2018: Consistency Week in Review – TE – Week 15

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 15 for the tight ends…

 

Tight Ends - (Quality Game Factor – 8.45)

 

Rank

Player

Team

Score

1

Evan Engram

NYG

15.50

2

Garrett Celek

SF

20.30

3

Trey Burton

CHI

13.60

4

Travis Kelce

KC

13.10

5

Chris Manhertz

CAR

12.00

6

Jeremy Sprinkle

WAS

10.90

7

Gerald Everett

LAR

9.60

8

Antonio Gates

LAC

9.40

9

Vance McDonald

PIT

9.30

10

Blake Jarwin

DAL

8.50

 

THE EXPECTED

The tight ends were below the average (12) for Quality Game earners this week. For those of you who have been waiting around like Rip Van Winkle for Evan Engram to FINALLY earn some Clutch Games, your wait is over! Engram took top honors this week! Actually, that’s back-to-back Clutch Games for Engram, who only had four prior to that. Trey Burton also earned his first Clutch Game in SIX weeks! Travis Kelce was one of the few regulars to earn a Clutch Game this week, as many of the big names failed again this week. It’s been a tough year for quarterbacks and tight ends.

THE UNEXPECTED

See if you recognize any of these names? Chris Manhertz, Jeremy Sprinkle and Blake Jarwin. Nope. Me neither. Well, all three of them earned Clutch Games along with fairly unknown names like Garrett Celek, Gerald Everett and Vance McDonald. Rob Gronkowski really needs to retire. He’s just not the tight end that we loved for fantasy purposes. George Kittle had a rare bad game, which always sucks during playoff times! 

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

11

Chris Herndon

NYJ

8.30

13

George Kittle

SF

8.10

19

Jimmy Graham

GB

6.20

20

David Njoku

CLE

6.00

22

Kyle Rudolph

MIN

5.30

24

Zach Ertz

PHI

5.20

30

Jared Cook

OAK

4.30

32

Rob Gronkowski

NE

4.10

47

Eric Ebron

IND

1.80

 

YTD CONSISTENCY

 

Player Name

Total Points

Rank

Total CG

Total GP

CR

Travis Kelce

275.00

1

13

14

93%

Zach Ertz

240.80

2

12

14

86%

George Kittle

211.40

3

11

14

79%

Eric Ebron

209.60

4

10

14

71%

O.J. Howard

120.50

11

7

10

70%

Evan Engram

86.90

16

6

9

67%

Jared Cook

191.60

5

9

14

64%

Jordan Reed

128.00

9

8

13

62%

Rob Gronkowski

135.00

7

6

11

55%

Trey Burton

130.60

8

7

14

50%

Jimmy Graham

119.10

12

7

14

50%

Chris Herndon

84.30

18

5

10

50%

Vance McDonald

122.10

10

6

13

46%

Greg Olsen

80.10

22

4

9

44%

David Njoku

118.40

13

6

14

43%

Austin Hooper

143.70

6

5

14

36%

Kyle Rudolph

112.30

14

5

14

36%


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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