2018: Consistency Week in Review – TE – Week 14

Each week Bob Lung reviews the past week for Consistency highlights and trends at the tight end position! Follow Bob on Twitter at @bob_lung

Consistency. Any educated fantasy owner knows that you need your Fantasy Football players to be not only good, but also consistently good! It’s a proven fact that the more consistent your Fantasy players are throughout the season, the better chance that you’ll have to win. More wins equals playoffs and playoffs can turn into championships! That’s why I’ll be here each week to help you identify the most consistent Fantasy football players in your quest towards a Fantasy championship.

Unfamiliar with how consistency can help your Fantasy team?

Check out the Clutch Report, which will help you determine how consistent are the players in your league with your scoring method!

A quick recap for those unfamiliar with the Clutch Games system.  The Head-to-Head (H2H) format in Fantasy Football leads to the need for consistency. Many teams have been near the top of their league in scoring, but miss the playoffs by one or two games. Many will call it “bad luck” and that’s partially true. Injuries to key players, bad weather, etc. are situations that affect our Fantasy teams, but are uncontrollable. However, there is one aspect of Fantasy football that you can control. The consistency of your team!

A Clutch Game is awarded to a player each week when they exceed the Clutch Game Factor in your league for that position. The more Clutch Games a player is awarded each year, the more consistent that player is and the more beneficial they are to your Fantasy team. 

The scoring method used will be 1 point per 20 yards passing and 4 points for passing touchdowns; 1 point per 10 yards rushing and receiving; 1 point per reception; and 6 points for any rushing/receiving touchdown.

So, let’s review Week 14 for the tight ends…

 

Tight Ends - (Quality Game Factor – 8.65)

 

Rank

Player

Team

Score

1

George Kittle

SF

34.00

2

Rob Gronkowski

NE

30.90

3

Travis Kelce

KC

20.70

4

Jared Cook

OAK

18.60

5

Ian Thomas

CAR

16.70

6

Eric Ebron

IND

16.50

7

Cameron Brate

TB

15.20

8

Dallas Goedert

PHI

14.40

9

Ryan Griffin

HOU

13.00

10

Blake Jarwin

DAL

12.60

11

Derek Carrier

OAK

10.90

12

Evan Engram

NYG

10.70

13

Zach Ertz

PHI

8.80

 

THE EXPECTED

The tight ends were right around the average (12) for Quality Game earners this week. Finally, our guy, George Kittle earn the #1 spot for a week as he held off Rob Gronkowski. Yes, that’s right, Gronk finally earned only his second Clutch Game since Week 7! Travis Kelce rolled again, but Zach Ertz barely squeaked in this week. Of course, Eric Ebron stayed hot as well. Ebron may be a very tough pick in next year’s Fantasy draft.  

THE UNEXPECTED

Jared Cook is now fifth in total points and consistency amongst active tight ends. If that doesn’t tell you what kind of Fantasy year it’s been for tight ends, I don’t know what does! Ian Thomas. Remember this name, because he should be the starting tight end for Carolina next year, as everyone expects Greg Olsen to retire. Thomas has put up two straight Clutch Games and was fifth in total points last week! 

Here is a group of those “bad” surprises, tight ends who didn’t earn a Quality Game this week. Many of those poor Fantasy owners who grabbed one of these tight ends in their drafts cannot be happy with this week’s performance.

  

Rank

Player

Team

Score

23

David Njoku

CLE

6.50

31

Trey Burton

CHI

4.20

36

Jimmy Graham

GB

3.30

37

Kyle Rudolph

MIN

2.70

38

Chris Herndon

NYJ

2.40

 

YTD CONSISTENCY

 

Player Name

Total Points

Rank

Total CG

Total GP

CR

Travis Kelce

261.90

1

12

13

92%

Zach Ertz

235.60

2

12

13

92%

George Kittle

203.30

4

11

13

85%

Eric Ebron

207.80

3

10

13

77%

O.J. Howard

120.50

9

7

10

70%

Jared Cook

187.30

5

9

13

69%

Evan Engram

71.40

23

5

8

63%

Jordan Reed

128.00

8

8

13

62%

Rob Gronkowski

130.90

7

6

10

60%

Chris Herndon

76.00

21

5

9

56%

Jimmy Graham

112.90

11

7

13

54%

Jack Doyle

62.50

30

3

6

50%

Trey Burton

117.00

10

6

13

46%

David Njoku

112.40

13

6

13

46%

Greg Olsen

80.10

18

4

9

44%

Vance McDonald

112.80

12

5

12

42%

Austin Hooper

143.70

6

5

13

38%

Kyle Rudolph

107.00

14

5

13

38%


Remember, one week does not consistency make! Many of the tight ends will kill your Fantasy season if you jump on them on the waiver wire expecting weekly Fantasy scores like this. Be patient….consistency will come.

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