER happen? That’s right, it’s always any given Sunday, baby. 

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The last 18 months greeted us with a lot of fundamental change and unexpectedness in our daily lives. One thing that has stayed relatively constant is the complete clusterfart provided by the fantasy tight end position. In 2021, some of you used heavy draft capital to snag Travis Kelce, Darren Waller or George Kittle — maybe even Mark Andrews — in which case, you hit if you got Kelce or Andrews at fair value, but Kittle has been an injury-derailed bust yet again, and while Waller has been a top five-to-six TE, he hasn’t had the booms (outside of Week 1) you’d like to see with that level of investment. With the way this position has played out this year, we can surmise at least 50% of fantasy owners missed at the TE position in 2021. Out of FantasyPros’ top-10 tight ends in terms of draft rankings (ECR) entering the season, FIVE are currently outside of the top-10 fantasy tight ends through Week 6 — four of which are outside the top 14 while three are outside of the top 20 (Kittle, Logan Thomas, Robert Tonyan). Luckily, some owners have already found their saving grace by snagging Dawson Knox or Dalton Schultz (yours truly), but not all have been so lucky, and most of us play in enough leagues where we’re still looking for help with one or more teams. But have no fear, as the answer is near. All you need to do is ask: Please, sir, can I have some Mo’.

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I see you there with your lone win, maybe two, and you are starting to worry. This is not at all how you thought the season was going to go when you were drafting back in August. The real fear is starting to sink in of completely missing the playoffs and having to play for your league’s last place trophy, which is probably some horrid garden ornament you must display in your home every day through the following season. I am here to tell you, there options and you guessed it, we are looking towards the silver screen for inspiration. When John Cassavetes’ acting career was in trouble in Rosemary’s Baby he reached out to his neighbors for help, but now he must help raise that baby and apparently something is wrong with his eyes. You could always see your local Godfather for some trade assistance and a deal no one could refuse, but horseheads are in short supply these days. Then again, it is probably better to buckle down and focus on fielding the best lineup you can. Allow me to be of assistance with this week’s waiver wire recommendations.

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