Fabiano’s Fantasy Focus: Week 11, Vol. II – All About Tight Ends

Every week during the NFL season, Sports Illustrated Senior Fantasy Analyst Michael Fabiano joins Sports360AZ’s Brad Cesmat to share his insight on building and developing your fantasy team for success.

In our most recent conversation with Michael (Nov. 16), we discussed all things relating to the tight end position and what managers can do to improve their tight end depth. Here is what the Hall-of-Famer had to say:

We Talked About Hunter Henry Last Time. Who Are Some Other Up-And-Coming Tight Ends?

“There are some guys who are starting to emerge. Tyler Conklin has been good, he’s been getting in the end zone. I mentioned Dan Arnold last time, he’s coming up. Pat Freiermuth had a bit of a stinker last week, but that was with Mason Rudolph. If Ben Roethlisberger plays against the Chargers, Freiermuth is a really good option. ”


One Guy You Didn’t Mention Is Adam Trautman, Who Seems To Be Hitting His Stride Too. Is He Playable This Week?

“He’s a good play this week against the Eagles. Philadelphia is not good against tight ends and Trautman had five catches last week. Trevor Siemian is a very tight end-friendly quarterback in that he’s not going to take a lot of chances down the field, and that makes Trautman more valuable. He’s been getting way more opportunities since Siemian came in.”


Mike Gesicki Put Up His Second Zero-Point Outing Of The Season Last Week. What Do You Do With Him?

“When you’re looking at who to start and who to sit, you have to look at targets. He had seven targets, he just didn’t do anything with them. Whether they were bad passes or whether they were dropped balls, it was bad. They’ve got the Jets this week, though. Have you seen what the Jets have given up to opposing teams over their past four games? 43.8 points and 473 yards of offense on average. I’m not sitting Gesicki this week.”