The ultimate week of sleeper Tight Ends is here.
Jacob Tamme has already been ruled out of this game and that means Hooper will get a majority of the snaps Thursday night. The Falcons rookie Tight End should give you a reasonable stat line in week 9 based on the amount of playing time he should receive. Hooper is a safe play that won't kill you this week.
The Rams face the Panthers who have given up the 2nd most fantasy points to opposing Tight Ends. There aren't many options this week for Tight End streamers but Kendricks should serve as a decent option to get you through week 9. He has played a majority of the snaps all season and his targets have risen over the past 2 weeks. Kendricks is a safe play in PPR leagues and a touchdown or bust Tight End in standard formats.
The Steelers are expecting Big Ben to return this week but not many people are talking about the possible debut of their new star Tight End that was signed in free agency. Green had missed most of the 2016 season due to injury but he is one of the most talented players at his position and he will be playing in one of the best offenses in the NFL. He may be available in your league and if he suits up then he would definitely be worth streaming AND starting for the remainder of the season. He isn't very high on this list because it is possible they work him in slowly but the risk is worth the reward especially at the most volatile position in fantasy.
He hasn't received consistent targets as of late and his playing time has dropped significantly but he is getting a lot of looks in the redzone. If you're truly desperate then roll out Brate and hope for a touchdown.