Kelce has had 3 solid games to start the season and with Dennis Pitta going down for the year and Orange Julius on a bye, there will likely be some people needing a tight end this week. Kelce gets my top waiver vote this week if you’re one of those in need of some tight end help.
I think Pierce keeps his job when he comes back, but he will probably be on a short leash which would provide Taliaferro the opportunity to seize control of the job. Forsett is still in the picture, so this is a tough situation to figure out.
I loved seeing Robinson’s targets increase as soon as Bortles was under center. With Bortles now starting, I love Robinson’s upside. Cecil Shorts is still a factor and Allen Hurns is the deep threat, but if you think Shorts will stay healthy then you’re probably an eternal optimist. Marqise Lee has been disappointing and I’m not sure he factors in to the picture much once he’s healthy; the coaches has been critical of his ability to learn the playbook and get up to speed.
If you take away Matthews’ 2 touchdowns last week, he had a poor man’s Julian Edelman stat line. His first 2 weeks were worse than pedestrian, but he’s still worth an add for the potential upside. I just wouldn’t get too carried away here based on a single 2 touchdown game; remember Eddie Royal last year?
As long as Eric Decker is missing time, Kerley is worthy of consideration. If Decker’s out there and healthy, I’d pass.
With Pitta out, Daniels has a chance to produce. He’s familiar with the system, but the coaches have also said they’re going to take a tight end by committee approach.
Bortles is finally starting in Jacksonville. Their defense has proven to be far worse than expected so far which is great news for fantasy from the offensive perspective because it means plenty of throwing in garbage time. This is also why I like the potential upside of Allen Robinson.
I think Bridgewater is in a better environment to succeed than Bortles, but he might not be playing from behind as often, or at least not with such a large margin of a deficit. If Bridgewater proves to be decent in Cassel’s absence, he could permanently secure the job.