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  • Noah Fant (hip/foot) 'good to go' against KC
    NFL Network's James Palmer reports Noah Fant (hip/foot) is "good to go" for Week 15 against the Chiefs.

    Advice: Coach Vic Fangio said Fant's outlook was "positive overall" on Wednesday — a good sign the No. 20 overall pick is fully healthy for Sunday's showdown in Arrowhead. It's admittedly a rough spot for the rookie, but it does bode well for his fantasy production that the Broncos are projected to battle through negative game script against a secondary that's permitted the seventh-most yards per game (59) to opposing tight ends. Fantasy players should look to stream Tyler Higbee or Ian Thomas over Fant wherever applicable. Yesterday, 9:38 pm
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  • Saints expect Cook (concussion) to play MNF
    Coach Sean Payton said TE Jared Cook (concussion) is expected to suit up for the Saints' Monday night matchup against the Colts.

    Advice: Cook practiced in full on Friday and wasn't listed on the team's final injury report. He caught both of his targets for 64 yards and a pair of touchdowns on just eight snaps in Week 14 before exiting the game. Cook has earned high-end TE1 treatment as Drew Brees' undisputed No. 3 pass-game option behind only Thomas and Alvin Kamara. Yesterday, 12:08 pm
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  • Ben Braunecker (concussion) placed on IR
    Bears placed TE Ben Braunecker (concussion) on injured reserve.

    Advice: Braunecker is now the third Bears TE to land on the injured reserve, joining Trey Burton (calf) and Adam Shaheen (foot). Braunecker worked as the Bears' featured TE in Weeks 11 and 12, but he'll miss the remainder of the season. The Bears will move forward with J.P. Holtz, Bradley Sowell and Jesper Horsted as their top TEs. Yesterday, 11:47 am
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  • Seahawks TE Luke Willson questionable
    Seahawks TE Luke Willson (hamstring) is questionable for Week 15 against the Panthers.

    Advice: Despite the questionable tag, it would be surprising if Willson returns after a full week of missed practice. Jacob Hollister should continue to have an every-down role in his place. Friday, 3:12 pm
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  • Gerald Everett (knee) ruled out for Week 15
    Rams TE Gerald Everett (knee) is out for the team's Week 15 matchup against the Cowboys.

    Advice: Everett's absence has enabled Tyler Higbee to great heights. Overall, he's posted 7-107-1 and 7-116-0 lines on a combined 19 targets over the past two weeks while getting snap rates north of 90% in both games. Up next is a Cowboys Defense that ranks 29th in DVOA against the TE position and generally invites opposing QBs to check the ball down. Continue to fire up Higbee as a strong TE1 as long as Everett remains sidelined. Friday, 2:11 pm
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  • Jimmy Graham (wrist, groin) questionable
    Jimmy Graham (wrist, groin) is questionable for the Packers' Week 15 matchup against the Bears.

    Advice: Graham's 3-49-0 performance in Week 14 could've been much bigger if Aaron Rodgers had managed to hit his open TE on what would've been 40-plus yard touchdown. Still, this was the ninth-consecutive performance that Graham finished with five or fewer targets, and his snap rate continues to hover around 50%. Treat the 33-year-old as a touchdown-dependent TE2 if active. Friday, 1:15 pm
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  • Vance McDonald (concussion) ruled out
    Vance McDonald (concussion) has been ruled out for the Steelers' Week 15 matchup against the Bills.

    Advice: Nick Vannett will likely inherit a full-time role with McDonald sidelined. Unfortunately, only the 49ers have allowed fewer receiving yards per game to opposing TEs than the Bills. Vannett isn't worthy of anything more than touchdown-dependent TE2 treatment. Friday, 11:52 am
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  • David Njoku (knee) not listed on final report
    David Njoku (knee) wasn't listed on the Browns' final injury report.

    Advice: The Browns utilized a three-TE committee in Week 14 between Stephen Carlson (73% snaps, 1 target), Njoku (38%, 3) and Ricky Seals-Jones (20%, 1). It's tough to trust Njoku in this smash spot against the Cardinals' league-worst defense against opposing TEs unless we receive word from the coaching staff or beat writers that he'll see a full-time role moving forward. This is particularly true after Njoku popped up on the injury report with a knee injury and was limited in practice Wednesday. Treat the talented third-year TE as an upside TE2. Friday, 11:11 am
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  • Olsen (concussion) ruled out vs. Seahawks
    Greg Olsen (concussion) is out for Week 15 against the Seahawks.

    Advice: Olsen practiced on a limited basis this week but the Panthers ruled him out when it became evident he wouldn't clear the league's protocol by Sunday. Ian Thomas should soak up most of the tight-end snaps for Carolina and makes for a solid streaming option at fantasy's weakest position. His price rose some on FanDuel (he's up to $5,300 after being priced at the stone minimum in Week 14), but Thomas should still see relatively high ownership against Seattle. Friday, 9:50 am
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  • Engram, Ellison both out against Miami
    Evan Engram (foot) is out for Week 15 against the Dolphins.

    Advice: It will be Engram's fifth straight absence. He hasn't made much progress in his recovery from a sprained foot and could be headed for a shutdown in the near future. Rhett Ellison (concussion) will also miss this game, leaving tight end responsibilities in the hands of rookie Kaden Smith. In a great matchup, Smith will at least be in the streaming conversation for Week 15. Friday, 9:18 am
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  • Hayden Hurst goes 1/19 versus Jets
    Hayden Hurst caught 1-of-2 targets for 19 yards in the Ravens' Week 15 win over the Jets.

