You’ve just completed the rest of your lineup and it comes down to Saturday’s four tight ends. Who do you believe is going to have the biggest game? Here’s a few considerations before deciding:
#1 Tyler Eifert’s Huge Game
Every big game Eifert had this year, the team’s he played decided to blitz more often. The Steelers have a plethora of blitz packages, and in order for A. J. McCarron to keep the sack totals down, he’s going to have to throw a bunch of dump-off passes and screens. The two biggest benefactors will be Giovanni Bernard and Tyler Eifert. If the Bengals fall behind big, Eifert’s typical 4-6 target game could balloon to 8-10 targets.
The only problem with this choice is he will be an easy target for most GPP entries (probably topping 65%). However, sometimes you have to go with the flow and this could be the day to do it.
Prediction: 7 receptions, 84 yards, 2 TDs, 27-30 fantasy points
#2 Heath Miller
Dealing with Miller is kind of like a love/hate relationship. Just when you think he’s going to have a big game…he lays an egg. Then when you’re sure he’s bound to struggle, Roethlisberger throws to him 8-11 times. Oddly enough, in both matchups with the Bengals, Miller had 10 catches in each game. Even though he didn’t score a touchdown, he racked up 16.8 and 23.5 fantasy points respectively. It seems the Bengals are willing to give Miller his stats in order to contain the wide receiving corps. [Read more…]