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Week 4 DFS Tight Ends: 3 Options on DraftKings and FanDuel

Three tight ends to fit your budget and roster needs for DFS contests in Week 4.

Mark Andrews opened up his lead in tight end scoring (64.80 fantasy points) in PPR leagues with his second straight excellent game (8/89/2). David Njoku (9/89/1 on 10 targets) was the only other tight end to score more than 20 fantasy points. T.J. Hockenson, the 12th-ranked tight end, averages only 8.07 fantasy points after three weeks. For an underperforming tight end to jump into the top 10, he only needs one 20-plus points game.

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Mark Andrews, Baltimore Ravens (DraftKings – $7,100/FanDuel – $8,400)

Only two running backs (Saquon Barkley – 67.80 and Nick Chubb – 64.90) have scored more PPR points than Andrews (64.80). He would also rank sixth at wide receiver. That’s how well he’s playing. Over the past two weeks, Andrews has 17 catches for 193 yards and three touchdowns on 24 targets. Last season, the Bills finished second in tight end defense (7.96 FPPG), and they repeated that success over the first three weeks (5/39, 1/19, and 4/29). The downside for Buffalo is that they lost their starting free safety (Micah Hyde) for the rest of the season. The Bills should score in this game, pointing to plenty of targets for Andrews.

Kyle Pitts,  Falcons (DraftKings – $5,000/FanDuel – $6,100)

Despite an uptick game (5/87 on eight targets) against Seattle, Pitts’s salary only rose by $200 from Week 3. He moved to 15th in PPR tight end scoring (21.50 fantasy points). Pitts is about 18.00 fantasy points behind his expected value. The Browns have yet to allow more than 10 fantasy points to tight ends over the first three games (3/25, 6/40, 2/41) while playing against three below-par quarterbacks (Baker Mayfield, Joe Flacco, and Mitchell Trubisky). Pitts only has one touchdown over his first 20 games while just missing against Seattle last week. Based on his ceiling, he remains a favorable play at tight end.

Dawson Knox,  Bills (DraftKings – $3,400/FanDuel – $5,000)

Josh Allen has yet to get Knox significantly involved in the Bills’ offense. He only has nine catches for 71 yards on nine targets. He battled a back and hip issue last week and remains on the injury report this week. Buffalo had him on the field for 71 percent of their plays, compared to 86 percent in Week 1. Last year, Knox scored nine times while averaging only 4.7 targets. Baltimore is 19th when it comes to defending tight ends (14/95/2 on 18 targets). The focus of the Ravens’ game plan has to be improving their wide receiver defense, which may lead to Knox seeing more open looks and a possible touchdown.