    Advice: Hurst's grab came on the first play from scrimmage. He was then invisible thereafter as Mark Andrews looked no worse for the wear playing through a knee injury. Even in the Ravens' receiver-deficient offense, Hurst doesn't draw enough looks to be worth DFS dart throws. Thursday, 9:06 pm
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  • Daniel Brown has one-catch night for Jets
    Jets TE Daniel Brown caught 1-of-2 targets for four yards in New York's Week 15 loss to the Ravens.

    Advice: The Jets' new starting tight end in place of Ryan Griffin (ankle, injured reserve), Brown also helped block a punt. Although Griffin was providing sporadic fantasy value, 27-year-old Brown figures to remain safely irrelevant for Weeks 16 and 17 vs. the Steelers and Bills, respectively. Thursday, 8:56 pm
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  • Mark Andrews goes 4/52/1 in fantasy semis
    Mark Andrews caught 4-of-7 targets for 52 yards and a touchdown in the Ravens' Week 15 win over the Jets.

    Advice: A quintessential 2019 Andrews line. It was almost the most tilting of nights for Andrews' fantasy owners, as he had a one-yard score called back by an extremely late illegal formation penalty. The Ravens were already on the sideline. Thankfully, Andrews managed to score another one-yarder four plays later. Lamar Jackson did miss Andrews on what could have been a monster second half strike. On and off the injury report all year, Andrews gets 10 days to heal up for what will probably be his final appearance of the regular season Week 16 in Cleveland. Thursday, 8:50 pm
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  • 49ers send Garrett Celek to injured reserve
    49ers placed TE Garrett Celek on injured reserve with a back injury, ending his season.

    Advice: TE Daniel Helm has been promoted from the practice squad in a corresponding roster move. Levine Toilolo will assume Celek's blocking role. Celek had yet to catch a pass in five games since being activated from the PUP list in early November. That injury was also to his back. Back woes are an unideal development for a 31-year-old tight end. Celek, who has been in San Francisco since 2012, is in the final year of his contract. Thursday, 1:26 pm
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  • Jets send Griffin (ankle) to injured reserve
    Jets placed TE Ryan Griffin on injured reserve with an ankle injury, ending his season.

    Advice: The Jets gave Griffin a few days to see if he could get healthy, but he evidently wasn't making enough progress. This was always going to be an I.R. situation unless the Jets were confident he would miss only one game. Playing in his age-29 season, Griffin had something of a career campaign, but it still only amounted to 34/320/5. Things would have been different were Chris Herndon healthy. The Jets still saw enough to give Griffin a new three-year deal late last month. Despite his new contract, Griffin won't be a top-24 tight end option to begin the offseason drafting season. He turns 30 in January. Daniel Brown will take Griffin's role to end 2019. Thursday, 12:55 pm
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  • Kaden Smith catches two balls for nine yards
    Kaden Smith caught 2-of-5 targets for nine yards in the Giants' Week 14 loss to the Eagles.

    Advice: After going 5-17-1 and 6-70 the previous two games with Daniel Jones, Eli Manning was wholly unable to get anything from anyone not named Darius Slayton. Evan Engram (foot) and Rhett Ellison (concussion) should both be nearing a return, which would end Smith's time as the full-time TE1. Monday, 9:23 pm
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  • Goedert posts 3-41 line in win over Giants
    Dallas Goedert caught 3-of-6 targets for 41 yards in the Eagles' Week 14 win over the Giants.

    Advice: Goedert had a big 28-yard catch in overtime, but that was the lone highlight of his night. His six targets tied Boston Scott for third on the team behind Zach Ertz (13) and Greg Ward (9). Goedert remains a solid-if-unspectacular back-end TE1 play headed into Week 15 against the Redskins. Monday, 9:16 pm
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  • Ertz catches tying and winning TDs in OT win
    Zach Ertz caught 9-of-13 targets for 91 yards and two touchdowns in the Eagles' 23-17, Week 14 overtime win over the Giants.

    Advice: Ertz was literally the only real means of offense via the air for the Eagles, who entered this one with three healthy WRs before watching Alshon Jeffery (foot) and JJ Arcega-Whiteside (hamstring) get hurt. The tight ends and running backs were Carson Wentz's best friends. Ertz caught a pair of two-yard touchdowns in the fourth and fifth frames to tie and win the game, erasing a 17-3 halftime deficit. Ertz has been a volume monster for weeks now with the Eagles battling receiver injuries. He gets the Redskins in Week 15. Ertz went 5-54-0 on seven targets against them in Week 1. Monday, 8:48 pm
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  • Foster Moreau (knee) done for the season
    Raiders TE Foster Moreau (knee) will miss the remainder of the 2019 season.

    Advice: The Raiders' fourth-round pick of the 2019 draft flashed for portions of the season, catching 21-of-25 targets for 174 yards and five touchdowns. Moreau's absence will likely lead to even more targets and snaps for featured No. 1 TE Darren Waller. Monday, 1:04 pm
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  • Tyler Higbee goes over 100 yards again
    Tyler Higbee caught 7-of-11 targets for 116 yards in Week 14 against Seattle.

    Advice: The yards and targets were both team highs. Higbee continued to shine with Gerald Everett sidelined, going over 100 yards for the second straight week. His blocking was also on full display on some of Todd Gurley's longer runs. Higbee has made the case to be featured even when Everett returns, though it's going to cut into his target share. He'll get a matchup with Dallas in Week 15. Sunday, 9:07 pm
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