Fantasy Football: Tight Ends To Target If Rob Gronkowski’s Suspension Is Upheld
Rob Gronkowski could be missing the New England Patriots’ Week 14 game against the Miami Dolphins, and it comes at a terrible time for fantasy football owners.
The star tight end was hit with a one-game suspension Monday for his blatant cheap shot on Buffalo Bills cornerback Tre’Davious White on Sunday.
While Gronkowski reportedly is appealing the suspension, fantasy football owners should look for a replacement if the suspension is upheld.
Here are four tight ends to target on the waiver wire to replace Gronkowski in Week 14:
Ricky Seals-Jones, Arizona Cardinals
The rookie has been an effective weapon with Blaine Gabbert under center. Seals-Jones has nine catches for 170 yards with three touchdowns in his last three games. He would be a solid streaming option in Week 14 against the Tennessee Titans.
O.J. Howard, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Alabama product had a rough showing in Week 13, as quarterback Jameis Winston only targeted him twice. Howard still has hauled in seven passes for 121 yards with a touchdown during his last three contests so he’s a solid option if you need a one-week flyer for Gronkowski.
David Njoku, Cleveland Browns
Another rookie tight end who can fill in nicely for Gronkowski, the Miami product set a season-high in snaps in Week 12, and he followed that with a season-high in receiving yardage in Week 13 against the Los Angeles Chargers. Njoku grabbed four passes for 74 yards with a touchdown Sunday, and he should continue to be heavily involved in the passing game.
Austin Sefarian-Jenkins, New York Jets
Sefarian-Jenkins has tailed off a bit after his hot mid-season stretch, but he should get a number of looks against a Denver Broncos defense that gives up a ton of yards to tight ends.