Fantasy Football Start ‘Em or Sit ‘Em Week 10: TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins
By William Bologna
Heading into Week 10 fantasy football, owners would be wise to start tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins of the New York Jets as he will seek a revenge game against his old team in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins will be facing his former team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday in Week 10 action. He didn’t have much to say about Dirk Koetter and the Bucs in a recent interview, but we all know this means more than just any other game to him. He should certainly be starting in your fantasy football lineup this week.
While the Buccaneers have defended tight ends well from a fantasy football standpoint, their overall passing defense has been awful. Considering how much of a threat and reliable target Seferian-Jenkins has become, it’s a safe bet that the ball will come his way plenty.
The 2017 season has been one that is rather shallow in fantasy tight ends. A lot of elite tight ends aren’t quite performing to the best of their abilities. To make matters worse some top tight ends, such as Jordan Reed and Charles Clay have been dealing with injuries.
After scoring touchdowns in three consecutive games, Seferian-Jenkins didn’t exactly light up the stat board in his past two games. Perhaps the biggest fantasy-indictment we could make on him is that the New York Jets tend to change up their game plan significantly based on their opponent. In games where pounding the rock is the goal, his numbers will suffer.
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This won’t be the case this weekend against Tampa Bay. Not only have the Buccaneers defense played poorly against the pass, but Josh McCown has been extremely efficient. Seferian-Jenkins has emerged as a legitimate option in fantasy lineups, though two quiet games in a row moved him down in the rankings.
He currently ranks as the 16th tight end in fantasy points scored, though he did miss the first two games of the year due to being suspended. Not only did he miss two games, but also considering injuries to tight ends, Seferian-Jenkins can be considered a top 10 tight end.
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While he may not have admitted it, we all know that Seferian-Jenkins will go into this game with a little extra motivation. We can expect a big revenge game for Seferian-Jenkins, making him a great fantasy start in Week 10.