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Fantasy Football 2023: Week 16 Quarterback and Tight End Sleepers and Streamers

You’ve done it! After a bit of nail-biting, you’ve nailed down a playoff spot and secured either a victory or a bye. Now it’s time to make it that one week more. No worries though, we have you covered as we go through options at both the quarterback and tight end positions. Let us dig into some Week 16 Quarterback Sleepers and Streamers along with some Week 16 Tight End Sleepers and Streamers.

Week 16 Quarterback Sleepers and Streamers

Quarterback Sleepers

Tommy DeVito, New York Giants

It is time to hold my nose, close my eyes, and go for the chicken cutlets. I know it is a played-out storyline, that I just added too, but Tommy DeVito has been a great storyline to this point.

While I don’t have expectations of the Giants leaving Philadelphia with a victory, the Eagles are allowing the second most points to fantasy quarterbacks this year. If New York falls behind, which they should, then DeVito will have to take to the air which only increases his production. Last week was tough for DeVito after he was forced out for a time following a big hit. He ultimately threw for 177 yards but failed to reach the end zone.

What has been making a difference though, is DeVito’s running game. A week after 10 carries for 71 yards, DeVito had four carries for 36 yards last week. Those extra points could truly make a difference.

Gardner Minshew, Indianapolis Colts

There might be one or two quarterbacks from the waiver wire that outscore Gardner Minshew, but at this point, it’s hard to see it. Minshew is a dependable veteran who has a solid matchup in Atlanta this week.

While he threw for just 215 yards last week, the big news was that Minshew threw for three touchdowns. He is comfortable under center and should be getting Jonathan Taylor back this week as well.

Quarterback Streamers

Jake Browning, Cincinnati Bengals

When it comes to Jake Browning, we do have to make our decision a little early. The Bengals are taking the field on Saturday for the second straight week. While seeing Ja’Marr Chase miss another practice is not going to be a positive, Browning still has plenty of weapons to work. Between Tee Higgins, Tyler Boyd, and others, the Bengals offense still has a lot to offer. That includes Joe Mixon and emerging Chase Brown out of the backfield.

Last week, had his second game with more than 300 passing yards (324) while throwing for two touchdowns. It was a great sign to see him connect with Tee Higgins as the receiver will take on a larger role if Chase truly is sidelined.

Nick Mullens, Minnesota Vikings

The good news is that at this point in the season, there isn’t much competition on the waiver wire. But man, things really are tough out there at the quarterback position. However, the good news, is that Nick Mullens gets to face the Detroit Lions this week and their hospitable defense towards opposing signal callers.

Mullens ultimately had a strong game last week against the Bengals after getting off to a little bit of a slow start. There appeared to be some real chemistry with Jordan Addison as the rookie caught both of Mullens’ touchdown passes. In his first start with Minnesota, Mullens threw for 303 yards while completing 78.8% of his passes.

Week 16 Tight End Sleepers and Streamers

Tight End Sleepers

Gerald Everett, Los Angeles Chargers

It’s not going to be easy for the Chargers this week against the Buffalo Bills. That also means they will have to take to the air in an attempt to play catch up. With Keenan Allen trending toward not playing, there should be ample targets available, once again.

Over the last three weeks, Everett has been targeted 21 times. That has turned into 14 receptions, five in each of the last two weeks, with an average of 41 yards per week. Everett has not caught a touchdown pass in this stretch, but with three on the season, it wouldn’t surprise me to see him add one this week in garbage time.

Mike Gesicki, New England Patriots

We are admittedly going deep here, but sometimes you don’t exactly have a choice. After having a strong game last week, Hunter Henry was forced out of action and he has yet to be at practice this week. That puts Henry’s status for Sunday firmly in doubt which means we will be looking at a lot of Mike Gesicki on Sunday.

The Patriots offense isn’t exactly the picture of strength, but Bradley Zappe does need someone to throw the ball too. With the Broncos allowing the second most points to opposing tight ends, a fair amount of that production should go to Gesicki.

Tight End Streamers

Tucker Kraft, Green Bay Packers

Last week was the second straight game in which Tucker Kraft caught four passes. While it might not jump off the page, when it comes to tight ends, it certainly is significant. What did catch my eye though, is that Kraft was targeted six times for the second time in his last three games so there is clear involvement in Green Bay’s offense.

What puts him on my sleepers and streamers radar too is that the Packers are using him as more of a downfield threat. In the last two weeks, Kraft has 64 and 57 passing yards, so there is some solid production. Last week, Kraft also took things up a notch by catching a touchdown pass.

Tyler Conklin, New York Jets

It was a tough week for the New York Jets offense, which ultimately is an understatement. However, it is telling that Tyler Conklin was still targeted seven times. That gives Conklin 22 targets over the last three weeks, and that is significant.

Of course, Conklin only turned that into four catches for 18 yards, but we have to follow the role and the volume here. New York should bounce back, to a point, this week, and Conklin should be involved, even if by default.

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