Is Brent Celek the best tight end in 2009?
Jonathon Stupar, BUF ~ This is one of those risk/reward plays. In the preseason, Stupar was leading the league among tight ends, then the Bills dropped him. With injuries to Shawn Nelson and Derek Schouman, Stupar is back in the mix. This week he faces a Miami defense that has allowed 320 yards and 2 TDs to tight ends. Of course a big chunk of that was Dallas Clark in week 2. But if you're in need of a bye week fill in, take a chance.
John Carlson, SEA ~ The Seahawks go into Colt country this week. Indianapolis has surrendered a paltry 7 receptions for 44 yards to tight ends. Carlson could explode, but do you want to take that chance if you have a secondary option?
Jason Witten, DAL ~ Yeah, I said it. The Denver broncos, like the Colts, have been brutal on tight ends. Three games, 5 receptions and 49 yards. If you have a solid option, play him. Otherwise cross your fingers and hope his probable 3 or 4 receptions wind up in the endzone.
Randy McMichael, STL ~ He's probably not a starter for most teams anyway, but in deeper leagues he's playing, and this week he's facing the 49ers who have surrendered 8 receptions and 68 yards.
Zach Miller, OAK ~ His QB sucks, the team is in chaos, and he faces the Houston Texans, who seem to give up points to runners like there's no tomorrow, but not to tight ends. Sit him.
Jeremy Shockey, NOS ~ Shockey has been boom or bust through three games. This week should be a bust. He faces a stout Jets defense who gives up very little to anyone, especially tight ends.
What I was listening to while I wrote this article-- Adelitas Way: