The tight end position is the most volatile to figure out in fantasy football. If you have a player at the position that’s producing, you’re in a good spot and can focus your energy elsewhere on your roster.
However, if you don’t have a good option, you consistently have this nagging headache at the back of your head that follows you throughout the entire year. You know what I’m talking about…
After solid performances on Thursday Night Football from Cole Kmet and Logan Thomas, do they need to be priority pickups off the waiver wire in Week 6?
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Should You Add Cole Kmet in Fantasy Football?
We’ve seen flashes from Kmet in the past, but he’s been held back by the overall state of the Chicago Bears offense. Coming into the year, fantasy managers had their eye on Kmet, but he quickly fell off the radar after seeing what the Chicago offense was doing over the first few games.
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However, Kmet has now finished with 127 receiving yards and three touchdowns over the previous two contests, and Justin Fields looks to have taken a massive step forward as a passer over that time frame.
This offense is legitimate, and Kmet’s going to be put in scoring opportunities time and time again moving forward. The volume isn’t going to rival that of the top-tier options at the position, but for someone who’s available on your waiver wire at the TE position, he’s a priority add here in Week 6.
Should You Add Logan Thomas in Fantasy Football?
We’ve been here before with Thomas. We’ve discussed him as a waiver wire add many times before in previous seasons, so the talent and opportunity aren’t necessarily in question.
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While we do have to worry about durability, especially now that he’s nearing the latter stages of his career, Thomas has developed a high level of chemistry with Sam Howell, and he’s producing in this offense.
The part that encourages me — and makes me recommend Thomas as a solid pickup in Week 6 — is that he’s earning targets over the WRs in this Washington Commanders offense.
Terry McLaurin, Jahan Dotson, and Curtis Samuel are all seemingly vying for the leftover scraps that Thomas can’t devour from a target-share perspective, and that makes the veteran TE a reliable option for fantasy football.
Thomas has now scored a touchdown or gone above 40 receiving yards in each of his previous three contests, and that doesn’t appear to be slowing down any time soon. With Washington’s defense not exactly looking like a stout unit this season, Washington could be forced to throw the ball a ton more than they want to in 2023.
Kmet’s the higher priority to go after on the waiver wire due to his upside attached to Fields, who could be one of the best QBs in the league if it all comes together, and the fact that the Chicago offense isn’t as crowded. However, if you miss out on Kmet, Thomas is a very solid addition to your roster.
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