We’re back to give you the top fantasy Week 11 tight end streamers, sleepers, and stashes to get you through another week of figuring out how to solve fantasy’s toughest position. Mark Andrews was lost on Thursday Night Football, meaning Isaiah Likely (3%) will be a top add this week. However, with Likely locked on the waiver wire, here are some players that could help you win Week 11.
Week 11 Bye Weeks: Colts, Falcons, Patriots, Saints
Note: Roster % based on Yahoo leagues and should have roughly 50% ownership
PAT FREIERMUTH, PITTSBURGH STEELERS (52% ROSTERED)
Pat Freiermuth has been out since Week 4 with a hamstring injury, but he will return to square off against the Browns this week. He wasn’t impressive through those first few weeks, corralling only eight receptions for 53 weeks. Yet, he scored two touchdowns during that span.
Not only was Freiermuth unimpressive to begin the season, but he gets an extremely tough matchup against fantasy’s toughest defense against tight ends. The Browns have allowed the fewest fantasy points to tight ends this season and have only allowed two scores to tight ends this season (Mark Andrews 5-80-2 in Week 4). Outside of Andrews, tight ends have been completely held in check.
With Kenny Pickett being consistently inconsistent, I’d prefer to stash Freiermuth in this tough matchup to see how he does in his first game back. There are two tight ends I’d rather stream this week, which I’ll expand upon below.
TYLER CONKLIN, NEW YORK JETS (19%)
Tyler Conklin hasn’t dropped a ball in two games, catching all 13 targets for 136 yards. He’s second to Garrett Wilson (elbow), who enters Sunday’s game at less than 100%.
Can Allen Lazard or Xavier Gipson really fill a top-target role? Unlikely.
Conklin should again operate as the clear No.2 option. He’s logged two solid fantasy outings in back-to-back weeks, posting six rec for 66 yds in Week 9, which he then topped for seven rec and 70 yards last week.
Buffalo is struggling, and the injuries are piling up. Divisional matchups are usually funky, and New York is going for an uncharacteristic sweep of the Bills after winning in prime time during Week 1.
Plus, the Bills allowed the Bengals cast of tight ends to erupt for 10-101-2 just two weeks ago.
DONALD PARHAM, LA CHARGERS (3%)
Life-long XFL fans have been waiting for the Donald Parham explosion, and it could come this week against the Packers.
The 6-foot-8, 238 lb freak hasn’t done much in the NFL outside of a few random touchdown weeks, but with Gerald Everett ruled out, it’s Parham’s time to shine. No, the matchup isn’t great for the tight end and he’s only cracked 20 yards once in 2023. However, with Everett, Mike Williams, and Joshua Palmer out, and Keenan Allen banged up, Parham could be the red zone target that Justin Herbert will need on Sunday.
If you’re super desperate at the spot and want to roll the dice with some pretty decent touchdown upside, Parham’s your guy. Remember, he scored three touchdowns over the season’s first three weeks.