Each week of the NFL campaign we will sift through the deeper options at each position with an eye on identifying streaming fantasy commodities with valuable matchups to consider.
The Broncos also have learned just how valuable wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders is to their offense. He was Siemian’s go-to guy for field stretching and dirty work in the slot. Sanders going down with an ankle injury last week led to a big absence against the Chargers, who were able to give top cornerback Casey Hayward coverage support on No. 1 wideout Demaryius Thomas.
Thomas has had trouble breaking free over the past two seasons when double-teamed. His one breakout catch against the Chargers was called back with a penalty after he resorted to pushing off on Hayward.
Players must have at least a 20 percent start percentage (“Start%”) in either standard PPR or non-PPR scoring, or must rank among the top 20 quarterbacks, tight ends or kickers, top 50 running backs or wide receivers, or top 40 defensive linemen, linebackers or defensive backs, in terms of total fantasy points at their position from 2015-17, for inclusion in the chart. All defense/special teams are included, regardless of whether they met those minimums.
Jack Doyle, TE, Indianapolis Colts (35.1 percent): As we mentioned with Kroft, it’s hard to find a trustable tight end week to week. Doyle’s volume the past two games has been terrific, as he has posted 18 total targets and 11 catches, including a score. Although Doyle has just one catch of more than 20 yards this season, he has consistently been involved as part of an Indy offense that has found itself playing from behind frequently. He’s a usable tight end, be it to replace a struggling starter or to fill in for a player who is injured or on a bye.