If you are streaming tight ends, then you will want Ben Muell's insights on NFL defensive unit trends against tight ends.

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Outside of Travis Kelce, Zach Ertz, and George Kittle there are no other safe tight ends.

Sure there are plenty of guys with talent like OJ Howard and Hunter Henry but there’s still plenty of risk.

Over the past few years the smarter route would have been to look for folks playing against the likes of Denver, Oakland, Washington, or the Giants. So here are some trends from 2018 to consider or avoid in 2019.

2018’s Worst Defenses v. TEs

Receptions / Game

Receiving Yards / Game

Touchdowns / Game

1

Colts

6.62

1

Colts

77.1

1

Bengals

0.6875

2

Browns

6.25

2

Rams

67.2

2

Chiefs

0.625

3

Texans

5.62

3

Chiefs

66.7

3

Raiders

0.562

4

Bengals

5.5

4

Buccaneers

66.3

4

Dolphins

0.562

5

Chiefs

5.43

5

Raiders

66.3

5

Texans

0.5

6

Cowboys

5.37

6

Bengals

65.5

6

Panthers

0.5

7

Buccaneers

5.25

7

Broncos

64.7

7

Patriots

0.5

8

Ravens

5.18

8

Texans

63.3

8

Jaguars

0.5

9

Giants

5.06

9

Browns

63

9

Lions

0.437

10

Rams

5

10

Ravens

60.3

10

Dal / Pit / Cle

0.437

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2018’s Best Defenses v. TEs

Receptions / Game

Receiving Yards / Game

Touchdowns / Game

1

Jets

2.93

1

Bils

32

1

Eagles

0.125

2

Bills

3.06

2

Jets

34.2

2

Titans

0.125

3

Saints

3.4

3

Cardinals

37.4

3

Cardinals

0.187

4

49ers

3.68

4

Saints

39.1

4

Vikings

0.187

5

Seahawks

3.68

5

49ers

40

5

Bills

0.25

6

Cardinals

3.75

6

Bears

40.1

6

Packers

0.25

7

Jaguars

4

7

Jaguars

41.8

7

Redskins

0.25

8

Lions

4

8

Titans

43.3

8

10 Tied at

0.312

9

Vikings

4

9

Seahawks

43.6

     

10

Packers

4.06

10

Eagles

43.6

     

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