The tight end on NFL rosters has changed the way offenses look at attacking a defense. These players are big, strong, and fast receivers that are a headache for defensive backs to cover and too quick for most linebackers. Here is a look at week 11 and the tight ends that should score the most points and give fantasy football owners some help in winning their games this weekend.
Antonio Gates has been injured for most of the season, but he did catch five passes last week for the San Diego Chargers and he will look to increase that total this week against Chicago. The Bears have allowed the most points to tight ends this season and San Diego is in a must win situation, which means the team will look more to its veterans to carry the load.
Rob Gronkowski is quickly becoming one of the best tight ends in the NFL and New England patriots quarterback Tom Brady looks for the young player in every situation. His big body is perfect in the red zone and on short yardage situations and Brady has great trust in knowing that Gronkowski will make the necessary plays when needed.
Vernon Davis is the San Francisco 49ers best red zone target and the team will lean on him even more in the last half of the season. Davis has the speed to split the seam, but also has the strength to haul in the tough catches and with the team playing so well, look for the offense to have Davis more involved over the coming weeks and it starts with the game this week against the Arizona Cardinals.