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Week 13 Fantasy Football Advices: TEs To Trust Down the Stretch

Week 13 Fantasy Football Mailbag: Tight Ends To Trust Down the Stretch

by IBT Media Staff

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Fantasy Football Advice: Week 13 Mailbag

David Njoku or Pat Freiermuth This Week & Rest of Season? @DeMs

The fantasy football landscape is ever-changing, and with the playoffs on the horizon, the tight end position becomes pivotal. Let’s dive into the dilemma presented by @Dems, who is weighing the options between David Njoku and Pat Freiermuth.

David Njoku (TE, Cleveland Browns)

Njoku has been on fire lately, recording double-digit Points Per Reception (PPR) fantasy points in six straight games. Averaging 9.3 targets during this impressive stretch, he has paced as the TE6 over that time frame. Moreover, the upcoming schedule offers favorable matchups, with four out of the next five games being on the plus side for tight ends.

The backup quarterbacks for the Browns have shown a clear affinity for Njoku, making him a reliable and consistent option for fantasy managers. Though Browns QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson is in concussion protocol this week, Njoku remains a safer asset for the long term.

Pat Freiermuth (TE, Pittsburgh Steelers)

Pat Freiermuth made a strong statement in Week 12, showcasing his potential after being sidelined for a significant part of the season. With 11 targets resulting in nine receptions and 120 yards, he delivered a career performance. Kenny Pickett was targeting him early and often, particularly over the middle.

However, Freiermuth faces challenges with more mouths to feed in the passing game, including Diontae Johnson and George Pickens. The schedule ahead is also tougher, and his fantasy production might be more volatile than Njoku’s.

Bottom Line

Choosing between Njoku and Freiermuth ultimately depends on your specific situation. If you’re comfortably in the fantasy playoffs, the consistency and favorable matchups make Njoku the preferred option long-term. On the other hand, if you need a crucial win this week and are willing to take on a bit more risk long-term, Freiermuth might have a better matchup against the Cardinals, who have allowed five touchdowns to tight ends in the past five games.

In conclusion, assess your team’s overall needs, your risk tolerance and the specific dynamics of your fantasy football league to make the best decision for your playoff push.

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*Photo Credit: Jessica Rapfogel – USA TODAY Sports*

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