Sep 14, 2014; Santa Clara, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers tight end
(85) catches a first down pass from Colin Kaepernick (7) (not pictured) in the first quarter against the Chicago Bears at Levis Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Lance Iversen-USA TODAY Sports
Jimmy Graham ($5800) – With Russell Wilson throwing the ball more than he ever has before and with the Packers up next, Jimmy Graham can have a field day while the Seahawks chase points. Rob Gronkowski and Greg Olsen are in tough match-ups, Travis Kelce played last night, leaving only Jimmy Graham and Martellus Bennett in the “elite” tight end conversation.
Martellus Bennett ($4500) – With Alshon Jeffery being shadowed by Patrick Peterson and the Cardinals rushing the passer, Jay Cutler will need to dump the ball off to Martellus and Matt Forte. The Bears are projected to put up 21.5 points and I think Martellus will find himself in the end zone, not to mention his reception ceiling.
Vernon Davis ($3000) – Rob Gronkowski destroyed Pitt last week. Vernon is no Gronk, but his price makes Vernon worth the gamble. I like the idea of stacking Kaepernick and Vernon against a team with a bad defense and a good offense. If the 49ers continue to move the ball like they did last week, Vernon should find himself in the end zone.
Gavin Escobar ($2500) – With Dez Bryant out for 3-10 weeks (very wide window because we do not know what his exact injury is or what the x-rays showed), the Cowboys will move to two tight end sets. Jason Witten, Terrence Williams, and Cole Beasley will be asked to do more, but Gavin Escobar is actually the biggest red zone threat. 7 of his 20 career receptions have gone for touchdowns. He is as cheap as you can get on Draftkings and is a way to apart of the DAL-PHI shoot out.