Fantasy Football: Tight Ends To Target If Rob Gronkowski’s Suspension Is Upheld

by NESN Staff

December 4, 2017

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.

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