2019: 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.

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 – 8.62)

Rank

Player

Team

Score

1

Zach Ertz

PHI

30.10

2

Noah Fant

DEN

21.30

3

Jared Cook

NO

20.40

4

Travis Kelce

KC

13.60

5

George Kittle

SF

18.70

6

Tyler Higbee

LAR

18.60

7

Ian Thomas

CAR

16.70

8

Hayden Hurst

BAL

16.30

9

Darren Waller

OAK

13.30

10

Cameron Brate

TB

13.00

11

Nick O'Leary

JAX

13.00

12

Hunter Henry

LAC

11.90

13

Jonnu Smith

TEN

11.90

14

O.J. Howard

TB

11.30

15

Blake Jarwin

DAL

11.00

16

Foster Moreau

OAK

10.40

17

Nick Boyle

BAL

9.00

18

Jordan Akins

HOU

8.90

19

Tyler Eifert

CIN

8.90


THE EXPECTED

The tight ends were way above the normal average of Quality Game earners (12) in Week 14. Well, Week 14 finally felt like a “normal” week for the tight ends. We see Zach Ertz at #1 with Travis Kelce and George Kittle in the Top 5. It was a huge week for tight ends with 19 of them earning a Clutch Game. Hunter Henry got back to his consistent ways after falling off the “perfect” wagon last week. Austin Hooper got back on the field but he left his Fantasy owners down with only 5.20 Fantasy points.     

THE UNEXPECTED

Raise your hand if played AGAINST Noah Fant last week! Heaven knows I did! Man, I couldn’t believe it! Who in the world is starting him? That only his FOURTH Clutch Game of the year! Yep, only a 31% consistency rating and scored almost 20% of his total points for the year last week! Painful! Ian Thomas was one of our sleepers for 2019 IF and WHEN Greg Olsen got hurt. Well it finally happened and Thomas ended up seventh this week. Grab him off the waiver wire if you can! Oh yeah, did you know that OJ Howard has earned back-to-back Clutch Games! Plus, with Mike Evans out for the year, he may get even more opportunities!

Here is a group of those “bad” surprises, tight ends who didn’t earn a Quality Game this week.

  

Rank

Player

Team

Score

21

Jason Witten

DAL

8.70

26

Jimmy Graham

GB

7.90

30

Jacob Hollister

SEA

7.40

31

Dallas Goedert

PHI

7.10

32

Austin Hooper

ATL

5.20

36

Jack Doyle

IND

4.70

44

Kyle Rudolph

MIN

3.10

46

Mark Andrews

BAL

2.40

47

Darren Fells

HOU

2.20

55

David Njoku

CLE

1.40


YTD CONSISTENCY

Player Name

Total Points

Rank

Total CG

Total GP

CR

Travis Kelce

204.45

1

13

13

100%

Hunter Henry

120.60

8

8

9

89%

Evan Engram

109.40

11

7

8

88%

Austin Hooper

158.00

6

8

10

80%

George Kittle

160.90

5

8

11

73%

Zach Ertz

190.70

2

9

13

69%

Darren Waller

177.50

3

9

13

69%

Jared Cook

122.30

7

7

11

64%

Mark Andrews

165.70

4

8

13

62%

Dallas Goedert

101.60

15

7

12

58%

Greg Olsen

115.20

10

6

12

50%

Jason Witten

115.50

9

6

13

46%

Darren Fells

103.20

12

5

13

38%

Jack Doyle

102.40

13

5

13

38%

Kyle Rudolph

102.20

14

5

13

38%

Ryan Griffin

96.00

17

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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