If you've read my other waiver wire articles you already know that the waiver wire is by far the best tool at your disposal each week to dominating your fantasy football league. Tight end waiver wire picks are slim in week 2, so if you're hurting they are worth a higher bid amount due to scarcity. Here's how I rank the available tight ends in the list below, then I'll tell you why if you're interested in some opinion to go with those rankings.
- Austin Seferian-Jenkins
- Ladarius Green
- Jordan Reed
- Heath Miller
- Eric Ebron
- Darren Fells
Ladarius Green, Chargers
Ladarius Green looked like we thought he would look when given the opportunity, elite. He posted a fantasy friendly stat line of 5-74-1 which ranks him seventh best among tight ends in the season opener. He will be a TE1 for the next three week but I'm not sure how it will pan out once Gates comes back, they could nullify each other!
Heath Miller, Pittsburgh Steelers
Miller will have up and down week but the season opener told us all he is very much still a part of this offense as he gathered 11 targets reeling in eight of them for 84 yards. Just a reminder he's a safe and consistent pick up in PPR leagues.
Jordan Reed, Washington RedSkins
Reed garnered a healthy share of targets and lesser quarterbacks (Kirk Cousins) tend to lean on their TE. Reed will be more of a TE #2 in Week 2 when the Redskins player the solid Rams' tight end defense.
Eric Ebron, Detroit Lions
Ebron is an athletic freak and it appears he just needed a season to develop. Now I know it was only one week of production - but come week 2 - if he post another stat line similar to 4/53/1 you'll wish you beat the waiver wire rush, just saying.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Tampa Bay Bucs
Another hot sleeper of mine entering the 2015 season as I've mentioned him numerous times pre-draft. ASJ is a hot pick up but don't expect the production you saw this week on the consistent basis. Nevertheless, he's worth a pickup and could finish the season as a top 10/12 fantasy starter.
Darren Fells, Arizona Cardinals
As long as Gresham keeps being Gresham, Fells will be a deep league start and/or bye week filler. Tight end is scarce so you might want to bite on Fells after his 4/82/1 stat line last week.